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RFID baggage claim

RFID baggage claim

Delta Air Lines says it will use radio frequency identification technology to end the problem of lost luggage and save itself up to $100 million annually.

July 2, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Oracle/DOJ trial shows the tech version of inside the Beltway

Oracle/DOJ trial shows the tech version of inside the Beltway

For those of you interested in the inner workings of the software industry, the Oracle/DOJ trial over the fate of PeopleSoft provides some interesting artifacts. For example, IBM considered acquiring "blocking stakes" in key software companies and launching lobbying efforts against certain mergers with "customers/influencers/regulators.

July 2, 2004 by in Oracle

Ellison: It's about survival

Ellison: It's about survival

It should come as no surprise that Larry Ellison testified that increasing competitive pressure from SAP and the entry of Microsoft into the business applications market spurred Oracle to launch its hostile bid for PeopleSoft. "We felt the only way to survive and prosper was through acquisition," he told a packed federal courthouse.

June 30, 2004 by in Oracle

A lost advantage for Microsoft customers

A lost advantage for Microsoft customers

One of Microsoft's older licensing programs ended yesterday, and the question now is what Upgrade Advantage customers will do next-- buy full versions of Windows and other applications or join the company's subscription-based Software Assurance. Those considering the latter route could borrow a page from European governments and businesses: Push Redmond hard--even if it means playing the "Linux" card-- for deep discounts and other concessions in your licensing terms.

June 30, 2004 by in Tech Industry

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