SAP AG’s Bill McDermott, who became the German company’s sole chief executive officer today, is counting on the leadership change to speed decision-making at the software maker trying to accelerate growth.
Salesforce.com Inc., the biggest maker of customer-management software, forecast second-quarter sales that exceeded analysts’ predictions as the company’s Web- based products continue to lure new users.
Oracle Corp. defended its methods to persuade a 2010 jury to award a record $1.3 billion in damages against SAP AG for copying software, while an appellate panel questioned whether they justified the verdict, later thrown out.
SAP AG veteran Bernd Leukert, thrust into the role of development chief this month after the surprise departure of Vishal Sikka, says the German software giant’s products should resemble those of toymaker Lego AS.
Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. were the most frequent targets of U.S. patent-infringement lawsuits last year in an increasingly complex legal climate that Congress and the Supreme Court are being asked to control.