Enterprise news and headlines, first half of March 2011
- Potential #Lawson acquisition – How it could affect you
Software companies come and go but software products last forever
- Chuck Phillips and #Infor Offer $1.84 Billion for #Lawson; Contest Expected
watchers assume that because Infor is suddenly interested in Lawson that Oracle’s CEO may be tempted to up the ante. And Phillips, they say, probably wants Lawson even more than he otherwise might because he knows Larry might want it.
Larry of course has a ton of cash, Lawson will be accretive anyway, buying it will add to Oracle’s competitive mass against SAP, and Larry probably wouldn’t mind paying a “spite premium” to leave Chuck standing at the altar.
- CIO analysis: Defining IT project ‘success’ and ‘failure’
# The organization’s strategies are executed according to plan.
# The organization’s shareholders are satisfied.
# The organization is financially successful.
# Projects are completed on schedule and on budget.
# Project customers are satisfied.
# Project resources are allocated optimally.
# Projects are aligned to the organization’s business strategy.
# The organization works on the right projects.
- #Infor Extends $1.84B Unsolicited Offer For #Lawson
Infor’s lack of a full HCM suite provides many opportunities for a cross-sell Lawson HCM and build on Infor’s Workbrain customer base. Infor’s Hansen public sector offering will deliver good cross-sell opportunities with Lawson’s Public Sector HCM and Financials offering. Healthcare will deliver overall incremental revenue growth.
- #HP considering sale of PC business: report
In a statement made to Reuters, HP said its PC unit is absolutely not for sale.
“Irresponsible reporting by Taiwan’s Commercial Times, suggesting that HP might sell its PC business, should be dismissed as market rumor and speculation,” the company said.
- #HP Probe of Hurd’s Departure Needs More Time, Lawyer Says
Hurd, who argues the cases should be dismissed, declined to agree to the delay HP seeks because the company refuses to provide him with “information that he considers necessary to make an informed decision,” according to a filing submitted to the court today along with Levander’s letter.
- Another Advisory Report Urges #HP Shareholders to Vote Against Director Babbio
While ISS advised shareholders to vote against the re-election of three directors Lawrence Babbio, , and Ken Thompson, a second report, this one from Glass Lewis, advised a vote against only one director: Babbio, the former vice chairman and president of , and currently an advisor to the private equity firm .
- #HP CEO Apotheker Outlines Strategy
H-P will build an online “cloud” where consumers and businesses can store information and find programs, and added that the company plans an online application store. H-P also said that it would increase its dividend 50% to 12 cents a share, and that the company expects to boost its dividend regularly in the future.
“I’m very excited about the future of H-P and our role in a connected world,” Mr. Apotheker said, calling his plan “bold” but evolutionary.
- New #HP CEO Apotheker lays out vision ( #BigData)
A new area of emphasis for HP will be “big data.” The acquisition of Vertica, which is set to close soon, is a good indicator of where HP is headed, Apotheker said. The company will introduce an HP-branded analytics appliance “very, very quickly” to help its enterprise customers with real-time analytics of business intelligence, like tracking components, supplies, Web browsing data, and more. HP says it will help customers get information faster to in turn help make strategic decisions more quickly.
- Now #HP Wants to Be the #Cloud Based Services Company
Apotheker seems to be focusing on the creation of higher-value services that the company can offer large companies, small and mid-sized businesses, and consumers. This is “a unique opportunity to expand our share of wallet (and) margins,” he said. “We will align our sales force…focus our resources to capture fast-growth geographies.”
While the goal is a compelling and timely vision, analysts may be disturbed that the costs of taking HP in this direction could be more costly than the additional profit margins can justify. Apotheker, the former head of SAP, indicated the company would be buying software companies specializing in products for , for example.
He did say he would be focused on operational efficiency, critical for the strategy to succeed. He also raised the dividend 50%, to 12.5 cents a share, encouraging investors to hang around a while and see how well this works.
- #TROLL Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of #Lawson Software
[Key false claim: definitive agreement -DBM]
- #HP Summit – live updates and multimedia from San Francisco
Leo’s 39 minute keynote speech, including his slide presentation and some still photography, is below.
- Connectivity is no longer a tool but a global way of life
At #HP, we are proud to be the foundation of that heritage, and we envision a future of seamless, secure, context-aware experiences that deliver the connected world to more of the world’s people — everybody on.
