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October 27, 2010  11:39 AM

Ellison warns HP/Apotheker



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

Here's one of the weirder statements (attributable to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison) to hit reporters' mailboxes in recent decades:

“A few weeks ago I accused HP’s new CEO, Leo Apotheker, of overseeing an industrial espionage scheme centering on the repeated theft of massive amounts...

October 25, 2010  6:19 PM

Westcon helps data center solution providers take a LEAP



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, EMC, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, VMware, Westcon, Westcon Group

Data center technology distributor Westcon Group has opened its first LEAP Center in the United States. LEAP is an acronym that stands for Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan. As you might expect, the intention behind these facilities is to help IT solution provider test, train on, and experiment...


October 18, 2010  4:09 PM

Sun VARs get (temporary) reprieve from Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, OPN, Oracle, Oracle Partner Network, Sun, Sun VARs

Sun VARs have been given another two weeks aboard the Oracle partner program to close deals before losing their ability to do so. Continued »


September 30, 2010  9:51 PM

HP names Apotheker CEO, brings Lane on



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

SAP veteran Leo Apotheker is HP's new CEO. Perhaps more interesting, is that Ray Lane, a venture capitalist and a former president of Oracle was named to HP'sboard.  Oracle, famously,...


September 29, 2010  6:10 PM

Oracle sets sights on chips



Posted by: badarrow
AMD, Barbara Darrow, chips, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microprocessors, Oracle, SPARC, Sun Microsystems

So, Oracle's in the market for chip companies. And AMD quickly leapt to the top of the list of prospective targets.


September 24, 2010  3:22 PM

Hottest topics out of Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exalogic, IT channel products and technologies, Java, JavaOne, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Safra Catz, Sun, Sun Microsystems

There was a lot to ponder at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 aside from the obvious news items: A new Exalogic super-duper Web server that is also--depending on your point of view--a cloud in a box or the return of a DEC VAX. Also Fusion Apps which, pardon the skepticism, have been on their way now for a...


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 22, 2010  6:55 PM

Benioff returns Ellison fire, but peacefully



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exalogic, IT channel products, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Salesforce.com

Marc Benioff said he came in peace but managed to counter comments from former-boss Larry Ellison pretty forcefully this morning. He did his best to cut Oracle's upcoming Exalogic "cloud in a box" down to size.


September 22, 2010  4:54 AM

Oracle and Amazon team up for their own reasons



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Salesforce.com

Oracle needs to prove it "gets" the cloud. Amazon needs to show that its Web services are ready for the enterprise. Hence the deal under which Amazon will cordon off part of its vaunted cloud...

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September 21, 2010  3:15 PM

Top channel takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2010



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Fusion Apps, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Oracle VARs, Sun VARs

SAN FRANCISCO--Oracle's really packing in the news at Oracle OpenWorld thus far. New Fusion Apps due out early next year. A


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