I have a frustrating history with Oracle. I’ve been trying for many years to engage with the company, after all it has been, for decades, one of the most important technology vendors on the planet. Any industry commentator worth his salt needs to be over what they’re doing. But my attempts to engage have always been stymied. Partly that’s because I don’t fall into the traditional buckets of analyst relations or press relations. I fall somewhere in-between the two and for a rigid organization like Oracle, that makes things complex.

The other complicating factor is that, despite my focus and coverage being global with a U.S. bias, I love in the Asia Pacific region. Oracle, like other traditional legacy companies, has a regionalized approach to how it deals with press and analysts and that doesn’t really work for someone with a focus outside of their home region.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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