Analysts have warned Invensys to reconsider its purchase of ailing ERP vendor Baan, citing poor product fit and anxious customers as just two reasons to steer clear.
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The networking industry is in a state of flux again after 3Com last week became the latest company to throw in the towel on the large enterprise networking market.
A $1.6 billion ($US1 billion) joint venture between Microsoft and Andersen Consulting announced last week signals a nascent trend of alliances between technology and consulting organisations that will provide an integrated swag of solutions for electronic business, according to an IDC analyst.
SBC Communications' attempt to penetrate the e-business market with its $6.3 billion ($US3.9 billion) acquisition of Sterling Commerce could have dire consequences for Sterling customers, a telecommunications expert has warned.