Now that Microsoft won't be buying Yahoo -- at least for now -- will CEO Steve Ballmer continue to focus on competing with Google in the online search and advertising markets? Or will Microsoft's attention turn elsewhere? The SearchITChannel.com staff discusses the latest news in the ongoing saga, then welcomes Zach Church, news writer for SearchCIO-Midmarket.com. He just returned from SAP Sapphire '08 in Orlando, Fla., with news on Business ByDesign's slow start and SAP's new partnerships with Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
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Microsoft abandons its bid to acquire Yahoo and take on Google in the online search and advertising markets.
SAP CEO Henning Kagermann set the Business ByDesign bar too high, and now the company is taking a more modest approach.
SAP wants to sell Business ByDesign through the channel, but VARs won't have any hosting or post-sale services opportunities.