Thursday, February 07, 2008

And then there were more ...

Following my previous post on Consolidation: And then there were two ...

Did I give the impression that ERP was more-or-less into the end-game, once Oracle had bought PeopleSoft and Siebel? Well I am afraid I forgot about PeopleSoft co-founder and former chairman David Duffield, whose new ERP company Workday has just bought Cape Clear.

They don't give up easily, do they. Meanwhile Jan Baan (founder of Baan Software, which was bought by Invensys, then sold to SSA, and is now part of Infor Global, the third largest ERP company) is running BPM player Cordys. And of course Ross Perot founded Perot Systems after selling EDS to General Motors.

Is Bill Gates really going to be happy and fulfilled as a philanthropist? Is he going to run for president? (He'd do better than pRospero, that's for sure.) Or will he get the software itch again?

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