Oracle to confirm commitment to non-Fusion applications

Oracle will reconfirm its commitment to upgrading its non-Fusion applications at the UK Oracle User Group conference on Tuesday.

The company first announced its 'applications unlimited' policy back five years ago, its pledge to continue investing in and developing the applications that existed before Fusion indefinitely. These include E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel.

In his keynote presentation at the conference, Rajan Krishnan, VP of applications product development and product management for EMEA at Oracle, will review the upgrade releases for the applications over the past few years and provide a technology roadmap for the future capabilities of the applications.

Krishnan will also outline different approaches that users could take to adopting Fusion technologies.

For users who want to keep their existing applications, for example, he will explain how they can take advantage of Fusion middleware to create a standardised platform on which to run the different applications.

"If you have PeopleSoft or Siebel and you want to standardise the user interface, you can take the WebCentre [the user engagement platform] of Fusion middleware and create a UI [that sits behind all the different applications]," Krishnan said.

In addition, Krishnan will explain how Fusion Applications can be deployed either on-premise, in the cloud or as a mixture of both.

He will illustrate Fusion apps deployment cases with examples from Boeing and Principal Financial Group.

The annual UKOUG conference is taking place at the ICC in Birmingham from 5 to 7 December.

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