Tagged: Sun Microsystems

Oracle’s Sun acquisition a smart move

School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says Oracle acquiring Sun Microsystems after Sun’s talks with IBM broke down could be an industry-leading move. “Oracle has been quietly developing and refining its capabilities for integrating acquisitions – especially PeopleSoft, Siebel, and BEA Systems.  These gave Oracle an edge in […]

IBM/Sun Microsystems merger talks collapse

School of Management Professor N. “Venkat” Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says the breakdown of the merger talks between IBM and Sun Microsystems is bad news for Sun. “I am wondering if HP or Dell may get into the fray now that IBM seems to be walking away.  Both could benefit from having […]

IBM and Sun meet in the ‘cloud’

School of Management Professor N. “Venkat” Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says a would-be acquisition of Sun Microsystems by IBM could well serve IBM’s push to lead the effort to create for a “smarter” business infrastructure. “IBM’s supposed move to acquire Sun Microsystems is seen in some quarters as a radical shift in […]