Enterprise winter sales

Sun microsystems buys popular open source database system MySQL.

Not to be outdone, Oracle buys BEA, enterprise middleware.

A day earlier, SAP bought Business Objects

The relevance is that the enterprise strongmen are consolidating the market. Everyone knows 2008 will be about shrunken IT budgets yet also about the excitement of enterprise social media and the coming of age of SaaS.

All removable, all transitory. All according to plan

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