Tuesday, June 10, 2003
WSJ.com - Oracle Bid May Threaten IBM's Software Alliances
WSJ.com - Oracle Bid May Threaten IBM's Software Alliances "Although some have suggested that IBM could jump into the fray as a white knight to buy PeopleSoft, Big Blue insiders privately dismiss that idea, saying IBM couldn't afford to alienate its other applications-software partners by acquiring a rival. Analysts agree that an IBM rescue of PeopleSoft isn't in the cards. "The chance of IBM making a bid for PeopleSoft is, if not zero, very close to it," said John Jones, an analyst with SoundView."