Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Oracle makes a picture-perfect suggestion as to why consolidation is creepy. I'm not sure whether would-be buyers are supposed to be encouraged or dismayed by this advertisement that I found in the Wall Street Journal:
Seriously, why would you want one vendor to service all needs? It's the absolute best way to ensure that you get stuck with an ever-increasing maintenance bill. The best way to keep costs down is through choice. It's what a free market is all about.