Oracle, best known for its database management system and its Java software, is making an aggressive push into the enterprise mobility space.
Oracle is releasing a breathtaking 147 security patches on Tuesday, including 36 patches for its much exploited Java software. A full 34 of the Java security holes are remotely exploitable without authentication.
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Oracle issued a press release Tuesday touting its new sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation. The company announced a wide swath of existing products that will now integrate OpenStack components and services that will feature compatibility with the open-source cloud platform.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 11/18 including: Oracle's new acquisition of startup Bitzer Mobile, the state of the U.K. in BYOD world, Ford's mobile app development program growth, billionaire investor Carl Icahn's beef with Apple and more disappointment stemming from iPhone 5C.
Oracle released this week its quarterly critical patch update that patches 127 security vulnerabilities, including 51 holes in its Java software.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed surprise that businesses have moved so quickly to adopt tablets and said the paradigm shift is hastening the demise of the traditional enterprise software sales model pioneered by companies like Oracle.
While some Silicon Valley insiders think the move is a slap to Oracle for repeatedly coming after Google in the courts over a Java code patent infringement claim, some say it's strictly a business decision to increase control.
Remember Microsoft versus Apple, circa 2001? Microsoft placed its bet on commodity hardware, while Apple insisted that tight software/hardware integration was the way to go.
Larry Ellison made waves by skipping his second keynote to watch America's Cup, but Oracle's OpenWorld conference sailed right along without him in San Francisco this week.