PracticePeople In PracticeQuestions & Answers.

Questions & Answers.

Each week we ask experts about developments in the technology field.

Q: Has Microsoft’s acquisition of Great Plains surprised you?[QQ] A: Yes, I was shocked and very surprised by the move. I don’t yet fully understand why they have gone for it. However, the price I like and was very impressed with.

Q: As the price of Great Plains impressed you, would you consider selling SU? A: No, we are not for sale and are certainly not looking for bidders. However GP’s price has confirmed my view that we are underpriced.

Q: What is your opinion of the anti-trust letter sent to the US Department of Justice?

A: I’m sure Microsoft will remain prudent and will not wish to get involved with anti-trust issues. Microsoft has several big issues already on its agenda. Systems Union is in competition with Oracle but we still use its software.

Q: Do you believe there will be a multitude of acquisitions this year?

A: Following last year’s activities that would seem to be the trend.

Do you have any technology questions you want answered by senior industry figures?

Send them to comment@accountancyage.com.

Related Articles

Is inefficiency stealing your time and money?

Accounting Firms Is inefficiency stealing your time and money?

6m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
CIMA elects new president

Institutes CIMA elects new president

6m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Transparent currency trade: How to achieve costs visibility

Governance Transparent currency trade: How to achieve costs visibility

6m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Introduction to KPMG UK’s new leadership team

Accounting Firms Introduction to KPMG UK’s new leadership team

6m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
EY appoints head of UK Infrastructure Asset Intelligence practice

Accounting Firms EY appoints head of UK Infrastructure Asset Intelligence practice

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
FRP Advisory expands operation with new office, partner appointments

Accounting Firms FRP Advisory expands operation with new office, partner appointments

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

Accounting Firms Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
MHA MacIntyre Hudson advises on management buy-out

Accounting Firms MHA MacIntyre Hudson advises on management buy-out

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor