Issue No.01 - January/February (2005 vol.25)
pp: 104, 102-103
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2005.19
A couple years ago, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina proposed merging Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, even in the face of opposition from the HP heirs. She argued that the maturity of the computer market necessitated such a change. More recently, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison foresaw maturation in his market. It too was justification (in his eyes) for his hostile takeover of PeopleSoft.
Shane Greenstein, "Not a mellifluous march to maturity", IEEE Micro, vol.25, no. 1, pp. 104, 102-103, January/February 2005, doi:10.1109/MM.2005.19