salesforce'com CEO Mark Benioff, a former Oracle executive, can be relied
upon to provide provocative comments with respect to his company and
competition, particularly so with respect to rivals Oracle and Siebel
Below are initial comments he made in a note to employees in reaction to
hearing that his two rivals have now combined into a single company by dint
of Oracle aquiring Siebel for $5.85 billion. (It should be noted that Benioff
has a home in Hawaii and is known for his wearing of Hawaiian shirts.) His
"Oracle put Siebel investors out... (more)
Partners for more than 20 years, Sun and Oracle renewed their relationship
during a press conference hosted by Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO
Larry Ellison at Oracle's headquarters and stated that they will continue to
work closely for at least the next 10 years. The companies have established
themselves as a force in the enterprise, making Sun the #1 marketshare leader
with Oracle globally and the #1 marketshare platform for Oracle Database and
Over the last several months, the two companies have re-established closer
ties on a number of fronts from Oracle's ... (more)
Oracle sued its great rival SAP in a federal court in San Francisco claiming
that the German company broke into its computers and stole massive amounts of
its customer support material, including copyrighted software updates, bug
fixes, patches, custom solutions and instruction documents.
It calls it "corporate theft on a grand scale," labels it "willful and
malicious," says it was meant to "injure Oracle's business and improve its
own," and demands punitive damages.
And it wants a jury trial.
SAP had nothing to say. It was reviewing the suit.
The suit names SAP AG, SAP America a... (more)