Review: Data migration, SAP job skirmishes highlighted

Data migration issues associated with SAP's Exchange Infrastructure and a story on the most lucrative SAP jobs got the most interest from readers in October.

Data migration issues associated with SAP's Exchange Infrastructure garnered the most interest in early October.

Job skills also received a lot of attention. In an interview with SearchSAP.com, David Foote, an IT skill researcher projected a more competitive job market for SAP pros. He said the competition could result in talent skirmishes for the most lucrative jobs.

A two-part interview with SAP CEO Bill McDermott addressed SAP's strategy going forward and highlighted the ongoing software war between SAP and Oracle. It's not over yet.

Meanwhile, SAP executives have been touting the vendor's Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA) strategy. Do you know what ESA is? SearchSAP site expert Naeem Hashmi said last month that he doesn't think SAP executives know.

Find out what you may have missed in these exclusive news articles.


Talent skirmishes in store for SAP pros
A new report from IT research consultancy Foote Partners projects job growth in 2006, but demand for SAP workers is spiking, resulting in talent skirmishes for lucrative positions.
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