Jul 23

Vietnamese software firm takes over subsidiary of German RWE

FPT SoftwareVietnam’s top software firm, FPT, has signed a deal in Berlin to take over a Slovakian IT subsidiary of the European energy conglomerate RWE.
The transaction is FPT’s first overseas acquisition of an information technology firm and may be the first such transaction to have been recorded in Vietnam’s history.
RWE IT Slovakia will continue to provide IT solutions directly to RWE, but on behalf of FPT and under the name FPT Slovakia, according to a release published by the Hanoi-based firm.
FPT said the deal will bring FPT a multi-million dollar, five-year, software contract. Chairman Truong Gia Binh said the acquisition “was a turning point that changed FPT’s status in the European and global market.”

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Jul 16

The Scandinavian Dynamics AX Growth Comet

Scales-POS-med-payoffThe Scales Group, with employees and customers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden opened their doors for business in November 2011. In less than three years the company has grown from the four founders in Copenhagen, Denmark to 70 people in the three Scandinavian countries. The prospect of passing the €10M revenue mark for the calendar year 2014 including yielding a solid bottom line is in sight. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Microsoft Azure is the Platform for SAP and Microsoft Dynamics AX

SAP make its core services on MS Dynamics Azure

SAP make its core services on MS Azure

SAP have announced that it will make its core enterprise business offerings, including SAP Business Suite, HANA Developer Edition, and SAP Business All-In-One, available on Microsoft Azure.

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Jul 02

Channels in the Storm – What Next for Resellers and System Integrators?

Cloud Computing

Resellers & System Integrators are challenged by cloud offerings

ISVs are going directly to their customers with their cloud services. For resellers and integrators to survive this will require change and innovation on their part. ISVs can help their channel partners by creating the financial support and coaching them through this storm.

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Jun 25

Canon Acquires Milestone to Make Major Advance in Network Video Surveillance Business

Canon acquires Milestone

Canon acquires Milestone

Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, have announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best in class video management software expertise.

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Jun 18

Samsung Endorse Software Product Management Training

SPMThe approach of Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of the biggest Korean corporation, Samsung, can be seen as a model for companies that plan to move from a service-oriented business model to a product model. Samsung SDS have introduced the role of software product manager (SPM) to strengthen the product business and to establish SPM as change agents in the transition process.

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Jun 12

Letter to the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

US House of RepresentativesDear Mr. Walden,

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input for the revision of the US Communications Act.

Please allow me to provide a perspective as someone from outside the communications industry.

I am the CEO of a company that is dependent on access to Internet based services with increasing bandwidth, accessibility and at a steadily improved price/performance ratio.

Recently, I delivered a series of workshops on international business development for a group of Turkish software industry executives in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshops were sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Economy and organized by the Turkish Exporters Association. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Microsoft and salesforce.com Announce Global, Strategic Partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce join forces

Microsoft and Salesforce join forces

Microsoft Corp. and salesforce.com have announced a strategic partnership to create new solutions that connect salesforce.com’s customer relationship management (CRM) apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows so customers can be more productive. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jun 03

Visiativ lists on Alternext in Paris

Visiativ launches on Alternext

Visiativ launches on Alternext

EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing the market for SMEs1, congratulate Visiativ, an integrator and publisher of collaborative software solutions for SMEs, on its listing on Alternext in Paris.
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May 28

Sage Unveils Next Generation of Sage ERP X3 Solution

Sage launch New ERP X3

Sage launch New ERP X3

Sage, one of the world’s leading suppliers of business management software and services, has unveiled the next generation of its global mid-market ERP solution, Sage ERP X3 version 7. The market-leading solution has been completely overhauled to ensure the best user experience online and on mobile devices.

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