Sunday, October 21, 2007

Air Force One: Ein A380 für den US-Präsidenten? - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Air Force One: Ein A380 für den US-Präsidenten? - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten: "Allerdings darf man auch das amerikanische Streben nach Größe nicht außer Acht lassen, wie ein Kommentator im Forum der Website anmerkt. Er fragt, wie es wohl um den amerikanischen Stolz bestellt wäre wenn der US-Präsident 'mit seiner kleinen 747, 777 oder gar 787 neben dem riesigen A380' eines europäischen Regierungschefs parken würde?"

Tough choice ...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Leaking an internal project codename ...

Some folks at SAP have strong reservations - should we even call it paranoia? - against us referring about a new product in development by its internal codename when talking to our customers and partners.

A couple of weeks ago during SAP TechEd 07 Las Vegas, this led to a rather funny situation. My pal Thomas and I were meeting with a group of customers and started talking about our new BPM product that we are working on. After a while one of the customers asked: "Do you mean the project 'Galaxy'?"

This past week, my boss just leaked the codename as part of introducing our product during his keynote presentation at the TechEd 07 Munich. Later, during a press & analyst 1:1 he has also provided a little more background info about the codename which made it onto one of the German websites:

heise online - SAP gibt erstmals Software an Eclipse Foundation: "Netweaver CE soll im kommenden Jahr noch ein BPMN-Modellierungstool (Galaxy) einschließlich Ablaufumgebung erhalten. Der Name ist eine kleine Verneigung vor Douglas Adam und dessen 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'."

Life can be so much easier if we can all talk about this new thing and call it by the same name!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Update: SAP buys Businees Rules vendor to boost NetWeaver - Yahoo! News

Update: SAP buys BPM vendor to boost NetWeaver - Yahoo! News: "SAP is buying a small Indian software company to help beef up the business process management capabilities in its NetWeaver applications platform."

It's always a challenge to get all the details right ... we didn't acquire a BPM vendor, but a rules vendor.
However, now the cat is out of the bag, finally.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

What is Tubes?

What is Tubes?

Another interesting new tool to share content online. Just came across this by coincidence. John Landry has founded the company. Will play with it a little - stay tuned.

SAP Delivers New Capabilities for SAP NetWeaver(R) to Power Accelerated Business Innovation

Featuring our stuff during the keynote at SAP TechEd 07 in Las Vegas seems to have an impact:

SAP Delivers New Capabilities for SAP NetWeaver(R) to Power Accelerated Business Innovation: "Additionally, SAP is previewing its business process management (BPM) road map designed to empower business process experts to collaboratively manage composite business processes, spanning SAP and non-SAP applications, on a live, executable model. SAP sees major industry trends driving this effort: -- Individualization of business processes so that users, as process participants, can work in a way that is most effective for them -- Combination of process elements such as business events, business rules, people's roles and task flows into one process experience -- Evolution of standards such as the business process modeling notation (BPMN) mutually accepted by business analysts and process architects alike"