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Oracle Beehive for Enterprise Collaboration

Oracle Launches Oracle Beehive

Delivers the Only Complete and Open Platform for Integrated and Secure Collaboration

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

News Facts

To help organizations secure communications and add collaboration into business processes, Oracle today unveiled Oracle Beehive.

A comprehensive, open-standards based enterprise collaboration platform, Oracle Beehive delivers integrated team workspaces, calendar, instant messaging, and email.

Early adopters and partners are enthusiastic about the benefits Oracle Beehive brings to the enterprise. See the related release, "Customers and Partners Buzzing About 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.

Addressing Two Unmet Needs in Enterprise Collaboration: Secure Collaboration and Collaboration within Enterprise Processes

By using a unified object model and taking advantage of the security capabilities in the Oracle Database, Oracle Beehive provides a centralized, secure and auditable collaboration platform that helps organizations reduce the cost and complexity of regulatory compliance and legal discovery.

Oracle Beehive's integrated services and open hot-pluggable architecture enable organizations to embed collaboration directly into existing business applications and processes. As a result, users can invoke Oracle Beehive's collaboration services from within applications and a broad range of client interfaces.

Oracle Beehive helps extend IT investments and simplify administration by leveraging existing infrastructure, such as standards-based authentication, role-based access control, and privacy tools.

Availability, Pricing and Support

Oracle Beehive software is generally available now.

The software can be deployed on premise and is available through Oracle On Demand.

Oracle Beehive software licenses are $120 per user.

Oracle Customer Services provides complete coverage of Oracle Beehive with the world's leading portfolio of IT lifecycle-based service and support offerings. Oracle Customer Services is focused on helping customers maximize their success with Oracle solutions while lowering the total cost of ownership through continued advances in providing personalized, proactive support and knowledge management capabilities.

Supporting Quote

"Oracle Beehive is the first truly integrated collaboration platform that understands diverse modes of collaboration through a unified object model. Oracle Beehive's robust security model and an open, integrated and extensible set of collaboration services will transform the way organizations collaborate," said Terry Olkin, Chief Architect and Vice President, Oracle Server Technology.

Supporting Resources

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at


Greg Lunsford
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Simon Jones
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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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