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Old 05-04-2009, 05:50 AM   #1
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LXer: How Oracle-Sun Could Use Google to Become New IBM


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There are several paths that Oracle could take to fully utilize the assets they are acquiring from Sun to become more dominant. The most obvious is to simply become a platform vendor and sell off the hardware to HP, Dell, or Lenovo in exchange for cash and a stronger strategic relationship with the company they chose. The most powerful result would come with HP. And - combined with a reinvigorated Unbreakable Linux, Oracle and HP could effectively take control of much of the corporate market. However, what if Oracle wanted to make a play to become as strong as IBM was when it was at its peak? Could they parley this acquisition into something vastly greater? Let's explore that today.

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