TITLE

The waiting game

AUTHOR(S)
Callaghan, Dennis
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
eWeek;11/1/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 44, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on suspended plans of former J.D. Edwards & Co. customers due to the much awaited acquisition of PeopleSoft Inc. by Oracle Corp. Customers put new development plans on hold to see where they'll end up remaining PeopleSoft customers, becoming Oracle customers or becoming customers of another software company, should Oracle choose to spin off the old J.D. Edwards business to a third party. Publicly, Oracle has committed to supporting all PeopleSoft applications, including the former J.D. Edwards product lines, for at least 10 years if it succeeds in acquiring PeopleSoft. An Oracle spokesperson maintained that position last week. But since Oracle, of Redwood Shores, California, announced its plan to buy People- Soft, of Pleasanton, California, in June 2003, industry watchers have speculated that the former J.D. Edwards customer base, the majority of which is on IBM's DB2 database, could get spun off elsewhere. Previous media reports indicated that Chicago, Illinois, based SSA Global Technologies Inc. is a likely suitor for the former J.D. Edwards business.
ACCESSION #
15009193

 

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