In June 2014, Oracle, the San Francisco-based technology company, announced that it was purchasing hospitality-focused tech business Micros for $5.4 billion. The deal, which was finalized the following September, announced Oracle’s foray into the hospitality sector. In February, the company launched Oracle Hospitality Global Business Unit to accelerate development of cloud, mobile, and guest experience technology. The Micros acquisition, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said, has been “great,” especially since Oracle has been able to retain almost all of Micros’ key management team. An acquisition like this, he continued, is about “three key things:” strategy, integration and people. By keeping Micros together as a GPU, Oracle maintained the successful hospitality company’s organizational and operative models intact. Get the full story at Hotel Management For more information, visit Oracle Hospitality