The US giant pushes on artificial intelligence in healthcare and aims to gain ground in the cloud, undermining Microsoft and Amazon
US giant Oracle sets its sights on Cerner's digital medical records. As anticipated by the Wall Street Journal, the american giant would be near to acquire the company for an amount close to $30 billion, strengthening its cloud services based on artificial intelligence If the deal goes ahead it would be the largest operations in the history of the Oracle, before the acquisition of PeopleSoft in 2005 to 9 bln dollars, and one of the largest acquisitions of the entire 2021.
Cerner, a Kansas-based company, specializes in the creation of soft care that hospitals and doctors use to collect and analyze clinical patient data and has a market valuation close to $23 billion. Last August, the company appointed David Feinberg as its new chief executive, picking him from Google, Oracle's rival, where he led the unit charged with accelerating on the health data front.
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With the acquisition, Oracle aims to strengthen its position in the cloud sector, recovering the ground lost to the main competitors,Amazon and Microsoft in the first place, whose market valuation now exceeds 1000 billion dollars thanks to leadership on data storage.
The appetite expressed by Oracle for the sector remains in the groove of what has already been done by competitors in the past months. In April, Microsoft had bought Nouance for $19.7 billion, a leading artificial intelligence company, which owes part of its success to Dragon, one of the most refined soft trascrizione
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