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Partner-Friendly Oracle Update - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering. The analysis then moved into Oracle

g part 2  Oracle Application Server 10 g Standard Edition (US$230 per user, with a minimum 10-user requirement) Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Standard Edition One (US$1,200 per user, with a minimum 5-user requirement) Oracle Weblogic Server 10g Standard Edition (US$200 per user, with a minimum 10-user requirement) Oracle Universal Content Management (UCM) Standard Edition (US$1,200 per user, with a minimum 10-user requirement) Oracle Document Capture (US$7,000 per processor) Oracle Internet Developer Suite

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g part 2  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an immaculate  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company was the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and the envy of competitors. But Read More

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