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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 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 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 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...


September 7, 2010  7:06 PM

HP sues Hurd



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

Breaking up is hard to do. Within a day of the news that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd is joining Oracle as co-president, HP says it's going to sue the SOB. The lawsuit was previewed on an


September 7, 2010  4:37 PM

Phillips’ Oracle exit not a surprise to some



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Safra Catz, Sun

Charles Phillips, who just resigned as co-president of Oracle,  helped that software giant acquire and integrate a whole lotta companies from PeopleSoft to Siebel to BEA to Sun Microsystems. He...


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