Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-03-01

  • Tom Siebel (USA) – Times Online Rich List
    Tom Siebel joined the Oracle software operation as a salesman in 1984 and beat every quota that its boss Larry Ellison came up with. Ellison, one of the richest men in the world, and Siebel fell out when Oracle would not take Siebel’s sales-tracking software to market and Siebel left the company in 1991. In 2005 Siebel netted $500m in cash when he sold his own Siebel Systems — to Larry Ellison. He now chairs First Virtual, with interests in property, agribusiness and asset management. He has pledged $100m to establish the Siebel Fund for Excellence in Science and Engineering for the University of Illinois to use on research in areas such as alternative energy. He is also trying to set up a green building contest with a $20m prize. Siebel’s £1.3 billion fortune in October 2008 will have slipped in the economic turmoil. We value him at £1 billion.
  • Quick Turns with ApEx 3.2
    The moment that I’ve been waiting for months now is finally here! It’s an exciting day for the iPerspective team! Why? Because Oracle (finally) released version 3.2 of Oracle Application Express (ApEx). I’m a huge ApEx fan! Why? Because of how quick I can develop a production ready application using ApEx. The ability to consume Web Services that can access virtually any data source, make ApEx a great environment for developing Mashups – quickly! The faster you can show your customers your product, the sooner you can get feedback and in turn, the faster you can meet the needs of the business. ApEx 3.2 has added support for more SOAP binding types, which is a good thing!
  • Download Oracle Application Express 3.2
    The new APEX release 3.2 is finally available for download. This new version covers essentially the Oracle Forms to APEX converter, but also has some extras regarding security.
  • Oracle Application Express
    Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) is a rapid web application development tool for the Oracle database. Using only a web browser, you can develop and deploy professional applications that are both fast and secure. Evaluate Oracle Application Express by using the apex.oracle.com online service.
  • Q&A: How and Why Oracle is Utilizing Virtualization and Open Source
    The Bitsource: What is an example of where Oracle has helped a client become more successful by helping them implement virtualization technology? Coekaerts: It’s hard to quantify success. We have a number of customers today that are in production with Oracle VM, Linux and other Oracle products and they are achieving a good amount of cost savings (based on the above software stack) through consolidation and ease of deployment. Here are some examples: Interactive One: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017629_EN UMASS: http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/09/using_flexframe.html Aspicon: http://www.oracle.com/technologies/virtualization/docs/snapshot-aspicon.pdf Oracle’s own deployment: http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3763736 The Bitsource: What is an example of where Oracle has helped a client become more successful by helping them implement open source technologies? Coekaerts: The same may not apply here. As we talked about over the phone, from
  • Download Oracle Application Express
    Oracle Application Express Release 3.2 was released on February 27, 2009. For previous versions of Application Express, see Prior Release Archives. You must accept the OTN License Agreement for Oracle Application Express to download this software.

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