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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in December 2007
There are reports coming from India that IT outsourcing vendor Wipro is preparing a $7 billion bid for Capgemini. The companies aren't commenting directly on these reports, but a Wipro exec did say something that underscores this fact: Indian companies are under the gun to move beyond their Indian workforces.
It's the week before the new year, when we try to distance ourselves from that lingering platter of holiday cookies and contemplate what we'll do next year to live simpler, leaner, easier lives. For many CIOs, that will include taking a second look at 2008 IT spending plans.
GM faces a huge task in scaling its IT infrastructure to support the global expansion of OnStar and a doubling of the number of subscribers.
CEO Jim Goodnight criticizes Oracle's acquisition strategy as resulting in too many job losses for the sake of profitability.
Does it mean a "hyper-disrupted IT market," or retrenchment?
Businesses are expected to be particularly cautious with spending on big-ticket computer and telecom equipment.
The company's TM1 business intelligence product can now filter information about a trend in sales, for example, and then return results from a customer's "what if?" scenario.
Bidders will determine the actual price in an open online auction, or "Dutch auction," expected to wrap up on Dec. 19.
It's still costly and complicated, but recent software vendor partnerships aim to make it less so.
Other vendors offering access to server software via iPhone include on-demand ERP vendor NetSuite and business intelligence vendor Information Builders.
In Europe earlier today, traders felt strongly enough about a rumor regarding a Microsoft/SAP acquisition that they drove up SAP's stock by nearly 2%.