Threesome Spells Conflict

Is trouble brewing on the Enterprise? Not the Star Trek Enterprise, the Enterprise I.T. market. Threesomes present BIG potential for conflict. Feelings of betrayal, exploitation. Microsoft makes a deal with Oracle on Clouds. Okay. Then Oracle cozies up to salesforce.com- presumably to enhance their future BigData access & B2B ties.  That potentially put Oracle between Microsoft and the customer (the I.T. Dept of medium sized organizations) on future decisions of resources, priorities, platforms. This does NOT look like a sustainable situation. Too much potential for conflict. Microsoft can’t afford to put a layer between themselves and medium sized organization’s I.T. Department. Nor can they afford to boost the credibility of another player in the mix (Oracle).

More changes are a-comin!

Steven Litt

Enterprise drawing attributed to Kenneth Netzel, Flickr