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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.
Analysts deliberate latest merger wave
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.