Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/16/oracle_bea_minipoll/

Should BEA have said yes to Oracle?

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By Dale Vile

Posted in Reg Technology Panel, 16th January 2008 16:33 GMT

Mini Poll Well, the shareholders succumbed in the end, and BEA is now to be part of the mighty machine that is Oracle (see here if you missed the news). This probably didn't come as that much of a surprise to the pundits, and the BEA shareholders must obviously think they're getting a good deal. Beyond the wheeling, dealing and competitive shenanigans, though, we'd be interested in your views of how the move is likely to impact those that matter the most – the customers.

If you have an opinion on this, we’d love to hear your view in the poll below:

POLL

Is the acquisition of BEA by Oracle positive or negative for the IT industry?

Why is this?

Is your organisation a customer, partner or reseller of Oracle?

Is your organisation a customer, partner or reseller of BEA?

Will the acquisition of BEA by Oracle be positive or negative for your business specifically?

Why is this?

How large is your organisation?

Which of the following best describes your position?