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James, aka @Monkchips is co-founder of RedMonk, the open source analyst firm, which specialises in developer advocacy and analytics.

2 responses to “SAP: Out with the Old, Shrugging Off The Tag”

  1. Guenther Toolkit

    When did you see a marketing person from Walldorf the last time? The last ten years they only came out of the Sony Playstation hub in Mortonstreet NY

  2. John C.

    What could be worse than a horrible annus? Sadly, I think 2010 will be a much more horrible one for SAP. There is really nothing compelling to drive customer spend at the levels SAP is accustomed to. There remains a great deal of internal conflict and disagreement between the new guard and old guard, an inability to deliver rapidly on innovations, and a shift in the company’s external culture that is significantly more brusque, taking on more of the personality of Leo as opposed to the relaxed and non-confrontational personality of Henning. With new competitors, countless companies chipping away around the edges for the add-on and services business, and a general disconnect between price charged and value delivered, I think 2010 is a year for SAP to watch its annus carefully…