Oracle users voice web concerns

Concern is mounting among Oracle users on both sides of the Atlantic about the removal of support for client-server working on...

Concern is mounting among Oracle users on both sides of the Atlantic about the removal of support for client-server working on Oracle's 9i Developer Suite.

While 8,000 Oracle users and developers flocked to the recent AppsWorld conference in London, UK Oracle User Group chairman Ronan Miles was at an overlapping Oracle Development Tools User Group event in Miami.

"User groups in the US and the UK are concerned about 9i Developer Suite," said Miles. "Oracle no longer supports client-server working - it is now mandatory to use the web."

Miles is confident Oracle will listen to its customers on this issue, although he reckons Oracle will not admit that user group activity will have resulted in any eventual change.

"Oracle told everyone it would do this years ago," he said, but added that in this case Oracle is not regarding customer needs.

"The customer base feels it is pushed into action too quickly and against its will," said Miles. "Oracle won't promise to change anything, but it will listen. It knows when it is taking its customer base too close to the edge."

The other area Miles and the UK Oracle User Group take issue with the company on is licensing. "Despite efforts to make it simple, it is still too complex," he said. "The problem comes with upgrading, not with new licences. When you are upgrading, you find every term and condition has changed - that is an issue."

Oracle AppsWorld reports

www.oracle.com/appsworld/online

Oracle Development Tools User Group

www.odtug.com

UK Oracle User Group

www.ukoug.co.uk
This was last published in July 2003

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