Larry Ellison - Infoworld en HCM software is 'all about the people,' Larry Ellison says <p>Oracle CEO Larry Ellison relied on a time-tested bromide to sell a conference crowd on the vendor's array of HCM (human capital management) applications on Thursday.</p> <p>"When you're running the business, it's all about the people," Ellison said during the HCM World event in Las Vegas. "You can't run a successful business or government agency if you don't take care of your people. And you can't be a successful company if you don't take care of your customers. You can't be a successful government agency if you don't take care of your constituents."</p> Applications Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Oracle IT Jobs Web Services Social Networking Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:45:14 +0000 admin 235909 at Ellison: Facebook is new model for business applications <p>Modern business applications need a social network at their core and should be so easy to use that even a CEO can figure them out. So said Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, in a pitch for his company's software and cloud services in San Francisco on Wednesday.</p><p>"Our user interface is modeled after Facebook, something that doesn't require learning," Ellison said of Oracle's newest cloud software.</p> Applications Facebook Larry Ellison Oracle Applications Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:30:46 +0000 admin 235324 at Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals <p>Look out Amazon, Larry Ellison has got his eye on you.</p> <p>The fast-talking Oracle CEO declared Wednesday that IBM and SAP are no longer his main rivals and pointed instead to a bevy of fast-moving cloud service providers.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Oracle Amazon Web Services IaaS SaaS Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:18:07 +0000 admin 235323 at Salesforce's Marc Benioff tries to out-Oracle Larry Ellison <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Salesforce's Marc Benioff tries to out-Oracle Larry Ellison" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>'s Dreamforce conference was a smashing success this week, particularly if its aim was to make a bigger splash than <a href="" target="_blank">Oracle </a></p> Application Development Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard (HP) Larry Ellison Oracle CRM PaaS SaaS Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231411 at Larry Ellison: Some government surveillance is 'essential' to fight terror <p>Some level of government surveillance is "essential" if the nation is to minimize the incidence of terrorist strikes like the Boston Marathon bombing, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.</p> Security Larry Ellison Oracle Cyber Crime Internet Privacy Government Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:06:57 +0000 admin 224808 at Sony unveils flagship Xperia Z smartphone <p>Watch movies in the shower, capture HDR video, or just use it to make phone calls. Sony says it has something for everyone in its new Xperia Z smartphone, the company's flagship handset for 2013.</p> <p>The phone, which was unveiled on Monday at International CES in Las Vegas, combines several of Sony's key technologies, which the company hopes will make for a distinctive phone in the competitive Android smartphone market.</p> Mobile Technology Larry Ellison Android Smartphones Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:00:03 +0000 admin 210336 at Sony to buy Sony Ericsson, turn into subsidiary <p>Sony said Thursday it will acquire Ericsson's 50 percent share in their Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture, turning the company into a subsidiary in January 2012.</p><p>The Tokyo-based electronics maker said in a press release it will pay Ericsson €1.05 billion ($1.5 billion) in the deal, which includes several sets of related patents and a cross-licensing agreement for intellectual property.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Larry Ellison Intellectual Property M&A Smartphones Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:47:29 +0000 ccraig 177302 at Scott McNealy talks Java, Oracle, and Larry Ellison <p>Scott McNealy has kept a low profile since <a href="">Oracle bought his company</a> earlier this year, but on Wednesday the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems shared some thoughts on the acquisition.</p><p>"Do I have a problem with Larry Ellison buying Sun? No, that's part of capitalism -- as soon as we go public we're for sale, that's part of the deal," McNealy said during a speech in San Francisco, referring to Oracle's chairman and CEO.</p> Open Source Software Larry Ellison Oracle Intellectual Property Java Programming Open Source Software Thu, 04 Nov 2010 11:28:59 +0000 ccraig 143167 at Database wars: IBM, Oracle's Ellison trade zingers <p>Oracle's <a href="" target="_blank">media event</a> yesterday may have lacked the gadget-y pizzazz of <a href="" target="_blank">Apple's iPad launch</a> , but it had <a href="" target="_self">Oracle</a> CEO <a href="" target="_self">Larry Ellison</a>, who was his usual merry, brazen self and had attendees guffawing.