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SAP to Acquire Fieldglass for Contingent Workforce Management
SAP has announced its intent to acquire Fieldglass, a provider of procuring and managing contingent labor and services.

intent statement  SAP has announced its intent to acquire Fieldglass , a provider of procuring and managing contingent labor and services. Fieldglass' cloud-based vendor management system (VMS) allows organizations to better procure and manage their flexible and temporary workforces, including contingent labor and services managed through statements of work (SOWs), such as project-based spend, offshore engagements, and independent contractors.   Contingent labor and SOW services is a US$3.3 trillion, high-growth market

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December 2012 Boston Analyst Roadshow Snapshot


I am glad I was among the analysts invited to the traditional December analyst roadshow, which takes place in the beautiful city of Boston, by the event organizer, Judith Rothrock, the energetic and vibrant president of JRocket Marketing. In this event, several software vendors announce their latest software offerings and convene with analysts for friendly and informal discussions. The 2012 event

intent statement  however, confirmed its serious intent about the cloud and its future perspectives, continuing to focus on servicing businesses that operate in constantly changing environments. The major announcement was the upcoming delivery of UNIT4’s new UI to its major solutions. There will be a new UI for the flagship Agresso ERP software, with other UNIT4 solutions to follow suit. The interface will bring a completely new approach to the tasks of end users working for organizations constantly undergoing change. Read More

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Lawson's continual investment in R&D delivers innovative products, often in advance of much larger competitors. Increasing competition from larger vendors with significant resources, puts pressure on the company to go public within the next 12 months.

intent statement  we respect the company's intent to deliver a fully integrated in-house developed CRM product suite, we believe that the company should seriously consider an appropriate partnership or acquisition, in order to preempt significant product release delays. The example of SAP resorting to that route is a case in point. User Recommendations We generally recommend including Lawson in a long list of an enterprise application selection to mid-market and low end tier 1 companies (with $100M-$2B in revenue), based Read More

Deltek and Maconomy: Gearing Up for the Global Service Economy?


Both the “old” Deltek (pre-2005) and “new” Deltek (from 2005 on) have not been strangers to acquisitions, but these were largely well thought-out and appetizing (“nip in”) purchases of smaller companies that had either an attractive piece of technology or install base (or both). However, in early June 2010, immediately after its Insight 2010 user conference, Deltek

intent statement  , Deltek announced  its intent to acquire Maconomy A/S , a Denmark-based provider of solutions to the professional services market.  On July 6, Deltek announced the completion of its tender offer to acquire the European enterprise resourceplanning (ERP) provider . Founded in 1983 and public since 2000, Maconomy has more than 200 employees and 600 customers in approximately 60 countries and has a significant presence among top advertising, public relations (PR), accounting, and consulting companies. Read More

IBM Buys What’s Left of Informix


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intent statement  IBM has the stated intent of revisiting the stabilization issue with existing Informix customers and revising release schedules so that the minimum number of Informix customers are disenfranchised . IBM has also explicitly stated that Informix's Arrowhead project (a product integration effort) will be discontinued, as IBM feels that IBM's DB2 UDB is already where Arrowhead wanted to be . Read More

Business Objects Objects Again


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intent statement  Objects Objects Again Business Objects Objects Again M. Reed - May 30, 2000 Event Summary Software developer Cognos Inc. said on May 9 that it will fight vigorously a patent infringement lawsuit filed by arch-rival Business Objects SA, a suit that it says is without merit. Ottawa-based Cognos, one of the largest vendors of business intelligence software used to access and analyze corporate data, said the patent is invalid and unenforceable . I don't consider this to be a huge concern, said Read More

RSA


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Dassault Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq


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intent statement  Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq , a Netherlands-based provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software, both cloud-based and on-premise, for approximately €250 million. This acquisition extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with new capabilities (i.e., optimize workforce utilization, plan logistics, and define resource allocation and delivery), and in particular its DELMIA brand’s value proposition beyond digital Read More

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Cloud Intelligence: CIA Turns to Amazon


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has entered into a contract with Amazon, reportedly worth up to $600 million over 10 years. According to FCW: Amazon Web Services will help the intelligence agency build a private cloud infrastructure that helps the agency keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner not possible under the CIA's previous cloud efforts. While

intent statement  Intelligence: CIA Turns to Amazon The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has entered into a contract with Amazon, reportedly worth up to $600 million over 10 years. According to FCW : Amazon Web Services will help the intelligence agency build a private cloud infrastructure that helps the agency keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner not possible under the CIA's previous cloud efforts. While the CIA has been using small and highly specific private clouds for some Read More

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Red Hat Feeds on Mobile


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intent statement  ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look! The Situation I sent the CFO a letter two months ago explaining why she should consider looking at new software. I told her I would contact her at precisely 8:00AM 12 December. At that time, her Administrative Assistant told me I'm sorry, she's in a meeting. Can I take a message? Being the persistent salesperson that I am, I've called five times since. I was never able to contact her. It's now half past six on 12 February and I figure Hey, maybe she's Read More

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intent statement  a non-binding letter of intent to  acquire longstanding partner TDCI Inc .  Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not being disclosed and the parties expect to complete the transaction within thirty days (subject to some due diligence conditions). Based in Columbus, Ohio, TDCI is a provider of configurator and guided selling solutions for manufacturers and distributors of customizable products and services. TDCI's BuyDesign product configuration management applications helps about 400 Read More

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