That's a scary thought - Microsoft going to the high end. Thank you - I
get enough GPFs just reading my mail.
Microsoft - The people who brought you edlin.
Subject: Re: PRESS: Informix in the News
To the high-end to compete with more experienced companies (ORACLE, Sybase,
with better financial positions and better marketing/sales strategies.
Informix is leaving the low-end to Microsoft, but will stay Microsoft at
or will go to the high-end too? If Microsoft go there too, what you going
You had left a lot of customers hanged-on with your tools (4GL, NewEra) and
mid-size/workgroup databases (SE, Workgroup edition). Are you aware of
> List of Informix related articles.
> "Article Name"
> Summary of Article
> [Date, Location in Publication, Author]
> Informix in the News
> INFOWORLD ELECTRIC
> "Informix Focusing on High-End Apps, Says CEO"
> At a recent breakfast with the media, President and CEO of Informix
> Finocchio Jr. announced that Informix is conceding the low-end Windows NT
> database market to Microsoft and instead plans to sell databases for
> high-end applications in online transaction processing (OLTP) and data
> warehousing as well as for database-driven Web sites. The low-end,
> shrink-wrapped database marketplace is cornered by Microsoft, Finocchio
> (Paul Krill, 2/24/98)
> Additional coverage:
> YAHOO FINANCE
> "Informix to Focus on High-End Database Niches?CEO"
> (Kourosh Karimkhany, 2/24/98)
> COMPUTER RESELLER NEWS
> "Informix CEO Lays Out Game Plan"
> (Shawn Willet, 2/24/98)
> PCWEEK ONLINE
> "Informix Chief Sees Light Ahead"
> At a recent press breakfast, Informix President and CEO Robert Finocchio
> Jr. was upbeat in discussing an encouraging fourth quarter in which
> Informix posted a $17.8 million profit on revenues of $181.2 million. In
> all of 1997, the Menlo Park, Calif. company lost $357.3 million.
> (Mark Hammond, 2/24/98)
> DATABASED WEB ADVISOR
> "Using Informix Datablades to Facilitate E-Commerce: Orchestrate all the
> Capabilities an E-Commerce Site Requires into a Single, Coherent,
> Manageable System"
> Informix?s recently released Informix Dynamic Server with the Universal
> Data Option opens up a wealth of possibilities for those looking to tie
> together many systems to support electronic commerce. For many
> organizations, the Informix solution provides the right amount of
> performance, manageability, flexibility, and rapid Web application
> development to support a commercial presence on the Net. Informix Dynamic
> Server?s ability to pull any data and functionality into the database as
> first-class datatype gives it "integratability."
> (Staff Writer, March 1998)
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