- #HP Links With Startups #Hara, #C3 for Energy Software
HP launched a whole bunch of energy, carbon, and resource management and consulting products dubbed “HP and Sustainability Management (ESM)” services. Indicating the progress of a couple of startups already in the resource management space, HP said it would be working with both Hara and C3 for its software tools.
- #HP launches Energy Services as an alternative to #IBM Smarter Planet, partners with #Hara and #C3
HP signed up two top companies to work with – Hara and C3.
Open approach to partnering
To enhance the overall solution and customer experience, HP also announced an ESM partner network in which HP, along with organizations that complement HP’s services, will evaluate a client’s environmental impact and develop best practices for improving resource utilization.
- #HP Teams With #C3, #Hara for Energy Consulting
Allardyce did not provide any clues on how interested customers might be able to get in touch with C3.
- #HP: Trust us with your green IT, sustainability strategy
# HP Energy and Sustainability Discovery Workshop, where goals and strategies are set
# HP Energy and Sustainability Roadmap Service, which sets out short-term action plans
# HP Energy and Sustainability Baselining Service, which provides a starting point for reductions and adjustments
# HP Energy and Carbon Reporting Service, a comprehensive inventory of footprints (from carbon to water)
# HP Buildings Energy Efficiency Analysis Service, a focus on electromechanical inefficiencies that might make facilities less green than possible
# HP Buildings Water Usage Analysis, focused information on water consumption habits
# HP Critical Facility Sustainability Tradeoff Analysis, an analysis of the impact that certain data center design approaches might have
# HP Critical Facilities Energy Certification Service, a service for helping achieve certifications such as LEED or the EPA’s for Data Centers
# HP Resource Usage Monitoring Service, monitoring of real-time water and energy usa
- David Ellison, son of #Oracle co-founder, sees future in movies
The first film that Ellison gambled on under his new co-financing arrangement with Paramount Pictures was “True Grit,” a surprise box-office smash that racked up 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Now the son of billionaire software giant Oracle Corp and owner of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, has to show a skeptical movie industry that he’s not just a trust fund kid dabbling in Tinseltown., co-founder of
- Larry Ellison opens his wallet for Indian Wells event
Soon after taking over the tournament, one of Ellison’s first moves immediately excited tennis fans.
Wanting to see the best players from different eras compete against each other, Ellison formed a fundraising exhibition “Hit for Haiti” that featured legendary players Pete Sampras and Roger Federer taking on and Rafael Nadal in a doubles match.
Hit for Haiti, which also had a women’s event with Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Navratilova and , raised $1 million for relief efforts after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
- #Oracle founder Larry Ellison is serious about tennis
The Oracle founder is the fifth-wealthiest man in the world, and he was willing to spend about $100 million of that fortune to buy the BNP Paribas Open, securing the future of the Indian Wells event. At 66, he’s also a serious player.
- New #HP CEO aims to remake company’s soul
Apotheker is reversing Hurd’s emphasis on cost-cutting in a bid to improve product quality and spur homegrown technology, and he’s touring H-P’s offices to find ways to get products to market more quickly.
“H-P has lost its soul,” he said in an interview at San Francisco. “The first thing I wanted to do when I joined H-P was listen to the people. The rank and file usually know about all the shortcomings.”‘s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., offering a glimpse of the vision he will outline in greater detail at an event today in
- #HP chief faces Wall St scrutiny
In his first meeting with Wall Street professionals, Mr Apotheker is set to present an overall vision that calls for HP to keep its major position in computing hardware and add more profitable software to the mix while tying both to profitable services.
- #HP, Apotheker prep master plan: Five top issues
Here’s a look at the top five hot topics Apotheker will have to address Monday.
- #HP ‘s New Vision
Non-executive Chairman Ray Lane, ex-president of Oracle, a rival of HP, confirmed Apotheker’s strategy recently. “Our software portfolio could grow,” Lane told Barron’s. “Leo will lay that out,” he said.
- Liberating HANA – How River will democratize #SAP ’s In-Memory technology
It is always been known that River isn’t the ideal platform for complicated applications that use Core business functionality. For Edge applications, however, River is perfect. The fact that developers will be able to exploit In-Memory technology just increases its attraction for such scenarios.
