Ford dumps Oracle e-commerce system

Ford dumps Oracle e-commerce system

Summary: Ford Motor spent four years and millions developing a new procurement system on Oracle's 11i e-commerce software, but now the auto...

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  • Who's the loser?

    "Saving" 600 grand means that SOMEONE is NOT getting paid 600 grand! I would suppose that some Canadian Bell or Nortel is out that cash. When Company "F" decided on VoIP, we went with SBC! They gave us the PRICE of VoIP - but let us keep the landlines while VoIP infrastructure was rolled out. Kinda like shooting yourself in the foot - or kinda like re-financing a mortgage with the same lender. SBC lost money, but didn't lose ALL the money - and that was a better outcome.
    Roger Ramjet
    • Re: Who's the loser?

      A couple of things about that...... First, the article says they converged the lines, not replaced. So the LEC is not out of the picture, you still need trunks to the outside world. Like your example with SBC, the carrier lost money, but not ALL the money. Next, what is wrong with bringing the MAC work in-house? That would create at least a job or two in the airport (usually). Third, SBC is an equipment vendor, just as Avaya is. I fail to see you point about a better outcome. Sounds like the same outcome to me. They just changed the plumbing, that's all.
      crash89