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August 13, 2008  7:28 AM

PeopleSoft CRM, Oracle E-Business Suite lose their magic



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Have PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite lost their magic? If you take a look at Gartner's Magic Quadrant, then the answer is yes. This year, PeopleSoft CRM and E-Business Suite were nowhere to be seen on the...

August 5, 2008  8:27 PM

The WebLogic vulnerability vs. your worst Oracle security experiences



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle scored a 10 for security last week.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of those “best-you-can-get” 10s. It was a 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scale, a system for rating and assessing the impact of system vulnerabilities...


July 30, 2008  8:23 AM

Did SAP ignore Oracle’s legal warnings?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Conspiracy; espionage; "Project Blue;" massive illegal downloading; corporate theft on a grand scale. These are just a few of the many words Oracle has used to describe SAP's alleged illegal activity with its third-party support subsidiary, TomorrowNow. What are Oracle's latest accusations, and...


July 16, 2008  1:53 PM

Will Oracle keep BEA customers satisfied?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

Ever since the Oracle-BEA deal was given the green light by the federal government in February, we've all been asking the same questions: How will Oracle combine the two company's middleware offerings?...


July 2, 2008  7:30 AM

What is Oracle’s SaaS strategy?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

It’s no secret that Larry Ellison is in his business for the money. Therefore, his reason for laying low in the on-demand software industry -- he says software-as-a service (SaaS) isn’t...


June 24, 2008  10:49 PM

Who will challenge Oracle in the insurance market?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle development

Earlier this month, after Oracle announced its acquisition of insurance software maker Admin Server, I asked this question: Is this Oracle's big break into the insurance...

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June 18, 2008  8:38 AM

My top five Oracle 11g features



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle's 11g database has received some less-than-stellar press recently -- The Pythian Group accused Oracle of releasing misleading adoption rates, and


June 5, 2008  8:42 AM

Does Oracle take Wiki censorship too far?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

What would you think if you said "something not unambiguously positive about Oracle WebCenter" on the official Oracle Wiki, only to have all the negativity in your comment edited out? This is exactly what happened to Stan...

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June 4, 2008  9:24 AM

Is this Oracle’s big break into the insurance market?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle has done it again. No, it hasn't announced another "mystery facility," dodged questions about the...

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May 15, 2008  3:50 PM

Has Oracle misled us about 11g?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

Is Oracle 11g not yet as successful as we may have been led to believe? According to Pythian Group CEO Paul Vallee, the answer is yes. Vallee claims his research shows that Oracle 11g is being adopted at slower...


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