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More than 90,000 organizations worldwide have adopted Oracle Fusion Middleware to lower IT costs, streamline critical processes and IT management, mitigate risk, secure corporate information and boost productivity while empowering users.
Oracle has completed the integration of BEA Systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and continues to see customer momentum after the integration.
Leading organizations from the public sector, plus financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, utilities, healthcare, media & entertainment, travel and transportation, and high tech industries in EMEA that adopted components of Oracle Fusion Middleware during Fiscal Year 2009 include: Rewe Austria Dienstleistungen GmbH, Sony DADC (Austria); De Persgroep and Infrabel (Belgium); State IT-service Centre of Finland; Generale De Sante (France); Budapest Airport and Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing, OTP Bank (Hungary); Irish Life (Ireland); Italian Ministry of Defense and Consorzio Operativo Montepaschi (Italy); Severstal JSC and Vneshtorgbank (Russia); Grupo Pelayo (Spain); Credit Suisse (Switzerland); ING Bank (Turkey); Luton Borough Council (UK).
'Oracle Fusion Middleware is the Company's fastest growing business. Oracle's commitment to delivering innovative products has strengthened Oracle Fusion Middleware's position as an industry leader in vendor share, growth, performance, partner ecosystem and developer communities,' said Andrew Sutherland, Senior Vice President, Middleware Business, Oracle EMEA. Gartner recently published its estimates of worldwide vendor revenues in the Application Server market segment for 2008. Gartner found that Oracle is #1 in Application Server with 36.7% market share, based on the combined market share of Oracle and BEA.
IDC recently published its estimates of vendor revenues in the Worldwide Application Server market segment for 2008. IDC found that Oracle is #1 in Application Server Software Platform Revenue with 35.8% market share.
Standard Life, a major worldwide asset managing group, licensed Oracle Identity and Access Management technology.
'The Oracle Identity and Access Management portfolio allows us to further protect our customers from emerging threats. Oracle has already been heavily involved in the data protection and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategies within Standard Life. In moving further into their identity security portfolio, we are able to extend our single-technology approach to tackling these challenges whilst delivering a digital identity foundation essential to our long term security strategy,'
Brian Barbour, Chief Information Security Officer of Standard Life.
Bundesagentur für Arbeit, the Federal employment agency of Germany, has selected Oracle Fusion Middleware, including Oracle WebLogic Suite and Oracle SOA Suite.
'The Federal Employment Agency of Germany has been established as a modern service provider for the employment market and our IT is one of the key success factors. Oracle software enables us to reach our strategic IT objectives by transforming legacy systems into a service oriented architecture that is based on standards. It is important for us to be highly flexible to support our changing business needs,' Klaus Vitt, Chief Information Officer of Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Germany.
Turkcell, the leading mobile phone operator of Turkey, has selected Oracle Fusion Middleware as the basis for its SOA. 'Oracle's service oriented architecture has given us so much more flexibility. Rather than having to create a new solution from scratch to address each business challenge, we can reuse existing assets to create processes and services much faster. In an industry as competitive as ours, this is crucial,' Nagihan Tulu Tarimci, Enterprise Architect, Turkcell Telecommunications Services A.S. Read the customer snapshot.
BT Group plc, the oldest Telecommunications company in the world, uses Oracle WebCenter. 'We're now seeing BT staff moving from site to site without even taking their laptops with them. The portal and underlying Oracle WebCenter Interaction is doing all the hard work for them,' Paul Kilkelly, Head of the Web Realization Program, BT Group plc. Read the customer snapshot.
Vodafone Qatar, part of the world's biggest telecommunications family, the Vodafone Group, has deployed a range of Oracle technology, including Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Communications, Oracle Database, and Oracle Fusion Middleware, for the rapid launch of its quadruple-play strategy.
'Our vision is to become the most loved, number one brand in Qatar within three years. To support this vision, we need to remain innovative and competitive, and offer unrivalled customer service. In such a competitive industry, these challenges are made even more difficult, but thanks to Oracle and EDS, we have within only six months implemented a flexible, scalable systems infrastructure that lets us rapidly launch innovative mobile services and delight our customers,' Adrian Dilworth, chief information officer, Vodafone Qatar. Read the press release.
New Look, a leading UK fashion retailer, implemented Oracle SOA Suite. 'Oracle SOA Suite has enabled us to focus on processes and the way we work, stripping significant non-value effort from the buying and merchandising teams, which in turn, has enabled them to focus on growing the business. More importantly, SOA has helped us create a flexible platform for supporting our strategic expansion,' Carl McPhail, CEO, New Look.
Empik Media & Fashion, leading Polish retail network, has completed the first phase of a Business Performance Management system deployment. The solution is based on Oracle Hyperion Financial Management module.
'What we needed was a consolidated reporting platform for all of the companies from our Capital Group. Oracle Hyperion solution ensures comprehensive analysis of very diverse financial data and is able to consolidate our accounts across multiple business units and geographies,' Przemysław Soroka, Project Manager, Empik Media & Fashion.
Cetelem in the Czech Republic, part of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, leader in personal credit in France and Europe, has selected Oracle's Business Process Analysis Suite. 'With Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite, we achieved substantial gains in our control over business processes. It's also an important factor in deepening cooperation between business and IT,' Pavel Sytar, Database Administration Leader, Cetelem CR. Read the customer snapshot.
VB Leasing Polska, part of VB-Leasing International Holding GmbH, has successfully gone live with the first phase of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus project. The system was implemented by the company's internal IT department.
'The Oracle Business Intelligence solution radically changes all our analytics and reporting processes. Its main advantage is instant data access and the speed of reports creation, which in our opinion is a deciding factor when talking about business efficiency,' Beata Sosnowska, CIO, VB Leasing.
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Looks like Apple pulled the trigger on patching that nasty iPhone SMS vulnerability a little earlier than we expected -- the iPhone OS 3.0.1 update just hit iTunes. It's not some lightweight, either: you're looking at 280MB of love here, so get downloading, friends.
Update: Here's what Apple rep Tom Neumayr had to say about this little episode.
We appreciate the information provided to us about SMS vulnerabilities which affect several mobile phone platforms. This morning, less than 24 hours after a demonstration of this exploit, we've issued a free software update that eliminates the vulnerability from the iPhone. Contrary to what's been reported, no one has been able to take control of the iPhone to gain access to personal information using this exploit.