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IBM Counters ICL Lawsuit with Strong Defense

What it Means for ICL and What Can be Learned Late in 2018, Israel Chemical Limited (ICL) filed a breach of contract lawsuit against IBM…

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Hertz Piles on Accenture with Updated Lawsuit

On June 20th 2019, Hertz filed an amended lawsuit against Accenture and laid out their case on their claim of deceptive and unfair practices.  In…

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Three Reasons Teradata’s Lawsuit Matters to SAP’s Current Clients

At first glance, the Teradata lawsuit against SAP might just appear to be simply a dispute between two software companies regarding intellectual property. However, this…

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Unraveling the Oracle vs. Google Lawsuit

After nearly 8 years, the high-profile legal battle between Oracle and Google still has not reached a conclusion. This case has drawn a lot of…

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Wipro Responds to National Grid’s SAP Implementation Billion Dollar Lawsuit

On November 5th, 2012, swamped in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the National Grid management team made the decision to go-live with a major SAP…

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5 New Significant Developments in the Hertz vs. Accenture Case

If you’ve followed the saga of Hertz vs. Accenture, you know that the surprises aren’t over.  To quickly get you up to speed, in April…

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Accenture Tells Hertz, “You Should Have Read the Fine Print”

In April 2019, Hertz filed a lawsuit against Accenture claiming that Accenture delivered a flawed product, exhibited extortionist-like behavior to fix it, and in general,…

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Don’t Become an ERP Horror Story – Implement Solid Risk Management

Over the last two decades the road to business process transformation has been cluttered with ERP implementation disasters.  In the last few years, these are…

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CEOs and CFOs Held Accountable for Digital Transformation Failures: Revlon Joins the Ranks

In recent years, CEOs and CFOs are being held to greater account for the financial, operating, and brand damage that is being delivered by poorly…

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Victim Card – Oracle Whining and Litigating for the JEDI Deal

Now that Oracle has been officially eliminated from the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (“JEDI”) RFP process, they are pushing forward with their lawsuit against the…

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Hertz Takes Accenture Out of the Driver’s Seat

This blog was updated on June 5th, 2019 to include the latest court orders.  Hertz Files $36M Suit Against Accenture for Flawed Digital Initiative  …

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Google Cloud Next 2019: Google is Enterprise-Ready

Google made their intentions to win over the enterprise clear when they appointed ex-Oracle executive, Thomas Kurian, as their new Google Cloud CEO. Their enterprise…

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Is Oracle Following in IBM’s Footsteps?

Oracle had another lackluster quarter in Q3, with revenues growing only 3% in constant currency.  Keep in mind that Oracle also raises support fees by…

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A Hazardous Waste: An Overview of ICL’s Failed SAP Implementation

While there is no magic bullet for preventing an IT disaster, understanding why major transformational programs fail is a great first step to planning and…

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Why Oracle’s Government Legal Battles Matter for Customers

Oracle’s recent legal battles with the U.S. government have been widely reported.  Here is a brief summary of the two prominent legal battles and what…

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Top 3 Reasons Oracle Java Users are Unknowingly Out-of-Compliance

There has recently been heightened confusion and anxiety around Java use and when organizations are required to purchase a commercial license. Considering the recent changes…

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TOP 12 UpperEdge Blogs from 2018

Over this past year, we have written about everything from high profile IT vendor lawsuits to ERP implementation best practices.  We always strive to create…

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Using Java? Here’s How Oracle’s New 2019 Java SE Licensing Affects You

In July 2018, Oracle released a new subscription-based pricing model for Java SE (Standard Edition) and announced that starting in January 2019, Java SE commercial…

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SAP and Oracle Audits – U.S. Constitutional Principles Do Not Apply

The U.S. Constitution is the foundational document establishing the laws of the land and the creation of the federal government. One of the key concepts…

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Is SAP More Flexible Than You Think?

While some customers may have constructive criticism for SAP related to Indirect or Digital Access, it is often important to take a step back and…

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Twelve IT Project Disasters Demonstrate There are No “Safe” Choices

Major IT project disasters continue to be the bane of software providers and software implementors alike.  No platform or integrator is immune from the potential…

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Don’t Let Your IT-Enabled Transformation Program Go “Into Thin Air”

The recent press regarding many more IT supplier lawsuits  reminds us that the ability to decipher the human element in these complex efforts is often the…

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Project Execution Advisory Services

Project Execution Advisory Services Enterprise IT Projects Are Prone to Failure Technology Leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver large-scale transformation projects on time and…

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Heads in the Cloud: 3 Key Takeaways from SAP’s Q3 ‘18 Earnings Call

Despite the upbeat and high-fiving tone of SAP’s Q3 2018 earnings call, analysts were not enthusiastic about SAP’s latest results.  Although SAP reported 41% growth…

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SAP Tells Teradata to go Jump in a (Data) Lake

On June 21, 2018, Teradata filed a civil lawsuit against SAP claiming that SAP stole its trade secrets and was using monopolistic practices to squeeze…

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Like Taking Candy from a Baby: Sacramento Schools Claim Workday Took Advantage of Them and File Suit

Move over SAP, you are no longer alone in being sued with regards to California’s state payroll system.   While the failed implementation of the California…

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Teradata

Teradata is a fully-scalable relational database management system produced by Teradata Corp. It is used to manage large data warehousing operations. This database system is…

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Bridgestone vs. IBM: Parties Agree to Reach Agreement

Just one week before jury selection was slated to begin, Bridgestone and IBM filed a motion to drop  their lawsuits against each other with prejudice,…

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What Oracle Doesn’t Want You to Know

We recently reported on Oracle’s change in financial reporting.  Many analysts are speculating that the timing of this change, and the fact that Oracle is…

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Teradata Sues SAP – Implications for SAP and Its Customers

On June 21st 2018, ERP software vendor, SAP, claims to have been blindsided with a lawsuit by big data vendor, Teradata.  The lawsuit claims SAP…

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Bridgestone vs. IBM – Judge Says Let’s Get It On

On March 30, 2018, a judge cleared the way for what both Bridgestone and IBM have apparently both been itching to do – get in…

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Oracle Gets Creative with Cloud Selling Tactics

Oracle has recently fallen short of Wall Street’s Cloud revenue expectations which has led to a decline in share price and an increase in pressure…

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Co-op Insurance Sues IBM for Breach of Contract: Is Agile at Scale Worth the Risk?

