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Maxims applied: Oracle + Sun: The strategic germination of an Internet Toll Road.

Posted on: 22-Apr-2009

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It is a general tactical principle that you should always look one way as you move in another – especially when building a monopoly. That’s just what Oracle did and they did it brilliantly. Rarely in business strategy have I seen such a well played move, as the real direction has to be towards defending Oracle’s core strength: Databases. Here’s the fine print strategic move: Sun owns most of the MySQL codebase, which Oracle will now own.


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