NetSuite set to go global under Oracle’s flag

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - December 4th, 2016

As part of Oracle, NetSuite plans to localise its products for many more countries while expanding its data centre capacity, sales operations, partner channel and other assets to reach customers in those new areas.

Oracle announces plans to acquire Dyn

Grant Gross by Grant Gross - November 22nd, 2016

Oracle has announced plans to acquire Internet performance and DNS provider Dyn in an effort to pump up its cloud-based offerings.

Oracle study reveals need for increased collaboration within organisations

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - November 8th, 2016

A recent study conducted by Oracle revealed that 72 percent of Gulf state respondents said lines of business and IT teams must collaborate for the enterprise cloud model to succeed.

Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - October 30th, 2016

Oracle has taken its bid for up to $9 billion in damages to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit against Google.

TransSys to showcase Oracle Cloud solutions at GITEX

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 12th, 2016

TransSys Solutions will be showcasing its cloud-based solutions and services portfolio during its participation at GITEX Technology Week.

Oracle to deliver ‘ultimate cloud experience’ at GITEX 2016

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 4th, 2016

Oracle has announced that it will put the spotlights on how business and IT leaders can take advantage of the economics of data combined with the simplicity of cloud computing to power innovation and growth at GITEX Technology Week.

Oracle unveils cloud platform innovations at OpenWorld 2016

Glesni Holland by Glesni Holland - September 20th, 2016

Oracle has announced a series of major innovations across the cloud platform that are designed to give organisations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the cloud.

Oracle releases report on cloud adoption in EMEA region

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - September 1st, 2016

Two in three business decision makers said IT funding is too traditional and is stifling innovation, while one in three IT-decision makers admit their organisations’ IT funding models are hindering them from IT innovation according to Oracle’s ‘Putting Cultural Transformation at the Heart of Cloud Success’ report.

BT, Oracle partner to boost cloud services

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - August 22nd, 2016

BT and Oracle have recently announced that they are working together to help organisations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud.

Oracle buys cloud software company NetSuite

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 31st, 2016

Oracle has recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite. The transaction is valued at $109.00 per share in cash, or approximately $9.3 billion.

Oracle to debut Middle Eastern data centre in Abu Dhabi

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - January 26th, 2016

To keep pace with growing customer demand for Oracle’s complete cloud portfolio, Oracle today announced its intent to open a new cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi.

Oracle highlights silicon-level security

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 19th, 2015

Oracle used a Dubai media roundtable to highlight security updates to its cloud offering encompassing its Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.

Oracle to feature cloud offerings at GITEX

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 13th, 2015

Oracle has announced that it will be participating in this year’s GITEX Technology Week, with “Journey to the Cloud” as its theme.

Oracle, Google to head back to courts for Java dispute trial

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - July 27th, 2015

According to recent reports Oracle and Google have each proposed new dates for the jury trial in their dispute over Google’s use of Java in Android.

Oracle enhances HCM Cloud to empower digital workforce

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - July 21st, 2015

Oracle has recently announced new updates to its Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10. The latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud helps organisations support an increasingly global and digital workforce through a number of new and enhanced solutions.

Oracle unveils VM VirtualBox 5.0

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - July 12th, 2015

After entering beta three months ago, Oracle’s VM VirtualBox 5.0 virtualisation software is now officially available in the market.

Oracle launches 24 new cloud services

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - June 23rd, 2015

Oracle has recently launched a number of new cloud services that the company claims will provide enterprises with all the tools they need to run their operations in the cloud. “We’re now able […]

Oracle MAJLIS comes to Dubai

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 19th, 2015

The Middle East Oracle User Group (MEOUG) will conduct its annual meeting on March 24th and 25th at the Palm Atlantis hotel in Dubai. Since 2008, the group has been providing a forum for its customers to share success stories, issues and learn more about Oracle’s suite of products.

Oracle makes Big Data push

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - February 22nd, 2015

Oracle has released a series of Big Data products that aggregate and analyse data from Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL technologies

Oracle, Samsung, reportedly combining for mobile cloud

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - January 27th, 2015

Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.

Oracle announces updated X5 hardware

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - January 22nd, 2015

Larry Ellison has opened a new front in his battle with Cisco Systems and EMC, launching new Oracle hardware on Wednesday that he claims will be the cheapest on the market.

AMMROC innovates Oracle Super Cluster

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 29th, 2014

AMMROC, the Abu Dhabi-based joint venture between Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, has implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Complex Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (cMRO) services on Oracle Super Cluster.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - September 19th, 2014

It’s the end of an era at Oracle, as CEO Larry Ellison has been appointed executive chairman and CTO of the vendor, with co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs. “Safra and […]

Oracle denied $1.3 billion SAP appeals court request

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - August 31st, 2014

Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.

