itX officially distributes Oracle

itX officially distributes Oracle

The distributor has transitioned its Sun Microsystems hardware distribution contract with an Oracle one

IT distributor, itX, has officially replaced its Sun Microsystems hardware distribution agreement with an Oracle contract.

Database vendor, Oracle, acquired Sun in April 2009.

The change means itX will purchase Sun inventory from Oracle and determine its own selling prices, according to the distributor. But it is generally business as usual, itX general manager, Greg Newham, said.

“It’s changing from the old Sun contract to the Oracle contract; it’s just an operational thing,” he said. “All the partners have done this, not just us.”

The distributor had previously blamed a tough second half of its 2010 financial year on supply chain disruptions caused by the Sun-Oracle acquisition.

“[It] significantly impacted our revenues from this very important business segment,” itX managing director, Laurie Sellers, said in July.

itX and Oracle teams are working together through a transitional period which is expected to end by December 15.

“There is still a number of commercial issues to be resolved which means we cannot fully gauge the net impact of revenue, profitability or working capital at this time,” itX said in a statement.

Other minor changes include the way Sun hardware revenue will be reported in itX’s financial figures.

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