Enterprise

  • Intel and ARM: New leaders, same battle

    Intel's new CEO starts Thursday. Chipmaker ARM's begins later this year. The only thing not changing? What they're fighting for.

    FORTUNE -- Much has been made of the upcoming leadership transitions at chip rivals ARM (ARMH) and Intel (INTC). But it's unlikely that the battle plan will change for either side. Both companies chose long-time insiders to take the helm—Intel COO Brian Krzanich will become CEO later this week, and ARM's MORE

    - May 14, 2013 5:54 AM ET
  • Huawei has been far from silent

    Yes, Ren Zhengfei wields enormous power over the Chinese telecom giant. But the company's management is far more complex.

    FORTUNE -- You may have read that Ren Zhengfei, founder and chief executive officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, has finally broken his media silence. The reclusive CEO gave his first public media briefing in -- of all places -- Wellington, New Zealand, where he addressed security concerns about his company and his involvement in MORE

    - May 9, 2013 1:12 PM ET
  • SAP goes all in with the cloud

    The German software giant is betting on cloud-based technology and services.

    FORTUNE -- In case you haven't heard, SAP is serious about the cloud. On Tuesday the enterprise software giant announced it will offer HANA, its in-memory database, as a monthly subscription service, delivered via the cloud.

    A limited cloud-based version of HANA was already available through Amazon (AMZN) Web Services. But SAP (SAP) says customers will now be able to access MORE

    - May 8, 2013 10:26 AM ET
  • An insider's view of AMD's war with Intel

    Former CEO's book tells the story of one of the most aggressive lawsuits in corporate history -- to a point.

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- From 2004 to 2009, Advanced Micro Devices, the perpetual underdog semiconductor manufacturer, launched worldwide antitrust litigation against its much admired, much feared, near monopolist competitor, Intel. In submissions to competition authorities and courts, AMD charged that Intel was breaking the law to preserve its dominant MORE

    May 2, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Lenovo-IBM talks over server business break down

    Valuation concerns have scuttled negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks.

    FORTUNE -- Negotiations between Lenovo and IBM over a multi-billion dollar deal under which Lenovo would acquire parts of IBM's server business have broken down, according to people familiar with the situation.

    While the discussions could resume, they were halted over valuation concerns, according to a person familiar with the talks.

    Spokespeople for Lenovo and IBM (IBM) declined to comment.

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    - May 1, 2013 4:32 PM ET
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  • Facebook co-founder's bid to replace email

    Startup Asana has attracted a lot of buzz. Now it's shooting for the big leagues.

    FORTUNE -- Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz generated a lot of buzz -- and funding -- when he left the social networking giant in 2008 to take on the less glitzy world of enterprise software. High-profile investors like Ron Conway, Peter Thiel, and venture capital firms Andreessen-Horowitz and Benchmark Capital all poured money into Moskovitz's idea: Asana, MORE

    - May 1, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • Why GE is betting on software

    GE is putting $105 million into Pivotal, a software firm, to boost its services margins.

    FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, General Electric (GE) announced it is investing $105 million in a new platform-as-a-service provider called Pivotal, a spinoff of EMC (EMC) and VMware (VMW). Why? GE's future at least partly relies on its ability to keep churning out software and services to support the increasingly smart machines it sells. With Pivotal, MORE

    - Apr 25, 2013 6:46 AM ET
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  • Big tech is struggling with old age

    Some of the world's most well-known and powerful tech titans -- IBM, Microsoft, Intel -- are marked by trying to manage declining aspects of their businesses.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- At its heart, the tech industry is about the new. Today, tech giants succeeded because of what was new yesterday. The flip side is that the new ages into the old more quickly in tech than in most other industries. MORE

    Apr 23, 2013 6:51 AM ET
  • One year later, SAP hasn't blown it with SuccessFactors

    But the software giant has set ambitious goals. Can it reach them?

    FORTUNE -- It's been over a year since German enterprise software giant SAP shelled out $3.4 billion for SuccessFactors, a Silicon Valley-based maker of human resources software. Since then, engineers on both sides of the Atlantic have been hard at work getting SuccessFactors's cloud-based apps to work alongside SAP's on-premise offerings, so that customers can more easily adopt the MORE

    - Apr 12, 2013 7:13 AM ET
  • Where AMD is trouncing Intel

    Chipmaker AMD hasn't had it easy. Now three of tech's most powerful companies have embraced it for the long-term.

    FORTUNE -- With its processors in 83% of PCs, Intel (INTC) overwhelmingly dominates traditional personal computing. But there's one area where the chip giant won't be winning any time soon: game consoles. If reports prove correct, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) could manage what its competitor hasn't: getting its chips into all three of MORE

    - Apr 11, 2013 7:14 AM ET
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