Living in an Oracle world

Revenue from new software sales is often used by analysts as a barometer of long term software company health and an indicator of general market confidence.

It's a concept which speaks volumes when you look at Oracle's recent remarkable earning results — the software giant grew an impressive 29 per cent in this area to $2.2bn (£1.34bn) for the third comparable quarter.

On face value this sounds pretty positive for CIOs and it's great to see growing confidence in IT spend and competitive advantage in Oracle products. But under the surface, there are a few areas where danger is bubbling and it will pay CIOs to sit up and take note.

Let's take a look at each key area of Oracle's business and highlight some of these considerations for CIOs:

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