Monday 4 May 2009

Keynote at Collaborate - Oracle talks about Support, Acquisitions and New Releases

The keynote for Collaborate was this morning with Charles Phillips and he had a lot of good things to say to an audience who wanted to hear them.

Support Changes:

Waived first year of Extended Support:
EBS 11.i.10 till Nov 2011
JDE E1 8.11 till Dec 2010
Siebel 7.8 till May 2011
10gR2 Database till Jul 2011

Extended Support, waiving additional support fee.
PeopleSoft 8.9 Jul 09 - Jun 11

Continued S1 support for EBS 11.5.9 till Jun 2010

Oracle Press Release.

New Releases

He also announced the launch of BI Applications 7.9.6 and EBS 12.1 and also talked about PeopleSoft 9.1 expected around Collaborate time.


Obviously people wanted him to talk about Sun and he didn't disappoint within what he can say, he explained it was the 57th Acquisition and is simply an extension of their existing strategy.

He talked about the excitement of having the operating system and the hardware and how it meant they would be able to deliver value at all levels.' Apps to disk'. Investing in the future of Java is also key.

Charles talked about how Collaborate gave Oracle the opportunity to give mid year announcements to customers rather than via the press.

Another tradition Charles has is to take these opportunities to speak to user group leaders and this too was a very sucessful meeting.

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