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SAP teams with 'big gorillas'

Closer ties with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco look set to shape the future of the software maker, as it wraps up its customer conference. Audio: Sapphire shines light on new software

Closer ties with the likes of Microsoft, Cisco and IBM look set to shape the future of the software maker, as it wraps up its customer conference.

Cisco tips hand on new business unit

At SAP conference, company gives early look at an application-aware networking initiative from its AON business unit.
May 20, 2005

blog Using its partners, SAP this week created a more tangible picture of its Enterprise Services Architecture.
May 20, 2005

Audio: Sapphire shines light on new software

CNET's Matt Hines offers insights into SAP's latest efforts with this report from the company's customer conference.
May 20, 2005

SAP offers first peek at Mendocino in action

Software maker shows off some of the functions it plans to deliver via its tech tie-up with Microsoft, and customers like what they see.
May 19, 2005

SAP signs on heavyweights

Company signs on the likes of IBM, Cisco and Intel to license its technical blueprints and build SAP-optimized programs.
May 18, 2005

Kagermann: Tech needs to be business-friendly

SAP chief aims to show that IT systems mean new opportunities, not added cost and complexity.
May 18, 2005

Updated tools tackle customer relations

One analyst says SAP's package is "nothing revolutionary" but notes the company may pull ahead of rivals anyway.
May 18, 2005

SAP intensifies midmarket partner push

Enterprise software maker unveils new channel program, through which it will admittedly try to steal partners away from closest rivals.
May 17, 2005

Oracle touts midmarket push ahead of SAP show

Oracle announces new customers and partnerships, an effort some say is a preemptive strike against similar news expected from SAP.
May 16, 2005

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SAP reaches out for helping hands

Rather than build all its software itself, SAP will promote community development and turn NetWeaver into an open platform.
March 21, 2005