Despite its inclination to traditionally thrive on a moderate amount of controversy and to fly a number of trial balloons, Oracle, has also been a practical company, often modifying its strategy and adopting a tack that would work better. Thus, while Oracle's declining revenue and profit are painfully noted, the company has been taking some long overdue moves to appease its customers and to play fair with the competition. Time will only tell, however, whether Oracle has used these slower economic times to get its act together and to position itself for the its future revival.
Mends Its Ways To Bounce Back Oracle Mends Its Ways To Bounce Back Event Summary On December 13, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, announced Q2 2002 revenues of $2.4 billion and net income of $549 million, which represent 11% and 12% respective drops compared to $2.7 billion and $623 million a year ago. Even operating margins were lower, 35% versus 36% last year, despite Oracle''s efficient cost