Oracle eyeing Bl?

February 2006
eWeek;2/27/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p67
The article comments on the recent acquisition of software companies by Oracle Corp. All this Oracle impulse acquisition of companies had left two interesting questions: when does Oracle run out of software companies to buy, and what categories should Oracle really be diving into. The answer to the first question is that Oracle never run out of software companies to buy out. Meanwhile, the answer to the second question is somewhat interesting. It is business intelligence (BI). If Oracle wants corporate growth, it needs to go with BI. As for BI player Oracle, it might buy the company Hyperion, the most likely candidate. Hyperion is cheaper than Cognos Inc. and Business Objects Inc. based on market valuation, and has a heavy concentration in financial applications.


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