Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing, 2008 was a terrible and somber year. It felt long-drawn-out, and many of us will have trouble sinking it easily into oblivion.
Without even talking about our retirement funds and investments being slashed by about 40 percent (as part of a
acknowledgement of books
rather than a public acknowledgement by the vendor) were the recent cost-cutting and restructuring moves by Sage , Consona , Lawson Software , Oracle , and Epicor Software . The market leader SAP has not yet been plagued by major layoffs per se, although there have been rumors/reports about the recently enacted stringent internal corporate-wide cost-cutting policies, such as restricted traveling, training, events, and so on . I am indeed aware of the fact that there was no traditional SAP