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Study shows PeopleSoft users leaning to ditch software post-merger
eWeek: A report from The Yankee Group shows that a considerable number of PeopleSoft organizations say that they're inclined tobail on the software following the merger.Yankee recently surveyed 192 PeopleSoft customers and found that an average of 46% demonstrated a propensity for switching applications, and an average of 30% remaining undecided.
'Safety Net' fund embodies spirit of PeopleSoft
Signs of the remarkable culture at PeopleSoft still shine even if the company is no longer in the hands of its employees. AMR Research reports that former employees have created a fund called The Safety Net, or TSN, to help colleagues who suffer financial problems as a result of the acquisition by Oracle in late December.
IDC's musings on OpenSolaris
In response to Sun's plan to launch its open source program for Solaris, IDC analysts expect the company to gain followers, caveats not withstanding:Sun could establish a strong community supporting its product, and thiscommunity could increase interest in Solaris and Sun's hardware products.
No surprise--Sun shines when it comes to open source
Here's a news flash--of sorts--for those following recent developments in Sun products and services. IT decision-makers appear to care a great deal more aboutwhat Sun is doing around making Solaris open source than they do about what Sun is doing to make utility computing more affordable and available.
Annual per-user cost of SAP 12 times higher than PeopleSoft, study finds
A research note published this month from the scrupulous team at Nucleus Research examined what companies spent on hardware, software, consulting, and so on, over a 3-year period for PeopleSoft Enterprise. The results:Eighty-two percent of PeopleSoft customers interviewed had achieved a positive ROI from their deployments, with an average payback period of 32 months.
Sun's server white papers most popular among techies
Our latest BT Trax analysis of how our audience uses ZDNet content has revealed some very interesting trends in demographics over time. The first analysis focused only on server white papers in our ZDNet directory, and drew only upon the data for the top four server vendors--Dell, HP, IBM and Sun.
Pooping on Oracle's party
Updated 9/26/05 9:40 AM: While all eyes were on Oracle this week, we were busy pulling together our proprietary data that shows how the burgeoning software maker has fared over the year in our directory of IT resources and where it stood among competing vendors in our IT Priorities survey.