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Database giant Oracle expects European Commission antitrust watchdogs to give the thumbs up to the company's multi-billion takeover bid for Sun Microsystems after Christmas. "We expect the European Commission to unconditionally clear the acquisition of Sun in January," said Oracle president Safra Catz yesterday, as the firm …

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Hurry up already

Oracle needs to lay off 90% of Sun employees as they are deadwood.

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Re: Hurry up already

I appreciate your bored and trolling but if you knew just a 1% of the folks in the UK Sun offices you'd say something different. It's a shame they lost more than deadwood over the years.

Hopefully Oracle decides to inhouse instead of chop, ideally a proper increase the UK support staff! Outsourcing always was a cr@p idea and isn't working for me as an SA on the outside, people who are blatantly reading from manuals while trying carry technical credibility.

Oracle, live up to your promises on support staff but don't just supply more bums on seats. Supply experienced people who've actually seen & used some of this kit first hand!

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Not Deadwood...

The Sun employees are too busy working on Open Source projects that do not generate enough revenue. They are smart people who need a better management team to focus their efforts and to figure out how to monetize their output....

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Doesn't Work That Way

The dead wood middle management always hangs around because they are the ones that come up with the list of folks to go.

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The 90%

In our experience, the "90% deadwood" may be correct, but it consists mostly of managers and 'critical escalation specialists' who do bugger all to fix things but get even more management staff in to pass paperwork around.

Dump that lot, get some more competent technical staff in, sort of the stupid problems with certain kit they have (and we are currently suffering with) and they could be a great company again.

Coat? Need it while I go outside, I may be gone some time...

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The deal should not go through as is....

The whole mySQL is a smoke screen.

The EU should force Oracle to spin off or divest themselves of their end user application business.

That is, they should create a completely separate company that is not controlled by Oracle or their board for their combined PeopleSoft, JDE, Oracle Financials, etc ... solutions.

Then they will be on even footing with HP and IBM.

Or they could scrub the deal and then have Cisco pick up Sun at a fire sale price. Then everyone would be happy.

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All the smart people have left.

Saying that only 90% are deadwood is a complement.

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