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Ellison: 'Sun losing $100 million a month'

Sep 22, 2009, 15:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

""We have no interest in being in the hardware business," said Ellison.

"That brought a hush to room. Here it comes, the conspiracy theorists were right, Oracle is going to jettison Sun's hardware business.

"Nope. Ellison went on to explain that Sun is going to help Oracle become a great "systems" company, not just a hardware or software company. He said his goal is to become the successor to the old IBM under Thomas J. Watson.

""Not Lou Gerstner's IBM or Sam Palmisano's, but when IBM was the dominant software company in the world and translated that to being the dominant systems company." Ellison called that IBM, "the greatest company on Earth."

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