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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 24, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 24, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

To expand its portfolio of information management solutions, and enhance the company's open approach to data management,Dell has acquired Oklahoma-based StatSoft.

Continuing to expands its Asia-Pacific presence, San Jose-based MapR has opened a new Melbourne, Australia office.

Be sure to nominate your favorite vendors' products now. The nominating process for the Database Trends and Applications' Readers' Choice Awards is well underway, and will conclude on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Alyssa Johnson, who became president of the OAUG in January, recently spoke with DBTA about the challenges and choices facing OAUG members. A major topic of discussion for Oracle users at the upcoming COLLABORATE 14 conference will be how and when to migrate to E-Business Suite 12, says Johnson. Covering a range of business areas, including CRM, financial management, supply chain management, EBS is a backbone suite of ERP applications on which many companies rely to run their businesses. End of support is looming for 11i, Johnson says, and it's time to decide on 12.1.3 or 12.2 and start planning that upgrade now.

Revelation Software president and CEO Mike Ruane previewed the 10.0 release of the company's flagship product OpenInsight during a recent trip to Australia and New Zealand. In particular there was strong reaction to a new cloud based filing system that will allow the OpenInsight toolset to operate on data stored in cloud databases, as well as to new user authentication and security for developers and programmers to ensure version control, said Ruane.