Category: Oracle

Oracle: In with the U.N.

Announced on New Year’s Eve was a joint research initiative by the United Nations Development Programme, IBM and Oracle. The UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme calls for assistance to Asian Pacific nations to “share and create strategies, blueprints and policies for adopting the right blend of open standards and technology services.” Ultimately, the countries would […]

Oracle in the USi and abroad

Managed enterprise software solutions provider USinternetworking Inc. has announced its creation of a service-oriented architecture to integrate disparate applications and automate application provisioning throughout its enterprise with Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle Fusion Middleware product used by USi included Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Internet Directory, […]

Oracle Academy gearing up for spring semester in India

Representatives of Oracle India have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Karnataka Directorate of Technical Education to introduce the Oracle Academy program in 100 polytechnic institutes in Karnataka. The Oracle Academy will be supplying a $5.4 million in-kind grant to provide curriculum, software and professional development over the next two years. […]

Oracle 101 at ASU

Arizona State University is down with Oracle, as the big company has announced ASU’s implementation of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration and PeopleSoft Enterprise Customer Relationship Management for Higher Education. The implementation is the first stage of an extensive overall enterprise resource planning system initiative. ASU is in the early stages of a ten-year plan […]

Oracle shares drop despite profitable quarter

Even though Oracle is throwing around a billion dollars and even though the company will make its forecasted revenue targets, IT News is reporting that Oracle’s December 18th release of quarterly results might not be all that hot. In fact, IT News opines, “Oracle investors are assuming the crash position in anticipation … after several […]

Oracle readies another billion

Well, now, that’s more like it. Has anyone noticed how acquisition-hungry Oracle has been silent lately? No more. Oracle closed out the week raising a previously made off for most of India-based software firm i-flex Solutions Ltd. Oracle has announced they’ll be putting up $1.3 billion; Oracle wants a big 90 percent of the company. […]

Abbo on podcast

Tech Target has made available a podcast from Ed Abbo, Oracle vice president of CRM. Abbo touches upon future plans for Siebel 8.0, on integrating Siebel with Oracle-branded CRM applications, regarding “the emergence of hosted contact centers,” and generally about the future of the CRM market. The podcast can be downloaded here. .

Lotsa numbers from Forrester, via Oracle

Over at, self-billed as “The web’s best independent resource for Oracle professionals,” Mark Brunelli reports on some recently released Forrester Research studies on the biz, in the hope of putting it in an Oracle context. Some key statistics released by Forrester showed that: • 13 percent of IT decision makers will be making a […]

Oracle begins CRM push on SMBs, starts in N.Z.

The holiday’s over for Oracle, too. Tomorrow, buzzes the news, Oracle will, in the words of say, Australian IT News, “launch a push to see customer relationship management software to small- and medium-sized businesses following a three-month delay to its program.” Along the way to said push – originally scheduled for September, reports the News, […]

The big get bigger

News from the big boys today, and that news is that they’re getting bigger. Oracle figures just released show that Oracle On Demand has surpassed 1.7 million users, representing more than 2,200 customers. And in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007, Oracle On Demand revenue grew by nearly 50 percent. In this last quarter, […]