Oracle reports a 15 percent drop in 2005 quarterly profits, due largely to the costs of the PeopleSoft takeover, while sales were up 18 percent, which included those from PeopleSoft.
In light of Oracle claims that they have the largest applications business in North America, this article takes a look at the North American market share numbers for SAP versus the newly merged Oracle/Peoplesoft
Oracle beats out SAP and wins the bidding war to acquire Retek for $670 million.
Oracle CFO Harry You jumps ship after 8 months to become the CEO at consulting firm BearingPoint. Co-president Safra Catz will serve as the interim CFO until a permanent replacement is found.
Oracle has upped its Retek offer from $9 to $11.25 per share, a figure which is 2 percent above SAP’s latest bid of $11.
Richard Byrom at OracleAppsBlog posts some notes and insights on the public timelines for merging the software branches of Oracle Apps, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards ERP packages.
An article looking at Oracle’s aggressive takeover attempts Circa 2005.
A further installment in the ongoing Retek bidding war between Oracle and SAP. SAP counters Oracle’s last bid with a 22% increase to $11 per share but includes a $25 million termination fee if Retek walks away from the deal.
A look at White Box Enterprise Linux
A look at factors to consider when contemplating a database server consolidation, with ways to reduce Oracle licensing costs depending on your business needs.