Oracle plans raft of software updates

Oracle executives plan to detail updates to its software's content management and business intelligence tools at next week's...

Oracle executives plan to detail updates to its software's content management and business intelligence tools at next week's Oracle OpenWorld event for users in San Francisco.

On content management, the company wants to help users to deal with large amounts of unstructured data, such as e-mails, which is becoming increasingly important, particularly for companies seeking to comply with new regulations.

Rich Buchheim, senior director of Oracle content management, said the it will improve the scalability, management, security and usability of its software.

"To deal with the deluge of information, information has to be handled in a more intelligent way," he said.

The company has also hinted at improvements to data integration in its E-Business Suite 11i, as well as grid computing enhancements to manage technology in the datacentre.

During the conference, Oracle's main goal will be to preview its next generation of its business applications, 11i.10, according to John Moore, an analyst at ARC Advisory Group.

Moore also predicted that Oracle would explain to customers in private sessions what might happen if its multibillion-dollar hostile bid for rival Peoplesoft succeeds.

Marc L Songini writes for Computerworld

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