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.
S. Greenstein, "Not a mellifluous march to maturity," in IEEE Micro, vol. 25, no. , pp. 104, 102-103, 2005.