Oracle’s (NYSE: ORCL) founder and CEO announced Thursday that he was departing the company leaving control of the database firm to Mark Hurd and Safra Catz. But stepping down as the company’s chief executive doesn’t mean that Larry Ellison is parting ways with Oracle altogether. Much like how Bill Gates remained with Microsoft in a technical position as chief software architect after his departure as CEO in 2000, Ellison will remain onboard with Oracle as its chief technology officer and chair of the board. As for Oracle’s new CEO, Hurd and Catz will split that responsibility. Hurd will run sales, marketing and strategy, while Catz
Oracle used the Imagination Summit 2014 in Santa Clara, California to announce their affiliation with Imagination Technologies of the UK. The collaboration is aimed at enhancing Java for embedded applications, including those used for the Internet of Things (IoT) and to optimize Java for the MIPS CPU architecture. The MIPS32 and MIPS64 systems will gain support through Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) for developing, debugging, and monitoring Java applications. Developers can use Java in various applications including routers, wireless access points, residential gateways, networking equipment, and mobile devices. Krishna Yarlagadda, President of Imagination in North America, indicated that his company is extremely committed to growing the
Since we’ve had quite a bit of time between Snowden disclosures of NSA activities, it appears as though Wikileaks has gotten ahold of some secret NSA documents that name names as to whom has been cooperating with them. They claim that they have over 80 different companies in their strategic partnerships. The Wikileaks obtained slide states that these 80 “Major Global Corporations” are supporting BOTH missions. However, the document doesn’t specify exactly what both of those missions are, exactly. However, since this slide is labelled as COMINT that means it specifically pertains to communications between people, which may narrow exactly what those missions might be.
User identity theft isn’t only a personal problem. While you are wondering who pulled your social security number out of your trash can, businesses are worried about who is rummaging through their files. Oracle has been providing enterprise security products for some time via the Oracle Access Management Suite. Their recent addition is the Oracle Mobile Authenticator. Its purpose is to provide employees and customers who are accessing sensitive information with two-factor strong authentication protection. Going beyond password protection, a personal phone or tablet becomes a secondary authentication device. That device can eliminate the need to use a token or smart card to validate the