Quinta-feira Nov 04, 2010

Oracle compra ATG

Combination Creates Best-in-Class CRM and Cross-Channel Commerce Solution


Redwood Shores, Calif. - November 2, 2010

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to acquire Art Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTG), a leading provider of eCommerce software and related on demand commerce optimization applications, through a cash merger for $6.00 per share, or approximately $1.0 billion. ATG's solutions enable enterprises to provide a cohesive online customer experience with sophisticated merchandising, marketing, content personalization, automated recommendations, and live-help services.

ATG's eCommerce software platform is the industry's top-ranked, cross-channel commerce solution and is highly complementary to Oracle's CRM, ERP, Retail, and Supply Chain applications, as well as its portfolio of middleware and business intelligence technologies. ATG also offers on demand commerce optimization applications that provide companies with an online presence, the ability to improve customer satisfaction through immediate service response and automated recommendations.

Together Oracle and ATG expect to help businesses grow revenue, strengthen customer loyalty, improve brand value, achieve better operating results, and increase business agility across online and traditional commerce environments.

The transaction is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close by early 2011.

"Driven by the convergence of online and traditional commerce and the need to increase revenue and improve customer loyalty, organizations across many industries are looking for a unified commerce and CRM platform to provide a seamless experience across all commerce channels," said Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President Oracle Development. "Bringing together the complementary technologies and products from Oracle and ATG will enable the delivery of next-generation, unified cross-channel commerce and CRM."

"More than 1,000 global enterprises rely on ATG's solutions to help increase the value of their online customer interactions," said Bob Burke, President and CEO, ATG. "This combination will enhance the ability to bring all their commerce activities together - creating a more consistent and relevant experience for their customers across all interaction channels, including online, in stores, via mobile devices and with call centers."

"The addition of ATG, which brings market-leading products used by some of the largest and most well-known retailers and brands, furthers Oracle's strategy of delivering industry-specific enterprise applications," said Bob Weiler, Executive Vice President, Oracle Global Business Units. "This acquisition builds upon our dedication to offer the most complete and integrated suite of best-of-breed software applications and technologies required to power the most demanding companies in the world in every industry."

Quarta-feira Mai 26, 2010

Oracle Buys Pre-Paid Software Assets From eServGlobal

Oracle to Deliver Scalable Carrier-Grade Pre-Paid Solution Based on Open, Flexible IT-Based Platform

News Facts

· Oracle has agreed to acquire certain pre-paid assets of eServGlobal, a provider of advanced IT-based, pre-paid charging solutions for the communications industry.

· eServGlobal's Universal Service Platform (USP) includes a pre-paid charging application, a network-services platform and a messaging gateway. The ChargingMax, NumberMax, uVOMS, MessageMax, PromoMax Express and Social Relationship Management software currently supports more than 25 tier-one customers including the world's largest IT-based installation of pre-paid services.

· The combination of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management and the USP applications is expected to accelerate the shift from network- to IT-based pre-paid systems by providing the first convergent, open IT-based platform from a leading business software and hardware systems company.

· Customers are expected to benefit from traditional carrier-grade, pre-paid service authorization with IT-grade flexibility that supports any service or network, is easier to deploy and maintain and delivers an overall lower total cost of ownership.

· The transaction is expected to close in the second half of this year.

Supporting Quote

· "The majority of mobile phone users worldwide use pre-paid plans, and that number is growing exponentially. Oracle Communications applications combined with the pre-paid software assets from eServGlobal will provide our customers with highly available and scalable carrier-grade, pre-paid software on an open, convergent platform. This will enable our customers to deliver traditional pre-paid voice services and easily introduce hybrid pre-paid and post-paid plans with targeted pricing, promotions and service bundles that include voice, data and network services," said Liam Maxwell, vice president of products, Oracle Communications.

