Dana Gardner says that TIBCO must surely be in the firing line for an approach. I agree.
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.
Oracle has (allegedly) invited 30 bloggers to its Oracle OpenWorld event. Yay - they get the value of independent analysis...
I'm always amused when a software company demonstrates a sense of humor. Courtesy of Thomas Otter, this video should cheer anyone up on a Monday morning.
Vinnie Mirchandani's note that Oracle Fusion will be delayed drew anonymous responses from Oracle IP addresses. Example:No major enhancements were planned for the acquired products?
Today's center of attention is upon Google's acquisition of Jaiku and what it means for every man and his dog. In the meantime people forget about Plaxo.
Loic LeMeur's Seesmic has the ingredients to be a hit - inside the enterprise. Mike Arrington and Ben Metcalfe have rendered their respective cautious verdicts and it would be remiss of me to sound overexcited.
Henning Kagermann, CEO of SAP and John Schwartz, CEO of BusinessObjects today parried questions about SAPs proposed acquisition of BusinessObjects but as always we are left with open questions. The most significant part of the discussion cut across several questions Larry Dignan left hanging in the wind earlier today:Can SAP digest a large acquisition?
SAP's proposed acquisition of Business Objects is an interesting move on a number of fronts:It provides a fresh route to achieving the 100,000 customer target that Leo Apotheker has previously described as 'aspirational.' While there is significant overlap, BusinessObjects' 44,000 customers as a top line number is impressive.
If you've not heard of Matt Biddulph, CTO of Dopplr then I'm guessing you will. He is building out a socially aware travel application that is currently in beta.
My post on ROI produced a series of responses from Luis Suarez. Great stuff well argued but missing the point.