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SAP tweaks Business ByDesign; other news in brief

SAP: Business ByDesign 'needs work'; Barracuda now does dedupe

IT channel news for July 16, 2009

SAP: Business ByDesign 'needs work'

SAP's hosted Business ByDesign ERP suite needs to improve its process execution and isn't profitable enough to sell in the general market, according to an SAP executive.

The German ERP giant now sells Business ByDesign to customers that will try all of its components so they can test how well the software executes end-to-end business scenarios.

The software will be released to the general market when SAP can get its operating costs down and it's confident those end-to-end process scenarios work, Rainer Zinow, SAP's senior vice president for strategic solution management for midmarket products, told

This week SAP also said that new third-party Web services integrate with Business ByDesign. Services from Business Wire, Google, Hoover's, Mapquest and Morningstar are available now to Business ByDesign in the U.S., U.K. and four other markets. For example, Business ByDesign users can now use Google Web Search, Google News, Google Finance, Google Maps and Google Product Search.

Barracuda now does dedupe

Barracuda Networks' backup service and data backup product now feature new data deduplication.

Barracuda Networks Inc. got its dedupe know-how with the acquisition of BitLeap LLC last November, and the BarracudaWare Yosemite Server Backup comes from the acquisition of Yosemite Technologies in January. The new Yosemite product uses the BitLeap deduplication with Yosemite's application-aware backup software agents for granular backups of Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Windows system state information, according to

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