June 20, 2011  8:30 PM

The cloud vs. converged hardware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, cloud computing, converged hardware, Exalogic, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Salesforce.com

As Oracle, Cisco  and Hewlett-Packard try to convince the world that every data center needs Oracle or Cisco or HP's own unique brand of converged hardware--that mythical IT beast that somehow combines the best of every breed plus absolute adherence to industry standards--there seems to be a...


June 16, 2011  2:45 PM

Oracle-HP slap fight continues



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Itanium, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle

It would be sad if it weren't so entertaining: The HP-versus-Oracle spat ratcheted up again this week with Hewlett-Packard suing Oracle. Again.


June 9, 2011  2:18 AM

Oracle hardware: It is a mystery



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, NetSuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com

It's really not news that Oracle sales people go into a discounting frenzy at the close of the fiscal year. And, that discounting has netted Oracle some Exadata deals in its...


April 25, 2011  9:48 PM

Oracle CFO resigns



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Jeff Epstein, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Oracle CFO, Safra Catz

Jeff Epstein has resigned as Oracle Corp.'s CFO. Continued »


March 25, 2011  3:25 PM

Oracle software biz soars but hardware remains a mystery



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle earnings, Safra Catz, SPARC, Sun

Both Oracle co-presidents were upbeat on yesterday's third quarter earnings call--flaunting 37% revenue growth to $8.8 billion compared to the year-ago figures. Sales of new software licenses rose a healthy 29% to $2.2 billion compared to the comparable-quarter last year. ...


February 24, 2011  3:34 PM

HP’s the odd man out as IBM and Oracle tango



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP board, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Ray Lane, Sam Palmisano

Oracle, which some wiseguy termed the world's scariest software company, may now--with the Sun acquisition -- be the world's scariest IT company, Period. The software giant's...


January 24, 2011  12:56 AM

Looks like Leo will show at HP APC



Posted by: badarrow
APC, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, SAP

Leo Apotheker, who proved somewhat, um, elusive, during the first weeks of his stint as Hewlett-Packard CEO, will speak at HP's Americas Partner Conference (APC)  in late April....


November 24, 2010  2:56 PM

Court: SAP owes Oracle $1.3B



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Safra Catz, SAP

The verdict is in and SAP owes Oracle $1.3 billion for copyright infringement. Oracle had sought up to $3 billion while SAP, which admitted wrongdoing, said the true damages amount should lie between $28 million and $41 million.


November 10, 2010  10:14 PM

Where in the world is Leo Apotheker?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, SAP

Well, we know where the HP CEO ain't!  He ain't in the Oakland courtroom where Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would love to see him. He's not at Hewlett-Packard HQ, where Oracle's tried to...


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