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Oracle OpenWorld 2008 coverage

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Oracle OpenWorld 2008 drew more than 40,000 Oracle solution providers and users to San Fransisco's Moscone Center this week. Here you can find all of the Oracle OpenWorld 2008 news, blogs and podcasts from and its sister sites.


  • Oracle won't give partners cut of software maintenance and support
    Oracle solution providers want a piece of the vendor's software maintenance and support action. But they won't get it.

  • Oracle OpenWorld highlights perks and perils for technology partners
    Oracle OpenWorld showcased the good, the bad and the ugly of Oracle technology partner relationships.

  • Oracle VARs get no piece of software maintenance agreements pie
    Oracle's software maintenance agreement business grew big time in the first quarter, but Oracle partners get no piece of that action.


  • Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem
    Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box.

  • Ten Lessons from Oracle OpenWorld
    Trade shows live; SaaS has legs, and no more boat!

  • Oracle X
    Big "X Is Coming" signs have sprouted up in and around Moscone Center at Oracle OpenWorld.

  • So, what's the killer Oracle feature?
    In the past two earnings calls, the Oracle CEO has hinted (not very subtly) about a new killer capability in the database that will preserve and build on its marketshare lead.

  • Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds
    Oracle is making its full Fusion middleware toolset, and its database, available to run on's cloud infrastructure.

  • Oracle rebuilds partner training
    Oracle is revamping its partner education and training curricula and how it is made available. It will now use third-party delivery partners as well as the traditional Oracle University approach.

  • New channel exec for Oracle
    Ted Bereswill, who had headed up North American technology sales, is the new top channel poobah for North America.


  • Partner News Podcast: Oracle partner recaps Oracle OpenWorld
    Scott Jenkins of The EBS Group discusses Beehive, the HP Oracle Database Machine and other OpenWorld news.

  • Partner News Podcast: Oracle OpenWorld 2008
    Just back from her trip to Oracle OpenWorld, senior news editor Barb Darrow discusses all the conference news and partner reaction.

    Additional coverage

  • Oracle previews iPhone, social CRM applications
    Continuing its push toward social CRM, Oracle this week showed off its new Web 2.0 applications built to sit alongside traditional CRM applications and new iPhone CRM applications.

  • Oracle abuzz over Beehive collaboration platform, other updates at OpenWorld 2008
    Oracle takes on Microsoft with a new collaboration platform, and relays new applications and database news as it kicks off its 2008 OpenWorld conference.

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