Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Forbes: Is Oracle Considering Buying HP?

Now this would be a huge shake up of the IT sector - and what would be the pros and cons if Oracle buys HP?

Pros

  • Another platform that people use to run Oracle - HPUX - would be owned by Oracle
  • Oracle would suddenly have a ton of consumer users buying Printers, Tablets, Laptops and Desktops
  • SEs in both companies should prove to be more valuable - in cross selling opportunities.

Cons
  • Does Oracle as a company have the capability of dealing with so many customers?  
  • HP has a huge volume business 
  • What does Oracle know about Hardware?
  • What does Oracle know about desktops/laptops/tablets - end users in general?
  • What happens to all the cool SUN stuff...



I found out about this in this article at Forbes


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