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Larry Ellison yesterday announced plans to enable Oracle's (ORCL) customers to access the...

Larry Ellison yesterday announced plans to enable Oracle's (ORCL) customers to access the company's applications, and those that the clients write themselves, via the Internet. Ellison's embracing of cloud computing is a bit of an about turn after he called the term "complete gibberish" in 2008.
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  • p_mersault
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    He was right in 2008 and he's more right now. He wasn't saying cloud computing isn't the future, he was saying that the term is nonsense, which it is. People talk about cloud computing constantly as if they understand it, but by most people's definition it's nothing more than a website. People confuse it with SaaS. CRM obviously pressured this "announcement" (which oddly enough, was already possible), and CRM has been a leader in the misinformation campaign about the cloud. Between them and MSFT, they have effectively made the term undefinable.
    6 Oct 2011, 09:33 AM Reply Like
  • RiceBowl80
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    He was wrong then (clearly he didn't understand the market) and he's wrong now, because it's just a me-too offering and Oracle sucks as a follower. Hard to convince shareholders you're a god when all you do is sue and follow others. The bloom is clearly off the Oracle rose.
    6 Oct 2011, 08:40 PM Reply Like
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