January 27, 2010

With Sun, Oracle Aims at Giants

Ashlee Vance

Merged company will battle IBM, HP, Dell and Cisco.

Oracle, having spent the last nine months fighting rivals and regulators in order to own Sun Microsystems, has pushed itself into the middle of the scrum of technology heavyweights all jostling for the same corporate customers. The $7.4 billion deal, which gives Oracle a vast hardware business for the first time, pits it against Hewlett-Packard, I.B.M., Dell and Cisco Systems, all of which have made a flurry of acquisitions and alliances.

Full story at The New York Times

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