Cloud Computing: SAP Revamps R&D - It All Hinges On HANA

Grazed from CRN. Author: Rick Whiting.

Lars Dalgaard, who has overseen SAP (NYSE:SAP)'s expanding cloud computing efforts since the company acquired SuccessFactors early last year, is leaving SAP following a reorganization of SAP's research and development efforts.

SAP is creating a single development organization it said would put development operations under the direction of Vishal Sikka, a member of the SAP Executive Board and head of technology and innovation. Sikka has been highly visible at such events as SAP's Sapphire Now conference earlier this month, where he touted the company's HANA in-memory database technology...

SAP said the new, single development organization would help the company execute on its plans to use HANA as a platform for development of virtually all new and existing products, a goal outlined by co-CEO Bill McDermott at Sapphire Now. The move also would accelerate what SAP calls its "cloud-first" approach to developing line-of-business applications and speed up development of mobile computing technologies. Effective June 1 all SAP development and custom development managers will report directly to Sikka, the company said...

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