Oracle OpenWorld 2011 roundup

The four-day, annual event is held in San Francisco, California

Oracle chief, Larry Ellison

Oracle chief, Larry Ellison

Computerworld Australia has compiled a roundup of the latest news on Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Ellison unveils new cloud, trashes
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on Wednesday unveiled a public cloud service that will run its Fusion Applications and others, and while doing so delivered a withering broadside against competitors, with his harshest words for

OpenWorld 2011: Infosys seeks high-value IT work
Infosys chief S.D. Shibulal has signaled his intention to add more Australian customers to its books as the Indian outsourcing company moves into a period of expansion into higher-value consulting and systems integration work.

OpenWorld 2011: Big Red apps coming to iPad and Android
In a clear sign of the influence consumer mobile devices are having in the enterprise Oracle has flagged that it plans to make available iPad- and Android-compatible versions of its traditional ERP and CRM suites as well as its latest Fusion apps.

Benioff comes out swinging at Oracle
The chief continued his spat with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wednesday morning — and you might not see Marc Benioff at an Oracle conference again.

OpenWorld 2011: It's all about video - Cisco's Chambers
Cisco is betting that video-based collaboration will be the foremost driver of productivity — and customer dollars for the troubled networking vendor — in the coming decade.

OpenWorld 2011: IT transformations are too much work
Once the current wave of core IT transformations have been completed it will be many years before we see their likes again as they have become simply too big, complex, and hard to do.

OpenWorld 2011: Exadata underpinning Oracle Cloud play
Oracle is banking that when organisations across the Asia Pacific turn to new infrastructure to support their move to private cloud or launch of public cloud services, bigger equals better.

OpenWorld 2011: TomTom launches Geospatial for govt, business
Dutch SatNav device company TomTom is making another tilt at business and public sector windmills with the launch of a ‘Google Maps for enterprise’-style geospatial service.

Oracle rolls out 'Big Data' appliance
Oracle unveiled the Big Data Appliance, the newest addition to its line of products that combine software and hardware, during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday.

MySQL hits new development milestone
Oracle is making the open-source MySQL database more stable and feature-rich through a shift in development philosophy, MySQL Vice President of Engineering Tomas Ulin said during a keynote address Monday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Oracle pushes appliance message to software crowd
One thing became clear at Oracle's OpenWorld conference on Monday: The vendor is intent on drilling the benefits of its hardware-plus-software systems into a customer base that largely remains invested only in Oracle's applications, databases and middleware.

Ellison unveils 'Exalytics' in-memory machine
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled the Exalytics Intelligence Machine, the latest member of the company's products that combine software and hardware, during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference on Sunday in San Francisco.

OpenWorld 2011: Decade of high 'lights on' IT spend industry's fault
Despite a decade of vendor promises, the IT industry has largely failed to lessen the percentage of tech budgets dedicated to ‘keeping the lights on’ at the expense of freeing up spend for innovation, Oracle OpenWorld 2011 attendees have heard.

OpenWorld 2011: Coopers upgrades to JDE 9
In the competitive world of beer brewing responding to the complex demands of major retailers, distributors and pubs can be just a big a challenge as nailing the perfect blend of malt, hops, water and yeast.

OpenWorld 2011: Oracle looks to Apple for strategy
Big numbers, big claims, big data and big ambitions dominated this year’s keynote speech from Oracle chief Larry Ellison on the first day of a massive OpenWorld 2011.

OpenWorld 2011: Day one slideshow
Shots from day one of Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Will be updated as more stories come in.

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