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Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison

The founder and CEO of Oracle, Larry Ellison was one of the early innovators in the modern computer age. He wasn't a particularly good student, only spending one term at the University of Chicago before discovering the joys of computer programming. At the age of 20, he moved to California to work as a computer programmer. Ellison originally wanted his Oracle database to be compatible with …

Date of Birth: August 17, 1944


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"I think the applications space will be diverse and complex five years from now," Larry Ellison
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"What they're doing is not the least bit subtle. The result of all the innovation will be bankruptcy for Netscape," Larry Ellison
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"My impression is that we're gaining share, ... More and more people are using Oracle." Larry Ellison
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"Back in 1995, it was very clear to us that we had to stop doing desktop software and we don't do any desktop Windows software, ... We moved everything to big Internet servers. Our database is designed for the Internet, our applications are designed for the Internet." Larry Ellison
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"A new giant will be born," Larry Ellison
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"[These days, many companies are cutting back on their technology purchases. Oracle's alternative service] for $10 a month will do all your accounting, all your human resources, all your customer relationship management ... all you need is a cheap PC with a Web browser, ... The customer saves money and it's much easier for the customer not to deal with the technical details." Larry Ellison
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"In order to grow at this pace, there'll have to be a couple of acquisitions along the way. The tricky thing is to grow at this rate and maintain a 40 percent operating margin." Larry Ellison
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"I've never experienced anything remotely like this. It's been a very emotional experience to get here. This is not what this is supposed to be about. A lot of us are upset." Larry Ellison
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"Guys were knocked down time and time again, but kept getting up to do what had to be done to keep us alive. It's a tough crew, but the guys were choked up. We were learning of people dying." Larry Ellison
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"The majority of the people being laid off are Oracle employees, not Siebel employees." Larry Ellison
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"In most companies, one database replaces dozens of Exchange servers," Larry Ellison
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"The real highlight of our most recent quarter was the 57 percent growth in our applications business, and this merger is going to make that applications business bigger and stronger," Larry Ellison
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"My first reaction is not if I live to a thousand years. But who knows?" Larry Ellison
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"I hope they can amend the constitution to let Bill Clinton run again... I'm very fond of Bill Clinton personally... the world's going to miss him. He's gifted, bright, charming and charismatic." Larry Ellison
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"We have no large acquisitions in mind right now." Larry Ellison
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"All the information about you as a patient would be in one spot, ... The idea here is to stop collecting paper." Larry Ellison
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"We don't know, ... The fact is that the buying climate remains very tough. There aren't so many big deals around anymore." Larry Ellison
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"Twenty minutes compared to never, that's a lot. Our customer, the (U.S.) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), would get very upset (if) somebody looks in their database," Larry Ellison
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"I think that's going to be difficult to achieve," Larry Ellison
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"Right now, 70 percent of the people don't have computers. And where they're needed most, people don't have them. We think this will enable anyone to own a computer. We're aiming at everybody who uses a computer as an information access device. The original idea was to build one cheaply enough to put one on every desk," Larry Ellison
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"It is absolutely true that we set out to expose Microsoft's covert activities," Larry Ellison
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