There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and inter-application messaging protocols, or find a one-stop-shop with all the software, functionality, and interoperability one could ever ask for. Oracle insists the latter is the best way, and it is their way. But is it best for Collaborative-Commerce? Is their vision of C-Commerce and interoperability yours as well?
which, up until version 8i (released in March of 1999) was, in its most stable form, text-based, dumb-terminal style. Oracle made haphazard efforts in the mid 90''s to bring its applications (primarily ERP - Financials, Manufacturing, and Logistics) to the browser, but its solutions were buggy, difficult to use, and often didn''t match the feature and functionality set of its text-based brethren. March 1999 saw the introduction of Oracle 8i ( i , for Internet) database, Oracle''s first serious push toward