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September 22, 2010  11:35 PM

Oracle OpenWorld 2010: The low point



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld

SAN FRANCISCO--Wow. Larry Ellison really knows how to put the OOW in Oracle OpenWorld. We're heading into hour two of his second keynote but the major chunk of the audience that is still sentient is gone. Which co-president should be giving him the hook? Safra Catz? Mark Hurd? I guess those...

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 8, 2010  1:20 PM

Ellison to HP: Nyah nyah nyah



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

  Once again Larry Ellison is weighing in on Hewlett-Packard's boardroom moves. This time though, he has a real vested interest. In response to a civil suit HP launched against Mark Hurd, the former HP CEO...


January 28, 2010  4:13 PM

Oracle will host JavaOne, but where?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Java, JavaOne, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld

That Oracle will continue to host JavaOne, the huge conference built around that popular language, came as a relief to thousands of Java proponents. Oracle execs said JavaOne will be "co-located" with the huge


October 18, 2009  8:16 PM

The cost of Oracle platinum



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle partners

Oracle partners are still chewing over  the Oracle Partner Network's new partner tiering and specialization program.


October 12, 2009  12:35 AM

Cameos by Blue Angels, Marc Benioff highlight OOW



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld, Salesforce.com

A late night cab trip from SFO to Union Square was lightened up a bit with the big Michael Dell billboard on the 101. It went something like this: Dell enjoys the best of both worlds: See Salesforce.com @ Oracle OpenWorld.


October 11, 2009  8:05 PM

Sun partners burnt at Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld, Sun, Sun Microsystems, Sun partners

Oracle OpenWorld 2009 did  not open well for Sun partners who are already reaching for anti-anxiety meds as the Sun Microsystems acquisition finalizes.


October 11, 2009  3:46 PM

Top five questions for Oracle OpenWorld 2009



Posted by: badarrow
AIA, Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Fusion, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld, Scot McNealy, Sun, Sun Microsystems

This'll be easy. As Oracle keeps trying to close its Sun Microsystems acquisition, the top Oracle OpenWorld queries are locked up this year. But partners and solution providers still have other nagging issues they want addressed at the show. So, here goes: 1: What will Oracle do with...


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