On December 18th 2017, U.K. Insurance Co-Op Group’s CIS General Insurance Limited (CISGIL) filed a breach of contract lawsuit against IBM United Kingdom Limited.  The…

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Can Your Oracle Cloud Renewal Get Stormy?

Oracle is ramping up to put a full court press on its installed base to migrate their perpetual license on-premise solutions to Oracle’s subscription Cloud…

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Oracle’s “Total Support Stream” Tsunami

Many of you have heard stories or experienced first-hand the number of ways Oracle’s contracts can lead to vendor lock-in and ever-increasing support fees.  One…

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Countersuit: HCL Claims MillerCoors Bullied Them

On June 19th 2017, India-based IT and Engineering services firm HCL Technologies filed a countersuit against American brewery MillerCoors and parent Molson Coors Brewing Company. …

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Will SAP Competitors Fight the Indirect Access Madness?

Now that the public is aware of SAP’s Indirect Access rules after the recent lawsuits with Diageo and the arbitration with Anheuser-Busch, will their competitors…

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Digital Ecosystems – Why Large Companies Have an Advantage in the Digital Future

Winners of the digital evolution will be highly dependent on a company’s ability to innovate and identify with their customers, and to also set up…

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MillerCoors Files $100M Suit against HCL for Flawed SAP Implementation – What we know and what we would like to know

On March 13th, 2017, American brewery MillerCoors filed a breach of contract lawsuit against India based HCL Technologies, an IT and Engineering services firm.  The…

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Bridgestone vs IBM – Bridgestone Wins Round One and Increases the Pressure on IBM

In October of 2013 Bridgestone North America filed suit against IBM related to the catastrophic implementation of its OTC in January of 2012.  On March…

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Salesforce, Workday, and SuccessFactors Failing to Bear the Risk of Data Theft from Hackers

A central issue for business and legal executives contemplating moving critical business processes and data to the cloud is the risk associated with potential security…

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IBM’s Implementation of SAP at Bridgestone: Don’t Tread on Me Update

The wheels of justice turn slowly when it comes to Fortune 500 companies with deep pockets and big egos. The court date for trial in…

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7 Decisions that Doomed Cover Oregon and Why Oracle will Prevail in Litigation

From an outsider’s perspective, it is all over but the shouting.  The foundation the State of Oregon is attempting to build in its suit against…

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UPDATE: Oracle vs. Rimini Street: Court Agrees that Rimini Street Engaged in Massive Theft

Last week was not a very good week for third party support provider Rimini Street.   Federal Judge Larry Hicks of the U.S. District Court in…

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Oracle vs. Rimini Street: Court Ruling a Partial Victory For Oracle and Rimini Street

UpperEdge has been covering the Oracle vs. Rimini Street case for some time now .  As a result, we have had the opportunity to discuss…

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Accenture’s Big Gamble on Healthcare.gov – Is it Worth the Risk?

Last week, Accenture was awarded a contract facilitating repairs on the Healthcare.gov website. This is clearly one of the highest profile contracts the company has…

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Bridgestone to IBM: Don’t Tread on Me! 6 Lessons to Learn

There has been a lot of press surrounding the lawsuit that was filed by Bridgestone against IBM for $600M.  Typically, situations like the one with…

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Third Party Maintenance and Support – Are You Right for It?

We’ve received a lot of calls from organizations concerned that the cost/value ratios of their existing maintenance/support contracts are skewed. This is not in the…

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Timeline Series – Oracle vs. Rimini Street

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SAP Support Fee Increases Are Coming in 2017

We predict that SAP will begin annual support fee increases by 2017. This prediction is not something SAP has announced nor is it based on…

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Timeline Series – Oracle vs. SAP/TomorrowNow

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Oracle’s Attack on 3rd Party Support – A Series of Timelines

As we have covered previously, Oracle began its aggressive pursuits against third party support providers by suing its major competitor: SAP (through its ownership of TomorrowNow). It…

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Third Party Support – Oracle’s Ongoing Attack

Oracle initiated its unrelenting charge against the third party support business model and the providers that make up the market with its case against SAP/TomorrowNow….

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Rimini Street’s Record-Breaking Q1 – Oracle’s Support Revenue Under Attack

Rimini Street, a leading 3rd party software support provider recently released  strong Q1 results recording its highest quarterly revenue ever and quarterly sales bookings growth…

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Oracle – Protecting the Support Revenue Stream

Oracle’s support fees represent the Golden Goose that must be protected at all costs. We know, big surprise, right? But just exactly how does Oracle…

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Oracle v Rimini Street Revisited

As we previously discussed in Oracle v SAP & Oracle v Rimini Street, the long-term effects of Oracle’s lawsuits (and countersuits) are not limited to…

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IT Horror Stories & How to Avoid Them

In the last 10-15 years, IT has produced more than its fair share of horror stories – as this special report reminds us. There was…

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Oracle vs. SAP & Oracle vs. Rimini Street: What These Cases Mean to the Software Support Market

When a jury awarded Oracle $1.3B last November in its copyright infringement case against SAP (TomorrowNow), many industry observers focused on the verdict’s impact on…

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