Database software

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    SAP/Oracle support escalation fails users

    SAP and Oracle have been criticised by analyst firm Gartner after a software bug, brought down a major user's installation for 14...

  • February 11, 2002 11 Feb'02

    Hacker info shuts down Comcast site

    A hacker found exposed data from a list of potential corporate customers of Comcast Business Communications, forcing the company...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Online land register to end gazumping

    The UK's first national land and property database will help to end gazumping in the property market by 2005, the head of the key...

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    Users cautious about new Oracle pricing

    New Oracle pricing models announced at the January Appsworld conference are causing concern among users.

  • January 15, 2002 15 Jan'02

    Oracle acquires voice portal technology

    Database giant Oracle plans to give users voice-based, wireless access to a range of applications and databases following its...

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Oracle unveils service packages to help with upgrade

    Oracle has announced new migration-related service packages which will help users upgrading to the latest flavour of its business...

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Oracle pledges to cut your IT bill by 5%

    Software giant Oracle is branching out into the total IT outsourcing business, with a guarantee to cut customers' IT bills by 5%...

  • December 11, 2001 11 Dec'01

    Oracle expense is worth it, say users

    Oracle's customers are a relatively contented group, according to a survey from the UK user group, although 9iAS and 11i users...

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Councils seek help after electoral register ruling

    Local authorities are seeking extra cash from the Government to rework their electoral roll databases following a landmark court...

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Oracle adds to 9i features

    Oracle is unveiling a second release of its 9i database software this week at the Oracle Openworld conference in San Francisco,...

  • December 04, 2001 04 Dec'01

    Oracle Openworld: Compaq talks clustering

    Compaq chairman and chief executive Michael Capellas used his keynote talk at Oracle OpenWorld to announce new tools designed to...

  • December 04, 2001 04 Dec'01

    Oracle Openworld: Clustering software in the spotlight

    Oracle is using its Openworld conference to promote what it sees as an underused feature of its Oracle9i database: Real...

  • December 04, 2001 04 Dec'01

    Oracle Openworld: Intel pushes 64-bit processor

    Intel chief executive officer Craig Barrett used his keynote address to Oracle's Openworld conference to give the first...

  • November 30, 2001 30 Nov'01

    Oracle unveils pre-packaged portlets

    Oracle has announced pre-packaged portlets that can be integrated into the company's Universal Portal, part of the 11i...

  • November 30, 2001 30 Nov'01

    Oracle mends fences with US user group

    After 18 months of tension between Oracle and the Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) in the US, the relationship is now on the...

  • November 30, 2001 30 Nov'01

    Japan gears up for grid computing

    NTT Data is teaming up with Intel, Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East (NTT East) to trial grid...

  • November 26, 2001 26 Nov'01

    Users to focus on Oracle 11i tools

    Software companies at the Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) conference are expected to unveil tools to ease the deployment of...

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    Data project is a route to growth

    Blue-chip conglomerate Unilever is investing millions of pounds in a global IT and business-led project to extract key data from...

  • November 05, 2001 05 Nov'01

    Oracle to ship 9i developer kit in December

    Oracle's launch of the 9i developer kit will mark the end of a major upgrade cycle for the database giant.

  • November 02, 2001 02 Nov'01

    OAUG divided over closer ties to Oracle

    A sizeable minority of the group serving users of Oracle's business applications has no interest in working with the software...

  • November 01, 2001 01 Nov'01

    Search and information management tools unveiled

    Hawking goods designed to equip corporations with tools to search vast data sources and make sense of the findings, KM (knowledge...

  • October 30, 2001 30 Oct'01

    Oracle upgrades software for small businesses

    In an effort to reach more customers, Oracle has announced enhancements to its software for small businesses.

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    Oracle to share ideas with local government

    Local government body the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Solace) has signed a business agreement with software...

  • October 23, 2001 23 Oct'01

    Oracle extends applications deadline

    Oracle has bowed to user pressure and extended the date on which it will stop supporting its 10.7 application suite.

  • October 16, 2001 16 Oct'01

    Aerospace group backs VCML

    As technical standards bodies attempt to harmonise data-sharing specifications of XML, an aerospace industry group is adopting a...

  • October 11, 2001 11 Oct'01

    Upgrade delays gun database

    A software upgrade to the Police National Computer (PNC) will delay the launch of the National Firearms Database.

  • October 09, 2001 09 Oct'01

    EDS and NATS prepare to do battle in court

    Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) have come face to face in court in a multimillion...

  • October 05, 2001 05 Oct'01

    Software upgrade stalls firearms database

    A software upgrade to the Police National Computer (PNC) is to delay the launch of a national firearms database.

  • October 04, 2001 04 Oct'01

    Lane to become chairman of SeeBeyond

    Former Oracle executive Ray Lane took up a new position as chairman of software maker SeeBeyond Technology on 3 October 2001.

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    Oracle launches joint software hosting service

    Oracle and Nextra, the Internet subsidiary of Norwegian telecommunication operator Telenor, have launched a joint European...

  • October 02, 2001 02 Oct'01

    Siebel to buy nQuire software

    E-Business solutions provider Siebel Systems announced on 1 October that it plans to acquire nQuire Software, the data analysis...

  • October 02, 2001 02 Oct'01

    Three new database tool kits released

    The database market widened on 1 October, when Veritas Software, OTG Software and EMC all introduced new database software...

  • September 21, 2001 21 Sep'01

    C&W data centre failure hits corporate clients

    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), defence contractor BAE Systems, Australian Mutual Providence and other financial...

