Oracle has just announced buying yet another company. They are on a fast track to become an M&A machine. I just hope for their shareholders sake they can actually integrate them all, for strategically you can make a strong argument for any of them.
The latest is Hotsip, and with their messaging technology from Stockholm, the Sweden-based messaging software company could potentially make it easier for Oracle business software customers to take advantage of telephone or computer instant-messaging features from within Oracle's existing applications.
Now that's the future. And Hotsip uses presence, telephony, video conferencing and messaging in a fully inegrated manner. This is one smart play.