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June 8, 2010  7:22 PM

Whoops! Oracle/Sun not looking so profitable after all

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, layoffs, Oracle, rebates, Sun Microsystems

Remember when Larry Ellison chastised analysts and reporters for forecasting that  Oracle would decimate Sun Microsystems headcount? Oracle was hiring, not firing, he said. And, remember Ellison promising that the...

May 13, 2010  4:22 PM

Ellison rips Schwartz

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Jonathan Schwartz, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Sun

Never a dull moment for Larry Ellison. Oracle's chairman is not shy about rocking the boat, and this week took aim at former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz in a very public way. In an interview, Ellison blasted Schwartz...

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March 26, 2010  3:02 PM

Oracle execs stick to direct sales mantra

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel conflict, Charles Phillips, direct sales, IT channel products and services, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Sun, Sun VARs

Oracle and Sun VARs hoping for relief from direct-sales anxiety didn't come out of last night's Oracle earnings call with much in the way of reassurance. Oracle execs did not back down from a...

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