  • September 18, 2001 18 Sep'01

    Oracle warns of 'negative effect' on Q2 results

    Oracle chief Larry Ellison predicted poor second quarter results for the company following the 11 September terrorist attacks on...

  • September 17, 2001 17 Sep'01

    Oracle still in dispute with user group

    Three months after conciliation talks began, the Oracle Applications Users' Group (OAUG) and Oracle remain divided over who...

  • September 13, 2001 13 Sep'01

    New system targets uninsured drivers

    The insurance industry expects to recoup its £20m investment in a national database designed to crack down on uninsured drivers...

  • September 11, 2001 11 Sep'01

    Oracle finalises 3Cube acquisition

    The database software firm Oracle has acquired 3Cube, a company that produces collaborative software relating to the hosting of...

  • September 07, 2001 07 Sep'01

    ERP vendors move into SCM

    The supply chain management (SCM) market is set to boom according to the research organisation Datamonitor.

  • September 05, 2001 05 Sep'01

    Multitasking chips could improve performance 30%

    Intel has announced a new technology that allows a single processor to manage data as if it were two processors. The chip giant...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Data modelling gives 5,000% ROI for brewer

    Brewer and pub chain operator Greene King has toasted a return on investment (ROI) of "5,000%" after installing financial...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Databases will catch out firms

    Businesses are failing to ensure their databases are in compliance with new data protection laws which come into force in less...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    CRM to set prices for ferry users

    Ferry operator P&O Stena Line has completed an Oracle customer relationship management (CRM) implementation as the first stage of...

  • August 09, 2001 09 Aug'01

    Oracle turns on to wireless

    Oracle has joined a long line of vendors to announce the wireless-enabling of its application suite.

  • July 31, 2001 31 Jul'01

    Dendrite takes its integrated CRM medicine

    Pharmaceutical technology company Dendrite has teamed up with Oracle to deliver what they claim is the industry's first...

  • May 15, 2001 15 May'01

    MasterCard merges card data with ERP systems

    MasterCard and SPS International have launched a new software product designed to integrate procurement information from...

  • May 11, 2001 11 May'01

    Refugee doctor database could ease medical crisis

    A database of refugee doctors could help save the Government millions of pounds, the British Medical Association (BMA) has...

  • May 04, 2001 04 May'01

    Oracle pushes back 9i shipping date to June

    Oracle on Thursday discussed what it called the final pieces of its forthcoming 9i database, which promises to make the software...

  • May 03, 2001 03 May'01

    AIIM - Gartner study: Goals for enterprise apps are changing

    The reasons for businesses investing in data management infrastructure are shifting from back-office, cost-reduction objectives...

  • April 30, 2001 30 Apr'01

    Oracle and Akamai team up on caching initiative

    Oracle and Akamai Technologies announced their first technology collaboration on 30 April, a jointly developed markup language...

  • April 30, 2001 30 Apr'01

    Firms face barriers in push for data analysis

    With the economic slowdown, businesses are especially hard-pressed to find new ways to exploit their sales, marketing and human...

  • February 12, 2001 12 Feb'01

    Shell software bridges the data gap

    Helen Beckett

    IT managers at Shell have cracked the age-old problem of comparing information from inconsistently structured...

  • February 07, 2001 07 Feb'01

    Retail group promotes XML trading standard

    An international version of the Internet data language XML standard is being developed to aid the growth of e-commerce in the...

  • January 17, 2001 17 Jan'01

    SAS software uncovers US voting irregularities

    Karl Cushing

    The Miami Herald has used data analysis software developed by the SAS Institute to identify significant errors in the...

  • December 12, 2000 12 Dec'00

    Oracle announces a raft of services in reply to Microsoft

    Oracle has unveiled a raft of Internet services to compete with Microsoft's .Net initiative.

    The range, available now, includes Oracle 9i Dynamic...

  • November 29, 2000 29 Nov'00

    Oracle integrates business data

    Oracle has announced plans to combine specialised business technologies - previously separate applications - into a single infrastructure for business...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    New handheld by Heron Management Services

    A handheld, real-time radio frequency data collection device for use in hazardous areas, has been released by Heron Management Services.

    The company...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Single system for Hull data

    Antony Adshead

    Hull City Council is consolidating data currently held in about 200 different systems into one database and is...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Oracle forces upgrade on users

    Oracle has come under fire for putting pressure on users to upgrade to its 11i suite of applications and exacerbating the...

  • September 27, 2000 27 Sep'00

    Australian database brings golden rewards

    Robert Dunt

    Australia's Olympic victories should come as no surprise considering a computer is being used to highlight potential...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    Building the one-stop content shop

    How can retailers manage data flow across multiple channels which embraces not just product and price details but also images,...

  • August 09, 2000 09 Aug'00

    Sybase links mobiles to the network

    Sybase is making it easier for firms to integrate mobile devices into their corporate networks with the introduction of a wireless server to allow internal...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    TMA dismisses 'data cleaning day'

    Antony Savvas

    Despite chaos among telecoms firms and their users after the introduction of the new Big Number telephone changes, a national...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    University offers extra IT options

    Qualifications in Oracle and Sterling Software products are being added to the options in IT MSc courses offered by Sheffield Hallam University.


  • February 16, 2000 16 Feb'00

    E-banking takes off with DrKB

    Investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (DrKB) has launched a corporate banking portal to distribute data and applications to...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    MS considers bug database

    Microsoft may release internal bug information to counteract criticism of its technical support

  • January 12, 2000 12 Jan'00

    Rover saves £2.5m with ETI Extract

    Tina Walsh

    Data migration tools have saved the Rover Group about £2.5m over the last four years recent analysis has revealed.