Larry’s war: Oracle vs. SAP

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Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison has always had a knack for knocking down his competitors in interviews, but his attack on SAP goes much deeper. With Oracle’s recent aggressive acquisition approach, Ellison seems to have completely reversed from his opinion that “the sure sign of a struggling software company is that it starts writing checks instead of software.”

oracle’s new strategy could potentially change both the company and the entire industry. According to SAP Executive Board Member Shai Agassi, however, “You don’t get more powerful by eating more. You get more bloated.” Either way you look at it, it’s a risky business that will surely be watched with great interest.

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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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