Ah, obsession. It drives the plot of the world's most famous love stories. It gave Glenn Close a role in "Fatal Attraction." It manifests as a disorder that keeps psychiatrists busy. And it lingers between the lines in every announcement that has come from Oracle and SAP this week: an obsession, with the other company.
The ink was barely dry on last year's InformationWeek cover story analyzing the credibility of IT analysts when the e-mails started hitting my inbox. Some readers applauded our efforts to examine the criticism often leveled at the analyst market, while others thought the story fell flat for lack of specific or new examples. Funny thing about the latter -- whenever I'd get a supposedly jilted customer
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