Larry Ellison to Become My New Big Boss

/larry-ellison-to-become-my-new-big-boss 2009-04-20T17:03:47+01:00

If all goes well, it looks like Larry Ellison is soon to become my new Big Boss following the news that Oracle has agreed to buy Sun Microsystems for the sum of $9.50 a share (I got this email too).

I must say I'm a lot more comfortable with the idea of Oracle, a software company, acquiring Sun than I was with the idea IBM. I've never liked the way IBM does business - maybe this is a hand-me-down from my father who used to work for ICL many years ago.

Anyway, Oracle has quite a reputation for integrating acquisitions quickly so it'll be interesting to see how quickly this gets through all the legal ramifications and for Sun to become Oracle (or Sunacle?) in day-to-day business. It'll also be interesting to see what they do with Sun's land assets. Whilst I like my current office in Camberley, the trip to Reading where Oracle UK HQ is, is a much easier drive.

It'll also be very interesting to see the direction Oracle takes things like Java, Solaris/OpenSolaris and Sun's hardware line. Only time will tell.

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