Feeds

Outsourced applications in vogue at OpenWorld

Nothing too SaaSy

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Silicon Valley may be rife with talk of software delivered as a service (SaaS) but at Oracle's OpenWorld in San Francisco today, the buzz was all about the traditional application outsourcing model.

Outsourcing specialist Infocrossing formally launched managed services for customers on Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards Enterprise One and JD Enterprise World.

Infocrossing claimed customers can save between 10 and 30 per cent on the cost of running enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems using its services. Infocrossing will deliver support plus on-site and off-site hosting at its five US datacenters.

Infocrossing was not alone in promoting such services. Oracle executive vice president Juergen Rottler today claimed Oracle's outsourced, hosted applications service - Oracle On Demand- had "just passed the 1.7m end user mark."

It was the only reference from the database and applications giant itself to anything remotely approaching SaaS that could take the shine of OracleWorld and concede PR to potential competitors Salesforce.com, SugarCRM and NetSuite. The Siebel On Demand offering that Oracle inherited with its 2005 Siebel purchase was Missing in Action.

As far as Infocrossing is concerned, SaaS has not sufficiently matured to run a mission-critical application such as ERP. Lee Fields, executive vice president, told The Register, the technology would need to improve and users would need to retain a large degree of control over systems before they are comfortable sending ERP out of house.

"Most people would be more comfortable with their own instance [rather] than a global instance," he said. "Information in [hosted] CRM is important but not critical to running the business on a daily basis. You lose the ERP, though, and you can't write a check or run the business."

Infocrossing, which moved into JD Edwards and PeopleSoft through the acquisitions of SMS and Soft Link in 2004 and 2005, is gunning for mid-market ERP users - companies with $150m revenue.®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?