Oracle has reshuffled some of its key executives to strengthen its focus on the applications market.
Among the moves is Peter Dunning, recently hired from SAP, to head up the commercial applications business, which - as previously indicated - will be entirely separated from the database unit.
The reshuffle, however, also sees Oracle lose two of its long time people.
The Americas applications business has been dissolved, which leaves Barry Ariko, executive vice president of that group,and Robert Shaw, executive vice president of verticals, pursuing other business opportunities, Oracle said.
Ray Lane, chief operating officer of Oracle, said the applications business had become, at almost $2 billion, too large to be managed as part of the database business.
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