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Oracle Begins Picking Its Sun A-Team

Feb 01, 2010, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Now that the Sun acquisition is a done deal, Oracle has begun picking and choosing the products that will live on and which will fade out. While CEO Larry Ellison was adamant that there would be no wholesale slaughter of products or staffing cuts, the reality is that not everything can survive or receive full Oracle investment.

"Most of these discussions are available online from a collection of videos made during Oracle's (NASDAQ: ORCL) Product Strategy day earlier this week.

"Michael Bemmer, the former head of Sun's software business, is now the general manager of the Oracle Office Global Business Unit and is in many of the clips. He said there will be a name change for Star Office and Star Suite, which will become members of the Oracle Office family.

""Oracle had not sold office productivity tools, so we are happy to fill that gap," Bemmer said in one video."

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