David Grober

Managing Editor

David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Since 9/11, David has worked in ZDNet's Business Technology Group, and now serves as ZDNet's managing editor.

David Grober has nothing to disclose and does not hold any investments.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has remade the company via acquisitions. Oracle has acquired a bevy of companies such as Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems and others to become a significant applications player. Meanwhile, Oracle remains the database leader and displays strength in middleware. Oracle's next frontier: Hardware. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems could position Oracle as "T.J. Watson's IBM" or be a big headache.

April 14, 2010 by in Oracle

Databases are more critical than ever and the scrum for market share continues unabated. Oracle is the database leader and just acquired MySQL via the Sun Microsystems purchase. IBM and Microsoft remain key players.

April 14, 2010 by in Oracle