Milk the price war

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2004-02-27 Print this article Print

With regards to businesses on the fence about which platform to go with, thats another story entirely. Bear in mind that during price-war times like these, youve got the vendors on the run. If you want to see Oracle come up with something near and dear to your heart, such as per-employee or per-enterprise pricing schemes, now would be the time to make your wishes known. After all, theres nothing like a price war to give off a whiff of vendor desperation. Have you have been swayed from SQL Server and toward Oracle because of Oracles recent price cut? If so, Id love to hear your rationale. Write me at Database Center Editor Lisa Vaas has written about enterprise applications since 1997.
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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