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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...

June 7, 2010  7:14 PM

Oracle Sun hardware support policies already wearing thin



Posted by: badarrow
IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Sun hardware, Sun support, support

Hewlett-Packard, IBM and yes--even Cisco Systems--hope to make hay out of Oracle's decision to boost support price on Sun hardware. And there's no shortage of


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...


March 5, 2010  4:28 PM

Oracle gets into helping Haiti



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

Oracle wants to raise $1 million for Haiti relief at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. The "Hit for Haiti" event will feature tennis greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Martina Navratilova, Steffie Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Martina...


February 19, 2010  5:07 PM

Oracle tries to clarify Sun direct sales message



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Judson Althoff, Oracle, Sun

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/kNFIQNDzdVE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Oracle channel guy Judson Althoff does his best to talk large Sun resellers off the ledge after Larry Ellison's statement that Oracle will take Sun's top 4,000 Sun accounts...


February 8, 2010  11:41 PM

Oracle loses Dr. DBA



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, DBA, Dr. DBA, Ed Screven, IT channel products and services, Ken Jacobs, MySQL, Oracle

  Oracle database expert, Ken Jacobs, resigned last week, apparently miffed that he did not win ownership of Oracle's new


February 5, 2010  4:27 PM

Bracing for the Oracle ‘we get the cloud’ onslaught



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, Google, IT channel products and services, NetSuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Sun

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has made much hay proclaiming that the term "cloud computing" is over-used, mis-used and misconstrued. He has a point. Kind of. So get ready for Oracle to go on the cloud offensive in coming weeks, with a series of "road shows" or cloud computing forums (fora?) kicking...


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


January 27, 2010  3:39 PM

Oracle-Sun pushes for vertical integration



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, iTablet, Oracle, Steve Jobs, Sun, Sun Microsystems

Today is an interesting day in tech. Oracle and Apple CEOs will each be doing their best to tout the virtues of integrated hardware and software. Continued...

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