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Oracle Fusion Applications: Respect and Suspect

There is an old saying: Respect and Suspect.

There is an old saying: Respect and Suspect.

When someone declare, write or say something, do not decry or ignore him - respect him.  It may turn out that the information he provides is valuable or useful.

On the other hand, Suspect and check whether what was manifested is true, half true or false.

This attitude is the corn stone of Scientific Research.

I am not a Scientist, but during few decades in IT, I found Respect and Suspect as very useful approach  as well as in my hobby playing Bridge (respect and suspect your opponents bids and play).

The old saying came to my mind, while reading good news: Oracle Fusion Applications was released for use by Early Adopters after five years of development.

The article was published by Mark Fontecchio in PeopleSoft Planet site.

The following bullets summarize the article:

1.   Oracle Fusion Applications is ready but are the customers ready for using it?

2.   Potential users

Those who are satisfied with their investment in existing Oracle applications such as E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft - No near-term interest in moving to Fusion Applications

Those who adopt certain modules of Fusion Applications that live alongside their existing Oracle applications -

Co-existence mode. According to Oracle's Senior Vice President Steve Miranda, this has been and will be the most popular adoption approach.

Those opting for full-blown Fusion Applications adoption - this approach would most likely be undertaken by customers who were new to Oracle applications.

3.   Concerns of Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft Applications and J.D Edwards applications customers about how long these applications Roadmaps will be supported.

According to the article these concerns are valid but customers need not worry.

4.   A Gartner Report estimates that the last major release of SiebelCRM could be as late as 2013.

5. Fusion Applications require Oracle Business IntelligenceEnterprise Edition and Fusion Middleware.

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Ari has over 30 years of experience in IT across a wide variety of technology platforms, including application development, technology selection, application and infrastructure strategies, system design, middleware and transaction management technologies and security.

Positions held include CTO for one of the largest software houses in Israel as well as the CTO position for one of the largest ministries of the Israeli government.