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Oracle Apes Microsoft Strategy

Speaking at Oracle’s semiannual analyst day, CEO Larry Ellison uttered words many people never thought they’d hear: Oracle will adopt many of the strategies that made arch-enemy Microsoft successful and will focus on inexpensive, integrated software suites. “The suites always win,” Ellison said. “Th

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XPointer splits into four pieces

The much delayed XPointer specification has broken into four pieces, including an XPointer Framework and three schemes – xmlns(), element(), and xpointer(), with all but the last in Last Call. <br><br> The new drafts seem to recognize the resistance to earlier versions, and follow some lines for "

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Oracle Corp. Joins SSPA

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 16, 2002–The Service & Support Professionals Association (SSPA), the leading industry association for IT support professionals, today announced that Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL), the world’s largest enterprise software company, has joined SSPA. Since its

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Guard Your Data with Kerberos

All security operations in SQL Server depend on the twin processes of authentication and authorization. If the server doesn’t have total confidence in the user’s identity and, thus, can’t be sure of the permissions a user has, all attempts to control access to data fail. Microsoft has long preferred