Oracle WebCenter Keynote

October 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Posted in Enterprise 2.0, Oracle | Leave a comment

Nothing new here since my posting after the Oracle analyst event in June.  There is a new set of product codenames (Sunshine for WebLogic portal, Neo for ALUI, RoadRunner for WebCenter).  Oracle Portal doesn’t seem to have a cute name yet, and they couldn’t talk about Sun.

I like how Oracle continues to address SharePoint – the gorilla in the collaboration room – and how they recognize the need for integration.  As far as I can tell, the integration is still mostly through the WSRP producer though.  They also recognize this isn’t an “open” market – there are a significant number of existing implementations, so “protect and leverage” is what they are aiming at.  Good to hear.

Again, Oracle blurs “Enterprise 2.0 and Portals” (as it subtitled the strategy slides).  Portals can surface information from social software, but “and” is not the right way to approach it.  Social software sites need their own environments that enable them to be easily integrated in context with other applications.  Not that it can’t be used that way, but the messaging is that these two things are one combined entity.


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