SAP Seals Microsoft Deal to Fight Oracle

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In what appears to be another attack on the Oracle business, SAP and Microsoft have announced an alliance to co-develop products. A new product set, codenamed Mendocino, was revealed at the European SAPPHIRE conference. It will extend SAP’s business processes into Microsoft Office applications, and is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

In addition to the Microsoft deal and the SAP-Optimized IBM DB2 database, SAP announced a global alliance with Siemens and the integration of Macromedia developer technology into SAP.

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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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