Oracle Launches Collaborative Suite – Beehive September 23, 2008Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Competitive, Events, Media.
Tags: Beehive, Collaboration, Gartner, Glenn Irvine, Lotus Position, Oracle, OracleWorld
Oracle president Charles Phillips, delivering the morning’s opening keynote address, acknowledged some may be puzzled by Oracle’s decision to field a communications and collaboration product when there are so many already on the market. But he said many businesses have a hodgepodge of disparate e-mail, instant messaging, calendar and collaboration applications and would prefer a single, integrated system. “A lot of times it becomes a nightmare,” he said.
It seems they are looking at presenting a vision of a uniform platform. Messages both IBM Lotus and Microsoft have presented in different ways.
Oracle Beehive, is a pairing of Oracle’s Database and Application Server technologies in a new collaboration suite that provides a range of collaboration services including email, calendar, instant messaging, conferencing, and team workspaces that can be deployed either on-site or in the cloud through Oracle On Demand.
Interestingly, Gartner does not give it a good rap, likening it to it’s two earlier unsuccessful predecessors.