Stories by Victoria Berry

Appliance maker goes it alone

Jeffrey Shifman knew that Superior Electrics needed a new ERP system. Purchase orders were difficult to track and cost histories were kept on cards.

Fewer database numbers key to Ellison's plans

Fewer databases are the wave of the future, according to Oracle chief Larry Ellison, who on Tuesday spoke to delegates of Oracle AppsWorld. Down the road, enterprises will be moving to fewer and fewer databases, and those used will be more inclusive and will have affiliations with global databases, he said.

Oracle previews future strategy

Outsourcing for the mid-sized market and cost of ownership will be two key areas of focus for this year's Oracle AppsWorld conference in the US, according to company officials.