Ever since SAP announced they were acquiring SuccessFactors there has been a lot of interest on the impacts to customers, partners and consultants. It was very obvious seeing Lars Dalgaard’s SAP Cloud Strategy Keynote - SAPPHIRE 2012 and his 2012 SuccessConnect San Francisco Keynote the overall commitment that SAP is making to the cloud and that was even before the recent purchase of Ariba. Staying informed is going to be a crucial component for long term success in this fast changing and dynamic environment and enclosed are some recent videos, podcasts, and articles that I would highly recommend.
There is no doubt this will be an important year as SAP and SuccessFactors make many crucial decisions that have long term ramifications for customers, partners and consultants and staying informed will be one of the most important things you can do. On a side note I would recommend joining the SAP and SuccessFactors Linkedin group if you want to stay current on all the major developments as they unfold.