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Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
Six months ago, I told you to stay tuned. I admit it. I had my doubts. Frankly, I was planning a new venture, and was ready to close the door on the LawsonGuru blog, LawsonGuru Letter, and LawsonGuru.com. So what changed my mind?
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Clients have been asking:
“Infor is acquiring Lawson, where do we go from here?”
For years we’ve heard the rumors. IBM is going to buy Lawson. Oracle is going to buy Lawson. HP is going to buy Lawson.
For larger enterprise applications, you typically sign (and pay for) an annual maintenance agreement covering day-to-day support and/or updates. Or do you?
No, this post has nothing to do with Lawson. Except that Lawson S3 supported databases include both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
By far, the biggest news this month on the Lawson front may be its most controversial. In conjunction with an announcement of some development layoffs, Lawson announced that, over the next 2 years, it plans to move some development jobs offshore to an as-yet-unnamed organization in India (see http://news.mpr.org/features/2003/09/22_horwichj_lawson/).