If you've watched any TV in the past week and a half, you know that Donald Trump will return this Thursday with a new round of The Apprentice. The hit show for General Electric's
On Friday, Oracle
Ellison provided details of his strategy this morning, during a several-hours-long webcast that was still going as of this writing. The plan comes less than two weeks after "OracleSoft's" opening day and, besides the firings, involves a pair of expected moves. First, Oracle will support PeopleSoft's product lines until at least 2013 and will develop and release PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, the next version of PeopleSoft's software. Second, Ellison said the company's expanded development team will work on "Project Fusion," a new applications architecture that would supposedly combine the best features of Oracle's own business applications with those of PeopleSoft and JD Edwards, which PeopleSoft acquired only weeks before Oracle began its pursuit of PeopleSoft.
If the strategy sounds bland, well, it is. And that's probably intentional. The worst thing Ellison could do right now is to scare current PeopleSoft customers into thinking about switching to alternatives from SAP
For related Foolishness:
- It wasn't so long ago that we heard about Trump's next apprentice.
- In fact, Trump's apprentice was hired the week Ellison acquired PeopleSoft.
- Ellison allowed himself a well-deserved victory dance to close out 2004.
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