Larry Ellison: he is now Oracle’s chief technology officer, reporting to two chief executives, but he’s also executive chairman, putting him back at the top of the executive pile. photograph: david paul morris/bloomberg

With company founder Larry Ellison gone as chief executive, last week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco should have been infused w(...)

Some EU countries may require that citizen and business data remain within their borders.  Photograph: Getty Images

Who can get at your data? As companies gradually embrace various aspects of cloud computing, using software, services, and hardware located somewhere(...)

Mark Hurd, co-chief executive officer of Oracle Corp, speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

With typical bombast, technology behemoth Oracle has announced a plethora of product and strategy announcements at the start of its annual user event,(...)

“The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do”

As news percolated across the internet last week that Oracle founder Larry Ellison was to step down as chief executive, to be replaced by dual chief e(...)

 Larry Ellison walks off stage after delivering his keynote address at the 2008 Oracle OpenWorld conference. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle for 37 years, stepped aside as chief executive officer late yesterday, to be replaced by co-chief execu(...)

Larry Ellison, who co-founded the database company that became Oracle in 1977, will become executive chairman and chief technology officer.

Oracle’s long-standing chief executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, as the business so(...)

Christoph Mueller: may deserve his increased pay packet but the argument that his actions saved Aer Lingus and tripled the share price needs more consideration. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pay increases for top chief executives, especially in a time of austerity, are invariably controversial, as Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Muell(...)

Mark Hurd, co-president of Oracle, said the company’s overall software business grew 8 per cent and that  the company was looking forward to its traditionally good second-quarter sales results.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Though the computer server market has been lacklustre in recent years, sales of “engineered systems” – hardware loaded with specially designed, comple(...)

Oracle co-president Mark Hurd speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld  conference in San Francisco yesterday. Photo: Bloomberg

Though the computer server market has been lacklustre in recent years, sales of “engineered systems” - hardware loaded with specially designed, comple(...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer: one of the last of the tech chief executives who has wide public recognition, an extensive history in the industry and a forceful and singular personality. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Is the stage finally going dark on the era of the rock-star technology chief executive?The question arises with the imminent departure of chief execut(...)