Profile of Bob Evans
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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in December 2010
Why has Oracle stopped crowing about its competitive thrashings of SAP? Maybe Oracle's turned cuddly—but more likely, SAP's turned the competitive tables.
We ask IBM's chairman and CEO about analytics, competition, mobility, and how the pursuit of a Smarter Planet will extend the transformation of the world's most-influential IT company.
Excellent industry analyst Josh Greenbaum says Ellison's recent words and deeds are doing damage to Oracle, but I believe the opposite is true.
HP says 100 IBM mainframe customers have switched to HP this year, and offers details on three as a counterpoint to IBM's "Migration Factory" claims.
The top software-product franchise gets a value of $110 billion, and both Oracle and Microsoft have two entries in the Top 6. But who's #1?
Calling HP's high-end computers vulnerable, slow, and expensive, Ellison promised to pound HP in the marketplace—this is an "alliance?"
The cloud, mobile, IBM, Oracle-Sun, SAP, the death of the tactical CIO, HP's CEO shuffle, Apple's rise in the enterprise, and optimized systems were all among 2010's top tech stories. Here's the full list with links to more than 150 analytical and opinionated columns.
IBM and Oracle are leading this new wave of highly integrated hardware-software combos that boost performance and cut busywork—and most other IT vendors are racing to catch up.
Top 10 Stories Of The Year #2: As Apple's revenue scales to $100 billion, Google emerges as primary competitor and IT emerges as massive opportunity.
HP's CEO-suite melodrama resulted in the company now being run by a software executive. Meanwhile, HP's numbers stayed strong.
More than a simple linear takeover, Oracle-Sun has accelerated some widespread transformations in the IT business—can Larry Ellison take full advantage?
IBM gives customers names and says its "Migration Factory" wins over HP and Oracle/Sun have averaged almost $1 million in revenue.