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(September 24, 2007) -  Ted Farrell, chief architect for Tools and Middleware at Oracle, gave the opening keynote at AJAXWorld Conference Expo 2007 West this morning. The next-generation, Web 2.0 user experience, he noted, is as much about empowering users with state-of-the-art social networking tools as it is about a richer interface. Farrell's theme, Web 2.0 for the Enterprise, led him into the fast-moving world of how the enterprise world is today trying to bring together the various services of Web 2.0 - contact management, search, discussion forums and wikis, presence, VoIP communication, Mail/Events/Calendar, Blogs & RSS  - into one infrastructure in an integrated way.  Integrating Web 2.0 services into enterprise applications is a quite different challenge to the consumer space, said Farrell. "Enterprises typically have a much slower turnaround on technology, t... (more)

Founder Says "Bye Bye" As Oracle Gains Control of PeopleSoft

SYS-CON Live Coverage of PeopleSoft - via Google News SYS-CON Live Coverage of Oracle - via Google News According to a document just filed with the SEC, the 64 year-old founder of PeopleSoft - David A. Duffield, who stepped in as CEO when Craig Conway was suddenly fired by the PeopleSoft board in October - is no longer with the company. He resigned last week as CEO, chairman, and director in the wake of Oracle's successful $10.3BN tender bid for PeopleSoft's shares. The news comes just as Oracle has announced that it now controls 75% of all PeopleSoft shares, giving it a controlli... (more)

Oracle Proposes to Lead BPEL Effort Within Eclipse

Oracle today announced it is proposing to lead a tooling project for the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) standard within the Eclipse Foundation open-source community. The proposed project underscores Oracle's continued commitment to making tools support for key standards-based technologies, such as BPEL, freely available to all developers. A cornerstone for simplifying the development of service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, BPEL is widely recognized as a critical technology for reducing the cost, complexity and inflexibility of integration projects and ena... (more)

Ohio Savings Bank Uses Oracle Database 10g and Microsoft .NET Architecture

Oracle has announced that Ohio Savings Bank's mortgage system, which processes hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions daily, relies on an integrated Oracle Database 10g and Microsoft .NET architecture. The bank adopted an Oracle Database 10g grid computing infrastructure to improve its information technology (IT) utilization. Founded in 1889, Ohio Savings Bank has grown from a savings and loan with a single branch office in Cleveland and $20,000 in assets to one of the nation's largest mortgage lenders. In 2004, the bank adopted an Oracle Database 10g grid computing infr... (more)

Oracle's Ashish Mohindroo on BPEL, BAM, and Fusion Middleware

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