Oracle changed titles among its top three execs and tried to calm the troops by promising that nothing will change. Is that really a good thing?
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Oracle will likely pitch its database, content management tools and analytics packages to Front Porch customers such as A&E Television, BBC, Discovery and Nascar.
Oracle's OpenWorld conference gave customers a lot to digest. Here's the short version of the powwow and key issues to ponder going forward.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison maintains Google is evil and says Apple will never be the same without Steve Jobs. Discuss.
The Ellison and Benioff show was a great example of how competition turns to co-opetition and then true love once there are enough enterprise dollars at stake.
The move was plugged last week by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who also noted deals would be announced with Salesforce and NetSuite.
Oracle has a multi-front war going and a few technology shifts to navigate. It will take a few years to determine how the company ultimately fares.
Oracle touted its cloud strategy as well as its hardware products, but the sales miss won't do much to allay concerns that the company is having trouble battling companies like Workday and Salesforce as well as open source databases.
Hardware, Mark Hurd, open source databases and cloud computing are among the big question marks that need to be answered for Oracle.
In an appearance at the Wells Fargo Tech Transformation Summit, Oracle's Safra Catz gave an upfront lecture to address the company's issues. Wells Fargo analyst Jason Maynard got a few questions in, but Catz put him in a corner.