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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has remade the company via acquisitions. Oracle has acquired a bevy of companies such as Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems and others to become a significant applications player. Meanwhile, Oracle remains the database leader and displays strength in middleware. Oracle's next frontier: Hardware. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems could position Oracle as "T.J. Watson's IBM" or be a big headache.

April 14, 2010 by

Oracle-Sun: Strategy set; Will buyers go for the integrated stack?

Oracle began its mission to revitalize Sun Microsystems hours after it closed the acquisition of the hardware company. Using Oracle's acquisition of PeopleSoft---and the dozens of companies that followed---Charles Phillips, president of the company, said the company will invest in Sun, revitalize the brand and improve products and customer service.

January 27, 2010 by

Defence kicks off massive Oracle refresh

The Department of Defence has released the long-awaited request for tender to refresh its languishing human resources and payroll systems — but it's not ditching its Oracle/PeopleSoft systems.

September 2, 2009 by

Oracle acquiring Sun

Sounds like a good thing to me - no immediate conflicts, lots of possible synergies.And Ellison, of course, is a big Sun Ray fan - as are many of the remaining Peoplesoft and Oracle RDBMS developers.

April 19, 2009 by

Oracle drops critical database server patch bundle

Oracle has dropped the first quarterly critical patch update for 2009 -- with patches for 41 vulnerabilities in a wide range of database server products.The January 2009 CPU includes 20 new security fixes for the company's flagship database product lines, 4 new security fixes for the Oracle Application Server, 9 vulnerabilities in Oracle Secure Backup, 4 new security fixes for the Oracle Applications Suite, and 6 new security fixes for the PeopleSoft and JDEdwards Suite.

January 13, 2009 by

Unintended Consequences and the Future of Maintenance Revenue: SAP Jettisons TomorrowNow

When Shai Agassi called me in early 2005, he asked me a loaded question: How would I respond if SAP decided to take the fight to Oracle by providing third party maintenance for Oracle’s recently acquired PeopleSoft customers? I told him it would be an incredibly aggressive move, but that SAP would have a lot of trouble proving it had a credible offering for PeopleSoft customers.

July 21, 2008 by

Oracle patches DB, apps

Oracle on Tuesday delivered 41 patches--including two that are rated the highest risk--for a wide range of products.According to the Oracle security team blog:This Critical Patch Update (CPU) addresses a total of 41 vulnerabilities affecting Oracle Database Server, Oracle Application Express, Oracle Application Server, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, and Oracle Siebel CRM Applications.

April 15, 2008 by

School's in for ASG in WA

update The Western Australian Department of Education (DET) has signed a contract with ASG to provide support for its ERP applications.ASG will provide application support service for DET's PeopleSoft (HR/Payroll) and Oracle (Financial) systems.

March 11, 2007 by

Oracle Unlimited and Fusion Futures

Tomorrow, Jan. 31, Oracle will host a major shindig in New York intended to further define its product plans for the core products -- PeopleSoft, Oracle E-business Suite, JD Edwards, and Siebel -- that it is maintaining and upgrading as part of its Applications Unlimited program.

January 30, 2007 by

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