Oracle is interested in buying Cerner, a healthcare information technology company, for approximately $ 30 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The deal could strengthen the offerings of Oracle and Oracle partners in the cloud, healthcare and artificial intelligence sectors.
Ron Zapar, CEO of Naperville, Illinois-based Oracle partner Re-Quest, which provides managed healthcare services, told CRN in an interview that Cerner could give Oracle a big boost in data analytics and AI if the takeover rumors are true -related offers.
“IBM has it, Microsoft has it. So it’s really an arms race in this health data room in the cloud at the end of the day. It’s a way for Oracle to rise to # 1 in this space based on who Cerner is, what their story is, and how much market share these guys have. ”
Together with Re-Quest, Oracle partners like Avaap and Perficient CRN have announced in the past that healthcare is a strong industry for their Oracle …