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Josh Greenbaum is principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting, a Berkeley, Calif., firm that consults with end-user companies and enterprise software vendors large and small. Clients have included Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and other firms that are sometimes analyzed in his columns. Write him at email@example.com.
Articles by Josh Greenbaum
posted in September 2010
I am happy to report that I found the signs of life for the apps side of the business at Oracle Open World, though on keynote night Larry Ellison spent so much time on selling hardware that by the time he got to talking about Fusion many in the audience were no longer paying attention.
The HP Way died a miserable death on the altars of Oracle Open World Sunday night, in an auto-da-fe of medieval proportions... No need to say anything, just let HP be HP and make the company's growing irrelevance so stark and obvious that nothing else needed to be said, or done.
More and more I'm seeing that the most critical business problems to be tackled today in the enterprise center around enabling and improving the myriad relationships -- inside the firewall, outside the firewall, and all points in between -- that make key business processes come to life.
Oracle is now more firmly a hardware company than it was last week, when all it had in the hardware category was a company called Sun. Indeed, with Mark's ascendancy and Charles' "retirement," the real question is whether Oracle's applications product line will ever become a major part of the company's product focus again.
Fellow Enterprise Irregular Phil Wainright has commented on my recent post regarding multi-tenancy with a well-considered rebuttal that I believe deserves its own rebuttal in turn. Here it is: