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January 19, 2009  10:35 PM

SOA in ‘09: Dead, alive or in search of new meaning?



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

January 1, 2009 could be considered a big day in the Oracle world -- a fresh start, new year and the chance to start practicing your Oracle New Year's resolutions, whether they be to...

January 13, 2009  10:54 PM

Are Oracle’s Critical Patch Updates really that critical?



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

You most likely saw some of Tuesday's pressing headlines about Oracle's latest Critical Patch Update, such as "Oracle planning Patch Tuesday whopper" and "


January 6, 2009  8:03 PM

What’s your New Year’s Oracle resolution?



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

Cloud computing, OBIEE, Oracle certifications, security, middleware or open source projects....on what should you focus your Oracle-related efforts in 2009? It's a question that many Oracle customers are asking now, as a new year often means time for a new or revised Oracle strategy....


December 22, 2008  8:40 PM

Larry Ellison speaks 2008



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

If there's one thing that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is known for, it's his willingness to share what's on his mind.

The last time we looked at some of Ellison's most quotable moments, we found he...


December 16, 2008  8:52 PM

A small victory for SAP or another big win for Oracle?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Every time we hear news come out of the infamous TomorrowNow lawsuit, it seems like SAP has found itself in even more trouble (or at least accused of it) than before.

Is this time --


December 10, 2008  10:21 AM

Oracle could get serious about SaaS in a recession



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

As the economy continues to fall into recession, we've already examined ways in which it may affect both the Web 2.0 business and


December 2, 2008  3:48 PM

Oracle gets high marks for support (not a misprint)



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

Oracle may have recently lashed out at some third-party support shops, but maybe the software giant doesn't have as much to worry about as it thinks. Oracle's support services,...


November 25, 2008  10:35 PM

Oracle takes aim at other third party support shops



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle development

Oracle customers haven’t seemed too phased by the $1 billion lawsuit filed by Oracle against SAP’s now defunct third-party support subsidiary TomorrowNow.

Last year, analysts predicted that the attention from the lawsuit could actually be a


November 19, 2008  6:52 AM

Oracle vs. SAP revisited



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

Much of the Oracle vs. SAP talk we've heard recently has centered on the $1 billion lawsuit filed by Oracle against SAP. But what about the Oracle vs. SAP battle outside the courtroom? The...


November 11, 2008  10:28 PM

Can Oracle’s former Fusion chief rescue SAP’s on-demand strategy?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle development

One may find it surprising that SAP, the company who wanted to keep its on-demand efforts geared toward small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers,...


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