Oracle forms strategic relationships with 20 E-business consultants

Los Angeles, 8 Dec 1999, (Manila Bulletin) - Oracle Corp. has announced strategic alignments with industry-leading e-business consultants to combine business, creative and technological expertise to deliver integrated, end-to-end e-business solutions.

Los Angeles, 8 Dec 1999, (Manila Bulletin) - Oracle Corp. has announced strategic alignments with industry-leading e-business consultants to combine business, creative and technological expertise to deliver integrated, end-to-end e-business solutions. These firms include, Agency.Com, AnswerThink Consulting Group, Bowne Internet, C-bridge, Database Consultants, Inc., Data Systems West, Dockside, FusionTec, Information Systems Services, Inc., iXL, Inc., Magma Solutions, Inc., MidWave Corporation, Modem Media, Nicholson NY, Sapient Corporation, Sceptre Database Consultants, Inc., Solbourne, T3 Media, Inc., US Interactive and Viant.

According to Meredith Whalen, program manager in IDC's Internet services program, Internet services spending is expected to grow from $12.9 billion this year to $78.6 billion in 2003. This announcement demonstrates the shared vision and commitment by Oracle and these 20 firms to help customers capitalize on the new e-business opportunities introduced by the Internet.

Today, companies are quickly recognizing the need to not only maintain a successful e-commerce Web site, but to transform all aspects of their business using industry-leading Internet solutions, such as the Oracle Internet Platform and Oracle's full suite of e-business applications. The successful e-business of the future will be an enterprise that can take full advantage of the superior technology Oracle provides, as well as the expertise of this new breed of e-business consultants.

"These partners have demonstrated that they share Oracle's vision for the future of e-business," said Thomas Kurian, vice president, E-Business Program Office, Oracle Corp. "By joining forces with Oracle in making this shared vision a reality, these e-business consulting partners will have the edge in delivering the most reliable and scalable e-business solution possible for their customers."

Oracle recognizes the importance of the first-hand experience and success these select e-business consultants have achieved by combining Oracle's leading Internet Platform with their high-end business strategies, creative design, marketing and branding services; and technical implementation and integration capabilities. By leveraging the reliability and scalability of these integrated solutions, companies of all sizes and in all stages of development can quickly transform themselves into successful e-businesses while realizing immediate returns at Internet speed.