Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Browser Wars

Will the Google Wave make a breakthrough in the browser wars

Will the Google Wave make a breakthrough in the browser wars

Back from Sapphire, join the boys Ed, Thomas, and Craig as they recap the conference and even talk a little bit about SAP TechEd. Also check out the great conversation about Google IO and the browser wars.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy! Episode photo by mikebaird

Running Time: 63 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:30 – Random Chit Chat
  2. 14:00 – Sapphire news and experiences – both real and virtual
  3. 32:50Rimini Street announces 3rd party SAP maintenance
  4. 39:35Google I/O
  5. 54:21Craig’s experience with FMR24

2 responses to “Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Browser Wars”

  1. Matt Harding says :

    Bring on (or some might say back) uncensored Demo Jam…Hint – Surely something can be done with motion capture and SAP to top the Wii SAP experience! I still think an executive would love to physically throw some SAP KPI screens off the screen when they present bad results.

  2. Jon Reed says :

    So hey, Ed, guess what – I checked out this page on my IE6 browser. Yeah, I’m one of those idiots you referred to who is still running IE6 (though I run IE8 on my laptop to test my web site).

    At any rate, you’re right, the eGeeks page doesn’t look, how should I say this, so great in IE6, but I wouldn’t be too concerned, I’m pretty sure most have moved on to IE7 or 8 by now. Microsoft is definitely losing the Browser wars though. I’ll rarely use IE anymore, between Firefox and Chrome who needs clunky IE? It’s a pleasure to watch Microsoft’s chokehold on the browser market wither.

    Meantime, as for Rimini and SAP support, it seems to me that this is really going to appeal to that smaller segment of the 4.x customer base that is really pretty disillusioned with SAP and has no plans to upgrade to 6.0 anytime. I don’t know what percentage of the 4.x market that is, offhand I’d guess 25 percent but I could be off.

    To me, it’s understandable that a customer no longer interested in advancing on SAP (or without any resources to do so) would go the Rimini route, but I have a hard time imagining a customer looking ahead to ERP 6.0 and Enhancement Packs taking that route.

    At any rate, it would be interesting to hear from customers who are going that route or at least debating their support options. The competition from Rimini is healthy for SAP – like Thomas I am eager to find out if Enterprise Support can handle a true challenge on the $ front. I have my own prediction on how this is going to play out but I’m gonna keep it to myself until we get a little further along.

    – Jon

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