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.
Hurd warned attendees at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 that big data can be risky business. And he introduced new product features too. Take a look...
Enterprises are still vulnerable to Java exploits, even if they have deployed the latest updates from Oracle, according to testing done by security firm Lumension.
Despite significant improvements in recent months, vulnerabilities in Java continue to represent a major security risk for organizations, according to a new report by security vendor Bit9. Based on usage data collected from about a million enterprise endpoints owned by almost 400 organizations, the report attributed this to the use of outdated versions of Java.
Oracle is releasing security patches on Tuesday for 90 new vulnerabilities across hundreds of Oracle products, the software giant said in a pre-release announcement for its quarterly critical patch update.