Oracle Teams With Vodafone

Joint initiative to offer enterprise customers integrated mobility solutions based on Oracle 10g and Vodafone Network Services

October 23, 2003

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PARIS -- Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Vodafone today announced a joint initiative to offer enterprise customers integrated mobility solutions based on Oracle® 10g and Vodafone Network Services. The initiative covers joint development work, marketing efforts and an intention to launch further products. The two companies will enable customers to offer field workers, such as sales staff or service engineers, mobile access to key business systems.

Oracle and Vodafone plan to jointly market and support these capabilities to enterprise customers to enable mobile access to business applications and data. Currently, pilot customers in health care, government, utilities and mediaindustries are performing final trials before general availability, currently planned for November 2003.

Scottish Water plans to use the joint offering to connect the company's call centres directly with its field engineers across Scotland to allow on-the-spot scheduling of service calls through Oracle TeleServices and Oracle Field Service applications. A number of enterprises including Equity Technology (Sweden), ID Systeme (Germany), Franhofer and Damstadt Echo (Germany) have also signed up for the Oracle 10g wireless proposition with Vodafone.

"Increasing productivity through mobilising software applications is one of the key growth opportunities for Vodafone," said Peter Bamford, Group Marketing Officer at Vodafone Group. "We are pleased to be working with Oracle as one of our partners in addressing this opportunity. Oracle has a strong mobile technology foundation and extensive portfolio of applications that enable mobile access to back end systems. With this joint proposition we have been able to reduce complexity, with an end-to-end solution based on open standards."

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