Friday, February 06, 2004

Microsoft and SAP !?

I've just browsed for the first time the website of the Microsoft SAP Global Alliance. There is nothing special with the site. But the "friends" scenario is hard to understand.

SAP added java to the core. Microsoft bought Navision to sell ERP software. SAP made SAPdb open-source. SAP has a linux lab. How can this alliance be taken seriously?

I guess I'll search for other websites. Maybe a IBM Microsoft Alliance (oh, there was one but the website was closed sometime ago). And it seems the Google Microsoft Alliance has not setup the website yet. ;-)



Blogger Thomas said...

Yes, confuses me too sometimes.
When to compete and when to partner.

The overlap between SAP and Microsoft is relatively small, so the opportunities to collaborate outweigh the competitive bits.

2:11 PM  

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