Strategic Impact of Acquisitions: Oracle Acquisition of Virtual Iron Example

This week’s announcement of Oracle’s (NYSE: ORCL) acquisition of Virtual Iron caused a bit of a stir. Oracle’s press release is a bit vague and financial terms were not disclosed: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018535 The acquisition acknowledges an architectural shift toward a collapsed…

Storage Failure in the Cloud

Is storage in the cloud a failure? I'll answer that further down...read on. It started with a story in the Boston Globe on March 21, 2009: http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/03/21/data_backup_firm_sues_2_hardware_suppliers/ That spawned a series of threads on the failure of Cloud Storage. Carbonite's…