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Mar 14 2008   4:25PM GMT

And the new Rauline Ochs is…

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Word out of Redwood Shores is that Oracle has tapped the new channel chief for North America.

Make that channel chiefs. Plural.  Apparently it takes not one but two men to fill Rauline Ochs’ shoes: Tyler Prince and John Gray are dividing up Ochs’ responsibilities.

Both had reported to Ochs.

What’s different here is Oracle has gone back to its applications-and-technology segmentation. Prince will handle the ever-growing applications and the relevant partners. Gray gets technology, aka the database and tools partner kingdom.

An Oracle spokeswoman said she could not confirm the news, which came from sources close to the software giant.

Ochs left the company three months ago for a new gig at Safeco. Then, just two weeks ago, her worldwide counterpart Doug Kennedy took off for Microsoft. Judson Althoff replaced Kennedy.

[Note: An Oracle spokeswoman confirmed the Prince and Gray promotions on Friday night. Prince was previously group vice president of strategic SIs, industry and Fusion middleware alliance. Gray was group vice president, North American ISVs. It was unclear what their new titles would be. The changes were announced internally on Thursday.]

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