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Daily Dose - Oracle to Cut 50% of Sun Workforce? Sun Says No

01.18.2010
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Oracle to Cut 50% of Sun Workforce?  Sun Says No
Last week, USB analyst Brent Thill predicted that Oracle would cut some 13,800 jobs at Sun if the merger is completed.  Thill said the cuts would be necessary for Oracle to have $1.5 billion in non-GAAP operating income for the first year after the acquisition.  Internally, Sun recently told its employees that the report is "absolutely untrue".  However, some degree of job-cuts could be on the way, according to sources close to the deal.

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Alessandro Santini replied on Mon, 2010/01/18 - 11:36am

Huh, Oracle cutting 50% of Sun's workforce? I am still smiling thinking about all those who were dismissing IBM's acquisition like the end of Java, Solaris and MySql. Well, you wanted it? There you go!

James Jamesson replied on Mon, 2010/01/18 - 12:37pm

Just 50%? That sounds like a very optimistic number. My guessing is that 80% will be let go. The overseas stuff will be deleted over night.

Andrei Taranchenko replied on Mon, 2010/01/18 - 1:34pm

"U.S. Congress are trying to revive a bill that would ban U.S. tech companies from doing business with governments that digitally spy on their citizens."

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/04/70619

So the above link suggests The Big G would have to essentially go out of business.

Fabrizio Giudici replied on Mon, 2010/01/18 - 2:20pm

For me it's easy to guess that IBM would have laid out more of what the real percentage will be, because there would have been larger product overlaps. Who thought that Oracle was better than IBM doesn't need to change his mind. There are no signs of Oracle ending Java or Solaris, and there's an agreement with the UE to preserve MySQL. What's the point?

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