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Issue No.04 - July/August (2008 vol.12)
pp: 84-88
Paul Hofmann , SAP Labs, Palo Alto
ABSTRACT
Enterprise resource-planning (ERP) systems, relational databases, and other mature information technologies are undergoing commoditization and facing challenges from software-as-a-service (SaaS) players moving into front-end enterprise applications. Yet, such systems are likely to be around for a long time because they are reliable and have lengthy life cycles. That said, investing in disruptive markets and business models and exploring innovative technologies in high-performance computing, pervasive connectivity, Web services, and other trends will be vital if ERP vendors wish to survive well in the unfolding future.
INDEX TERMS
enterprise resource-planning, ERP, services, business applications, pervasive computing, high-performance computing, HPC, SOA, peering
CITATION
Paul Hofmann, "ERP is Dead, Long Live ERP", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 4, pp. 84-88, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.78
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3. C. Petrie and C. Bussler, "The Myth of Open Web Services: The Rise of the Service Parks," IEEE Internet Computing, May/Jun 2008; http://www-cdr.stanford.edu/~petrie/online/ peer2peerserviceparks.pdf.
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