One year ago, PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart) was happily preparing
its acquisition of J.D. Edwards, when Oracle (Quote, Chart) dropped a
bombshell in the form of a hostile takeover.
The year that followed highlights just how the two companies and the
men that run them are struggling with the changing market for enterprise
Now, Oracle is days away from defending itself against the U.S.
government's anti-trust lawsuit that looks to prevent the $7.7 billion
hostile takeover from happening. Even if the Redwood Shores,
database giant survives the legal battle, it may still face European
regulators and a nasty proxy war from PeopleSoft shareholders.
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