Thursday, June 19, 2003

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Oracle's PeopleSoft Bid, Ellison's Revenge

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Oracle's PeopleSoft Bid, Ellison's Revenge "But Oracle's methods continue to leave a sour taste. As Adam Lashinsky notes in his latest Fortune commentary, Oracle was so embarrassed by its performance in a phone call with analysts that it didn't post key material to its Web site. What's Oracle hiding? The fact that it can't answer essential questions, that's what -- and that should be a red flag. Nobody in his or her right mind should trust Ellison any further than, say, Bill Gates when it comes to honor in business practices.
As all this proceeds, the sounds you hear in the background are chuckles. Microsoft, moving into this line of business, and SAP, already there in great force, could be the big winners when this is over."
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