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Lyndsay Wise

Hi and welcome to my blog! I look forward to bringing you weekly posts about what is happening in the world of BI, CDI and marketing performance management.

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Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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Due to a recent move and getting settled, I have been far from up to date in regards to my blog posts. Hence, this one will also be fairly borrowed (or I should say - referenced material) until I get back into the swing of things next week. One of the big news items from last week has been SAP's acquisition of Sybase, which was conveniently announced just in time for SapphireNow 2010.  Although not many in-depth details related to roadmap, etc. are known at this point, an article was recently posted on businessweek about what people can expect at a first glance.  It provides a general glimpse into what people can expect.

Overall, unlike other companies that take awhile to get their act together regarding planning and publicly announcing their roadmaps after an acquisition, SAP tends to get the ball rolling fairly quickly - with a good example being their acquisition of Business Objects a couple of years ago.  The interesting area for those in BI will be how much of Sybase's database solutions remain independent or end up being slowly integrated into the SAP stack.  Even though Business Objects is still technically it's own entity in relation to product offerings, their focus in relation to marketing and product design is heavy integration with SAP and a focus on providing solutions for SAP data.

Looking at the acquisition more broadly, Prakash Kannoth, Technology executive at ITQuadrant recently posted a blog on ebizQ mentioning the importance of mobile infrastructure and CEP technologies.  Consequently, this will probably be the areas of most benefit to SAP over time.

Posted May 17, 2010 6:55 AM
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