Why Oracle Loves a Fight

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A further look at Oracle’s attempt to outbid SAP for retail software specialist Retek. According to Phillips, Oracle has been looking at Retek since September as part of their “surround strategy” approach to surpassing SAP by picking up business applications.

Phillips admits to targeting SAP as their top enemy, to the point that Larry Ellison now refers to the company as “sap” because it’s diminutive. read article.

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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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