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Oracle lays out its worldview

Against the backdrop of its acquisition battle for PeopleSoft, the database software maker talks up its tech agenda at this week's OracleWorld conference. The main theme: grid computing.

roundup Against the backdrop of its acquisition battle for PeopleSoft, the database software maker talks up its tech agenda at this week's OracleWorld conference. The main theme: grid computing.
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Fiorina at OracleWorld: Getting fit for grid computing
Carly Fiorina, CEO, Hewlett-Packard

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Ellison touts 10G at OracleWorld
Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle

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Ellison confident about PeopleSoft buy
Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle

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OracleWorld: McNealy previews Sun-Oracle server project
Scott McNealy, CEO, and Anthony Hillman, software engineer manager, Sun Microsystems

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McNealy at OracleWorld: Choice between heaven or Dell
Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems

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OracleWorld: Dell bids dinosaurs adieu
Michael Dell, CEO, Dell


The grid idea seems to have sped through all the phases of a new technology's life cycle at OracleWorld, inspiring breathless exuberance and sober reassessment in just four days.
September 11, 2003


An executive with the database software maker says the company is building a consortium of industry players to help create standards for commercial use of grid computing.
September 11, 2003


An executive says it's unlikely the company will increase its $7.25 billion unsolicited bid for rival PeopleSoft before regulators weigh in on the deal.
September 10, 2003


Responding to a bomb threat, software maker Oracle orders the evacuation of thousands of attendees at its OracleWorld conference in San Francisco.
September 10, 2003


Oracle's CEO repeats his determination to acquire rival PeopleSoft, but was cagey about whether he would raise the offer price of his hostile takeover bid.
September 9, 2003


The merging of the computing, communications and content industries will open doors for IT companies, Craig Barrett tells OracleWorld attendees.
September 9, 2003


Sun CEO Scott McNealy chides thousands of gearheads gathered at OracleWorld for over-engineering their companies' computer systems.
September 9, 2003


The database maker says it is supplying the U.S. Department of Defense with software for a new national security system.
September 9, 2003


Michael Dell, chief executive of the PC giant, takes the stage at the OracleWorld trade show, rallying for "a common blade architecture."
September 8, 2003


The company is turning up the buzz on grid computing, as the OracleWorld customer conference gets under way in San Francisco.
September 8, 2003

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