What does the Oracle-Sun news mean for enterprise CTOs?

April 22, 2009
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OK, sometimes I get emotionally attached to great technology.  I need to watch that, I know humans are what is important.  But science is cool too, and it gets really really exciting to watch great humans create and field great technologies.  That is why I have long been a fan of both Oracle and Sun.  I like many other powerhouse IT companies as well… but those are the two names dominating this week’s news and it has been the topic of dozens of conversations with other CTOs since the announcement that Oracle Buys Sun. Here is some of the significance of the announcement, in my opinion:- This is a $7.4B purchase.  Oracle would only have done this if they realized there is incredible value for IT customers in this transaction. – The value of Sun is in far more than just intellectual property.  It is in incredible thought leadership of Sun’s talented people and terrific, visionary data center experience.  It is also because of the tremendous community leadership in the open source world. And of course there is the hardware production, distribution and service.  And, as emphasized in the release, Java and Solaris. – You can believe Larry…



OK, sometimes I get emotionally attached to great technology.  I need to watch that, I know humans are what is important.  But science is cool too, and it gets really really exciting to watch great humans create and field great technologies.  That is why I have long been a fan of both Oracle and Sun.  I like many other powerhouse IT companies as well… but those are the two names dominating this week’s news and it has been the topic of dozens of conversations with other CTOs since the announcement that Oracle Buys Sun. Here is some of the significance of the announcement, in my opinion:- This is a $7.4B purchase.  Oracle would only have done this if they realized there is incredible value for IT customers in this transaction. – The value of Sun is in far more than just intellectual property.  It is in incredible thought leadership of Sun’s talented people and terrific, visionary data center experience.  It is also because of the tremendous community leadership in the open source world. And of course there is the hardware production, distribution and service.  And, as emphasized in the release, Java and Solaris. – You can believe Larry…

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