Hurd took a leave of absence from Oracle in September.
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Company reported a higher quarterly profit, but its 16 percent rise in new software sales came in at the lower end of expectations. (From Reuters)
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.
So you've had your fill of spin on the latest round of tech mergers, but throwing into the mix some independent analyst perspectives on the Oracle/Siebel and eBay/Skype deals couldn't hurt. Oracle/SiebelNucleus Research gives Oracle high marks for its acquisition of Siebel, saying that the combination of each vendor's technologies will bode well for customers that recognize the value of integrating data from multiple sources to streamline customer support and service.
Burton Group is going to demonstrate the first multi-protocol federal identity system to prove that multiple federated identity protocols and standards can coexist at its Catalyst Conference North America 2005 on July 13, in San Diego.
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.
Chances are you either have a strong aversion or fondness for some IT vendors—just take a glance at the Talkback of any Microsoft vs. Linux story and you'll see what I mean.
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.
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.
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.