Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-10-18

  • Oracle Uses OpenWorld to Reassure Skeptics but Concerns Remain — Visual Studio Magazine
    Ovum senior analyst Tony Baer worries that taking on Sun‘s hardware business could prove to be an unproductive distraction for Oracle. “There’s some concern out there that Oracle will lose its focus. I mean, [Oracle CEO] Larry Ellison spent three-quarters of his keynote [on Thursday] talking about hardware benchmarks,” Baer said.
  • Larry Ellison Struts His Wealth Before Peons
    His first words? “It’s a great boat, you should get one.”
  • Schwarzenegger At Oracle OpenWorld Jokes About ‘Why I’m Studly,’ No ‘Action’ From Wife #OOW09
    Read a transcript of his speech and watch ha video of it below:
  • America’s Cup: No way to force US team to Gulf
    The Swiss defenders of the America’s Cup say they are willing to race other teams next year if the U.S.-based challenger refuses to compete in the Gulf because of security fears. The president of the Alinghi team, Ernesto Bertarelli, says there is no way to force challenger BMW Oracle Racing to race in the February showdown off Ras al-Khaimah, about 60 miles northeast of Dubai. BMW Oracle has filed a suit in New York to reject the venue on security grounds.
  • Oracle to roll out huge patch update
    The firm’s quarterly Critical Patch Update, set for 20 October, will contain fixes for problems across “hundreds of products”, according to a pre-release announcement. Advertisement The product which gets the most attention, as usual, is the Oracle Database, which has 16 new fixes, inbcluding six for vulnerabilities which could be remotely exploited without the need for authentication.
  • SAP Labs China Business Review
    [Interesting training presentation for new employees of SAP Labs China from 2004/2005-DBM]
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