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Too Much On at the AlwaysOn?

organized by a team around Tony Perkins of Red Herring fame. He set the tone in his opening remarks: “Consumers and businesses have an insatiable need and drive to be always on.” (One commented that the real money will be made in 10 years, once the promise of AlwaysOn is …

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Network of Communities = Community of Networks

“It is not about who you are, but about whom you know (and who knows you…)”.  I believe one of the greatest ideas behind SAP Developer Network is that it helps you become knowledgeable – regardless of your starting point or location.  Some of us are “well connected” to inter-circles …

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Single vs. multi vendor IT shops

Here is an interesting article on how a combined Oracle/PeopleSoft organization would effect IBM. I find it somewhat inacurate to characterize this as a potential “mammoth vendor competing head-to-head with SAP for enterprises that decide on the single-vendor approach.” Earlier in the same article they characterize Oracle as an organization …

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Company Weblogs Article

This Seattle    Post article gives a nice balanced view to both sides the concerns of the    company as well as to the employees blogging. I especially like this quote: “Microsoft is like an anthill, and I’m    an ant,” explained Scoble, the employee who always thinks about justifying    his posts to …

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Blogs in the workplace

If your having trouble understanding wether or not blogs make sense in a corporate enviornment this article at the NY Times might help you sort out your thoughts. This is one comment that stood out to me. “But a growing number of businesses, government organizations and educational institutions are using …

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SAP stuff at OSCON

My partner-in-(code)-crime Piers Harding and I are speaking at this year’s OSCON (Open Source Convention). What can the desperate open source hacker do in and around R/3? Plenty! If you’re going to OSCON, come along to our talk: Integrating SAP R/3 and Open Source & Open Protocols last thing on …

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Unofficial Conference Wiki Endorsed by Tim O’Reilly

In a bit more then a week there will be the O’Reilly    Open Source Conference in Portland. Someone created an unofficial    Conference Wiki for it. (More info:Wiki)    Tim O’Reilly is The specified item was not found.    about and therefore endorsing it. There is already some great information around the OScon …

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How I learned to speak SAP

I have been around the IT business for almost all of my 20-year career, and when I don’t know a three letter acronym, I just ask. But my learning curve about SAP had a much different shape because of the way that certain key terms have specialized meanings that are …

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JavaOne: “What does Saaaap do?”

We have quite some work cut out for us to get the word out to the Java developers    about SAP. Jeff Word was manning one of the SAP NetWeaver pods at the JavaOne    pavilion. He said that 80% of the people coming to the booth were asking: “What    does Saaaap …

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Java by the Bay Developer Party at JavaOne

The Bay Area Java User Group: Java    by the Bay is having their Gig    One Party on the evening of the first day of JavaOne.    The event is jointly sponsored by Sun and SAP. Come on out to cheer your colleagues’ presentations, as Michael Bechauf, Marc    Goodner, David Beisert and …

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The Singularity?

For those who aren’t aware there is a lot of talk again about the coming arrival of machine intelligence as a singularity point. The idea has enough currency to actually just be referred to as “The Singularity”. To my mind there always seems to be a lot of underlying dread …

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The SAP/MySQL Partnership

I keep hearing reports that the recent announcement of cooperationbetween SAP AG andMySQL AB has been making the community unhappy. What’s the deal? I don’t understand what’s not to like here. SAP aren’t giving up development of DBMS technology, they’re just giving up the marketing of it. And what a …

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