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Oracle OpenWorld opened today in San Francisco, showcasing the company's efforts to integrate its diverse product line and make life simpler for customers.
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.
In Oracle's legal battle with Montclair State University, many of the issues revolve around working relationships, communication, and poor collaboration.
Oracle recently invited a bunch of bloggers to attend OpenWorld as press, meaning the company would waive the $2000 entrance fee. Under ordinary circumstances this would hardly be interesting, but it's raised compelling questions, including the inevitable comparisons with SAP.
In a post called Can you spray paint innovation?, fellow Enterprise Irregular, Vinnie Mirchandani, raises an important issue regarding pockets of creativity inside SAP and Oracle.
Over the last year, I've railed against Oracle for its arrogance in the face of major project failures. We're talking world-class, spit-in-your-face arrogance here.
Oracle's Social CRM product combines social networking and Web 2.0 sensibilities inside a traditional enterprise software wrapper. To learn more, I interviewed Anthony Lye, Oracle's Senior Vice President for CRM.
Oracle's innovative Social CRM product joins social networking with true enterprise features such as reliability, security management, and scalability. Given the different skill sets and perspectives required to build consumer and enterprise software, Oracle's ability to combine both into a single package is a significant achievement.
From bumble bee-shaped chocolates to signs placed through the conference hall, Oracle is showcasing its Beehive collaboration platform at OpenWorld.Oracle's collaboration vision underscores the growing importance of enterprise 2.