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SAP acquires SuccessFactors - Enterprise Education Platform trend evidence.. What will Oracle do?

SAP tracks performance data on all levels, SuccessFactors tracks talent performance. This combination could be the Holy Grail CEOs have been looking for, as SAP will inevitably make it possible to combine SuccessFactors data with their enterprise performance data. Perhaps this is the real reason (or at least an additional reason) SAP acquired SuccessFactors?
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Virtual schools are multiplying, but some question their educational value

By Lyndsey Layton and Emma Brown, Published: November 26, 2011 WashingtonPost.com A…
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Blackboard Acquisition may Solidify Gilfus Education Group Prediction of an Enterprise Education Platform

Reactions about the Blackboard acquisition from students and recent graduates at the Gilfus Education Group’s Education Research Center at George Mason University were mostly positive. Lauren Heimburg, a recent graduate with bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and psychology from the University of Virginia provided the following insights: “I think Blackboard’s acquisition will cause UVA to intensify its focus on online learning initiatives in order to remain competitive in coming years. Enterprise Education Platforms can improve colleges and universities by enabling them to provide more efficient systems and facilities to their students and faculty and by simplifying their internal operations.”

Enterprise Education Platform: Webinar

Join Datatel Chief Client Officer Liz Murphy on Tuesday, May 18 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST) for an engaging discussion about the future of higher education’s technologies -- The Enterprise Education Platform. By merging administrative and academic systems, you can decrease the redundancy of data, eliminate unnecessary technology expenditures, and see a unique view of a student’s complete educational experience from recruitment to endowment.