IBM, Microsoft Top Oracle, DoJ Witness Lists

Wednesday May 19th 2004 by Staff

The government expects to paint a broad picture of Oracle's service record, while Oracle justifies its takeover plans for PeopleSoft.


Software executives with IBM (Quote, Chart) and Microsoft (Quote, Chart) are expected to testify for both sides in the U.S. Justice Department's case against Oracle (Quote, Chart), according to court papers filed Tuesday.

The DoJ and ten states are seeking to block Oracle's now $7.7 billion proposal to acquire PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart) by arguing that the merger between two major enterprise software providers would be anti-competitive and limit customers' choices. Oracle is fighting to thwart the DoJ's stance.

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