Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-10-07

  • Oracle Announces Oracle OpenWorld(R) San Francisco 2009 Keynote Lineup
    [No Marc Benioff…-DBM] # Industry leaders from Oracle, Sun, HP, Dell and Infosys will deliver keynotes at the Oracle® OpenWorld conference, October 11-15, 2009 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. # Oracle OpenWorld keynotes will focus on industry trends and the latest technology developments and innovations, enabling conference attendees to come with questions and leave with answers.
  • Oracle lets rival Salesforce pitch its customers
    Oracle gives Salesforce high-profile slot at conference * Oracle, Salesforce fierce rivals in software market * Salesforce CEO will speak alongside Dell CEO (Adds comments from analysts, Salesforce.com, background)
  • Oracle CEO Says Company Not Interested In Brocade
    “We are not interested in buying Brocade,” Ellison said.
    Howard Street is scheduled to be closed between 3rd and 4th streets continuously for nine days beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday, October 8 through 8 p.m., Friday, October 16 to accommodate the event. In previous years the closure has lifted as early as 3 p.m. on the final Friday. Significant traffic congestion is anticipated in and around Moscone Center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily for the duration of the closure. Travelers are encouraged to take public transit or use alternate routes.
  • October a Good Month for Tourism in #SF #OOW #Oracle
    There’s a lot going on in San Francisco this month, and events like Fleet Week, the Presidents Cup golf tournament, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and the Oracle Convention could have a positive economic impact on the city.
  • Coca Cola Bottling swaps out Oracle for DB2
    The new deal now made it significantly more attractive financially for Coke Bottlers to upgrade to IBM’s DB2 database as part of its SAP license.
  • SAP eyes buys, has no plans to enter hardware mkt
    “I am positive that in 5 or 10 years time, we’ll be here and I have a scoop for you, we will not buy IBM,” he joked.
  • SAP’s Leo Apotheker dismisses Oracle’s bid for power
    SAP’s next big thing is In memory databases. He said that these will give the ability to create real true time enterprise and the really important thing for his business is the convergence of these trends.
  • Oracle eases business process design with BPAS 11g
    Business Process Analysis Suite 11g is based on the IDS Scheer ARIS Design Platform, and provides deeper integration with Oracle’s SOA Suite than previous editions in order to improve IT departments’ efficiency when designing business processes, according to the database giant. Advertisement Oracle explained that the new integration, as well as the addition of a new web collaboration component called Process Publisher, will allow customers to communicate on process design. “Now business and IT users have the right set of tools designed for their individual needs. Business users design process models with Oracle BPA Suite 11g, and IT uses the same process models for execution with Oracle SOA Suite,” said Amlan Debnath, product development vice president at Oracle.
  • Oracle Fusion Applications: Is 2010 Delivery Too Little, Too Late, or Smart Strategy?
    Almost three years later, the planet is still waiting for the first generation of Oracle’s suite of Fusion Apps. Was Oracle too ambitious, on a technology level? “The delay is not all that surprising given the scope of what Oracle is attempting to undertake with Fusion Apps,” says Dwight Davis, a senior analyst at Ovum. “There’s just so much that Oracle has taken on its plate with Fusion: It’s not just SOA; it’s Web 2.0, integrating business intelligence as sort of a pervasive element of Fusion Apps. They’re making a clear shift from siloed applications to focusing on more end-to-end business processes that flow across the modules.”
  • C’est what? Microsoft’s Ballmer speaks French
    Microsoft said Ballmer learned to speak French when he lived in Belgium for three years in the early 1960s, when his father worked there for Ford Motor Co.
  • Microsoft, EU Reach Accord on Antitrust
    The new settlement offer addresses charges that Microsoft distorted competition in its favor in the market for web browsers, by giving its Internet Explorer (IE) browser an unfair advantage over rivals. It also addresses accusations that Microsoft hides important interoperability information from rivals, preventing them from competing fairly against Microsoft Office, as well as other software products, the Commission said.
  • Schmidt: “We Have Not Yet Found The Evil Room.”
    Schmidt snipped, “I don’t respond to Steve Ballmer questions. Next question?”
  • Use Your Voice to Text, Call and Search with Bing
    This new interface will allow you to search the Web with Bing by speaking your search query, compose a text message or even dial a contact by simply talking instead of typing. Check out this video to see this new voice interface in action:
  • SAP, HP Forging Closer Ties
    Struggling enterprise software giant SAP is drawing closer to HP as it attempts to stave off the inevitable decline of its traditional business. The companies are going to announce an extension of their existing partnership in the fast-growing business analytics application space next week during SAP’s user conference in Phoenix.

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