Now its someone should take an advantage of this whole situation, Big 3 did. Yes!. Its Microsoft , SAP and IBM.
- Microsoft discounted migration services,This will migrate customers from Peoplesoft application. So their 25% discount program will be over by end of mid this year. So customers will rush and there goes Microsoft revenue, up again. As they reported revenue growth for their 3rd quarter already up by 13%
- SAP buys TomorrowNow [1+]; Huge benefit for SAP going forward. Now they have their own way of spinning the wheel. with this deal, 75% credit towards mySAP ERP, discount for Netweaver integration platform
- IBM to buy Corio; Corio is one of the leading ASP for PeopleSoft and Oracle ERP, IBM will kill two stones with this, first it will strengthen its own Hosted ASP business. Second slowly go after customers like PeopleSoft and Oracle, as IBM has its own small business application initiative, to go on CRM market.
interestingly this will go on because its a race but with advantage to your competitors sometimes, whoever wins they need to maintain the reputation, but people who loose or who are watching winners closely, they keep an eye on next revolution and run for it.