There’s a good reason why Larry Ellison ‘never sees’ IBM anymore

OracleOracle’s Larry Ellison   Oracle’s executive chairman Larry Ellison spent a good deal of time talking about his long-time competitor IBM during his keynote speeches at his company’s tech conference this week in San Francisco. That’s not unusual. Ellison loves a bit of trash talking and usually throws an entertaining barb or two at his rivals. But this time, he’s been almost nostalgic about IBM, while also depicting IBM as a nobody when it comes to cloud computing. This is mostly on the basis of how many often Oracle salespeople compete against IBM’s for a customer contract. During both of his keynote speeches this week, he offered this backhanded complement:  “IBM, arguably the greatest company in the history of companies – we never see them in the cloud. They were our major database…


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