Thursday, May 04, 2006

Protect, Extend, Evolve with Oracle

Niel Robertson writes about the recent Collaborate 06 conference, where three Oracle Users Groups: Quest Direct (traditionally the JD Edwards users group but now extends to include PeopleSoft), IOUG (Independent Oracle Users Group) and OAUG (Oracle Applications Users Group) came together.

“…they have launched a new “Protect, Extend, Evolve” messaging campaign. This was clearly Oracle’s mantra at Collaborate.

And, as usual, Oracle messaging is not just rhetoric – they are actually trying to back it up with product announcements. A few notable announcements from the Collaborate conference:

  • PeopleSoft 8.48 is coming and PeopleSoft 8.49 is planned (a vague 2007 date was given)
  • PeopleSoft 9.x applications are coming and there is “commitment” to a release after 9.0 (although no specifics could be given by John Webb, VP Application Strategy who filled in for Jesper at Collaborate)
  • A new release of JD Edwards is now available with more features on the way
  • The Announcement of an “Applications Unlimited” program claiming Oracle will continue to develop all application platforms for the foreseeable future”

I have written about the Applications Unlimited program here.



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