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  • Confusion (Score:2, Insightful)

    by jordan (120) on 2003.06.18 21:16 (#21223) Homepage Journal
    There was an article in Barron's that's pretty good, I think. [wsj.com]

    Most don't think Oracle is really serious, but they sure do sow FUD in the PeopleSoft/JD Edwards customer base by doing this now.

    And, if Oracle ends up buying PeopleSoft, well, this is a boost to Ellison's ego as he recently predicted a shrinking industry [com.com]. Nothing like a prophecy come true to make you look like a prophet, even a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    • I caught a brief bit of Kudlow and Cramer on CNBC Monday and Cramer had an interesting idea. It goes into the FUD factor. Peoplsoft is not screwed until this situation is resolved. Their software is somewhat less desirable now, for new customers. It even messes with J.D. Edwards Company as well.

      If Oracle gets Peoplesoft then that's an added bonus because they eliminated a competitor, a very big one if Peoplesoft did acquire JDEC.
      • Re:Confusion (Score:2, Insightful)

        Well, Oracle raised their price for PeopleSoft yesterday. This is not really a clear intention that they are really serious about buying, though. They had to raise it to retain credibility as the current stock price was higher than what they were offerring.
        • If Oracle gets Peoplesoft then that's an added bonus because they eliminated a competitor, a very big one if Peoplesoft did acquire JDEC.

        I think the JDEC acquisition is off until the Oracle bid is resolved. PeopleSoft can't defend themselves from