Enterprise software vendor SAP is reportedly expanding its relationship with IBM to counter the reliance of its customers on the database management systems of enterprise software rival Oracle.
Waldorf, Germany-based SAP had not responded to requests for comment by press time, but an increased relationship with Oracle rivals would certainly make sense given the increased competition it faces from Redwood City, California-based Oracle. It is estimated that up to two-thirds of SAP's customers used the company's enterprise software alongside Oracle's database management systems. Previously this was not much of an issue given SAP's lead over Oracle in the enterprise software market. To read the entire article, visit http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=BC6F971B-3F02-4657-92D5-F81507F4B683.