Oracle, SAP: Upward Bound

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The battle over Retek is just the beginning. Analysts predict that the competition between Oracle and SAP is entering a new playing field: vertical markets. With most of the horizontal game already established, acquiring vertical channels will be essential to remaining a key player. Potential targets for either SAP or Oracle include Siebel and Lawson.

Martin Schneider, an analysts with the 451 group stated “For SAP, Lawson would be a major win because, instead of just one vertical with Retek, they would acquire three: health care, government, retail.” read article.

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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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