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 MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Apr 12, 2013 7:13 AM ET
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 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 11, 2013 7:14 AM ET
The startup's newest features are aimed at making nice with IT.
FORTUNE -- Dropbox means business. That's why the San Francisco-based file-sharing service is rebranding its "Dropbox for Teams" offering—geared at corporate users, not just consumers—to the more enterprise friendly-sounding "Dropbox for Business." In an effort to make nice with IT, the company is also introducing single sign-on capabilities, which let employees log into Dropbox with the same credentials they use MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Apr 10, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Networking giant Cisco wants to double its revenues from software, as its so-called collaboration business continues to change.
FORTUNE -- Cisco Systems' "transformation" into a more software- and services-centric company is far from complete. Over the next five years, the San Jose-based networking equipment giant plans to double the amount of revenues that come from software from $6 billion to $12 billion. To that end, it's announced a string of software-related MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 28, 2013 7:06 AM ET
The cloud services provider has a secret weapon in its quest against the dominant Amazon: free software.
FORTUNE -- When it comes to cloud computing services, Amazon (AMZN) is the clear leader. But San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting (RAX) has been gaining traction with OpenStack, the open-source cloud computing platform it helped develop. Earlier this month IBM (IBM) announced that all of its future cloud services and software will run on OpenStack. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 20, 2013 8:12 AM ET
The chip maker got out of the consumer device business long ago. It's now realizing that it can no longer afford to take a backseat, even if it doesn't sell directly to mobile users.
FORTUNE -- Anyone who witnessed Qualcomm's opening keynote at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas knows that the mobile chipmaker is trying to get some mass market attention. What else could explain guest appearances by Big MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 19, 2013 10:00 AM ET
The expanding reach of the IBM-supported Open Invention Network reflects the pervasiveness of the Linux operating system.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- The Open Invention Network, a community set up by an IBM-led consortium in 2005 to foster a safe patent environment for developers and users of the free, open-source software operating system Linux, now has more than 500 signatories, the group announced today. The group surpassed that symbolic MOREFeb 13, 2013 9:37 AM ET
Hot startup Dropbox is now courting corporations.
FORTUNE -- Dropbox, the fast-growing file-sharing service, has attracted over 100 million users. But it's not yet won the hearts of IT departments, many of whom are anxious about employees using the site to store and share files that may contain private corporate data.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based startup announced a new set of tools IT administrators can use to better track and control MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 12, 2013 3:13 PM ET
Taking struggling companies private is a well-traveled path. Here's how things really turned out for the likes of DoubleClick, Skype and others.
By Verne Kopytoff, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dell is headed down a well-traveled path. Investors led by the company's founder, Michael Dell, intend to take the computer giant private in a $24.4 billion deal that will allow them, if all goes well, to engineer a turnaround without pressure from Wall Street. MOREFeb 6, 2013 8:56 AM ET
From the labs, a ready-made revolution in big data.
FORTUNE -- The fastest-growing product in SAP's 40-year history isn't a business software application, and it wasn't invented within the German company's massive research and development labs at the request of its co-CEOs. Rather, HANA, a new in-memory database technology capable of speeding up complex computations, was developed by a handful of university students and spearheaded by none other than SAP's 69-year-old MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 31, 2013 10:25 AM ET
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