With its ability to provide developers easy access to the In-Memory technology via its WYSIWYG User Interface and its ability to present the resulting data automatically via REST APIs, River opens up InMemory technology to a wide range of developers with varying levels of expertise; it is the resulting expansion of the potential developer community and possible innovative use cases that makes the combination of River + InMemory technology so exciting.
- #Lawson Software gets unsolicited cash offer from #Infor
Lawson, founded in northeast Minneapolis in the 1970s, has been a so-so financial performer since it went public at about $16 per share nearly a decade ago. It has been through management changes and mergers, reorganizations and layoffs in recent years.
Activist investor, who often takes stakes in floundering, undervalued companies in hopes of a third-party buyout, has amassed an 11 percent stake in recent months. Icahn will have a say in the St. Paul company’s future.
- #SAP, #IBM Team up on In-memory Analytics ( #BI #Sybase)
The integration is enabled by SAP’s , which SAP gained through the acquisition of that company last year. DB2 is now “HANA-ready and can efficiently replicate data into SAP HANA in near real time,” according to a statement.
So far, SAP has made no similar announcement regarding‘s database, which is a mainstay in many of its customers’ ERP ( ) environments.
- Tech rich list winners revealed ( #Oracle #Microsoft #SAP)
# founder Ellison had a stellar year as his fortune surged from $28bn to $39.5bn year on year on the back of Oracle’s soaring share price. He rose from sixth to fifth place in Forbes’ standings.
- #Oracle accused of stifling #HP TPC benchmark
[Useless article. Don’t read. Oracle’s benchmark is 10x the TPM, so naturally the cost per TPM is higher. -DBM]
- Is #Oracle ending the honeymoon for #Sun users? ( #3PM)
[I]f a business selects an independent hardware support provider for hardware maintenance of current Sun/Oracle hardware, Oracle will refuse to support any Sun/StorageTek hardware in the Enterprise. Oracle will also refuse to repair equipment on a “time and materials” basis.
Oracle’s ‘all-or-nothing’ demand
“We are especially concerned at the ‘all-or-nothing’ policy they implemented in the spring of last year. Prior to that ISO’s and Sun could both do service on clients, now it is all Oracle/Sun or they will not provide any support whatsoever.”
Betzner previously warned, “Oracle’s new policies appear to be an attempt to monopolise the Sun hardware maintenance business. Oracle’s strategy appears to force customers into a ‘lose-lose’ arrangement. Either a customer puts its entire of Sun hardware under Oracle support (no exceptions) or Oracle will cut all ties to the end-user, including refusing access to firmware updates, time-and-materials support and security fixes for S
- #IBM targets #Oracle customers with free #bigdata training
“As a result, we expect to see more companies move from Oracle to IBM software to capitalise on big data opportunities, and shift the economics from wasteful IT spending to growth investments,” added Krishna.
- #IBM Launches Global Bootcamps to Help Companies Tackle #BigData Challenges
Under the new initiative, IT professionals and students get hands on training to learn:
* How to use InfoSphere, DB2, Informix, Optim and Guardium software to manage and integrate data flowing across and into their organization
* “Big Data” management and analysis skills including data federation, integration and warehousing techniques using InfoSphere BigInsights, Streams, Warehouse and Information Server software
* Advanced skills such as data management planning, data governance, quality and security strategies
* Where to take advantage of free exams and testing to become certified on IBM Software in support of career advancement
- #Lawson Software, Inc. Confirms Receipt Of Unsolicited Proposal From #Infor And Golden Gate Capital
Lawson Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:LWSN) today confirmed that it received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Infor and Golden Gate Capital to acquire all of the company’s outstanding common stock at a price of $11.25 per share in cash. The parties are engaged in discussions regarding this proposal; however, there can be no assurance that any agreement will be reached.
- #Oracle’s Catz Discusses U.S. Competitiveness Problems
Catz and White discussed what they saw as burdens on U.S. economic and corporate growth, from national immigration rules to regulation and taxes on businesses. Catz criticized the cap on the number of college-educated foreign workers that companies including Oracle are permitted to hire each year.
“As an immigrant myself, this drives me crazy,” said Catz, who was born in Israel. “The fact that it’s gotten so much harder for educated folks to stay here is really unfortunate because it means the jobs go [elsewhere] … and potentially the jobs [the immigrants] could have created.”
