Don Henley starts his hit on YouTube with the comment "it took 42 years to write, 4 minutes to sing"
As Oracle kicks off its "100 days of innovation", I hope they like Don have spent the last few years writing the code, not just starting to.
Because it sure seems like they have been more intent on dazzling Wall Street with squeezing margins from acquired products than delivering new product and innovation to customers.
As Bob Evans says in InformationWeek
"as sweet as those numbers are to Oracle -- and to the financial analysts and investors who are rewarding Oracle's terrific bottom-line performance in this brutal economy -- they might or might not be as sweet to the folks paying those annual fees."
I would go further - it's time for Oracle to start singing to its customers
"...forgiveness, forgiveness ...even if you don't love me any more"