Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

Richard Waters

Enterprise software analyst Josh Greenbaum has a colourful way to describe Infor, the biggest application software company you’ve probably never heard of: “They are the Frankenstein’s laboratory for literally hundreds of products.”

More than 70 acquisitions have turned Infor into the world’s third biggest applications company – and left it with the mother of all integration challenges. Now, in Charles Phillips, former co-president of Oracle, it has secured the services of a CEO with big-time experience in handling this kind of situation. 

Chris Nuttall

Consumers will soon be spoilt for – and confused by – choice in the number of ways they can move video wirelessly from one device to another.

Apple, Google, Intel and a host of lesser known companies are pushing their own technologies for this, which is why the first products signalling a unified approach, announced today by the Wi-Fi Alliance with its Wi-Fi Direct, are welcome. 

From the FT’s beyondbrics blog
South Korea’s leading mobile operator, SK Telecom, has long deemed that domestic dominance is insufficient. It has desperately sought to expand abroad – only to see recent ventures in China and the US end ingloriously.

Now the company has a new, even loftier ambition: to develop software for mobile phones, thereby competing with Apple, Google and others. Not surprisingly, the proposal has raised doubts.