HP-SAP Merger Talk Considered Far-Fetched

networkworld.com, October 04, 2010 (Online)

Hewlett-Packard’s surprise decision last week to appoint ex-SAP CEO Léo Apotheker to its top job has stirred up speculation that HP will acquire the enterprise applications giant to compete more effectively against rival Oracle, but some analysts say the notion is mere piffle. That’s not to say there aren’t obvious upsides to such a move. By purchasing SAP, HP would gain a vast ERP (enterprise resource planning) application installed base and lucrative streams of annual maintenance revenue. But it would in turn harm HP’s application services organization, said Forrester Research analyst Paul Hamerman. “It would taint the advice they give customers. They have to be vendor-agnostic on the services side.” “SAP is better off partnering with both HP and IBM,” said Altimeter Group analyst Ray Wang. Together, the vendors can go after Oracle, with IBM and HP providing the services and sales channels for SAP’s software, he said. “All of Oracle’s competitors are now SAP’s friends and soon to be HP’s friends.” The cost of such a merger is also seen as prohibitive. [Also seen in: CIO (USA)]

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3 Urgent Cloud Software Architecture Positions for SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA.  Currently Interviewing!!!!

As the world’s leading provider of business software, SAP delivers products and services that help accelerate business innovation for our customers. We believe that doing so will unleash growth and create significant new value – for our customers, SAP, and ultimately, entire industries and the economy at large. Today, customers in more than 120 countries run SAP applications – from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SAP Labs U.S. is the first SAP Lab established outside of Germany. The mission of SAP Labs U.S. is to leverage the many valuable assets within Silicon Valley and the expansive U.S. market in order to drive innovation, strategic partnering, and field support/customer success..

SAP’s Platform and Technology team within the office of the CTO (oCTO) is currently developing a next-generation, OD platform using the Cloud infrastructure with the objective of enabling SAP to deliver world-class OD (On Demand) applications. We are seeking highly-motivated, action-oriented leaders and offer the unique opportunity to shape an evolutionary application & platform that is a critical element of SAP’s go-forward strategy in the exciting OD segment. As an architect of application & platform you will be responsible for working with application development, platform development and solution management team to drive mission objectives

through the adaption of strategic technologies (Device and Cloud Computing, Advanced Real-time Databases/Data Warehouses, Predictive Analytics, Business Analytical Applications) and then delivering strategic architectural frameworks, innovative and reusable software components to be leveraged across SAP onDemand applications, services and Partner

EcoSystem.

This includes interfacing with the research Office of the CTO, Product Strategy and Development, Performance and Insight Optimization office, and the Extended Eco-system. The ideal candidate would be a strategist/technologist with in depth Application Server knowledge to cater business applications and platform needs. Should possess strong collaborative & leadership skills, tech savvy with latest technologies, experienced in product design and adaptation, and proven record of success in driving visionary programs out of labs. Able to commend a matrix organization and work with virtual teams across globe towards the design, development and roll-out of generic platform.

FOR PERSONAL CONSIDERATION PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO: kevin.daprile@sap.com

Application-Server Architect, SAP River Team

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