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All data to be "hubified," says Ellison

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, gave his anticipated keynote this afternoon at the OpenWorld conference in a keynote hall more reminiscent of a rave party than a corporate powwow. Picking up where Charles Philips, the president of Oracle, left off earlier this week, he said that data fragmentation is a major enterprise disease and Oracle has the cure---put everything in a single database.

December 8, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Analyst writes final chapter to the Oracle/PeopleSoft saga

While the case between PeopleSoft and Oracle is still a toss-up, there is relief on the way; we can expect a final decision on the matter no later than April 2005, according to AMR Research. The Delaware court is to rule regarding PeopleSoft's poison pill next month, and if it rules against it, the matter will be resolved then.

December 8, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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UPS lives on the bleeding edge of wireless

A few weeks ago, I did an audiocast interview with UPS' vice president of Package Operations and Application Portfolios Cathy Callagee. Callagee has been spearheading a complete rewrite of UPS' wireless strategy which now includes GPRS- and CDMA-based wireless wide area networks, Wi-Fi-based wireless local area networks, Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth and a new custom-built wireless tablet that you'll soon see in the hands of your delivery person (if you haven't already seen it).

December 8, 2004 by David Berlind

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Lenovo/IBM a tough sell

Michael Kanellos has a cogent take on why the Lenovo/IBM deal is a tough sell...As the old saying goes, no one ever got fired for buying IBM.

December 8, 2004 by ZDNet

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RSS' flexibility: A harbinger of challenges ahead for tool makers?

After an attempting to marry Wiki software with my favorite RSS feeds, I went on a rant about how the optional nature of most of RSS 2.0's XML tags shifts the burden of dealing with unpredictably formatted XML streams to RSS readers and RSS-reading software components (the consumption side).

December 7, 2004 by David Berlind

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