on the Business Intelligence Industry
rumors about Business Objects were right.
These sparked some interesting discussions on
the Data Doghouse recently, as well as more commentary
McBurney and Darren
below for more on the acquisition, as well as
some thoughts on what might happen with Cognos.
thanks to those in the Boston area who attended
our second TDWI Boston chapter meeting. We heard
Jeff Fried of FAST
and Dave Mohr of Pentaho
speak, and listened to a lively panel discussion
on emerging (and fading) BI technologies with
Jeff, Dave, Cliff Longman (CTO, Kalido)
and Mannie Goldberg (NSTAR).
Many thanks to Fidelity
for the terrific meeting room with a view of Boston
had to laugh when I was referred to as a "grizzled
veteran" in this
interview on Master Data Management(MDM) in TDWI's
Business Intelligence News. Does this mean
Sherman, Athena IT Solutions
Is Cognos Next?
surrounding Business Objects ended when SAP announced
that its plans to acquire it for $6.8 billion.
Who's next? It appears investors have voted by
raising Cognos (COGN) stock 13.6% October 8 on
trading volume of 6 million shares versus its
average of 1.1 million shares. Other competitors'
stocks rose slightly but it is Cognos that investors
have their sights set on.
is the impact on Cognos from SAP acquiring BOBJ,
and is Cognos next?
to the rest of this article to see what the
impact would be on Cognos, and see a rating of
the potential acquirers: IBM, Microsoft, HP, Oracle,
EMC, SAS, Teradata, and Informatica.
free to offer
your thoughts and opinions, too.
Objects Acquired by SAP: No Surprise!
you've heard by now, SAP announced its intension
to acquire Business Objects (BOBJ) for an all
cash offer of $59/share or $6.8 billion.
Objects says SAP approached them, not the other
way around. Spin? It doesn't matter, the result
is the same: one more independent BI or DW software
firm has been absorbed by one of the software
titans – Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and IBM.
are the impacts or repercussions of the acquisition?
to the rest of this article to find out my
thoughts and provide
your own comments.