Paul Esherwood
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Bill McDermott and ServiceNow cover story preview
Bill McDermott is a titan of the industry and currently serves as the CEO at one of the hottest enterprise software companies in the world – ServiceNow. In an all-access interview, McDermott talks exclusively to Paul Esherwood about his life, career and the opportunity to build ServiceNow into the defining enterprise software company of the twenty-first century. This short extract previews some of the topics that we covered.
Strong SAP results reveal record cloud performance
SAP has reported record cloud revenues in its Q4 and preliminary full year 2021 results, with continued cloud acceleration reported across the board.
Ex-Oracle SVP joins de Novo as NED
Clive Swan, the former SVP for application development at Oracle, has joined de Novo Solutions as non-executive director. We don’t usually cover appointments, but this hire is a significant feather in the cap for de Novo, which is effectively a...
Oracle buys Cerner in $28bn industry play
Oracle has announced the acquisition of Cerner Corporation for approximately $28.3bn. The all-cash deal will give a serious boost to Oracle’s aspirations to lead in the vertical cloud battleground - with healthcare and health services being their number one priority.
ServiceNow and Qualtrics partner up reuniting McDermott with his last SAP acquisition
ServiceNow and Qualtrics have announced the availability of new joint capabilities that enable companies to deliver personalised service experiences. The partnership between Qualtrics and ServiceNow re-establishes a connection between ServiceNow CEO, Bill McDermott, and the company that he bought during the final months of his tenure at SAP.
Oracle cloud revenue up 22 percent as stock soars
The news boosted Oracle’s share price by nearly 16 percent on Friday pushing the value of the company to more than $280bn. The rally also boosted Larry Ellison’s personal fortune by $16bn to a staggering £135bn making him the world’s fourth richest person, one spot behind Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
ERP Today Live! with Anwen Robinson, GM & SVP, Infor UK
Anwen Robinson joined Infor as UK General Manager and SVP back in February 2021. Now settled in the role and ready to share her plans for the region - we had a lot of fun discussing what had been achieved so far, Infor's commitments to industry specificity, creating an identity for the Infor in the UK and what that means for customers.
Paul Kurchina joins ERP Today as Global Brand Ambassador
Paul Kurchina, former board director of ASUG and respected SAP analyst, has joined ERP Today as its first global brand ambassador and advisor. Kurchina is considered by both industry and technology corporations as an information technology visionary and internationally respected builder of teams and communities.
ERP Today Live! On the cloud vs. in the cloud, with Infor
This is the third session in a 3 part series looking back at articles we wrote in 2019 so we can find out if our predictions were correct and what’s changed in the last 2 years. This session focusses on the difference between being on the cloud and in the cloud.
Salesforce stock dips despite strong Q3 as Benioff lays ground for transition
Salesforce stock dipped 6 percent in extended trading, despite announcing solid results for its third quarter of fiscal 2022 ended October 31, 2021. It also announced the appointment of Bret Taylor as the company’s co-CEO – a move that some expect to signal the start of a transition of leadership.
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