Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Oracle-Sun deal to create a $1.5 bn entity in India

Source: TheEconomicTimes
Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems will create a $1.5-billion (Rs 7,474 crore) entity in India, and help Oracle compete more effectively with arch rival IBM by bundling its business software with Sun’s computer servers, and offering them at competitive rates to customers in the country.

This transaction will help Oracle address newer segments of India’s $34 billion market (Forrester estimate) for IT products and services, and increase its share of the overall enterprise software services market.

Customers, such as Punjab National Bank (PNB), which already uses hundreds of computer servers from Sun Microsystems and runs several applications through Oracle’s database software, this transaction will surely add value. “Since we have both Oracle and Sun as important vendors, this acquisition will bring a lot of value,” said RIS Sidhu, chief information officer (CIO) of PNB.


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