Stories by Natasha David and staff writers

Invensys won't rescue Baan, analysts warn

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.

Microsoft-Andersen deal signals trend to services alliances

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.

Sterling Commerce users might ‘miss out' in buyout

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.