Sun Microsystems is looking to grow its $5 billion a year services business by taking a no strings attached approach. Ted Hoy, Sun's vice president of services, said at the company's New York office that the company is looking to distinguish itself in services by going easy on the hardware pitch.
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Oracle president Charles Phillips says it's easier to upgrade to new versions of its software. Here's what he said: "The upgrading experience has gotten a lot easier.
Oracle president Charles Phillips said Wednesday that the company has released five new flavors of its applications that will all interconnect to each other. It is also allowing its independent software vendors connect those systems to other systems via SOA.
Oracle is pitching its customers on the concept of next generation Fusion applications, but it has a line to walk that could turn into a conundrum in the future. The line: Oracle is launching new releases of existing applications that interoperate with each other, but at some point it will want customers to move toward Fusion.
Oracle paid $3.3 billion for Hyperion to get better access to chief financial officers.
Red Hat on Wednesday released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, touted its virtualization capabilities and solidified its standing as a leading open source player. With all that momentum, Oracle and its grand plans to offer Red Hat Linux support shouldn't be a concern to Red Hat right?
Oracle's third quarter delivered better-than-expected results on the back of strong middleware. Meanwhile, Oracle took a few swipes at BEA and SAP.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz have called a press conference at 10 a.m.
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Sun Microsystems and Advanced Micro Devices engineers are on track with the two companies' server transition to the Barcelona chip, AMD's quad-core Opteron processor, says Phil Hughes, a spokesman for AMD. Hughes adds that it too early to see what impact Sun's choice of Intel for some servers will have on the company.