Oracle's Grid Is About Less, Rather Than More

September 25, 2003

[From Reuters]

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Oracle Corp.'s new grid software that allows companies to stitch together separate computers is designed to win customers for the long term, not provide a quick sales boost, a senior executive said on Thursday.

The new 10g grid software due later this year will be given away to existing Oracle customers. It lets them use their computers more efficiently, so they can delay buying new ones, Executive Vice President Charles Phillips said in an interview.

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