SAP Dishes on Sybase Merger

SAP's agreement to buy Sybase for $5.8 billion should help the software company stay competitive with Oracle through new revenue streams and a larger technology portfolio. Analysts agree that the acquisition also gives SAP the ability to capitalize on former strategic partner Sybase's mobile technology at a time when businesses seem to be gravitating strongly toward smartphones and tablets. One analyst suggests that SAP has not been successful with mobilizing its own suite of back-office applications, and that the acquisition can rectify this. eWEEK VP and Editorial Director, Joe Maglitta sits down with Vishal Sikka, Executive Board Member, Technology & Innovation of SAP AG, to discuss the details.