Microsoft and Siebel on course for collision

Siebel recently tied up with Microsoft with a strategy to use .net within its products. The agreement could boost the credibility...

Siebel recently tied up with Microsoft with a strategy to use .net within its products. The agreement could boost the credibility of .net. The question is why Siebel would partner with a potential competitor?

Siebel the company and Siebel the man have been humbled by a really bad third quarter and expectations that the fourth quarter will bring more bad news. So it's time to talk peace not war. The company has not yet adopted a fashionable "Web architecture" for its business applications, and people are beginning to ask questions about its architectural strategy. Partnering with Microsoft on .net, and in the same breath mending fences with Sun over J2EE, diverts attention away from this fact.

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