With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems complete, Oracle intends to go after Microsoft's lucrative Office franchise, the company revealed yesterday. While Oracle had been quiet about its intentions for supporting Sun OpenOffice, the company disclosed plans for a forthcoming upgrade called Oracle Cloud Office during a five-hour briefing at its Redwood Shores, CA headquarters.
With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems completed, Oracle Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.
The European Commission has cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.
Two institutions--Southern Careers Institute and American University of Antigua--have both adopted software from TopSchool.
Indiana University in Bloomington will be developing new library software to manage digital collections thanks to a $2.38 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
When Central New Mexico Community College started looking at ways to eradicate paper and better manage its files last year, the institution set its sights on a document imaging solution that would also integrate with its existing SunGard Higher Education Banner Enrollment Management Solution.
Harvard Law School will be implementing a new student information system from Agresso.
Liquidware Labs has updated its user profile management and configuration program. ProfileUnity Pro version 4.5 allows the administrator to synchronize user data, block by block, to a central database, where it can be accessed on demand from the user's existing or new desktop.
Oracle has updated its institutional customer relationship management software to bolster event management capabilities. PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM release 9.1 for Higher Education also includes improvements in personalized recruiting and a new service center module.
Data center managers have a lot of room for improvement in their operations, including reducing energy costs and making more efficient use of space, according to Gartner. The consulting firm said that energy costs are the fastest-rising cost element in the data center portfolio.