SAP America said Saturday that it is paying US$3.4 billion in cash to acquire SuccessFactors, a provider of cloud-based human capital management tools.
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An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.
Leo Apotheker has resigned as CEO of German ERP giant SAP, the company disclosed on Sunday. The decision was by mutual agreement with SAP's supervisory board, and is effective immediately.
Social networking and multiplayer online games are fueling dramatic growth in hard cash earned from goods that exist only in the world of online make-believe, according to companies in that market gathered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Right up against a deadline to submit a revised settlement agreement to a judge overseeing a lawsuit filed against Google by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, the parties filed their second take near midnight on Friday. The original settlement agreement had come under fire from many parties but most notably from the U.S. Department of Justice, whose withering and broad critique of the deal led the judge to demand revisions in the proposal.
US jurisdictions using electronic voting systems this November would do well to implement routine post-election auditing and press for open-source software to help ensure fair votes in the future, say e-voting experts at a US conference.
Yahoo Saturday night rejected a joint proposal from Microsoft and investor Carl Icahn that had called for a restructuring and the sale of Yahoo's search business to Microsoft. The Internet company that had fought Microsoft's hostile bid for months has now suggested that the Redmond, Washington, software giant make an offer to acquire all of Yahoo.
A special committee at CA last Friday released a report blaming co-founder, Charles Wang, for accounting fraud at the company and recommending suing him for damages and the value of company stock he received.
Oracle stands to gain not only industry-leading CRM functionality but also additional clout as one of the handful of IT giants left standing in an increasingly consolidated industry through its planned acquisition of Siebel Systems for US$5.85 billion, analysts said. Meanwhile, Siebel customers appear to be cautiously optimistic about the impact of the news on their technology investments.
Recessionary economics, unsavoury scandals and lousy industry growth rates are just some of the reasons why many in IT might like to put 2002 behind them and hope that 2003 brings better fortune for all.
While some US companies delay new IT initiatives in the face of the current economic downturn, American Express is using this time -- and technology -- to gain competitive advantage, the company's top executive told a group of corporate executives.
The world of computing is currently undergoing another in a series of decade-long phase changes, according to Sun Microsystems Chief Technology Officer Greg Papadopoulos, and the new era of the "network scaled computer" will see Sun bringing new approaches to users' cost-of-ownership problems and leveraging its investment in small, highly dense microprocessor technologies.
The judge hearing nine US states' antitrust complaint against Microsoft has instructed the software giant to open the source code for recent versions of the Windows operating system to the plaintiffs.
A backdoor into Microsoft's cryptography system has been identified by the chief scientist for a Canadian cryptography and security firm, who charges that it may be intended to grant access to data on any Windows user's system to the US National Security Agency.
Analysts regard the move as good for consumers