Oracle OpenWorld: Mission accomplished, says Ellisonby
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison respects IBM, sneers at SAP and takes inspiration from George 'Dubya' Bush. It must be Oracle OpenWorld time again...
Larry Ellison is justifiably known for his memorable quotes, but turning to the words of George W. Bush for inspiration isn't likely to go down as his best idea ever.
Nonetheless it was ‘Dubya’ that the Oracle CEO turned to on the eve of the firm’s Open World conference in San Francisco when he said it had been his goal to ensure that the firm's hardware business was profitable. "Quoting one of our great Presidents, mission accomplished!" he quips.
Ellison seems in no doubt about what to do with it: use it to make more money. "We now have a very, very profitable hardware business that made a substantial contribution to our overall profitability in Q1," he says. "We have a profitable business and we think it's going to become more profitable throughout the fiscal year."