----- Message from steelville <steelville@xxxxxxxxxxx> on Sun, 26
Apr 2009 11:04:21 -0400 -----
Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries <midrange-
Re: IBM "integrated"
Looks like Sun sent signals to IBM to please save them from assimilation
by Larry Ellison. I think the execs had pushback from employees who dotechnology,
NOT want to work in a sweatshop.
I think IBM is stupid if they don't acquire them at a tad bit more than
Oracle is offering. Sun's negotiators might have even been playing both
sides for a better deal from IBM, which really would have been stupid.
john e wrote:
I forgot the subject line, sorry about that :)
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:50:04 +0200
Oracle did not want to let IBM get its hands on Java and Solaris, and
felt it had to react to what looks more and more like a thorough
restructuring of the computer industry. Since the early 1990s the
industry has resembled a cake made of horizontal layers of
Germanwith each layer dominated by a few companies. Cisco, for instance,
provided most of the networking gear. Sun and HP sold servers. Oracle
was the leader in databases. IBM?s mainstay was services. SAP, a
deploygiant, ruled in business software.
Then Charles Philips, Sun's co-president, took over and
said Oracle would be "engineering a true system," and might even
AS/400 Faithful?"appliances that are geared for specific industries, complete with
application software, for customers, all pre-integrated, all ready to
Any of this sound familiar to you,