Articles By Mike Simons

Business alignment ‘disastrous’ for IT

Business alignment ‘disastrous’ for IT

Aligning IT with the business has been a disaster for IT departments.The notion, which has underpinned so much management practice...

June 21st, 2012 Mike Simons
SAP promises innovation for customers in coming years

SAP promises innovation for customers in coming years

Co-CEO Jim Snabe outlined a four pronged strategy for the company in his keynote at the Sapphire conference in Madrid,...

November 11th, 2011 Mike Simons
Salesforce.com CEO slams UK gov’s lack of cloud progress

Salesforce.com CEO slams UK gov’s lack of cloud progress

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has slammed the UK government for its failure to embrace the public cloud.Benioff, who yesterday met...

September 21st, 2011 Mike Simons
SAP acquires EDI specialist Crossgate

SAP acquires EDI specialist Crossgate

SAP AG is buying business-to-business e-commerce services provider Crossgate for an undisclosed amount.Crossgate is a long term partner of SAP, and...

September 21st, 2011 Mike Simons
Rioters: Co-ordinating by Blackberry, convicted by Blackberry?

Rioters: Co-ordinating by Blackberry, convicted by Blackberry?

The controversial Regulatory of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) is likely to be widely used in the aftermath of the rioting...

August 10th, 2011 Mike Simons
SAP does U-turn on Enterprise Support

SAP does U-turn on Enterprise Support

SAP has done a U-turn and reintroduced its standard enterprise support package for customers.The move follows significant user-group led resistance to changes in...

January 14th, 2010 Mike Simons
SAP users fear impact of planned upgrades

SAP users fear impact of planned upgrades

SAP users are set to embark on a round of core systems upgrades with fear and trepidation about the cost...

November 2nd, 2009 Mike Simons
SAP lengthens support agreement to soften software price hike impact

SAP lengthens support agreement to soften software price hike impact

SAP users will not accept the next round of price rises for support unless the company has clearly delivered improved...

November 10th, 2008 Mike Simons