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Implications of the Dell-Oracle Partnership

On June 4th, Dell and Oracle made an announcement that caused quite a stir in the IT community. At Dell's enterprise forum in San Jose, the President of Enterprise Solutions for Dell, Marius Haas, revealed a new alliance between Dell and Oracle. Dell named Oracle as its preferred enterprise infrastructure partner and Oracle named Dell as its preferred x86 server partner. The strategic alliance will help both companies advance in the direction toward becoming all-purpose IT providers. The overall goal will be to provide better solutions at a higher value and lower cost, while also providing one contact for data center services and monitoring. The partnership has many implications. It greatly expands the customer base for both companies. Dell wants to tap into the larger enterprise business, in which Oracle [...]