Wednesday, March 17, 2004

IBM vs. SAP, Round X and Counting

IBM vs. SAP, Round X and Counting: "IBM and SAP are the best of friends when it comes to implementing SAP software, which is why they avoid calling out too loudly when one takes a major swipe at the other. Which is also why you might not have heard what the real motive was behind IBM's recent acquisition of Trigo Technologies.
So here it is: IBM's acquisition of Trigo was a direct blow against one of the hottest new offerings in the growing SAP portfolio, Master Data Management, or MDM. The fact that Trigo was an SAP partner in SAP's NetWeaver initiative, of which MDM is a key component, only sharpened the blow. "
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