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Oracle announced the expansion of its Oracle Validated Configurations effort with the addition of new configurations and partners – Brocade, Cisco Systems and Pillar Data Systems. Now, customers will have access to a broader range of pre-tested and validated architectures – software, hardware, storage and networking components – to help accelerate and simplify their Oracle on Linux deployments.  Brocade, Cisco Systems and Pillar Data Systems join an extensive roster of vendors currently involved including, AMD, Dell, EMC, Emulex, HP, IBM, Intel, Network Appliance, Novell, QLogic, Red Hat and Sun, all members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. Together, Oracle and its team of partners are helping customers accelerate deployment and reduce expensive testing of Linux solutions. Oracle Validated Configurations assist end users in achieving faster time to ma... (more)

Local Governments Use Oracle Applications to Implement 311 Information Systems

Oracle has announced that several local governments are now running Oracle Applications - including Oracle E-Business Suite Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM and Oracle's Siebel CRM applications - to support 311 government information systems (call centers) that enhance constituent service and improve government efficiency. With 311, citizens benefit from one easy-to-remember point of contact for government information and services, while government agencies minimize non-emergency calls to 911, leverage visibility into cross-departmental d... (more)

ORACLE BEA - Oracle Pounces!

(October 12, 2007) - "Oracle is prepared to proceed immediately," says the official letter delivered today to the Board of Directors of BEA by Oracle, which is proposing to acquire BEA for $17.00 per share in cash - a 25% premium over yesterday's closing price of $13.62. "We have made a serious proposal including a substantial premium for BEA," said Oracle President Charles Phillips. "We believe our all cash offer provides the best value for BEA's shareholders and the best home for BEA's employees and customers," Phillips continued. "This proposal is the culmination of repeated c... (more)

Oracle and Retek Proclaim "Joint Vision for the Future Based on the Java Language"

Ellison Wins, SAP Loses: Oracle Snatches Retek For $643.3M Oracle Strikes Again; Buys Oblix Even Though Retek's Not Yet Digested As a service to readers, we bring here in full the text of an open letter just released to customers and partners by Oracle's President, Charles Phillips, now that Oracle and Retek are operating "as one " - Oracle now having accumulated, as of yesterday, 92.8% of Retek's stock. "With Oracle and Retek now operating as one, we'd like to take this opportunity to pledge our continued commitment to the success of your business and outline some of the benefit... (more)

Java Meets Redmond? Oracle & MS Side By Side In New Orleans

There are hundreds of tools, methods, and technologies out there, and the development environment is more heterogeneous and complicated than ever," said David Anstey, president of Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG), as he announced that Oracle and Microsoft will co-present at its annual conference, ODTUG Now! 2005, June 18-22, in New Orleans. While corporate clashes between Oracle and Microsoft have in the past made a joint presentation out of the question, Anstey explained that two major changes have occurred: 1) ODTUG recently expanded its technical coverage to includ... (more)