Friday, September 16, 2011
Best quotes from Forbes Article SAP-Google Maps Partnership
"SAP is overcoming a legacy of an insular engineering culture that could accurately be accused of suffering from a “not invented here” complex in the past."
"The only problem with SAP’s pride in its history is that it has sometimes shut the company’s eyes to new ways of creating software. It appears that this announcement may mark a turning point to increased awareness and use of outside components. If SAP becomes truly open to using more and more outside components, and learns how to use them to create stable, reliable software, SAP could accelerate the pace of change, keeping the stable parts of its applications, but adding the best of what has newly arrived."
There is something more at stake for Google than money - it is likely that Google Maps will be adapted by Google to better meet the needs of enterprise applications.
"What’s next? What other cloud components will SAP start to incorporate? The second is: Is a bigger partnership possible? Google’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Much of the information that runs the world is in SAP. Why aren’t Google and SAP working together to make it more universally accessible and useful?"