Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa Cites Consolidation and Integration of IT Systems as Key Trend in the Region

Friday, 23. September 2005 07:04

- Cost efficiencies and better information gained from using Oracle
solutions prove compelling value proposition to customers -


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, September 23, 2005: Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:
ORCL) today announced key customer wins signed during the first
quarter of its fiscal year 2006 across Europe, Middle East and Africa
(EMEA). Notably, the telecommunications industry sector provided
substantial revenues, along with financial services and public
services.

During the quarter, a key reason cited by customers for selecting
Oracle® solutions over that of its competitors was the consolidation
and integration of disparate IT systems and platforms to achieve cost
efficiencies and better information in real time. Oracle, the
world's largest enterprise software company, provides the software
and services that allows organisations to gain the most up-to-date
and accurate information from their business systems, and customers
in the EMEA region are endorsing these benefits. The move away from
disparate databases and systems to a centralised model is increasing
notably throughout the region.

Additionally, Oracle saw increased customer interest and adoption of
Service-Oriented Architectures for business process automation,
facilitated through Oracle Fusion Middleware.

"Our success in the region is testimony to our strategy to provide an
information architecture that maps easily to our customers'
requirements, and is based on industry standards," said Sergio
Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Europe Middle East & Africa.
"This advantage, together with our comprehensive portfolio of
enterprise applications, middleware and technology products, make
Oracle the most valued partner in information technology today."

Key Industry Sectors Selecting Oracle Offerings
Many organisations in EMEA adopted or expanded implementations of
Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database,
Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Grid technologies in the
first quarter of fiscal 2006 across a wide range of industries.
Customer examples include:

Telecommunications
MTN Communications (Africa), Bulgarian Telecommunication Company Plc
(Bulgaria), MTS (CIS), Vimpelcom (CIS), Diffusion Plus (France),
Cosmote SA (Greece), Teledome (Greece), NMTC Watanyia Telecom (Gulf
States), Jordan Telecom Corporation (Jordan), KPN (The Netherlands),
Qatar Telecommunications Qtel (Qatar), British Telecommunications plc
(UK)

Public Services
Lebig (Austria), University of Antwerp (Belgium), Ville de Luxembourg
(Belgium), Rila Solutions/University of National and World Economy
(Bulgaria), Københavns County (Denmark), Ministry of State of
Administrative Development (Egypt), INSEAD (France), Direction du
Journal Officiel - Prime Minister Office (France), Beschaffungsamt
des BMI (Germany), General Secretariat of Information Systems -
Ministry of Finance (Greece), Higher Education Combi-deal User
Productivity Kit for PeopleSoft (The Netherlands), King Faisal
Specialist Hospital & Research Centre -KFSH (Saudi Arabia), Saudi
Ports Authority (Saudi Arabia), DMO - Turkish Government Purchasing
Office (Turkey), BIMTAS - Company of Istanbul Metropolitan
Municipality (Turkey), United Arab Emirates University (UAE),
Bradford City Council (UK)

Financial Services
Gurantee Trust Bank (Africa), Teximbank (Bulgaria), Povolgskiy bank
of Sberbank of Russian Federation (CIS), Bank of Alexandria (Egypt),
Banque Misr (Egypt), National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait), Credit
Agricole (Luxembourg), ABN-AMRO (The Netherlands), Global Collect
(The Netherlands), Quion.nl (The Netherlands), Bank BPH SA (Poland),
Commercial Union (Poland), Skanska (Sweden)

Healthcare
NÖGUS - Niederösterreichische Gesundheits und Sanitäts AG (Austria),
Skejby Sygehus (Denmark), Etablissement Français du Sang (France),
Akershus sykehus og Helse Øst (Norway), International Medical Center
(Saudi Arabia)

Retail
Farmer 2000 (Bulgaria), Atos Origin (Germany), Al Tayer Group (Gulf
States), Elektroprofi (Hungary)

Manufacturing
Brüel & Kjær Sound Vibration Measurement A/S (Denmark), Technolit
(Hungary), Tigép (Hungary), D&D (Hungary)

Travel and Transportation
NMBS (Belgium), Passalis S.A (Greece), Qatar Airways (Qatar)

Other Industries
Construction: Dalekovod (Croatia)
Automotive: Applus Car Inspection (Denmark), Scania (Sweden)
Media: ORF-GIS (Austria), Talentum Oyj (Finland)
Information Technology: DAS Rechtsbijstand (The Netherlands)
Natural Resources: Samancor Chrome (South Africa), Trident Steel
(Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
Oil and Gas: Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Company (Egypt), MOL Group
(Hungary)
Energy and Utilities: Saudi Electricity Company (Saudi Arabia)
Consumer: Eurobet UK LTD (UK)


Contacts:

Val Russell
Oracle Corporation
+44 118 924 4704

Suzanne Hewitt
Weber Shandwick
+44 204 067 0624


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