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RE: Oracle ambushes Peoplesoft with $5.1bn bid

From: Goulet, Dick <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 07:11:23 -0700
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If Oracle simply adds their methods of releasing patches to PeopleSoft it will be a win for all of those PeopleSoft administrators out there.  PeopleSoft's patch release and implementation methods are really a pain in the ___.
Dick GouletSenior Oracle DBAOracle Certified 8i DBA

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size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Mogens Nørgaard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 9:10 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LSubject: Re: Oracle ambushes Peoplesoft with $5.1bn bidIf I may Compare The Uncomparable for a few seconds, I think there are two possible outcomes - at least if I look at examples from the database world:1. IBM's purchase of Informix was only intended to get to the customer base. IBM will try to move them all to DB2 asap. They have no plan, idea or enthusiasm for another database in their inventory.2. Oracle's purchase of Rdb is one of the best buys I've seen in the industry. Ever. They kept the guys with the full bears in the New England Development Center .They were typically all so old and bitter that they'd actually - get this - write specs and test stuff before writing and releasing code. Fantastic. Oracle also kept coming out with new versions of Rdb with new features, improved this and improved that, and so forth. They still have a very good relationship with the Rdb customers around the world (like Lego with about 750 Rdb databases), and slowly the customers will move to Oracle.This doesn't mean that a merger between People Soft and Oracle will go well, but at least it's the new thing that we've all been waiting for to happen so Oracle once again looks interesting and exciting - might even bump up the share prise a bit.MogensGoulet, Dick wrote:   

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  color=#0000ff size=2>Good point.  People Soft does all of their   development work on M$ Sql Server and it's one of their supported   platforms.  IBM would have a similar desire since you know that once   People Soft becomes part of Oracle support for non Oracle DB's will die.    Actually according to the press release People Soft will become Oracle   E-Business suite.  That's why I characterize this as a whale swallowing   another whale.
  Dick GouletSenior Oracle DBAOracle Certified 8i DBA   

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  size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Jamadagni, Rajendra [<A   class=moz-txt-link-freetext
  href="mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]">mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]Sent:   Friday, June 06, 2003 11:10 AMTo: Multiple recipients of list   ORACLE-LSubject: RE: Oracle ambushes Peoplesoft with $5.1bn   bid
  I wonder when Micto$oft will step in with a counter offer ...   imagine what will this do to their CRM market share dream ...   Raj <FONT

  Rajendra dot Jamadagni at nospamespn dot com <FONT   size=2>All Views expressed in this email are strictly personal.   QOTD: Any clod can have facts, having an opinion is an art   !
  -----Original Message----- From:
  Goulet, Dick [<A
  href="mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]">mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] <FONT   size=2>Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 10:45 AM To:   Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: RE:   Oracle ambushes Peoplesoft with $5.1bn bid   OK, This is one WHALE swallowing act that I just HAVE to   watch!!  This is akin to McDonalds acquiring Burger King and Wendy's in   one fell swoop!!
          Wonder what this
  will do to pricing and support costs???   Dick Goulet Senior Oracle DBA
  Oracle Certified 8i DBA Received on Mon Jun 09 2003 - 09:11:23 CDT

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