One big obstacle to changing that limit, Catz said, is that it is “wrapped up in what’s called comprehensive immigration reform, [but] ‘comprehensive’ is Washington’s speak for not going to happen in your lifetime.”
- How #California can get there from here ( #Oracle)
Catz and White made it clear that California needs to get over itself and realize the state is not only losing business to overseas markets but to its border states as well.
Catz said 80 percent of our R&D is still in the U.S. and in California because the value Oracle places on the work force here.
“But California had better keep its eye on the ball,” she said. “California has competition from other states that are offering better energy rates and regulations.”
Catz said that’s the reason Oracle just spent a $1 million to construct a new facility in Utah. Second on the list was Idaho. California hadn’t made the cut.
White said, “Wake up, California. Arizona, Nevada, Texas are grabbing our business. The state needs to stop playing games. California just doesn’t get it.”
- #Oracle Releases New Version of Oracle GlassFish #OpenSource #Java Server
Key Features of Oracle Server 3.1
Developer innovation and productivity improvements, which enable more rapid development and help to decrease costs and time-to-market.
New features for OSGi Enterprise including support for JDBC and HTTP Service, as well as Apache Felix 3.0.8
Improved developer productivity with a 29% faster startup/deploy/re-deploy cycle than GlassFish 3.0.1
Sophisticated tools integration with and Eclipse
Increased compatibility with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, improving application portability.
High availability features allowing customers to experience far greater application uptime and faster application responsiveness.
Failover and capabilities, as well as built in HTTP and Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) state management
34% improvement in performance over GlassFish 2.1.1
Integration with SSH for remote node management
High availability messaging with GlassFish MQ
Centralized administration enables customers to moni
- #SAP Says Big Software Deals Are Back
“Very large transactions have come back,” Mr. Brandt said . “That happened towards the end of 2010 and we see that continuing.”
- #Salesforce.com Plans More Data Center Capacity
Salesforce.com currently operates seven data centers around the U.S. and Asia spanning about 76,000 square feet of space, with two data centers apiece in Chicago and northern Virginia, along with facilities in San Francisco, San Jose and Singapore. The company is preparing to open a new data center in Japan, and expects to open a facility in Europe next year.
That’s part of an expansion which will see the company add about 100,000 square feet of colocation space next year, Guerrera said. “We have buildouts planned in colo facilities around the world,” he said.
Salesforce.com’s focus on efficiency is reflected in its ability to support 93,000 customers generating $1.8 billion in revenue using just 3,000 servers in a colocation footprint that, while distributed, is the equivalent of about one medium-sized data center facility.
- #Lawson Software hires adviser to explore deal
Barclays hired to review options -sources
* Buyers contacted; early-stage talks -sources
* Shares surge 13 pct
- #SAP planning in-memory applications that could threaten #Oracle and #IBM
SAP will be transferring legacy applications to in-memory formats at the same time.
- #Microsoft Kinect Named Fastest Selling Consumer Device Ever
, the global authority on record breaking, confirmed Wednesday that the Kinect for the is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device. The hardware, has sold through an average of 133.3 thousand units per day, for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale from .
- #HP Under Fire for CEO’s Role in Selecting Directors
The new board members were identified by an ad hoc committee which included Mr. Apotheker and H-P Chairman Ray Lane. H-P told ISS that the committee played a role “akin to that of a search firm,” and stressed that the candidates identified by the panel were vetted by H-P’s nominating and governance committee and approved by the company’s full board, the ISS report states. “However, the fact remains that the new CEO was involved from the earliest stages of the process.”
ISS notes that the nominating and governance committee’s charter says that it is responsible for identifying new board members and that each member has to be independent. The direct participation of Mr. Apotheker “raises red flags,” the group’s report says. “A CEO’s participation in the appointment of directors, especially if the director has a significant relationship with the CEO, can make it difficult for such directors to be objective.”
- #Google, #Salesforce.com, Sequoia join $32M round for software maker #HubSpot
HubSpot, said in a news release that his company’s platform helps businesses develop “inbound marketing” sales through channels such as Google, social media and blogs rather than cold calling, e-mail or direct mail.
