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Many Sun Products to Wither and Die

May 20, 2009, 19:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Indeed, the bulk of whatever value still exists within Sun is on the software side. Oracle gains control of Java, securing the core of its Fusion middleware, but at EMA, where we specialize in IT management, we see the management and infrastructure solutions as the jewel in this deal.

"To start with, the deal combines two of the leaders in identity management. While the future of the combined portfolio is not yet clear, it clearly threatens IBM as well as CA directly in this space. Sun's position had weakened with the departure of key figures such as much of the executive team of the former Waveset, but the IP acquired with the deal will more than enhance Oracle's already strong position in identity."

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