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Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
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/).
I recently got a chance to see a pre-release version of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services, That’s a pretty long name, which is probably why it was formerly known as "Rosetta". I call it the "Crystal Killer".
At CUE in April, I got to meet with some folks from Lawson’s technology group who are working on adding web services capabilities to Lawson. I truly believe this will change the way you work with Lawson some time in the not-so-distant future. Think I’m nuts?