- Insights On SaaS From The $32 million #HubSpot Mega-VC Round
In our case (and in the case of many SaaS companies), we’re investing in growing revenue (not a proxy for revenue). Like Salesforce.com did in its early years, we understand the economics of our business. We understand how much it costs to acquire a customer, and the lifetime value of that customer. And, for us, Lifetime Value >> Customer Acquisition Cost. So, we don’t think it’s like the dot-com bubble at all. We’re investing capital into building a real business. At HubSpot, we not only have (gasp!) but they’re trending upwards month after month.
- #NetSuite Sweetens Offers To Recruit Channel Partners
The new SuiteStart Service includes waivers of first-year $5,000 program enrollment fees, a free license for partners to use NetSuite ERP and CRM applications to run their own business, and more marketing resources such as marketing plan templates and sales leads.
The goal of the partner program enhancements is to help new partners get up-to-speed more quickly, especially those new to, and do so without big up-front expenses. “We are knocking down some of the fiscal barriers,” said Craig West, NetSuite vice president of channel sales, in an interview. “We’re investing around [partner] enablement.”
- Customer Sues #Infor After #ERP License Audit
“Based on the e-mails received from Infor, together with its litigious history, BMP has formed the reasonable apprehension and belief that Infor will institute breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation against BMP,” the complaint states.
- Let’s Talk Payroll … Payroll?!?
Payroll gets no respect, unfortunately, except when it breaks. Now the two largest companies providing it as an outsourced service — ADP and — are undertaking similar radical restructurings of all their HR products and how they sell them. While facing beefed-up competition, as always.
- #Oracle Bad for #OpenSource, Survey Says
According to the results of a survey released by last week, Java developers would rather see Larry Ellison in a dunk tank than Bill Gates, the former Microsoft CEO who crusaded against Linux. The company behind the open source PostgreSQL database also detected some bad karma emanating from Oracle’s handling of MySQL, which is something that IBM i professionals can relate to.
- What Ellison Told Obama At Dinner About Steve Jobs ( #Apple #Oracle)
“Everyone here (in this room) is replaceable except this guy“, and pointed to Steve Jobs. Apparently, the statement came out of nowhere, but that is typical Ellison – he is not afraid to say what’s on his mind – if you have ever attended Oracle World then you know what I am talking about. Apparently, after that there was silence and everyone went about eating their meals. Until the words “dessert anyone” was uttered.
- #IBM fires back at #Oracle in #middleware fray
IBM is returning fire to Oracle in an increasingly heated battle over who has the faster stack of middleware…In addition, IBM has launched a new website that lays into Oracle on a number of fronts. “Are you overpaying for Oracle Database? Hint. You’re overpaying for Oracle Database,” one barb reads.
- #RedHat: ‘Yes, we undercut #Oracle with hidden #Linux patches’ ( #OpenSource #3PM)
“We made the change, quite honestly, because we are absolutely making a set of steps that make it more difficult for competitors that wish to provide support services on top of ,” Red Hat chief technology officer Brian Stevens tells The Register, before naming those competitors. “Today, there are two competitors that I’m aware of that go to our customers directly, offering to support RHEL directly for them…Oracle and Novell.”
- #RedHat Defends #Linux Kernel Code Obfuscation
Red Hat is releasing the source code for the kernel in one big tarball file, with all of the patches applied already. Functionally, this makes no difference for RHEL users, since the kernel is optimized for, well, RHEL. But for downstream vendors it has now become much harder to discern the exact changes Red Hat has made to its kernel and therefore make changes optimized for the downstream distribution.
- #IBM – Get the facts: Overview
The facts that really matter
Netezza. Up and running in 24 hours, not 24 days.
Are you overpaying for Oracle Database? Hint. You’re overpaying for Oracle Database.
* App servers
Get 71% greater performance thanWebLogic (and only pay for cores you use).
- #IBM – Get the facts: Transactions
IBM DB2 is as low as 1/3 of the cost of Oracle Database
The first thing to consider when thinking about IBM DB2 for your business: it is as low as 1/3 the cost of Oracle Database. Then consider that DB2 on IBM Power Systems offers 3x the performance per CPU core than Oracle Database on SPARC, in TPC-C and SAP SD benchmarks. This means that you need less CPU cores and less expensive hardware to run your .
