Profile of Mary Hayes Weier
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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in March 2008
It's a classic. An on-stage software exec confidently gestures toward the demo of newly "announced" software, expounding on its life-changing features before a packed audience. But the software doesn't really work yet; it isn't even shipping until next year. So is this demo an act of fraud? That's an interesting question in light of the lawsuit Waste Management has filed against SAP.
A new generation of vendor is creating tools that let businesspeople create their own BI applications.
Waste Management claims SAP showed it "fake, mock-up simulations" of software in order to snag a contract to rehaul its revenue management system.
More companies are hiring and buying in the United States as they look to move to higher-value services.
Wipro, Tata, and Satyam see U.S. talent as key to proving they can innovate, not just serve up low-cost, offshore talent.
Do you spend on IT or pull back during tough economic times? It partly depends what you're spending that money on. Here are the views of a software company CEO, and the CIO of a world-famous company, on that topic.
When a large company tries to convince partnering companies to invest in a common technology platform, it's rarely a walk in the park. One example of this is Wal-Mart's slow-going RFID initiative. Now Coca-Cola faces this challenge in an initiative to get 300 bottlers worldwide standardized on SAP's service-oriented architecture.
Microsoft Dynamics developers used a new methodology that studies emotions to create "desirable" software.
The décor in the executive wing at Coca-Cola's headquarters -- Ming vases, mahogany furniture, plush carpets -- could have been lifted straight out of 1886, the year Coke was born. No question, Coke is a company steeped in tradition. But equally important for Coke is continued innovation, and that's where CIO Jean-Michel Arès and his team are helping out.
Only 1% of survey respondents said software functionality is a factor for realizing the value of a software deployment.
SAP demonstrated a prototype of the ERP server, developed with Intel, at Germany's Cebit trade show on Tuesday.