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July 8, 2011  2:29 PM

UKOUG shuffle

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BEA, Java, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Sun, Support, ukoug

This week the UK Oracle user group is reorganising. Chairman, Debra Lilley takes on a new role as president of the council and...

July 2, 2008  10:03 PM

Where next for Aqualogic?

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Aqualogic, BEA, Oracle, Portal

It's been a good and bad day for businesses running BEA products. Oracle unveiled its strategy for BEA, following its $8.5 billion acquisition of the company.

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February 28, 2008  8:37 PM

Oracle/Peoplesoft licensing and maintenance #1

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BEA, Fusion, Licensing, Maintenance, Oracle, Peopelsoft

I met a former employee of Peoplesoft yesterday who had an interesting story about Oracle. Oracle has generously offered users of Peoplesoft 8 a free upgrade to version 9. But this generous offer seems to have strings attached. The upgrade was only free if you were prepared to make a hefty...


January 18, 2008  8:20 PM

If Fusion was the glue that welded together Oracle’s acquisitions where does BEA fit?

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BEA, Fusion, Oracle

Oracle's $8 billion acquisition of BEA can mean only one thing. Fusion has failed. Let's face it, if its Fusion middleware was on track, Oracle would have no need to speed billions of dollars buying the market-leader in Java application server middleware - particularly given that the economy looks...


October 12, 2007  7:28 PM

Oracle Buying BEA: what’s that say about Fusion?

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BEA, Fusion, IBM, Oracle, WebLogic, WebSphere

The big news today is Oracle has plans to acquire BEA. BEA's flagship product, WebLogic is a direct rival to Oracle's Fusion middleware, on which it has based its entire service oriented...


May 2, 2007  8:13 PM

BEA 2.0

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BEA, iTunes, Messaging, middleware, MySpace, SOA, Web services, YouTube

A few days ago I attended a meeting with BEA where the company presented its vision of how it would tackle Web 2.0. The hypothetical problem it presented was that of today's teenagers brought up on a diet of iTunes, MySpace YouTube and mash-ups, bringing these technologies into the workplace. And...


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