Following on from my observations that the marketplace is changing comes a string of denials.
Firstly an article in Forbes takes a very reasoned approach 0ver what might drive customers to focus on SAP. Then comes an piece on CNN where IBM deny all approaches to merge with SAP. Hot on the heels of this comes a story where in the Wall Street JournalMicrosoft deny any interest in SAP. But the most curious of all is from Sapphire in Orlando where mycustomer.comrun a story that quotes Leo Apotheker on the subject of market consolidation where he neither denies or acknowledged the speculation.
So what’s happening? Who knows? – but my advice continues…..be prepared for further consolidation and think what it may mean for your organisation.