"Which raises the question, if the company is on the eve of a new battle, why did Mr. Ellison step down? Or for that matter, did the succession change anything at Oracle? Mr. Hurd was elusive.Hurd: Oracle Takes On Microsoft in the Cloud - NYTimes.com
“It’s a team,” he said, and Ms. Catz, along with the two men, “have different skills.” The title changes, particularly Mr. Ellison’s, were “momentous in many ways, Larry Ellison is in many ways a Steve Jobs. That said, we don’t want to be on the history channel. We want to be on the news channel.”"
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hurd: Oracle Takes On Microsoft in the Cloud - NYTimes.com
Excerpt from an Oracle snapshot; tangentially, see Aging Tech Giants Look to Deals to Help Bolster Revenue (NYT)