Ten Data Management Trends to Watch in 2008

McKendrick, Joe
December 2007
Database Trends & Applications;Dec2007, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p1
The article forecasts a number of leading industry watchers who helped identify the top 10 trends that will shape enterprises in the months to come. The occurrence of several acquisitions and mergers among prominent vendors during the year 2007 is discussed including IBM's announcement of its acquisition of Cognos, SAP's acquisition of Business Objects and Oracle's acquisition of Hyperion. The biggest driving force which will shape the market in 2008 will be mergers and acquisitions. Oracle, IBM, SAP and others will continue to snap up proprietary vendors in business intelligence, application servers, customer relationship and data integration.


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