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SAP to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions
SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012, there was no inkling of this

microsoft sap acquire  for Ariba Network via Microsoft Dynamics partners and for the Force.com -based Ariba Contracts offering, but SAP would be smart not to kill the possibly golden goose. Time will also tell how SAP's relationships with IBM and Capgemini will unfold in light of these consulting companies' acquisitions of Emptoris and IBX respectively. Look for more articles on this merger by me as I fully gather my thoughts after having attended both AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012. Until then, your comments and

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Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage


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microsoft sap acquire  compete with them. Now, Microsoft could run into the same problems as Oracle has on the database side - i.e., it could find itself in direct competition with major technology development partners like Siebel, SAP and PeopleSoft, to name but a few. While Microsoft may try to stay at the low end of the market and, therefore, also out of the way of its big applications developing partners, it will not be that easy as many Tier 1 applications vendors have increasingly been targeting the same market segment Read More

Microsoft Analyst Event Part Three: What Else Can Dynamics Do, and What’s Next?


Microsoft recently held its annual Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) in Redmond, Washington, where news about the company’s Windows 8 platform (see Part One of this blog series) and Microsoft Dynamics products (see Part Two of this blog series) was released. Among the demos and tours was info on some of the lesser-known data platforms and business intelligence (BI) capabilities for Microsoft

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SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


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