Oracle launches R&D network
KARACHI, July : Oracle announced
Thursday that it has formed a single research and development (R&D) network
by linking its 18 development and solution centres in Asia Pacific and Japan to build, test, and showcase
leading-edge technology innovations across the region.
A statement issued here said that
todate, Oracle has six Oracle Asia Research and Development Centres (OARDC) in
Beijing (China), Gurgaon (India), Seoul (Korea), Shenzhen (China), Singapore, and Toyko (Japan, and 12 solution centres placed
strategically across the Asia Pacific region.
It said that these centres focus
on developing cutting-edge solutions for the local markets in addition to
contributing to global product development.
"This new collaboration
will significantly enhance our Asia Pacific innovation development process and
ultimately benefit our customers and partners in this
region," said Kevin Walsh, chief technology officer, Oracle Asia Pacific and Japan.
"With all sides of the
globe participating and contributing to technology solutions, our customers will
gain access to some of the most cutting-edge IT projects in the world. Customers
and partners will also be able to collaborate with Oracle's vast R&D network
to apply new thinking in the way software can be used to stimulate global growth
and innovation in any industry or country.", he further maintained.
The statement said that
Oracle's solution centers operate as Centers of Expertise, Centers of
Excellence, Competency Centers, or Partner Solution Centers and are strategically placed
across the region to both represent local requirements and showcase innovative
solutions from the OARDCs to the markets they are based in.
The focus of the solutions centers
vary in terms of industry and market focus, with many dedicated to
country-specific projects of national importance.
The Asia Pacific and Japan R&D
network is also linked into the global Oracle Development Centers worldwide.
Oracle recently reported an investment of US$ 2.2 billion on global research and
development during its full fiscal year 2007, a 17% increase from the previous
year in fiscal 2006.