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What Do You Think of SAP Buying Sybase?
Do you think it was a good move, and, as Prakash Kannoth points out in, SAP Now Stronger Than Ever, does this make SAP a formidable competitor to Oracle?  What do you think is next for SAP? Another acquisition?...
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May 17, 2010

When you present, you usually define a question as a good question, when one of the following slides includes the answer. You define it as an excellent question, when the next slide includes the answer.

According to the announcements by the two companies the deal, which follows a partnership for a significant time, is beneficial for both companies. I partially agree: It is very good for Sybase. However, I think that acquiring Sybase looks like a SAP's mistake.

Why acquiring Sybase is not great idea?

1. Buying an Applications vendor is usually better than buying an Infrastructure vendor.

2. The price is too high

3. Will Sybase acquisition change SAP's infrastructure neutrality?

4. Will SAP kill or keep Sybase's non-Mobile product portfolio?

Read my blog post I wrote yesterday. Its title is: Acquisition is not simple; SAP-Sybase acquisition agreement
http://avirosenthal.blogspot.com/2010/05/acquisition-is-not-simple-sap-sybase.html

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