Topic | "SAP"

Oracle acquires Taleo – reactionary or strategic acquisition?

By Subraya Mallya

Uncle Larry is at it again!!. First he threw a left hook at SAP by announcing a in-memory offering just when SAP was hoping to bask in the glory of their results and highlighting how, with HANA, they would unseat Oracle in their customer base. If that was not enough now to negate SAP’s acquisition […]

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And then they all looked just like General Motors

By Subraya Mallya

The recent acquisition of Sybase by SAP got me thinking. Is it me or most leading large companies, thanks to their acquisition binge are beginning to resemble the erstwhile General Motors? Take a look at Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM and CA, the top 5 pure play software companies (granted IBM is a little service heavy […]

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SAP Acquires Sybase – What is the gameplan?

By Subraya Mallya

SAP announced today that it is acquiring database vendor Sybase for USD 5.8B dollars seemingly throwing a punch back at rival Oracle for all the intrusion it has made into the application space. SAP has been under sustained pressure from multiple fronts for a while now. With Oracle making inroads into application space with a […]

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Re-sale of Software Licenses

By Subraya Mallya

R “Ray” Wang of Software Insider blog recently wrote an interesting piece on how companies should consider and pursue resale of their unused, shelf ware they licensed or acquired as part of an acquisition. This he felt was an opportunity for companies to effectively manage their spend on software. Shelf ware to those who are […]

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SAP SaaS Strategy

By Subraya Mallya

John Wookey, executive vice president of SAP On-Demand shared his vision for SAP’s SaaS strategy in an interview with  InformationWeek. Given the multiple SaaS/on-demand strategies SAP has presented to date this new one creates some confusion. In the past SAP has always portrayed Business ByDesign as its on-demand offering albeit making it available only in […]

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Top 10 M&A deals I think will happen

By Subraya Mallya

Oracle acquiring Sun close on the heels of a failed attempt by IBM has set off a lot of buzz in the industry about a possible flurry of more transactions in the days to come. Lots of names are thrown around as potential acquirers and as ones to be acquired. I will try to capture […]

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