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The company was founded in 1997 by Larry Ellison, who was contracted to develop a relational database for the CIA codenamed Oracle. Oracle saw revenue growth when IBM adopted the technology in 1981, but had mixed fortunes up until 1990 when it faced bankruptcy.
However, Oracle hit its stride with the Oracle Database in 1992, and eventually took the business into middleware and applications. Between 2004 and 2010, the company acquired 66 technology businesses including PeopleSoft, Siebel, BEA Systems and, more recently, Sun Microsystems. The purchases have helped Oracle to increase its market share massively across enterprise applications such as CRM, HR, BI, supply chain and project management.
The company has a growing services organisation, Oracle Consulting, and is also expanding its software-as-a-service offerings. Oracle specialises in enterprise applications, middleware, databases, servers and storage, and has 370,000 enterprise and SMB customers across the world.
Total revenues for fiscal 2010 were $26,820bn with an operating income of $9,062bn. These were both significantly up from the previous year, despite the economic downturn. In 2010, Oracle’s software, services and hardware systems businesses represented 77%, 14% and 9% of its total revenues, respectively.
This special nine-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing oracle, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy.
Packed with graphs and diagrams, the report is essential reading for any organisation already working with, or thinking of working with, Oracle.
Key Facts about Oracle
• Revenue: Total revenues for fiscal 2012 were $37.121bn, with an operating income of $13.7bn
• Specialisms: Enterprise applications, middleware, databases, servers and storage
• Employees: 115,000, with 5,000 in the UK
• Customers: More than 370,000 customers in 145 countries; 870 independent Oracle user groups with 355,000 members; 20,000 partners
• History: Founded in 1997 by Larry Ellison, Oracle hit its stride in 1992 with the Oracle 7 Database and emerging applications division. The company acquired 66 technology businesses between 2004 and 2010, including PeopleSoft, Siebel and BEA Systems. In January 2010, its acquisition of Sun brought it into hardware, enabling it to sell integrated hardware/software systems
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