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While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused
The recent merger of Oracle and PeopleSoft requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for

and fuse  Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused Observation of Recent Events Courtroom drama, emotions, and personal recriminations have emerged from the flurry of typically friendly, if not civil, acquisitions in the IT world. While the business application software space began seeing consolidations as early as the 1990s with the disappearance of once prominent names like Dun & Bradstreet Software or ASK Group , an onslaught of mergers emerged in the early

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