Oracle’s Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 13th, 2014

Oracle has given the first peek at its upcoming Sparc M7 processor, promising big performance gains for customers who use the in-memory compute features of its 12C database. The Sparc M7 is due […]

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 13th, 2014

Oracle is planning to release 115 security patches for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications.

Oracle’s Hurd: We will catch Salesforce

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - June 29th, 2014

Being second isn’t good enough for Oracle when it comes to cloud revenue, co-president Mark Hurd told investment analysts this week following the company’s fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report.

Oracle to buy $5.3 billion retail tech vendor Micros

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - June 24th, 2014

Oracle will buy hospitality and retail technology vendor Micros Systems for US$5.3 billion, in a deal that will be its largest since the purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010.

Accenture acquires Oracle integrator Enkitec

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - May 18th, 2014

Outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture is expanding its Oracle capabilities with the acquisition of Oracle integrator Enkitec.

Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - April 17th, 2014

Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

Researchers publicly disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 6th, 2014

Researchers from Polish security firm Security Explorations, who found many Java vulnerabilities in the past, decided to publicly disclose the Java Cloud Service security weaknesses because they weren’t satisfied with how Oracle handled […]

Oracle reverses hardware revenue decline in Q3

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - March 19th, 2014

Oracle’s third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to US$9.3 billion while net income increased 2 percent to $2.6 billion, buoyed by growth in new software licenses and cloud subscriptions as well as a long-anticipated rise in hardware product revenue.

Oracle broadens legal fight against third-party Solaris support providers

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 29th, 2014

Oracle is continuing its legal battle against third-party software support providers it alleges are performing such services in a manner that violates its intellectual property.

SDL looks to battle Oracle, Salesforce.com in ‘customer experience’

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 28th, 2014

Customer experience has emerged as one of the enterprise software industry’s hotter segments of late, as companies try to run marketing, sales and support across both traditional and digital channels.

Oracle reports rapid cloud uptake in Dubai

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 20th, 2014

Oracle’s Alfonso Di Ianni, Senior Vice President, East Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has said that cloud adoption in Dubai has seen a marked upswing in the past 12 months.

Oracle builds a bridge to Salesforce.com with new adapter

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 19th, 2014

Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organisations to copy data between their Salesforce.com accounts and Oracle software.

Gulf Air completes Oracle E-Business suite upgrade to R12

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 13th, 2014

Gulf Air has completed the transition of Oracle E-Business suite upgrade to R12 using the its in-house IT capabilities.

Oracle set to issue 147 security patches, including 36 for Java

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 13th, 2014

Oracle is about to release one of its largest security patch batches in recent memory, with some 147 fixes coming Tuesday for vulnerabilities in Java SE, its flagship database, business applications and assorted other products.

Verizon signs-up Oracle to tackle Amazon in the cloud

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 13th, 2014

Verizon is building up its cloud service to take on the heavyweight of the industry – Amazon Web Services – and says it took a big step toward that direction by partnering with Oracle this week.

Oracle makes cloud advancement by acquiring SDN firm Corente

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 8th, 2014

Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.

Oracle to buy marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - December 22nd, 2013

Oracle is set to acquire business-to-consumer marketing software vendor Responsys for US$1.5 billion in a bid to flesh out its own capabilities as well as strike back at rivals such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft.

Oracle’s Q2: What to expect

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - December 17th, 2013

Oracle is gearing up to report its second-quarter earnings Wednesday and given the restrained expectations CFO Sandra Katz earlier set for key areas such as software revenue, Oracle’s results are sure to come under even more scrutiny than the tech bellwether already gets.

Oracle may get second chance to prove Google infringed on Java copyrights

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - December 9th, 2013

Oracle’s copyright case against Google’s Android OS appeared to gain new life this week after a federal appeals court judge poked holes in Google’s defence.

Oracle OpenWorld attendees fume over Ellison keynote

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - September 25th, 2013

Oracle customers pay handsome fees to attend its OpenWorld conference each year, and many of them felt short-changed Tuesday when Larry Ellison skipped his final keynote to watch an America’s Cup sailing race.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison takes $1 salary, declines bonus, still lands $78 million

Ann Bednarz by Ann Bednarz - September 23rd, 2013

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who consistently ranks among the highest paid CEOs in the U.S., took an 18% pay cut this year.

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