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CIOs' next nightmare: legacy ERP

Excessive customization seemed like a great idea at the time, but now large enterprises are paying the price and struggling to adapt to what Gartner is calling "postmodern" ERP.

November 12, 2010 by

Apple and Oracle all hugs on Java SE7 for Mac OS X

A joint press release from Oracle and Apple on Friday cleared up the angst over the future role of Java on Mac OS. A newly-formed OpenJDK project will handle the release and Apple will do the heavy lifting on the "key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X," the release said.

January 27, 2010 By O'Reilly Media

Mastering Oracle SQL, Second Edition

By Sanjay Mishra, Alan BeaulieuPublished by O'Reilly Media ( vast majority of Oracle SQL...

October 12, 2010 by

Oracle, IBM unite for OpenJDK

Oracle and IBM have unveiled a new collaboration that will allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) reference implementation.

May 12, 2010 by

Oracle helps NSW DoCS protect children

As part of the NSW Government's Keep Them Safe program, the state's Department of Community Services (DoCS) recently implemented Oracle's Policy Automation software to help it judge when children need protection.

March 31, 2010 by

NBN Co picks cream for $23m IT deal

As first reported on, NBN Co has selected Oracle as its lead software provider, adding IBM for infrastructure hosting and Accenture for implementation and support.

March 25, 2009 by

Where to for revenue recognition?

Fellow Irregulars Phil Wainewright and Jason Corsello are batting around the implementation services revenue recognition issue following Taleo's restatement of earnings. Phil uses it as a reason to take a sideways swipe at the on-premise vendors:I wonder what the impact on SAP, Oracle and Accenture’s financials would be if they couldn’t recognize all their implementation and license fees until the application had been up-and-running for a three-year stretch?

February 26, 2009 by

Oracle innovation score: 1-0(1 RBI)

As we head into the 8th inning of the ongoing 'does Oracle innovate?' debate Eric Kimberling slams a homer in his analysis of ERP tier one/two implementation cost and value, making the score between Vinnie Mirchandani, Josh Greebaum, Paul Greenburg, Bob Warfield, Larry Dignan and myself 2-0 with Oracle getting an RBI.

August 15, 2008 by

Implementation complexity enables higher software prices

According to an interesting post in CIO Magazine, recent price increases by both SAP and Oracle were made possible by implementation complexity and the difficulty of replacing existing systems.CIO explains:[O]ne of the complaints customers have about these products is the huge implementation costs of putting them in.

November 13, 2007 by

Oracle's self-reported project success/failure statistics

During a meeting (described here by Dan Farber) between Charles Phillips, president of Oracle, and the Enterprise Irregulars, I raised the inevitable implementation failure question:Serious implementation problems continue across the industry, including on Oracle projects. What is Oracle doing to address this issue?

September 27, 2007 by

Updated bizarre Arizona State ERP: Oracle releases case study

Proving that truth can be stranger than fiction, Oracle has published a customer case study proclaiming the wonders of its implementation at Arizona State University (ASU). The document conveniently omits the part where thousands of incorrect payroll checks were issued, morale plummeted, and armed police were called to guard the HR office.

February 18, 2007 by

CQU servers on the RAC

Central Queensland University (CQU) is set to retire a number of "disparate servers" as its implementation of Oracle 10g (version 2) nears the end of the hardware deployment phase.The University, which is based in Rockhampton, Queensland and has campuses in most eastern capital cities, opted to deploy Oracle's real application clusters (RAC) solution to consolidate its database environment mid last year.

September 13, 2005 by

ATO plays it cool on Siebel

The Australian Taxation Office has ruled out any short-term changes to its implementation of Siebel software following news this week Oracle was moving to acquire the customer relationship management vendor in a deal worth AU$7.6 billion.

July 7, 2005 by

Berri: There's juice in Dell's cup

Fruit juice vendor Berri believes its Oracle and JD Edwards enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation was a key factor in its six-year journey to become a demand-driven supplier.This has resulted in a 30 percent reduction in inventory and $5 million in annual savings, the company's CIO Ross Bradley said.


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