Reader’s Choice: Top Articles 2009

December 24, 2009 by Benjamin Blaume

Top articles of 2009

Top articles of 2009

Number 10: Customers Benefit from the Best of Both Worlds

John Schwarz, SAP Executive Board. (photo: SAP)

When SAP acquired Business Objects in early 2008, it was one of the most successful large acquisitions in software history. John Schwarz, former CEO of Business Objects and now member of the SAP Executive Board, gives his insights into postintegration successes and strategies.

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Number 9: SAP on BlackBerry, Soon on iPhone?

iphone_vs_blackberry

Mobile handheld devices, the so-called smartphones, have a lot more to offer than e-mail access and mobile Internet. Alongside GPS navigation, they provide a host of office functions, such as managing your calendar and contacts in sync with your company network. But what’s next on the smartphone agenda? When it comes to iPhone and BlackBerry, the possibilities seem endless. Pitting one against the other, however, is like comparing apples and oranges.

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Number 8: Saving Energy with an iPhone

Smart Metering with the iPhone (photo: Frank Völkel)

From 2010, smart meters will be compulsory in Germany and will give the opportunity to use the iPhone or Blackberry to monitor energy.

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Number 7: The Transformation of Data Centers

VirtualisierungData center operators are faced with a dilemma: Having paid through the nose to operate mainframe infrastructures in the past, they now find – 30 years later – that the cost of running a burgeoning number of smaller x86 server units is actually no less exorbitant. But a transformation is now taking place, and the magic word is “virtualization”.

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Number 6: Software for SME’s – SAP Business One

Zielgruppe Mittelstand: Welche Software für wen? (Grafik: Martin Thiemann)

The SAP portfolio comprises various software packages tailored to the needs of small businesses and midsize companies: SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One, and SAP Business ByDesign. But who needs which solution?

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Number 5: SAP TechEd – Adobe, IBM, and Microsoft

Mark Yolton bei der Eröffnung des Demo-Wettbewerbs (Foto: Frank Völkel)

Join the SAP.info editorial team on a tour of tools that make it possible to share information with SAP software, from Alloy access through Lotus Notes and interactive PDF forms from Adobe to ERP data integration in Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

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Number 4: Windows 7: Compatibility with Citrix and SAP?

Windows_7_Citrix_SAP_2Microsoft launched its much heralded operating system Windows 7 on October 22nd, 2009. SAP.info reveals whether business users can make a smooth transition.

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Number 3: iPhone or BlackBerry – Comparing the Future of CRM

Mobiles CRM für iPhone und BlackBerry (Foto: Frank Völkel)

The iPhone and the BlackBerry communicate through servers with CRM applications or databases. At the CRM-expo 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany, Sybase demonstrated its solution for mobile customer relationship management, revealing fast access to SAP CRM as well as good graphics display.

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Number 2: Power to the Users

Notebook-IntelligenzBusiness intelligence (BI) will help crack tough business questions by delivering valuable information to everyone across the organization – by paper, laptop, or mobile device.

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Next Page: The most popular article of 2009

Number 1: Software on Demand – Who Offers What?

software_as_a_serviceWith software as a service, companies rent software over the Internet and only pay for the applications they actually use. Let’s take a look at SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce.com. Who offers which on-demand software, for what type of user, and at what price?

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