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January 21, 2010  1:49 PM

EC to Oracle-Sun deal: It’s a go (finally)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, European Commission, IT channel products and servies, Oracle, Sun, Sun Microsystems

The European Commission finally gave the Oracle buyout of Sun Microsystems a thumb's up. Regulators had held up the purchase over worries that Oracle...

November 11, 2009  9:58 PM

HP to buy 3Com: Make it stop!



Posted by: badarrow
3Com, Barbara Darrow, Brocade, Cisco, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Juniper, Oracle

Dear lord. Hewlett-Packard says it's buying 3Com for $2.7 billion. The rationale is that 3Com's networking hardware would augment the HP ProCurve lineup.  Really? Isn't there considerable overlap?  HP must be really, really serious about beating Cisco. Marius Haas, senior VP of HP...


November 10, 2009  12:53 PM

EC to Oracle: Not so fast!



Posted by: badarrow
antitrust, Barbara Darrow, European Commission, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Well, European regulators are definitely not loving the Oracle-Sun deal. And yesterday the European Commission objected to it formally, stating that Oracle ownership of MySQL as well as...


October 31, 2009  1:57 PM

Oracle addresses Glassfish, other Sun software futures



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Glassfish, IT channel products and technologies, Java, Netbeans, Oracle, Solaris, Sun software, WebLogic Server

Oracle execs up to and including Larry Ellison have been vocal about their plan to continue, even boost, support for Java and Solaris. This week the company started talking up plans for some of Sun's more niche software products, albeit in a very general way. Check out the updated


October 21, 2009  4:15 PM

Top five IT channel lessons for the quarter



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel advisory board, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, public cloud, Sun

VARs remain extremely cautious on public cloud computing and are obsessed with which vendor giants will remain standing after more expected M&A activity. Those are but two highlights of this quarter's SearchITChannel.com Advisory Board call. But there...


October 20, 2009  9:19 PM

Sun to cut 3K jobs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, layoffs, Oracle, Sun

Guess Larry Ellison wasn't kidding  about Sun Microsystems bleeding red ink while European regulators weigh Oracle's buyout plan. In an SEC filing, Sun said it will cut 3,000 jobs worldwide over the next year. That's about 10% of its urrent headcount. More on the


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 14, 2009  11:43 PM

OOW highlights: The governator and Ellison’s $10M challenge



Posted by: badarrow
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barbara Darrow, Fusion, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2009

Larry Ellison's milking his latest anti-IBM jihad for all it's worth. Now he's challenged anyone to make IBM hardware run Oracle database as fast as it runs on Oracle's Exadata database machine. If they can do it, they can take $10 million of Larry's (or Oracle's) money. He welcomed IBM itself...


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.


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