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Oracle Beehive: Customers and Partners

Customers and Partners Buzzing About Oracle Beehive

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, CA, USA. September 22, 2008.

News Facts

Early adopters and partners are enthusiastic about the value Oracle Beehive brings to their organizations. Oracle Beehive is a complete and open platform for integrated and secure collaboration. See related release, "Oracle Launches Oracle Beehive."

Today's announcement supports Oracle's strategy of delivering complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle's approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility.

Supporting Quotes from Customers

"Oracle Beehive is about to revolutionize the way in which we collaborate and make a lot of the tasks that we take for granted, yet appear to be cumbersome, a lot easier," said Salim Ansari, Head of IT Support, European Space Agency.

"Across manufacturing and sales facilities in five US locations, our employees now rely on Oracle Beehive On Demand to deliver business critical communications capabilities. Oracle Beehive On Demand provides service predictability and unparalleled flexibility as it enables us to cost-effectively integrate with on premise IP telephony infrastructure and legacy user directory service, while our IT staff has access to key administrative tasks such as policy management, audit service, access control and client application management," said Ty Sturdivant, IT Director, Whirlwind Steel.

"Standardizing on the Oracle Beehive enterprise collaboration platform has protected our prior investments in our IT infrastructure. The fact that Oracle Beehive coexists with our legacy IT infrastructure has improved our business processes," said Michele Melchionda, IT Manager, Corte dei Conti.

"We're very pleased with the new concept and the way that Oracle Beehive works. Supporting open standards like WebDav/CalDav and IMAP makes Oracle Beehive and excellent choice for an Apple Mac-centric enterprise. Finally, Oracle Beehive brings enterprise collaboration to the Mac desktop," said Stephan Budach, IT Support R&D, Jung von Matt GmbH.

"We are delighted to have upgraded from Oracle Collaboration Suite to Oracle Beehive On Demand. The transition process was efficient and caused minimal service disruption. Our users were able to take immediate advantage of Oracle Beehive's powerful team collaboration features via secure browser access, integration with popular desktop productivity tools and broad support of mobile devices," said K.D. Ho, IT Director, Ty Lin International.

Supporting Quotes from Partners

"As an organization working in a global delivery model, we needed an efficient and open collaboration framework between locations and timezones. Using Oracle Beehive, we improved project delivery efficiency and cut down on communication / travel costs leading to a increased project margin of more than three percent," said Simon Ellis, EMEA Director of Custom and Product Development, Calsoft Enterprise and Inatech Solutions Limited.

"Since the introduction of Oracle Beehive, we reduced the time and effort for administration by approximately 50 percent, and we saved one hour per user, per day when searching for information," said Helmut Heinrich, Senior Account Manager, KUTTIG.

"From our experience as a system integrator working with Oracle Beehive, we find that it offers an excellent API foundation for integrating collaboration services within the enterprise and allows for an architecture that is positioned for growth," said Adrian Cerchia, Technology Director, Sierra Systems.

Supporting Resources

About Oracle

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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See complete details in the Cover Pages news story: "Oracle Beehive Object Model Proposed for Standardization in OASIS ICOM TC."

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