RE: [SEMI-OT] Oracle to cloud or not to cloud?

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:57:13 -0500
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"Cloud Computing" is just another marketing pile of POO so that simple minded people, like your CIO/CEO, will think that their behind the times and need to spend more money on yet another pile of technology vaporware so they can add the buzz word to their résumé's and company advertising. Cloud computing = hosted apps, period. Been around for a long time making money for the likes of Capgemini and others who have hosting centers that are getting empty due to smaller hardware, lack of usage, etc..., namely the economic downturn. One of these days we'll probably learn how to distinguish that old Ford in the new paint job from the really new model. Though if marketers have their way, we won't.

If you can't impress them with brilliance, smother then in .

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
PAREXEL International

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From: [] On Behalf Of Rich Jesse Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:40 AM To: Oracle L
Subject: [SEMI-OT] Oracle to cloud or not to cloud?

Dateline September 21, 2009, Larry Ellison rants against cloud computing:

December 15, 2009, I receive an email from "Oracle Cloud Computing" inviting me "to view a Webcast [from two Oracle VPs] on one of today's most important technology trends-cloud computing. This emerging wave of technology promises to deliver new levels of IT efficiency and responsiveness, elastic scalability, and enterprise-class quality of service."

Wow, technology moves fast.



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