De-coding Oracle's Latest Fusion Update

January 20, 2006

[From Datamation]

I got a call on the way to a recent Oracle Fusion briefing from Oracle analyst relations. SAP had apparently put out a bulletin in advance of the Oracle event that, in addition to offering pre-emptive rebuttals of what Oracle was going to say, offered me up as an independent analyst ready to talk, to quote the bulletin "about Oracle’s lack of progress in the applications space."

"Did I know anything about this?" Oracle wanted to know. No, I replied, I was planning to form my opinions after the event, despite SAP’s eagerness that I do otherwise.

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