Monday, October 13, 2008

OOW 2008 - Industry focus

Healthcare continues to a be an area of focus for Oracle. Charles Phillips announced creation of the Healthcare Global Business Unit (GBU) which implies a huge international foucs in this domain. The message to techies is start reading up on HL7, it will be a "very very nice to have" in the near future.

Also interesting was the announcements of the 2 new acquisitions of AdminServer and Skywire. Although the acquisitions had already been announced in June-08, the fact that they were highlighted in key note sessions shows their importance to Oracle. Both these applications help employers manage insurance related functionality. This is a new area for Oracle and may be part of a larger attempt to provide and outsourced business administration service such as

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