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June 24, 2011  5:09 PM

Hardware continues to flummox Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Exalogic, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Safra Catz, Sun Microsystems

Oh, Oracle, Oracle, Oracle. You're nothing if not predictable. On yesterday's Oracle fourth quarter  earnings call, there was the usual happy talk about fat margins and great execution. The...

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 7, 2010  12:12 AM

Hurd in, Phillips out at Oracle



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

A month after his ouster as Hewlett-Packard CEO, Mark Hurd has a new job--president of Oracle. Rather co-president of Oracle with Safra Catz.


August 18, 2010  4:51 PM

Oracle/Sun hits just keep on coming



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, lawsuit, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

The aftermath of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems is proving to be a full-employment act for bloggers and journalists. Continued »


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...


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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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 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 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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