Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oracles New Enterprise 2.0 Platform: Beehive

Oracle announced their new enterprise 2.0 platform, Beehive, at their developer’s conference. This has been a 3 year “communications middleware project” created solely by the company as reported in this article from Social Computing Magazine. The purpose behind this project was to create a platform to integrate communication and collaboration within the enterprise. As the article comments, the benefits that this new platform provides includes:

- Secure Communications - Full-featured Web conferencing, instant messaging, e-mail, calendar, and team workspaces based on a unified information model and centralized security.
- Integrated Collaboration - Standards-based, hot-pluggable architecture enables organizations to embed collaboration tools into existing business applications and processes.
- Increased Security and Compliance - Built-in security including verifiable deletion, auditing, policy management, and encryption.
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership - Works with existing collaboration clients and servers on Windows, Linux, and Solaris platforms and can be deployed on premise or through Oracle On Demand.

Currently Oracle Beehive is available for a free 30 day trial.

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