Merger fallout: Oracle grabs Sun, now what?
Expert opinions vary on exactly how Oracle's acquisiton of Sun will impact the tech industry. But it’s clear the deal has the potential to create major reshuffling among top-tier technology vendors.
coming barely a week after IBM pulled out of negotiations that appeared to be leading to its purchase of Sun.
So what does this deal mean to the future of the industry? Expert opinions vary, but it’s clear this deal has the potential to create major reshuffling among top-tier technology vendors. It may even inspire a few more mergers and acquisitions. Follow the links the below to hear what industry analysts are saying about this deal, starting with a take from Bruce Richardson , chief research officer at AMR Research.
Other opinions of the Oracle-Sun merger:
• Oracle deals signals major shift for IT industry
• Oracle finally gets is database appliance
• Sun Oracle—“Snorkel” stretches limits of credulity
• Do the red corpuscles get a new chance at Oracle?
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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