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July 15, 2011  2:00 PM

Oracle tight-lipped on eBusiness Suite support fee hike

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Ebusiness, ERP, Licensing, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Support

For the last three weeks a colleague on Computer Weekly has been trying to get a straight answer from Oracle on price changes to support and...

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July 8, 2011  2:29 PM

UKOUG shuffle

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
BEA, Java, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Sun, Support, ukoug

This week the UK Oracle user group is reorganising. Chairman, Debra Lilley takes on a new role as president of the council and...

March 8, 2011  3:49 PM

Oracle hardware support rip-off

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Oracle, rip-off, Sun, Support

The Service Industry Association has filed a complaint against Oracle in Europe and the US concerning the limitations Oracle puts on its hardware support.


SIA executive director Claudia...

April 23, 2009  12:50 PM

IT procurment needs a rethink – industry consolidation changes the game

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Symantec, ukoug

Oracle's acquisition of Sun shows that everything is up for grabs Oracle has spent $35 billion since 2005 on major software acquisitions including Peoplesoft, Hyperion and Siebel. In 2008 HP bought EDS for $13.9 billion....

April 20, 2009  4:50 PM

Oracle buys Sun…now what will happen to Sparc

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Java, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, WebLogic

Oracle is buying Sun for $7.4 billion a move which Oracle CEO Larry Ellision says, will give Oracle two key Sun software assets: Java and Solaris.  He says, "Java is one of the computer industry's best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies, and it is the most...

March 18, 2009  10:39 AM

IBM/Sun: what it could mean?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IBM, OpenOffice, power, risc, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Unix

What will IBM gain by buying Sun? Today, under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership, I think Sun's more of a software company than a Unix server and workstation firm.IBM could benefit from taking over Java and OpenOffice. I'm not too sure where the hardware fits. OK, IBM will increase its market lead...

January 16, 2008  6:56 PM

Why is Sun buying MySQL?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
MySQL, Sun

It looks like Sun's Jonathan Schwartz is planning to build a fully-fledged software business around open source software. With Java, Solaris and its middleware products and development tools Sun has been slowly courting the open source community. MySQL has a significant user base and its...

May 10, 2007  9:28 AM

Open Source is 2.0

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Java, Linux, Open source, Sun

I came across an interesting observation on Sun chief executive Jonathan Schwatz's blog. Jonathan states:

think about it - Linux and OpenSolaris are the ultimate in user generated content
He's talking about...

May 8, 2007  10:20 PM

Which operating system?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun

One of the questions I inevitably ask when speaking to CIOs and IT directors about an application they are running is: "What operating system does it use?" No one ever comes back with the response: "Does it matter?" Businesses do not really care what operating system they run, so long as it...

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