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He warned us about Oracle.  Now Johnathan Schwartz has washed his hands of it and gotten his first job after leaving his last position as the CEO of Sun Microsystems.  Schwartz has joined the board of Taleo, a vendor of cloud-based talent management solutions.  Schwartz might have gotten the nod because of his early cloud work with Sun.  

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