Lenovo + SAP: The Anatomy Of A Good Partnership

One of the hardest things it seems to figure out are whether an alliance is worth more than the announcement that tells us of it. Often it seems firms are kind of like teenagers in that they hook up a lot, every time they promise this one is serious, and the next day both parties have moved on. More like speed dating than marriage. Let’s use this recent alliance between Lenovo and SAP to look for what makes some alliances last and others not so much. Aligned Goals One of the most famous alliance disasters was between Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. I was at the announcement and the promise...

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Dell playing big, planning one of the biggest tech takeovers

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