Oracle ran a huge ad today in the Wall Street Journal stating that SAP is being left behind. The one-page ad in the back of the B section of the paper quotes Henning Kagermann, SAP AG CEO saying, “We lost share.” SAP is not happy about the ad and has rebutted the claim by Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. SAP’s Bill Wohl, VP of product and solutions public relations said that Ellison’s statement is a misrepresentation. SAP declined to comment whether it had actually lost market share.
Are we that lucky? A major oil field was found in the Gulf of Mexico which could turn out to be as big as 50% of our oil reserves. I’ve heard that it may take several years to tap into the new found oil field. This is great news for the United States as the market responded positively today. Now, if we can only create new technologies to stop our future reliance on oil, particularly Middle East oil. It would make my day for a month or so.
Here’s someone who really loves blogging. Is this any different from reading a newspaper? Those exploding batteries explain why the laptop is on the floor.
What! Google website does not validate? How could they get away with that? You would think they would support XHTML and CSS standards. I’m disappointed. Is speed much more important than standards? Read more.
This is big. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison hinted that he may start a new Linux version. What will they call it? O’Linux. That sounds too close to be an Irish name. Ellison calls it the “bundled stack” with application and O/S rolled into one product. It’s going to be an interesting development in the coming months if this play will come to fruition. In the meantime, Redhat, Novell, Microsoft, IBM and Sun Microsystems are probably scratching their heads how this move will potentially affect their business.