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Comment: Sad, but it's a common problem (Score 1) 477

by devmanager (#4091577) Attached to: MySQL A Threat To The Big Database Vendors?
Yeah, this is another instance of the "nobody ever got fired for buying IBM" problem. There are some interesting books out there that helped this crazy market make sense. The "Crossing the Chasm" books by Geoffrey Moore explain that there really is some reason why Oracle still exists -- and it has nothing to do with technology. Even if you're an interested bystander, this might be an interesting read, but if you're involved in a technology product company, you've got to read it!

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