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Siemens, SAP sign cooperation deals with Saudi Arabia: officials

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia wants German companies Siemens and SAP to play an important role in furthering the kingdom's "digital transformation", company officials said on Sunday during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the country. Top executives at the engineering conglomerate and the business software company who were traveling with Merkel signed declarations of intent to work with the Saudi authorities, the officials said. Saudi Arabia is pushing a long-term economic transformation dubbed "Vision 2030" to reduce…

European tech giant SAP reassures staff alarmed by Trump travel ban

FRANKFURT: German software maker SAP SE, Europe's largest technology company, criticized Donald Trump's immigration curbs, saying the United States, its biggest market, has drifted away from the nation's principles of opportunity and equality. In a letter addressed to "all our nervous families wondering about your place in the world" Chief Executive Bill McDermott told SAP's 84,000 global employees that "we are always in your corner", while emphasizing its own non-discrimination policies. SAP joined US technology leaders…