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Industry News, Larry Ellison and the Oracle Corporation resources, news, and support articles.

Panetta Is Named as an Oracle Director

The company said the addition of Leon Panetta, director of the C.I.A. from 2009 to 2011 and defense secretary from 2011 to 2013, would expand its board to 12 members.

In Advertising, It's About Who Gets Credit for the Sale

Oracle’s purchase of Datalogix sheds a light on an important side of the digital advertising business: connecting an ad you see with a product you buy.

Amazon Moves to Extend Cloud-Computing Dominance

Amazon Web Services already has the largest share of the worldwide cloud-computing market, and is looking for ways to expand the range of services it offers.

Effort Begins for More Say on Directors

Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller who oversees five pension funds, is leading a drive to let shareholders nominate board directors.

Paul Singer's Hedge Fund Pushes Technology Giant EMC to Break Up

In a letter, Elliott Management criticized the tech company for being overly complex and suggested selling off a range of assets, including the separately traded cloud computing firm VMWare.

Cisco: The Internet Needs More Control

Cisco has a novel approach for selling its big Internet vision, called Intercloud: There is no better way to impose government policies on the Internet.

OpenWorld 2014

Yes, it is that time of year again - OpenWorld is here!

My focus continues to be: Cloud Applications, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing and Big Data.

There will be some very exciting & game-changing announcements that I got a preview of at the ACE Director briefings last week.

As is customary, here is my list of sessions you may not want to miss:

Hurd: Oracle Takes On Microsoft in the Cloud

The opening keynote at Oracle’s annual conference will be about its“unique opportunity to be the leader of the next generation of cloud,” according to Mark Hurd, the new co-chief.

Larry Ellison Keeps a Hand on the Wheel at Oracle

Mr. Ellison’s 25 percent stake in the company — and dual role as chairman and chief technology officer — ensure he’s far from relinquishing control, Robert Cyran of Reuters Breakingviews writes.

Daily Report: Ellison Retires as Oracle's Chief

The top job at the database giant will be shared by Mark V. Hurd, now co-president, and Safra Catz, who is co-president and chief financial officer.

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