SAP Cloud Computing Shake-up

Posted on 11/02/2010. Filed under: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture |

How long can SAP stay out of the cloud computing game? [tweetmeme source=”EmunaConsulting” only_single=false]

My guess is not any longer and they know it, they are losing market share as you read this article.

An in-depth article on the New York Times is available below.

“Instead of the big corporate contracts on which SAP built its business, “cloud computing” programs, like Business byDesign, are aimed at small and midsize companies and delivered over the Internet for a monthly subscription fee. To stay current, analysts say SAP must convert itself from a monolithic provider of end-to-end solutions to a nimble provider of easy-to-operate services, and it must do that while defending its existing business.

“We are at the advent of some of the largest changes in our industry in terms of computers,” Mr. Plattner said, and it would be “absolutely catastrophic to be stuck in the maintenance side and not be storming ahead in innovation. We have to maintain and innovate, and the company will do both.”

Mr. Plattner, one of the ex-I.B.M. employees who founded the company in 1972, is SAP’s largest shareholder, with more than 10 percent of the stock…”– link


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