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Federal Judge Dismisses Oracle Lawsuit Over Pentagon Cloud Deal

Oracle’s efforts to convince the Pentagon to reconsider its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services or Microsoft appear to be over after a federal judge dismissed an Oracle lawsuit alleging conflicts of interest in the procurement process, the Financial Times reported

It could be argued that Oracle, which has deep ties to the federal government and landed the Central Intelligence Agency as its first customer in the late 1970s, should have been in a better position to compete for the Pentagon cloud contract.  Today’s ruling illustrates how Oracle’s late arrival to the cloud market, which stemmed from founder and CTO Larry Ellison’s initial impression of the cloud trend as just a fad, hurt Oracle’s ability to compete for major deals. 

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