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Sun, Oracle eases anxiety over merger

October 12th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
In the world of enterprise technology that has become dominated by an increasingly smaller pool of players, company leaders often swing between taking potshots at their rivals and singing praises next. When Sun...
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Ellison and McNealy to kick off Openworld confab

October 12th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun’s Scott McNealy are expected to take the stage at the opening keynote of Oracle’s annual business technology conference. Those who are closely following the developments of the deal,...
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Oracle-Sun Deal Hits EU Wall

September 8th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
Last week, the European Commission announced that it will launch an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation over Oracle’s impending acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The controversial move, which has caused a...
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Microsoft contributes Linux drivers

July 26th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
Last week, the open source community was abuzz with conversations on Microsoft's contribution of 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel. While some are skeptical over the software giant's move to get its code into the Linux...
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Cisco’s cloud ambitions

July 1st, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Look into the world’s tech crystal ball and you’ll see only clouds. Even with my limited divination skills, this trend isn’t hard to spot. For the past year or so, many tech vendors — e.g. IBM, Microsoft,...
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Commentary on vSphere4: call a spade a spade, and a cloud… virtualization

April 23rd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The tech industry is full of jargon junkies. We invent acronyms, come up with complex-sounding terms that are little more than airbrushed revamps of existing concepts. Scarcely had the latest “in” buzzword exited the...
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Oracle to buy Sun for US$7.4 billion

April 20th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
Two weeks after IBM decided against buying Sun, Oracle announced just hours ago it has sealed the deal to buy Sun. Oracle will pay US$9.50 per share of Sun, 10 cents per share more than what IBM had offered. I knew something was...
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Lotus Singapore 2009 talks up collaboration

April 9th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
At yesterday’s Lotus Singapore 2009 — part of a series of regional roadshows that IBM Lotus is holding in Asia Pacific — the key theme emphasized throughout the conference was on collaboration. I was expecting...
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LotusLive: a cloud-based social network for businesses

January 22nd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Cloud computing and social media are big themes this year. Every major software vendor – from Microsoft to Google – is talking it up and jumping on the bandwagon. IBM Lotus just unveiled LotusLive Monday 19th Jan at this...