Oracle has, however, been stepping up its efforts to participate in the SaaS CRM marketplace through the acquisition
of Siebel On Demand and the subsequent re-launch of the product as CRM On Demand. However, it has a long way to go to catch up with Salesforce.com.
Oracle's appetite for acquisitions appears to be somewhat sated at this moment in time, and the premium required to purchase Salesforce.com would make this a costly way for Oracle to increase it presence in the SaaS space. So, the odds that Salesforce.com will be acquired by Oracle have become lower.
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