7 January, 2015
Oracle “May Struggle” In The Cloud Computing Space
Concerns over vendor-lock in and customer trust could make it difficult for Oracle to maintain its share in the cloud computing market.
That is according to an open letter from the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) to Oracle’s CEO Larry Elliot and the board of directors, urging them to “improve trust and communication” with their cloud customers.
“We fear that if Oracle does not address these concerns then the company’s ability to meet its stated $1bn cloud sales target next year, together with the longer term outlook for its cloud computing business, will remain in doubt,” the letter states.
“We strongly believe that failing to address these concerns will hamper Oracle’s ability to persuade its customers to adopt its cloud computing services, as most are concerned that cloud computing services will lock them into Oracle even more than they already are.”