Sybase Will Help SAP in Its War with Oracle

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delights in taunting rival SAP, but German enterprise software giant SAP stands to be a stronger competitor with its $5.8 billion deal for software maker Sybase.

SAP Will Acquire Sybase for $5.8B

SAP, a massive provider of business software, is making its biggest acquisition in three years with a $65-a-share offer for Sybase.

The Tough Choice Facing SAP's New Leaders

With results lagging, the software giant just replaced its CEO. That could mean a hard look at costs might be unavoidable because expenses are way out of line compared to those of rivals such as Microsoft and Google. And that means layoffs may be looming.