2008, Jan: Microsoft buys FAST, Oracle buys BEA, Oracle buys Captovation. And January still has some days left.. who’s next?
2007 marked a long list of consolidations in the ECM market (and connex areas) , seems like 2008 is no different
As a digression from ECM… today I entered the Oracle page for products and services. Funny thing: before listing their products they provide an almost bigger list of “Aquired products”. Lol.
I cannot help but noticing the fact that Oracle wants to move aggressively in the ECM space. Buying Stellent last year, now acquiring a tightly integrated document capture software. In combination with the database technology and application server / portal which they own… this comes toghether as a powerful combination. Not to mention killing BEA (yes, for me it seems in this way).
Who’s next? Will SAP buy OpenText (they already resell it since 2007)? Will HP buy it? 😉