Oracle’s $25 Billion Retail App Buying Spree May Be Paying Off

Written by Evan Schuman
September 21st, 2007

Initial indications suggest that Oracle’s $25 billion retail app buying spree may have been quite shrewd, according to this Bloomberg story.

The story painted a picture of a move that at the time seemed quite risky. Risky, that is, to anyone who didn’t work in retail. “With margins as thin as 1 percent, retailers were among the most conservative software buyers, typically purchasing the cheapest programs and using them for as long as possible,” the story said. “Department store owners and other retailers changed as supply and inventory management became more complex, merchants offered goods from more overseas companies and Internet sales expanded.”


One Comment | Read Oracle’s $25 Billion Retail App Buying Spree May Be Paying Off

  1. Marty Floyd Says:

    I found the recent articles on TJX very interesting both as an IT person and as a consumer affected by security issues.

    ERP, CMM, E-Commerce, and many other “software/hardware/business” solutions in the United States are just buzzwords to many people. For those of us “in retail” integrity is a lot more than a buzzword. It impacts who we are as people and what impact we have in consumerism.

    This website has become one of my required reading landing pages. Keep up the great work.


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