Oracle jumped on the transaction that IBM could not complete. The reason for IBM’s failure to finish the deal sheds light on the anti-trust implications that would have resulted. IBM’s large market share in servers overlapped with Oracle’s offerings to a point that would have created a monster that HP and Cisco couldn’t overcome. Obama’s shadow over anti-competitive actions could finally be causing some winds to change . . .
More details on the Oracle/Sun deal, for 7.38 billion, HERE.