Oracle remains a true IT powerhouse with fingers in many pies other than databases, such as application servers, and development tools, which ranks it as an enterprise infrastructure provider, together with SAP, IBM at a higher and, and Microsoft at the lower end of the market. However, Oracle may be getting very uncomfortable with how its protracted disappointing revenue results (possible the worst in a decade) jeopardizes its No. 2 position in the applications market. It seemed all but inconceivable over a year ago that PeopleSoft could be so close to snatching the No. 2 position from Oracle.
Great Plains , or Navision . Rarely, if ever, has any company been able to provide a product portfolio that is on the cutting edge in more than a limited number of applications. While Oracle has a stalwart database and application server and its back-office applications are also well respected in certain vertical markets, its above new product enhancements may offer some value to its current customers, but will not likely help Oracle leapfrog competitive offering. The company seems to have long been in a