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BlackBerry’s pursuit of SAP personnel signals strategic shift

BlackBerry’s management restructure has seen the hiring of four former SAP staff

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry’s management restructure has continued with the appointment of Eric Johnson as president of global sales. Johnson is the fourth former SAP executive to join since John Chen took over as CEO, suggesting that the handset maker is looking to regain its focus on the enterprise market.

Smart cities key to M2M

Firms that fail to implement M2M technologies will fall behind competition, according to SAP's survey

Smart cities represent the most beneficial outcome of machine to machine (M2M) technology, according to a survey of IT decision makers. The majority of respondents also believe that firms that fail to implement M2M technologies will fall behind competition.

SAP: Making money in Telco 2.0

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Sascha Krüger, Vice President, SAP, talks to telecoms.com at MWC 2013 about Telco 2.0 and how to make money in this environment.

Only Connect? M2M, the Cloud and Big Data

Not bad for a company that started out as an online bookstore.

One petabyte a day: That’s how much data BMW’s Connected Drive cars will generate by 2017 reckons BMW Group IT infrastructure chief Mario Müller.

Sybase 365: Customer engagement

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John Sims, President of Sybase 365, talks to telecoms.com about building customer engagement through mobile commerce and mobile messaging in both the emerging and developed markets.

Erase and rewind

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In a week during which the UK distinguished itself as the “Whiplash Capital of Europe” thanks to its rep for filing dodgy insurance claims, The Informer is pleased to note that, in the technology world at least, injury-preventing U-turns have been the order of the day.

SAP: EC2 crash makes selling the cloud harder

SAP says Amazon's EC2 troubles could rain on everyone's Cloud parade

Business applications provider SAP has warned that Amazon’s recent EC2 cloud service crash will make it more difficult for the industry to convince business to move to the cloud.

It’s a knockout!

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Check this out! The Informer has had a wonderful idea for a regular slot on telecoms.com: Elevator Fighting! It’s a combination of the elevator pitch and cage fighting with a bit of Dragon’s Den thrown in.

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