Supporting Resources

About Oracle and eServGlobal USP
General Presentation
FAQ

Quinta-feira Mai 20, 2010

Oracle buys Secerno

Adds Heterogeneous Database Firewall to Oracle's Industry-leading Database Security Solutions

Redwood Shores, CA - May 20, 2010

News Facts

Oracle has agreed to acquire Secerno, a provider of database firewall solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle databases.
Organizations require a comprehensive security solution which includes database firewall functionality to prevent sophisticated attacks from reaching databases.
Secerno's solution adds a critical defensive layer of security around databases, which blocks unauthorized activity in real-time.
Secerno's products are expected to augment Oracle's industry-leading portfolio of database security solutions, including Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Database Vault and Oracle Audit Vault to further ensure data privacy, protect against threats, and enable regulatory compliance.
The combination of Oracle and Secerno underscores Oracle's commitment to provide customers with the most comprehensive and advanced security offering that helps reduce the costs and complexity of securing their information throughout the enterprise.
The transaction is expected to close before end of June 2010. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Supporting Quote:

"The Secerno acquisition is in direct response to increasing customer challenges around mitigating database security risk," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies. "Secerno's database firewall product acts as a first line of defense against external threats and unauthorized internal access with a protective perimeter around Oracle and non-Oracle databases. Together, Oracle's complete set of database security solutions and Secerno's technology will provide customers with the ability to safeguard their critical business information."
"As a provider of database firewall solutions that help customers safeguard their enterprise databases, Secerno is a natural addition to Oracle's industry-leading database security solutions," said Steve Hurn, CEO Secerno. "Secerno has been providing enterprises and their IT Security departments strong assurance that their databases are protected from attacks and breaches. We are excited to bring Secerno's domain expertise to Oracle, and ensure continuity and success for our current customers, partners and prospects."

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Quinta-feira Fev 11, 2010

Oracle® Buys Convergin

Accelerates Deployment of Next-Generation Pre-Paid and Value-Added Services in the Communications Industry

Redwood Shores, Calif. - February 10, 2010

News Facts

Oracle has agreed to acquire Convergin, a leading provider of real-time service brokering solutions.
Convergin's industry-leading J2EE-based Service Broker platform enables communications service providers (CSPs) to manage services for a wide range of networks and application platforms, including pre-paid charging. The solution allows CSPs to focus on launching innovative services while modernizing to next-generation networks.
CSPs are increasingly looking to transition from inflexible and costly intelligent network platforms to deliver value-added services. The combination of Oracle and Convergin is expected to provide a single carrier-grade, standards-based IT platform allowing CSPs to effectively evolve their service delivery capabilities at a lower total cost of ownership.
Convergin products complement Oracle Communications' integrated product suite, including Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, Oracle Communications Converged Application Server and Oracle Communications service fulfillment applications.
The transaction is expected to close the first half of this year. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Quarta-feira Fev 10, 2010

Oracle® Buys AmberPoint

Strengthens Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite and Oracle Enterprise Manager With Best-in-class SOA Management Capabilities


News Facts

 

  • Oracle has agreed to acquire AmberPoint, a leader in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Management.
  • AmberPoint's solutions help organizations diagnose and resolve issues in application performance and business transactions, such as insurance claims processing or account provisioning where multiple applications need to work together.
  • AmberPoint's SOA management products further extend Oracle Fusion Middleware's industry-leading SOA capabilities including Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle SOA Governance and Oracle Enterprise Manager accelerating the resolution of application performance and business transactions issues before the business is impacted.
  • The addition of AmberPoint demonstrates Oracle's commitment to provide customers with a comprehensive Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA offering that helps improve performance and reduce IT costs through end-to-end SOA management and Business Transaction Management solutions.
  • The transaction is expected to close the first half of this year. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Supporting Quotes

 

  • "AmberPoint and Oracle share a vision of providing customers with comprehensive SOA management capabilities that support modern IT environments and are also complete, open, and integrated," said Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President, Product Development. "We expect the addition of AmberPoint's products to Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite will provide stronger end-to-end governance that allows customers to manage the entire lifecycle of SOA-based solutions, providing visibility and management across heterogeneous environments."
  • "AmberPoint has been providing our customers with tremendous value through governing and managing composite applications, and we expect that this combination with Oracle will provide enterprise customers with a comprehensive offering that enables even more real-time visibility into their business processes," said John Hubinger, AmberPoint CEO. 
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