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Oracle8i Release 2 - Ready to Storm the Web


On November 15, Oracle Corp., announced the pending availability of Oracle8i Release 2, the follow-on to Oracle8i, the most rapidly adopted database product ever released by the company. To date, more than 5000 "Dot Coms" and other enterprises are using Oracle8i. Additionally, over 800 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have developed applications and tools optimized for Oracle8i data warehousing and online transaction processing features since the product's release in March 1999. The new release has expanded analytical data warehousing functions, native support for Java2 and performance and management enhancements.

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Oracle Loses Again


SAP AG has chosen SQL Server 7.0 as its strategic database for the Windows platform. The companies also will cooperate to make the Windows 2000 OS available as a platform choice for customers wishing to implement mySAP.com solutions. On the heels of the agreement to use IBM DB2 as a preferred backend database, Oracle continues to lose market share as a database in the ERP arena.

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Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact


From the moment an order is created, Provia Software’s ViaWare and ViaView suites aim at helping managers track orders in real time and make orders visible throughout the entire delivery process, which is the core of its value proposition.

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What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?


Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision. But what do the benchmarks mean, and which ones really matter?

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Oracle - How to Disappoint Analysts by Doubling Profits


In September Oracle Corporation, the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, announced record results for Q1 of its fiscal year 2001. Why weren’t analysts more enthusiastic about the 42% growth of the applications part of its business?

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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy


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IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part Two: Background, Challenges, and Response


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Enterprise Applications Vendor Reverses Fortunes - But Will Perseverance and Agility Be Enough?


With seven consecutive profitable quarters, a feat unprecedented in the company's recent past, IFS enters a new phase of sustained profitable growth, along with its new chief executive officer. However, there are some challenges that just will not go away.

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