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Gartner: Oracle Strong In Databases, but Must Execute on Applications

According to analysts at Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2005, Oracle remains the dominant database vendor, but will face challenges as it tries to expand its middleware and applications sales. The slightest misstep when trying to merge its recent acquisitions will only serve to benefit its key competitor, SAP. Gartner analysts also predict that Oracle’s Fusion framework will be ready a year later than promised, which won’t help the company’s disjointed image.

DBAs Differ on Oracle’s Automation Efforts

Although many are eagerly anticipating Oracle Database 10g release 2, some pros feel the new automated features will only create more work in the long run. A group of DBAs got a preview of the new 10g release 2 at the IOUG conference in Orlando. Reponses ranged from excitement to trepidation. Also at IOUG and prompted by the ever-increasing automation, DBAs participated in a debate over the question: Are DBAs needed anymore?

New Vault Surveys: Oracle Employees Sending Mixed Signals

New York-based research firm Vault, who conducts employee surveys designed to provide investors and job seekers insight in to a company’s business operations, has received mixed reviews from Oracle employees on the company’s future. One employee called the amount of money spent on the applications division “a waste of resources”, while another says the business applications “kill a great deal of productivity.” Vault’s .

Oracle Ready for More Deals

Months after its recent hostile takoever of PeopleSoft, Oracle claims it is ready to go after another large company should the opportunity arise. According to Oracle Chariman Jeffery Henley, Oracle would “prefer never to do a hostile one again, ” but it remains an option if the company felt a takeover was an important strategic move.

Oracle Fulfills PeopleSoft Support Promise

Oracle has completed its first phase of work finishing PeopleSoft projects that were underway before the companies merged. Oracle delivered version 8.9 of PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management Wednesday, which is one of the projects Oracle had promised as part of Project Fusion.

Mum’s the Word at Oracle’s Centres

Scheduled for release in 2006, Oracle’s E-Business Suite-12.0 is one of the company’s most closely guarded secrets, but so far no one is is talking. Much is unknown about the product, but it is expected that E-Business Suite 12.0 will contain the key elements that will eventually be used in Project Fusion, due in 2008.

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