Oracle partners gather in Dubai

Oracle is holding its annual partner conference at Dubai's Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, to preview Oracle 9i to partners and set out the company's strategic direction for next year.

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By  Mark Sutton Published  June 26, 2001

Oracle is hosting its annual regional partner event in Dubai today and tomorrow. The conference, which is being sponsored by Compaq, is focusing on opportunities for partners with Oracle 9i, and the ‘software as service’ model. 9i will be previewed, ahead of its launch next week.

“Compaq and Oracle take further steps, to bring to enterprise customers in the Middle East, a wealth of experience in business-critical enterprise applications and a full range of integrated products and services that offer breakthrough performance in Internet architecture and e-commerce solutions. The successful Compaq and Oracle partnership stems back to more than 20 years," said Samer Karawi, Enterprise Solutions Manager, Compaq Computer Gulf and Levant. "We aim to build on this relationship with our partners and work closely with them to bring to our customers in the region, enterprise solutions that are cost-effective yet innovative, ground-breaking and easy to implement. Compaq and Oracle greatly value their local partners in the Middle East, as they continue to add value to the equation.”

“Our business partners are very important to the success of our business as well as the success of our customers’ business, that is why we continuously strive to expand the Oracle economy and to provide our partners with greater opportunities for success” said Mr. Husam Dajani Oracle’s Vice President for the Middle East Region. “The software business is changing, software will be delivered as a service rather than on compact disks, we are working with our partners to help them take advantage of the new business opportunities in this new online economy” added Mr. Dajani.

Oracle is stressing the importance for developers of preparing for software as service delivery. Oracle’s own online service has generated $54 million, with other hosted Oracle services generating a further $108 million in under a year of operation, and the corporation is keen to see many more of their developers push their applications to the web.

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