It is a shame software giant Oracle hasn't yet set up shop in the Triangle.
Way out in Silicon Valley today, Oracle executives celebrated the closing of its deal to buy Sun Microsystems. They also announced plans to start hiring 2,000 salespeople immediately to help hawk new products.
While that news is good for local techies looking for a change, the newly combined company promises to be a formidable competitor for rivals such as IBM, EMC and other tech firms with local operations.
The really good news for techies who are looking for a new job, or a better job: "We will pay you better than you are making now," Oracle president Charles Phillips said during an event at the company's California headquarters. "Give us a call."
Hmm, maybe someone should start lobbying for Oracle to set up a hub in this area, following similar plans by tech names Research in Motion and Garmin.