As Oracle and PeopleSoft customers will no doubt be aware, Oracle yesterday spent quite some time talking up the prospects of its new merger plan, wheeling out not only its own top brass for a live webcast but also a select group of handpicked customers. It goes without saying that these third parties were selected for their positive opinions, but Sneak can only assume that finding such individuals must have been tricky, given that one of the tame users - Rob Bohnenkamp, chief information officer of United Health Group - cheerfully likened Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison to Star Wars villain Darth Vader. And then proceeded to do an impression of Ellison/Vader, complete with iron-lung breathing noises...
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