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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...

October 8, 2009  8:28 PM

The Oracle conspiracy



Posted by: badarrow
appliances, Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Linux, Oracle, Sun, Sun Microsystems

For those who attribute Machiavellian motivations to everything Larry Ellison does, here’s a doozy of a theory. Continued »


October 6, 2009  5:01 PM

Benioff to take stage at Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Marc Benioff, Michael Dell, Oracle, Oracle Open World, Salesforce.com, Scott McNealy

This is interesting: Salesforce.com CEO (and former Oracle guy) Marc Benioff will speak at Oracle OpenWorld next Tuesday alongside Michael Dell. For those who haven't followed the labyrinthine tales of the Oracle-Salesforce.com rapport, believe it, this is interesting.  Salesforce.com says...


September 30, 2009  8:39 PM

Oh wait! There’s more



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Sun

Still more news from HP just as folks were trying to digest the juicy tidbit that it's about to meld its printer and PC businesses into one.  This news is official, however. HP  brought in a


September 10, 2009  7:50 PM

Oracle ad claims bright future for Sun hardware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, MySQL, Oracle, SPARC, Sun Microsystems

So, you were wondering what Oracle will do with Sun's venerable hardware franchise? Apparently a lot.  A new ad in The Wall Street...


September 3, 2009  1:51 PM

European regulators poop on Oracle’s party



Posted by: badarrow
barbara d, Database, IT channel products and technologies, MySQL, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

As many expected, the European Commission isn't smitten with Oracle's planned buyout of Sun. And the regulars want to take a closer, deeper look at the $7.4 billion deal which already won approval by the much less picky U.S. regulators.


September 2, 2009  4:27 PM

Not ‘getting’ the channel



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

Why is it that very smart, MIT-educated technologists cannot answer a simple question when it comes to the VARs and systems integrators that often implement the products they build? It never ceases to amaze. Earlier this week, a very smart Oracle technologist was asked what about the new


August 25, 2009  12:56 AM

Next for Oracle: Red Hat?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BEA Systems, IT channel products and technologies, JBoss, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Red Hat

Everytime you think Oracle has had its fill of M&A, Larry Ellison whips out the corporate checkbook and buys something new. So why not Red Hat? Continued »


August 22, 2009  11:47 PM

Sun-Oracle deal moves closer to fruition



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

It would have been great to go to Avnet...

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August 5, 2009  2:59 AM

Rivals eye Sun partners, customers



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel conflict, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

To say that competitors are circling Sun Microsystems' customers and partners like vultures is probably overstating the case. But not by much. Continued...

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