back to article Cerner, a company that scooped more than £100m in NHS deals in a year, is in Oracle's crosshairs

Oracle has reportedly set its sights on the $30bn acquisition of US electronic health records specialist Cerner as it tries to further penetrate the medical sector. A potential deal would have ramifications in the UK as Cerner has won more than £100m in NHS contracts in the last year alone and was a key player in the National …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Par for the course

    A $280 billion behemoth looks to buy a $28 billion behemoth.

    The fact that the $28 billion thingy has a massive failure in its CV is no problem, obviously.

    You and me, on the other hand, would have a big problem getting employment with a gigantic failure on our CVs.

    Business as usual.

    1. sad_loser

      Dog bites man

      So is this saying that one company with an outdated product portfolio and a reputation for ruthless harvesting of cash from its customers is looking to take over another company with an outdated product profile and a reputation of ruthless harvesting of cash from its customers. Or am I missing something?

  2. Zippy´s Sausage Factory

    Didn't look like a good fit

    Until I read the last sentence - "failed to deliver key benefits".

    Anyone who gets clobbered by a public body like that is ripe for takeover. At least, in financial analysts' eyes, I'm sure.

    1. teknopaul Silver badge

      Re: Didn't look like a good fit

      Until I read the last sentence - "failed to deliver key benefits"

      A perfect fit since that's Oracle's MO.

      FTFY

    2. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Didn't look like a good fit

      At least, in financial analysts' eyes, I'm sure.

      Indeed - solid, profitable cash flow from state bodies - Kerching!

  3. werdsmith Silver badge

    When will we be rid of that disease-ridden parasitic economic leach?

    1. TimMaher Silver badge
      Coat

      Leach?

      I didn’t see any mention of Crapita in the article.

      I’ll get my lab coat.

  4. Overflowing Stack

    Oh my, £100m. I hate Christmas

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