SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational corporation headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAP_SE
With regional offices in several countries.
Sybase - cloud computing corporation (in ascension) with a big market.
============================================SAP makes a land grab acquisition with Sybase at $5.8 billion.
SAP faz aquisição de grande porte, comprando a Sybase por US$ 5,8 bilhões.http://jornalggn.com.br/blog/luisnassif ... e-pauta-47
Land grabbing is a serious issue in some countries these days.
To illustrate that, say, a developed country has a corporation a farm with mechanized agriculture, computerized storing, etc. Then this corporation decide to buy a big swath of land in a little village where farmers can´t compete, so it will have low wage workers, resources, market, even some local government help. The corporation may even buy land to sell for a higher price afterwards, inflating land prices to a point the local can´t afford.
This way, there´s an increasing awareness of such deals, and there´s new regulations being made to balance things.
The "land-grabbing" involving the above deal (the one involving SAP and Sybase) might be an analogy with the "big money" corporations and the huge chunks of market. Indeed, rumour has it that the deal SAP-Sybase suggests that it was to prevent Oracle of buying Sybase and getting all market, both in the States and Europe (where Sybase is) and would be a step to get in their backyard (India, China...etc). Looks like a land-grabbing or not?