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September 20, 2010  11:31 PM

Hurd, HP settle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

They may not actually have kissed and made up, but Hewlett-Packard and its former CEO settled a lawsuit Monday. HP sued Mark Hurd after he accepted the co-presidency of Oracle Corp. just weeks after being ousted from HP.

September 20, 2010  6:00 AM

Oracle Exalogic unveiled (kinda)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and technologies, John Fowler, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO--As expected, new Oracle hardware -- the Exalogic elastic cloud -- got the spotlight at Oracle OpenWorld 2010.

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September 20, 2010  12:29 AM

Exadata/Exalogic front-and-center at Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO--The Moscone Center North hall --which funnels the thousands of Oracle OpenWorld attendees into the keynotes was festooned with Exadata machines, knights-in-armor and a huge poster touting Exadata and Exalogic.  The latter--perhaps a business intelligence appliance?--is probably the...


September 19, 2010  11:59 PM

Mark Hurd says hey to Oracle partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technolgies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Newly-minted Oracle co-president Mark Hurd introduced himself to a few thousand Oracle partners Sunday afternoon. And he reiterated what they’ve heard for months now from other Oracle...


September 19, 2010  5:56 PM

Ellison: Integration is big, services not so much



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, IT Services, Larry Ellison, Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO--As the masses gather for Oracle OpenWorld here it'll be interesting to see how much of the big show will highlight more integrated systems, more Exadatas, perhaps the "VM Machine." More ZFS appliances. You know, the "Software. Hardware. Complete" vision of Larry Ellison's...


September 16, 2010  10:51 PM

Oracle earnings call: Top takeaways



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle earnings, Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Oracle’s earnings calls are great entertainment. Aside from the usual boasts about profitability there are valuable asides, like Larry Ellison’s impromptu recommendation of Hasso Plattner’s new movie in which Hasso interviews Hasso. Hasso Plattner is co-founder of Oracle competitor SAP...


September 15, 2010  4:08 PM

Oracle: The world’s scariest software company



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Microsoft, Oracle, Sam Palmisano

With apologies to Google and Microsoft,  Oracle may be the scariest software company on the planet. Continued »


September 14, 2010  1:51 PM

Ex-IBMer Moffat gets jail time



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Moffat, Galleon Group, IBM, IBM Systems, insider trading, IT channel products and technologies

Ex-IBM exec Bob Moffat is going to jail for six months.  Moffat got caught up in the


September 13, 2010  1:28 AM

HP spending spree continues



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, ArcSight, Barbara Darrow, Brocade Communications, Compellent, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Isilon, IT channel products and technologies, M&A, Oracle

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly poised to buy ArcSight for about $1.5 billion. The Wall Street Journal  and others reported Sunday that a deal is near.  (Update:


September 13, 2010  12:59 AM

Getting a grip on your customers’ infrastructure = one step to building recurring revenue



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Asset Management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Management Maintenance

Back in April, I wrote about how some technology solution providers are using various asset management portals to manage their customers' service contracts and warranties and when stuff is up for...


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