To continue to be healthy, an enterprise software vendor either needs a defendable niche or a large market share. For the latter, acquisitions are often required to grow and prosper. With revenue streams shifting from new accounts to up- and cross-sales to existing customers, software support and services, a large customer base is the key to continued health.
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decide to go to SAP instead? Also, at the same time, because of IBM and Microsoft 's fierce competition in the database market, and because of IBM, Microsoft, BEA , Sun , and many other guys in the EAI and middleware/application server markets, bundled with continued depressed economy (and possibly poor market sentiments towards Oracle), Oracle might not post excellent results in its other business either. The point is that with drained cash, and possibly disappointing results in the future, Oracle might