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Review: Salary recovery, IT skills examined in July

The SAP-Oracle battle continued in the month of July, but a report that gave IT professionals a look at the hottest skills emerging got the most interest from readers.

The effects of offshore outsourcing were downplayed with the release of a report last month showing a slight recovery...

for IT salaries. SAP consultants also indicated they were seeing a rebound. The report and an interview with SAP job expert Jon Reed were among the most read stories last month. Meanwhile, SAP patched a critical flaw in its Internet Graphics Server and plowed through attacks from Oracle president Charles Phillips. Finally, Joshua Greenbaum of Enterprise Applications Consulting explained how SAP has evolved into a Silicon Valley player.

  1. Salaries recovering for some IT skills
    Offshore outsourcing, long thought to be associated with the plummeting salaries of some IT specialties, is believed to have less effect, according to the results of a study released this week by IT research consultancy Foote Partners LLC.

  2. Report: IT Skills see recovery, others cooling
    A list of hot and cooling certified and non-certified skills over the last year. The list is a result of a survey by New Canaan, Conn.-based Foote Partners LLC.

  3. SAP consultants see job market rebound
    The job market is rebounding for many SAP consultants, but employers are still carefully scrutinizing who gets the most lucrative positions, according to a career expert who specializes in SAP-related skills.

  4. Customers warned of critical SAP flaw
    A critical flaw in SAP's Internet Graphics Server opens up SAP systems to remote hackers who can gain user privileges and access sensitive SAP files.

  5. Oracle's Phillips swings at SAP
    Oracle Corp. president Charles E. Phillips Jr. criticized SAP, citing a lack of endorsements and support for NetWeaver and a lack of upgrade projects among SAP's customer base.

  6. SAP's new software strategy exposes new challenges
    SAP's transition to a services-enabled architecture is prompting new challenges for the software maker, according to researchers at analyst firm IDC.

  7. Commentary: The not-so-surprising allure of SAP
    While SAP was never a pariah, it wasn't exactly known as the company everyone wanted to sign on to. Now it's the company everyone wants to be part of.

  8. Oracle's OFF SAP program shows early results
    Nearly a month after Oracle Corp. introduced its Oracle Fusion for SAP -- or "OFF SAP" as it is more informally known -- a steady stream of SAP R/3 customers are interested in Oracle's migration program.

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