Database giant Oracle has upgraded its high end server systems, putting pressure on rivals such as IBM.
Oracle has blamed its sales force for its rubbish miss in third-quarter software sales and warned that its ailing hardware business will lose more ground this quarter.
It is not clear why Oracle should be suffering. Its sales teams have been boosted over recent months and it should be doing much better.
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