Monday, August 8, 2022

Joshua Greenbaum

The Better Side of Enterprise Software

Sometimes it's worth pausing from the day to day flurry of news, trends, and controversy to talk about what really matters, and this is one of those...

Does Siebel Matter Anymore?

So Tom Siebel has decided to step up to the chairmanship and turn over day-to-day operations of Siebel Systems to IBM's Mike Lawrie. Lawrie, whose mandate is...

An Open Letter to McNealy: Turn to the Enterprise

Dear Scott, As an admitted software bigot, I'm glad to hear that you're once again planning to bet the future of Sun Microsystems on software. I know you...

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...

Anti-Trust and Suite-Sized Software

As of this writing, Oracle's attempted takeover of PeopleSoft seems to be foundering on the shores of anti-trust law. Both the U.S. Department of Justice...

Sybase, SAP and Microsoft: Round 3 and Counting

In a little-noticed announcement last November, SAP and Sybase inked a deal that said more about success and failure in the enterprise software market than many realize....

Productivity, Recession and Joblessness

Maybe it's time enterprise software took the credit, and the blame, for the jobless recovery. When Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan famously praised technology for boosting productivity...

To Figure Out Microsoft, Keep an Eye on its Partners

It's been a busy fall for Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the division in charge of Redmond's assault on the enterprise software market. New partnerships, a new technology...

When Innovation Becomes a Bad Thing

It's always possible to have too much of a good thing. But too much innovation? At the risk of aiding and abetting those who believe in the...

Where Does Oracle Go From Here?

First, let's get one thing clear: I think Oracle's attempt to buy PeopleSoft was never the ultimate goal. Larry Ellison has even said as much -- he...

Software Spies and Software Lies

Lawsuits between competing software vendors are relatively rare, and the public disclosure of what really happened is even rarer still. It's not just that no one likes...

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