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Month: May 2007

Next NW Startup 2.0 event is on 14 June 2006 @ KPMG Manchester

NW Start Up 2.0 is the North West’s premier event for software entrepreneurs and investment community to meet under one roof in an informal setting. Come along to our next event on the 14th of June 2007 at KPMG Manchester for an evening of conversation and potential deal making. We aim to encourage creative thinking. The doors will be open at 18:15 hrs and we have an amazing line of speakers from serial entrepreneurs (Ajaz Ahmed of Freeserve and Alain Falys of OB10) to early stage organisations (David Ingram of Izimi), VCs (xxx) and technology experts (Sam Sethi of Vecosys).…

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SAP SAPPHIRE 07 VIENNA Post 6 – Do we know our animals

This infact has nothing to do with SAP, except that the conversation started at SAP. It all started when Maggie started drawing a deer like creature, she called a Moose. So what is the difference between a Moose, an Elk and a Samber? Prashanth was convinced that there is no such animal called Samber. He comes from India and I come from Sri Lanka. So here is the truth, all in one place. Now what’s this got to do with a pissing Rhino? Only that my wife photographed it whilst visiting Knowsely Safari Park last Sunday and it makes the…

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10 am start for OpenCoffee Manchester on 22nd May 07

OpenCoffee Manchester is a setting for technology entrepreneurs, investors and deal makers to meet like minded individuals in an informal setting. Due to number of requests from you, I have changed the start up time of OpenCoffee Manchester to 10:00 am. The next event will be on 22nd May 2007 at the same venue, i.e. Starbucks, Television House, 10, Mount St, Manchester, Manchester M2 5NT. Currently 9 people have registered to attend this event. Please spread the word. If you would like to attend, please register here. We need a bigger crowd to sustain these events. Its free to attend.…

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SAP SAPPHIRE 07 VIENNA Post 4 – Ditching Oracle for DB2

Rumour has it that SAP is taking steps to ditch use of Oracle database for IBM’s DB2. The annual cost for use of Oracle database is around $800m, according to Paul Bhuhi, ERP Solutions Director of Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the largest system integrators in the world. Will this inflate the dirty tricks campaign run by Oracle? Talking to couple of bloggers (DennisH and JamesG), there has been rumours in the past of an alliance with MySQL. If SAP is a listening company and driven by customer requirements, as they claim it, then alienating customers by imposing on a…

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SAP SAPPHIRE 07 VIENNA Post 3 – Round up of posts from 13th to 16th inclusive

Here is a list of blog posts from the bloggers sponsored by SAP, attending SAP European annual event in Vienna: David Terrar – Business Two Zero SAP’s mid market strategy with SaaS SAPPHIRE 07 asides SAP’s mid market strategy, A1S and a demo of sorts Kagermann’s keynote – numbers and confidence at the speed of change Austrian hospitality, the B-8 and cultural diversity Heading for Vienna and SAPPHIRE 07 Axel Angeli – The Mentors of the Service Oriented Architecture Craig Cmehil – Community Evangelist at SAP AG – Podcasting + live video Looks can be deceiving… Finally arrived… Maggie Fox –…

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SAP SAPPHIRE 07 VIENNA Post 2 – First Day

By the time I set foot in the Conference Hall, the show has more or less finished and the last session of the day for bloggers was in full swing with Dennis Moore of SAP Labs. My journey started at 7 am, taxi to airport, Manchester to Charles De Gaule, and from there to Vienna. Then I had the same idea as David Terrar of trying out the public transport. Took CAT (express train from Airport to City Centre) to Wien Mitte, then Underground to Le Meridian, dumped the bag, back in the Underground, this time to Wien Nord, finally…

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My first OpenCoffee London

As I was in London on last Thursday, I dropped in at OpenCoffee London (on the 5th floor of Waterstones in Piccadilly) organised by Saul Klein of Index Ventures. Unfortunately, Saul was not there, but met Sayula Kirby who works closely with Saul. We spoke about the next NW StartUp 2.0 event, which will be on 14th June 2007 at KPMG Manchester. I am interested in getting Saul to attend this event as a speaker. Familiar faces I met include: Sam Sethi of Blognation – I actually met Sam the previous night for a tea (and a glass of wine)…

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SAP SAPPHIRE 07 VIENNA Post 1 – Here I come

For some unknown reason, SAP is sponsoring me to attend their European gig, SAP SAPPHIRE 07 in Vienna from 14th to 16th of May 2007. I am no A-list blogger. In fact, since changing the URL, I have struggled to get into the top 200,000 of the world wide blogs tracked by Technorati. So why did SAP invite me? Is this because Oracle was a partner of ebdex and SAP was not? Or is it because I registered on SAP enquiring about a possible partnership opportunity? Or is it because I am perhaps the only blogger ranting about e-invoicing, EIPP…

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Creating a web 2.0 buzz inside Causeway Technologies

Web 2.0, what is it? Wiki, what do you mean? Blog, heard about it! These were some of the comments I received when above terms were mentioned within Causeway. Now, let’s be fair. I expect to receive similar comments from most of UK and global organisations. Yet to mine and most other staff’s surprise, Causeway in fact had a Wiki and a blog, which were set-up several years ago by an ex-employee, well before I came to know these terms. Oops, looks like the last laugh is on me, then! Further dialogue unravelled another blogger (technical I must add). Who…

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