There are even more reasons to pick DB2 over Oracle Database, including:
* Easier administration
* Greater scale-out efficiency
* Increased flexibility
* Superior system reliability
- #IBM – Get the facts: App servers
The IBM WebSphere Application Server on Power Systems simply outperforms Oracle WebLogic Server on SPARC Systems — providing up to 71% greater performance per core 1. And speaking of cores, IBM doesn’t charge you for cores you aren’t using, while Oracle does. By choosing a , you can save 57% on first-year licensing and support costs 1.
- #Apple ’s longest serving employee: It’s not Steve Jobs
Officially employee number 8, Chris Espinosa joined Apple at the age of fourteen in 1976. At the time, the company, although not properly founded, was operating from Jobs’ parents’ garage.
- #Salesforce.com and #SAP: Corralling the Social #Cloud for Business Purposes
The new monitoring capabilities are actually enabled by a third-party company, called Radian6, which is now selling its solution on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange as well. By coincidence, people I know at SAP also use Radian6 to track Facebook and Twitter data feeds. So, don’t be surprised to see Radian6 acquired quickly by one of the two companies if Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) or another suitor doesn’t swoop in sooner.
- YouTube – Welcome to #Salesforce.com #Cloudforce 2011 New York
, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, welcomes you to Cloudforce 2011 New York
- Computer History: The First 2,000 Years
The Computer History Museum’s new 25,000 square-foot exhibit entitled “Computer History: The First 2,000 Years” includes media and artifact-rich galleries with an in-depth focus on more than 20 major areas of computer history. Here are some highlights.
- #Teradata to Acquire #AsterData ( #BigData #MapReduce)
Teradata acquired an 11 percent ownership interest in Aster Data in September 2010, and has agreed to pay an additional $263 million for the remaining ownership interest, net of debt and other expenses. In addition, through this acquisition, Teradata will obtain approximately $21 million of cash which Aster Data is expected to have on its balance sheet at closing.
- #ITfail Brightpoint Files Suit Against #Emptoris: When Spend Analysis Does Not Go As Planned
Brightpoint alleges that the suit “arises from the fraud, misrepresentations, breaches of contracts, breaches of warranty and negligence committed by Emptoris pertaining to their purchase of “a Spend Analysis Professional Module, e-Sourcing Enterprise Module, Contract Management Professional Module, and Supplier Performance Enterprise Module.”
- The #SAP BI 4.0 Launch in Review – More than Happy Talk?
SAP seemed to be under the impression that this was the biggest event in the history of business intelligence, and that was not the case. But to be fair, BI 4.0 is unquestionably the biggest BI release in the history of SAP, three development years in the making. Key features include:
* a new, including multi-source “Universe” creation.
* consistent UI experience across the BusinessObjects products.
* better integration with components.
* improved backend SAP access via BICS for SAP ERP customer (though standardizing on BICS has some complications for those competitors stuck with using MDX for SAP integration, as Bluefin’s John Appleby points out).
* 64 bit and virtualization support, including AWS deployment and other features ideal for SME “Edge” customers.
* enhanced BI monitoring capabilities within Solution Manager.
* a host of new Business Analytics apps, including six released in conjunction with the event
* new funct
- #SAP takes another shot at #CRM on-demand
It’s really designed for the sale user not management.
- #Apple iPad Growth Also Driven by Business Apps ( #SAP #Oracle)
[M]any apps are being developed by business software makers like SAP and Oracle to help executives access real-time measures such as inventory levels or demand. Software vendors make these apps free of charge to increase usage among existing customers and as a selling point to potential future customers.
- Does #Apple ‘s iPad 2 further dent #Microsoft ‘s iPad compete plans?
So I expect Microsoft to continue to try to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear, and to emphasize iPads’ lack of security/manageability functionality, their lack of USB support, and missing Flash/Silverlight support when trying to dissuade customers from going with Apple’s “Post-PC Era” platform.
- #Apple iPhone and iPad first choice for workers ( #Google #Android #Blackberry)
After Apple’s and , Nokia Symbian smartphones were the next most popular choice – for 17 per cent of mobile workers. Smartphones using Google Android and RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones were each chosen by eight per cent of the surveyed mobile workers.
- Steve Jobs Introduces #Apple ’s iPad 2. Damn the Competitors, Full Enterprise Ahead
As Jobs went through the numbers, his emphasis on the corporate market was almost palpable. His presentation was peppered with with references to enterprise apps and how the iPad is changing both medicine (an important vertical market Apple has tried to woo) and the enterprise.