</p> Computer Hardware Data Explosion Data Management IBM Larry Ellison Oracle Data Warehousing DBMS Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:46:22 +0000 admin 111051 at Oracle and Sun: The new IBM? <p>The blue suits are back. Maybe not literally -- CEO Larry Ellison wore his trademark tailored suit and black turtleneck. But the vibe as <a href="">Oracle</a> laid out its plans on Wednesday for the finally captured Sun Microsystems was distinctly <a href="">IBM</a>, circa 1960.</p> Applications Application Development The Industry Standard IBM Larry Ellison Oracle M&A Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 110961 at Why we hate -- and need -- cloud computing <p>It's been two months since Larry Ellison, in an onstage interview, treated the world to his latest, loudest takedown of cloud computing: "All it is is a computer attached to a network! What are you talking about? ... It's databases! It's operating systems and microprocessors and the Internet! And all of a sudden it's none of that -- it's the cloud! What are you talking about??" The audience at the Churchill Club in San Francisco roared its approval.</p> Cloud Computing Larry Ellison IaaS PaaS SaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 99465 at CEO makes nice to Oracle at OpenWorld <p>Attendees packed into a presentation by Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff at Oracle's <a href="" target="_self">OpenWorld</a> conference Tuesday, but those hoping the executive would deliver some of his trademark trash talk toward Oracle left the room disappointed.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Oracle Internet CRM SaaS Applications Cloud Computing Technology Business Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:46:17 +0000 admin 95805 at Sun, Oracle chiefs vow: Sun technologies will live on <p>Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison both took the stage at the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 conference Sunday evening to offer reassurances that Sun technologies will not go away should Oracle complete its <a title="Oracle buys Sun for $7.4B" href="" target="_self">planned acquisition of Sun</a>.</p> Application Development Data Management Open Source Software Larry Ellison Oracle Application Development Computer Hardware Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:55:21 +0000 Paul Krill 95456 at Larry Ellison's cloud tirade: Why he's so scared <p>Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has railed against the cloud computing hyperbole in the past. Thus, it was not a huge surprise when he provided a bit of a cloud computing rant during an appearance at the Churchill Club on Sept. 21. Ellison unloaded on cloud computing in response to an audience question. (If it doesn't appear below, <a href="" target="_blank">watch Ellison's rant</a> on YouTube.)</p> Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Cloud Computing Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 93483 at Will Larry Ellison eat his words on cloud computing? <p>The buzz from analysts and reporters is that Larry Ellison is rethinking Oracle's cloud computing strategy. Just last year, when asked about cloud computing, Larry said, "Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?" If he's flip-flopping, it's interesting.  Since Oracle's one of the titans of Silicon Valley, it's news.</p> Cloud Computing Data Management Larry Ellison Oracle Cloud Computing Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:00:00 +0000 whurley 81337 at Fear not Ellison's commitment to Java <p>Perhaps the biggest news at Sun's <a href="">JavaOne</a> conference this week was not a product announcement, but a "surprise" appearance by Oracle CEO <a href="">Larry Ellison</a> in the opening keynote. Because the acquisition has not yet been formally approved by shareholders and government regulatory agencies, Sun continues to call the shots and operate as an independent company. But it was still a smart move by both parties to show that Oracle has a huge Application Development Open Source Software Larry Ellison Application Development Thu, 04 Jun 2009 17:18:34 +0000 Simon Phipps 78253 at Oracle and netbooks? Say it isn't so <p>Is Larry Ellison planning to get into the netbook business? The <a href="">Oracle</a> boss is hinting in that direction and, while it makes little sense, with Ellison anything is possible, at least to talk about. Delivering is another story.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Larry Ellison Oracle Laptop PCs Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:51:05 +0000 admin 77992 at Oracle CEO, set to buy Sun, hails Java at conference <p>Reassuring the Java community, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison pledged a commitment to Java technologies, including the budding JavaFX rich media extension to Java, on Tuesday morning at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.</p> Application Development Larry Ellison Oracle Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:10:03 +0000 Paul Krill 77851 at Oracle will stay in the hardware business, Ellison says Larry Ellison Oracle Blade Servers Unix M&A Processors Servers Fri, 08 May 2009 11:35:17 +0000 admin 74802 at