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Mobile World Congress Preview; SAP Analysis

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TOP STORY: SAP's Schwarz Resigns; Analysts Question Growth Plans

MORE NEWS: Full Nelson: Mobile World Congress Preview: The Battle For Mobile Supremacy


WHITEPAPER: Retooling IT For A Mobile Workforce

BLOG: The Fritz & David Show: Data Centers, Mobile World Congress, Buzzzz

WEBCAST: Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

RESOURCES: InformationWeek Analytics 2010 WAN Optimization Survey

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 Tuesday, February 16, 2010 



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SAP's Schwarz Resigns; Analysts Question Growth Plans

Executive board member John Schwarz is the latest to head for the door as observers of the software company weigh acquisitions vs. innovation.


SAP: Reorg Will Restore Trust, Speed Innovation

Global CIO: An Open Letter To SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner

SAP Questions Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Ranking


Full Nelson: Mobile World Congress Preview: The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

The world's largest mobile computing and communications event tackles every technology known to man -- and some that aren't.

Microsoft Set To Launch Windows Mobile 7

The Mobile World Congress is expected to be the launching pad for Microsoft's refreshed mobile platform.

Apple's iPad Drives New App Creation

The iPad is a hit, at least with developers.

Google Buzz Gets Privacy Patch

Responding to complaints, the company has enhanced the privacy options for Buzz users.

Government Plans Mobile Apps Store

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.

"The medium is not the message -- the message is the message."
-- Penn Jillette 

Seattle Wants Google Fiber

The City of Seattle, Microsoft's home turf, says it will push to become one of the first locales in the country to tap ultra-fast Internet service.

Health IT Gets $1 Billion In Federal Funding

The funding will go towards health information exchanges, training, and support for health IT deployment.

California Seeks Input On IT Strategy

The state's CTO has created a crowd-sourcing site and invited the public to weigh in on how it can improve in areas ranging from online services to legacy systems.



SAP At A Crossroads

Amid the sudden resignation of CEO Leo Apotheker, the German
software company is doing some serious self-evaluation. On the
line is everything from its technical architecture to its licensing
model to its relationships with partners and customers.

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The Fritz & David Show: Data Centers, Mobile World Congress, Buzzzz

Posted By Fritz Nelson

This week, David Berlind and I talk about the data center, some of the upcoming announcements we expect to see at this year's Mobile World Congress, and we rant about all of the social platforms that continue to sprout like nasty weeds (this week's culprit: Google Buzz).


Google Grant Brings Free Wi-Fi To The Dalles

Posted by Thomas Claburn

Google will be providing a $100,000 grant to The Dalles, Oregon, to build and operate a Wi-Fi cloud that covers the city's business district.

Windows Mobile 7 Being Announced Monday Feb. 15

Posted By Eric Zeman

Considering the sheer volume of Windows Mobile-related reports that have flooded the Internet the last few weeks, it is no surprise at all to learn that Microsoft is indeed introducing Windows Mobile 7 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

SAP Chairman Vows Not To Interfere

Posted By Bob Evans

In what must be sweet comfort to his two newly named co-CEOs, SAP chairman and co-founder Hasso Plattner has vowed not to interfere in daily operations. That pledge comes just several days after Plattner promised to "do everything possible to make SAP a happy company again" and as he is deeply involved in a sweeping overhaul of the company's development processes and customer relations.

AT&T To Get Palm Pre In May

Posted by Ed Hansberry

Palm's stock rose Thursday morning when Citi called for the AT&T to get the Pre in May. The Pre recently launched, along with its sister device the Pixi, on the Verizon network two weeks ago and results haven't been that great. Citi may be counting on AT&T to put more marketing effort into the WebOS platform than Verizon has.


Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

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