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July/August 2008

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InMage Systems Supports Oracle VM

Oracle partner InMage Systems' DR-Scout data replication product now supports Oracle VM, Oracle's server virtualization software.

DR-Scout performs data replication for volume-based structured data and file-based structured and unstructured data. It also provides continuous data protection at both local data centers and remote disaster recovery sites. The combination of InMage DR-Scout and Oracle VM enables customers to achieve continuous data protection and optimal server and storage efficiencies in both Oracle and non-Oracle data center environments. In addition to Oracle VM, InMage supports Linux configurations that are part of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program as well as various Windows configurations.

"InMage recognizes that enterprise customers rely on Oracle to run their businesses, and we are excited to extend our long-standing support for Oracle Database and Oracle Applications to include Oracle VM," says John Ferraro, CEO and president of InMage Systems.

Tech Mahindra Leverages Oracle Application Integration Architecture

Tech Mahindra, an Oracle Certified Partner and an independent IT services provider to the telecom industry, has expanded its relationship with Oracle to deliver Telecom Integrated, a comprehensive software suite for the global communications industry based on Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Communications. Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Communications is Oracle's platform for delivering end-to-end, integrated business processes, applications, and technology for the communications industry.

Tech Mahindra's software suite helps telecommunications service providers to manage back- and front-office operations and enables them to streamline and manage customer service, service fulfillment, and revenue assurance operations.

"As a result of its relationships with the world's leading operators for the past 18 years, Tech Mahindra is witnessing an explosive increase in demand for next-generation service delivery architectures," says Rohit Gandhi, managing director of Asia Pacific operations at Tech Mahindra. "To capitalize on this demand, we are aggressively expanding our expertise and solutions capabilities in this space. This focused effort with Oracle defines an important milestone toward this desired direction."

Teradata and Oracle Expand Worldwide Relationship

Teradata, a provider of data warehousing and business intelligence solutions and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, has expanded its worldwide channel relationship with Oracle to include Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition and Oracle business intelligence analytic applications. These new solutions are in addition to Teradata's current Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Essbase offerings.

"This announcement has important implications for Teradata and Oracle," says Henry Morris, senior vice president of Worldwide Software and Services Research at independent research firm IDC. "Oracle shows its determination to get maximum value from its BI and data integration acquisitions by exploiting opportunities in heterogeneous database environments."

As part of the expanded agreement, Teradata and Oracle will invest in support products and solutions for both current and prospective customers.

"Teradata and Oracle share a vision that business intelligence and data warehousing together must provide just-in-time insight from vast quantities of detailed customer and enterprise data to drive fact-based actions and interactions, helping leading companies achieve competitive advantage and operational excellence," adds Darryl McDonald, chief marketing officer of Teradata.

dthree Announces IntelliMaxx 5.0

Oracle partner dthree, a provider of customer interaction management solutions, has used Oracle Database and components of Oracle Fusion Middleware to create IntelliMaxx 5.0, an online marketing management platform.

dthree required an infrastructure that could accommodate management and analysis of rapidly growing data sets generated through customer interactions across multiple channels. The company also needed to maintain flexibility and security while taking advantage of rich internet applications and functionality enabled by Web 2.0 technology.

IntelliMaxx provides marketers with context-driven business intelligence and collaboration tools designed to improve marketing campaign effectiveness and business results.

"For most marketers, the complexity of their jobs is accelerating at an unprecedented pace," says Keyvan Cohanim, CEO of dthree. "An increasing volume of data is coming at them from fragmented sources and being presented in multiple formats that often have little or nothing to do with the context in which the marketers will actually use the information. Using Oracle infrastructure software, we developed a platform that manages, analyzes, and consolidates this wide array of data into a format from which marketers can easily take action to improve campaign performance on the fly."

Quova Integrates Geolocation with Oracle Identity Management

Quova, a provider of internet geolocation services and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, has joined the Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem and has integrated its GeoPoint internet geolocation product with Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. The partnership gives the two companies' joint customers a unified access management solution for assessing risk and detecting fraud in online transactions.

Quova's geolocation data assists Oracle Adaptive Access Manager in identifying suspicious transactions by determining the real-world location of Web site visitors at the country, region, state, or city levels. This information improves fraud detection rates and reduces the number of false positives.

"As a result of Quova's integration with Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, our mutual customers can more easily locate potential cybercriminals and thoroughly address online fraud threats," says Bill Varga, vice president of business development at Quova.

Capgemini and Oracle Serve Up COFE

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 InMage Systems
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Calsoft and International Innovations

Capgemini, an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner, is collaborating with Oracle to open a center of excellence called the Capgemini Oracle Fusion Experience (COFE) in Chicago. The new center brings together the industry experience and service-oriented architecture (SOA) delivery capabilities of Capgemini, Oracle, and select hardware and network providers.

Through the COFE lab, companies can access subject matter experts to help with architecture review, solution design, and implementation assistance related to Oracle Fusion Middleware projects. Working onsite or online, these experts can share ideas and action plans related to Oracle Fusion Middleware; showcase real-time SOA proofs-of-concept; access a database of industry knowledge, best practices, success stories, white papers, and other reference materials; and tap into Oracle development teams to clarify product capabilities, future directions, and implementation processes.

"We are excited about bringing the latest technology solutions to help solve our customers' business needs through our COFE lab," says Lynn Anderson, Capgemini North American Oracle service line leader. "Having a collaborative environment where our consultants, clients, and partners can work together to learn and innovate these solutions is key."

In addition, the COFE will offer Oracle training, including a "train the trainer" program, and facilitate customers' participation in a joint Oracle-Capgemini community. The goal of the COFE is to help companies understand their options regarding Oracle Fusion Middleware technology and to assist them in optimizing their current and future Oracle investments.

California Software Acquires International Innovations

Oracle partner International Innovations, a technology consulting firm specializing in information management solutions, is now a fully owned subsidiary of California Software, the parent company of Calsoft Enterprise Services. Oracle partner Calsoft is a global systems integrator with more than 1,000 employees and 15 offices.

International Innovations delivers business intelligence, analytics, business rules management, and enterprise search capabilities to help organizations manage and use information to deliver business insights and knowledge. The company specializes in consolidating information from structured and unstructured datasources such as PDFs and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents.

Calsoft will maintain International Innovations' dedicated offshore development center for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition. The merged companies will focus on fixed-bid business intelligence projects around the globe.


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