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Microsoft Snapping Up SAP?

Microsoft issued bonds in recent days, but there wasn't a direct word about what the dough was for. Whenever there's an information vacuum, rumors are sure to fill it, and the scuttlebutt has Microsoft making a play for SAP.

Does this make sense? Well, if you care about the best technology bang for the buck, buying SAP is like spending money on 8-tracks -- they work, but modern they ain't. But from a pure business standpoint, the deal makes perfect sense. This could give Microsoft more control over corporate computing and it could eventually move SAP to the cloud. And since SAP goes to the largest enterprises, and Microsoft Dynamics to medium-size, there's little overlap. The deal, while not terribly exciting, makes far more sense than buying Yahoo.

Should Redmond buy SAP? Yeas, nays and heys all welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/18/2009 at 1:16 PM


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