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Colt and Virtustream partner on SAP cloud migration

Colt and Virtustream are partnering to help enterprises move their on premise SAP deployments to the cloud

Colt and Virtustream have announced a partnership that will see the two companies work together to help migrate enterprises to SAP’s cloud platform and SAP HANA. The alliance will see both Colt and Virtustream expand their capabilities at a time when more enterprises are looking to take their SAP workloads off premise.

NetSuite buys Venda to enhance ecommerce offerings

NetSuite has acquired e-commerce cloud vendor Venda for an undisclosed sum

Cloud-based ERP vendor NetSuite has announced it has acquired London-based Venda, a provider of e-commerce solutions, for an undisclosed amount. NetSuite said the move will bring more omnichannel capabilities to its SuiteCommerce platform.

Large enterprises plan to move nearly half of their SAP systems to the cloud

According to HCL Technologies large enterprises in the UK, US and Australasia plan to move nearly half of their SAP systems to the cloud

Research published Thursday suggests large enterprises plan to move nearly half of their SAP landscapes to the cloud over the next two years. Steve Cardell, president of enterprise services and diversified industries at HCL Technologies, the firm that commissioned the research, said the findings are significant as it’s a sign of growing confidence in the cloud as a delivery model for mission-critical applications.

Plex combines Google Glass with manufacturing cloud ERP

Plex said the combination of its cloud platform with Google Glass is a huge opportunity for wearable computing in manufacturing

Plex, a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturing companies demonstrated an application for Google Glass this week that connects employees on the ground to its cloud platform. The company said wearables like Google Glass combined with the cloud can help deliver new capabilities to manufacturing firms and help connect “the shop floor to the top floor.”

SAP, Deloitte partner on ERP

SAP and Deloitte are working together to make batch processing for ERP a thing of the past

German software giant SAP said Wednesday that it is partnering with international consulting firm Deloitte in a bid to create customised financial management software based on the SAP HANA cloud platform. The companies said they aim to leverage in-memory compute capabilities in order to make processes that traditionally require batch processing available in real-time.

Marist College CIO: How Big Data and cloud can improve learning outcomes

William Thirsk, vice president and chief information officer, Marist College

Leveraging cutting edge technology to improve the learning process in higher education is a concept most universities strive to practice but increasingly struggle to afford. Bill Thirsk, vice president and chief information officer of Marist College, a medium-sized liberal arts university in New York said that technology, particularly cloud and Big Data, is essential to how the school improves the learning outcomes of its students.

Velocity acquires Titan Technology Partners in cloud ERP play

Velocity acquired Titan Technology Partners to strengthen its grip on the hosted ERP market

Application hosting firm Velocity announced Wednesday that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Titan Technology Partners, which offers a range of SaaS-delivered human capital management (HCM), enterprise performance management (EPM) and enterprise resource management (ERP) platforms.

Capgemini scores £6.3m ERP cloud contract from UK FCO

The FCO selected Capgemini to help upgrade its ERP system

Outsourcing and systems integrator Capgemini announced a two-year contract worth £6.3m Wednesday with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to support the upgrade of its ERP system. The FCO said the deal is one of the largest of its kind under the third G-Cloud procurement framework.

SAP to acquire Fieldglass in cloud-based labour management play

SAP announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Fieldglass, a provider of cloud-based vendor and labour management services

German software giant SAP announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fieldglass, a provider of cloud-based vendor and labour management services. SAP said the acquisition will help bolster the company’s enterprise resource management offerings amongst businesses that require strong contingency-based resource management capabilities.

Bournemouth Borough Council taps Oracle cloud for financials, procurement

Bournemouth Borough Council on Tuesday announced a multi-year ERP cloud migration project

Bournemouth Borough Council, which serves 186,700 people in the South of England announced Tuesday that the local authority is sending its financial and procurement management software to the cloud.