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Oracle Technical Roadmap

Posted by pridham on February 29, 2008

Oracle Technical Roadmap

Everyone is familiar with Oracle’s acquisition activity and there is plenty of press about the benefits to Oracle: filling in white spaces, growing the customer base, growing revenue, etc. All of these are good from an Oracle perspective, but if there is too little in it for existing and acquired custom-ers, this strategy will eventually fail.

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AMR Research – What’s your 5 year Oracle plan?

Posted by pridham on February 29, 2008

AMR Oracle Strategy

Enterprise Strategies report – Oracle has bought 36 software companies, including 21 application nd business intelligence (BI) vendors, over the past three years. Companies that woke up one morning to find themselves Oracle ustomers worry their product and support will change for the orse. Long-time customers worry that the company will lose focus.

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Oracle-BEA deal gets the green light

Posted by pridham on February 29, 2008

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The Oracle-BEA Systems Inc. merger was effectively approved by the federal government yesterday when the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission opted to terminate their antitrust review of the proposed deal early.

It’s now up to the BEA stockholders, who on Friday morning will vote on Oracle’s $17 per share offer for the middleware giant — an offer that was initially rejected but ultimately accepted by BEA’s board of directors under pressure from Carl Icahn, a major technology investor and BEA’s biggest stockholder.

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ERP and Web 2.0 adoption trends cry out for long-term plan

Posted by pridham on February 29, 2008

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The No. 1 software priority for 2008 is improving integration between applications, cited by 33% of IT senior executives surveyed by Forrester. Upgrading packaged applications ranked second on the to-do list, cited by 18%. That number was a sharp increase from 3% in 2007.

“Shifting from a functional to a process orientation” was listed by 17% of respondents as the top priority, followed closely by “designing a five- to 10-year application strategy” (16%) and paying more attention to information management areas, such as enterprise content management (15%) and master data management (14%).

Companies looking to “shift from a functional to a business process orientation” will need a very long-term plan, and possibly a therapist on hand.

Business process management attacks people’s egos, said Frits Bussemaker, founder of BPM-Forum Netherlands, in an email. “Where we used to be king of own little empire, we’re now telling managers they are part of the value chain. Most people I know are not ready for this.”

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new Oracle Data Integration Suite starts at $60,000 per CPU

Posted by pridham on February 26, 2008

The idea, Oracle says, is to help customers with their SOA initiatives by coupling SOA technologies with data management capabilities like extract, load and transform (E-LT), data quality and data profiling functions.

The suite also combines Oracle’s SOA-based Business Process Management and change management capabilities with Oracle-Hyperion’s Master Data Management (MDM) capabilities. Oracle acquired Hyperion last March as part of an ongoing, high-profile acquisition spree.

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Escaping decades of hidden app development inefficiency and expense

Posted by pridham on February 21, 2008

Problems take far too long to document and resolve–much longer than management realizes. According to the Forrester Consulting study, it takes an average of six days to resolve a single application problem, with 11 percent of problems taking more than ten days to resolve.

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Oracle Unveils New Release of Oracle Identity Manager

Posted by pridham on February 21, 2008

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Morrisons Selects Oracle to Create Core Retail Platform

Posted by pridham on February 15, 2008

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Using fndload to configure application instances

Posted by pridham on February 14, 2008

Automate configuration including:

  • Printers / Print queues / Executables Printers / Print queues / Executables
  • Roles / Responsibilities / Forms Roles / Responsibilities / Forms
  • Menus / Users / Request Sets Menus / Users / Request Sets
  • Request Groups / Request Queues Request Groups / Request Queues
  • Work shifts / Programs / Libraries Work shifts / Programs / Libraries
  • Attachments / Help Files Attachments / Help Files
  • Mime Types Mime Types
  • Security Information

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Accenture Communications Solutions

Posted by pridham on February 14, 2008

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