Killing off products after mergers causing huge problems for users

Gregg Davis, CIO at Webcor Builders Inc., became concerned last fall when Oracle Corp. bought Primavera Systems Inc., because Webcor was a heavy user of Primavera's SureTrak construction scheduling software. Sure enough, once

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Eric Lai

Sun set – reminiscing about Sun Microsystems before Oracle’s acquisition

So I think I may have been in mourning last week. A little, at least. I'm going to miss Sun Microsystems.I wrote a big post full of doom and gloom for the Oracle

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Paul Venezia

Ballmer befuddled, SMB market watchers buoyant about Oracle-Sun merger

The news may have befuddled Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and blindsided IBM, but Oracle Corp.'s decision to acquire Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion has been mostly welcomed by SMB market watchers in Canada.It

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes and Brian Jackson

Oracle adds Sun to long list of recent acquisitions

Oracle hasn't been shy in recent years about snapping up other companies, including big-name outfits such as BEA Systems, PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems. SLIDE SHOW:Oracles 5 industry shaking moves Here's a quick rundown

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Bob Brown

Cross-border telecommuting on the rise in Canada

When Lorraine Menezes signed up to handle the accounts of Oracle Corp. Canada's U.S. and other international clients from home rather than an office cubicle some two-and-a-half years ago, she had no idea

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Ouch! – Why SQL injections really sting and how to protect yourself

"SQL injection" – the phrase seems forbidding, and the reality it signifies is quite sinister.In fact this concept was mostly unknown just a few months ago, but now Web site developers around the

Published on: October 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

B.C. city gets grip on assets with satellite-map interface

The city council of Prince George, B.C. gave asset manager Frank Blues a tough job – organize all of the town's roads, buildings, and infrastructure assets under a single entry-point system that could

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ellison announces Oracle’s “first hardware products”

Oracle saved the biggest news for last at its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. CEO Larry Ellison took the stage Wednesday afternoon to announce two hardware products developed with Hewlett-Packard that are designed

Published on: September 25th, 2008 James Niccolai and Chris Kanaracus

Oracle’s hitting the Cloud with Amazon cautiously hailed by Canadian customer

The new cloud-based database offerings announced by Oracle Corp. this week are cost-saving and worth pursuing if the service proves to be secure and provide good performance, according to a Canadian Oracle database

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Oracle’s move to clouds cautiously lauded by Canadian customer

Oracle management discuss the company's new cloud computing strategy for its database software.

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Workopolis .Nets itself a winning Web site

Patrick Sullivan learned the definition of "growing pains" when his company, Workopolis, tried to launch a new Web-facing infrastructure on its own.The president of the Toronto-based Web site that bills itself as "Canada's

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Flash memory climbs out of the iPod and into the enterprise

The little USB stick on your keychain and the memory in your iPod is fueling a revolution in the enterprise storage world. It seems everyone is talking about flash memory, a type of

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Oracle alleges its software stolen with knowledge of SAP executives

Oracle plans to expand its lawsuit against SAP to include charges that its TomorrowNow subsidiary stole software applications from Oracle, and that it did so with the knowledge of SAP executives, according to

Published on: April 21st, 2008 James Niccolai

Can’t buy me love – everything else up for grabs if you’re Oracle

It's no industry secret that Oracle will make a strategic acquisition whenever it feels the need. Since 2005, Oracle had made 39 of them. Some were well-known and divisive (the 18-month hostile takeover

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum