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  • More SOA vendor consolidation?

    Despite BEA Systems Inc.'s rebuff of Oracle Corp.'s offer to buy it, this article argues that BEA is not out of the consolidation woods yet. Another prediction for 2008 is that one of the major vendors in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) space... 

  • Post-Oracle: BEA gets back to SOA basics

    BEA Systems Inc. is announcing it latest round of SOA upgrades, including a its AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0, which employs the SCA specification. 

  • BEA deal missteps outlined

    Executives and financial advisors for BEA Systems Inc. made a series of blunders in the initial days after Oracle Corp. made its $17 per share bid to buy the middleware vendor, according to the dealbook blog in The New York Times. The missteps includ... 

  • BEA to show Icahn its financials

    Trying to stave off a proxy battle, BEA Systems Inc. executives said this week that they will provide billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns 58 million shares of BEA, with a look at its profit and loss balance sheets. Icahn filed a suit last month... 

  • BEA might seek telco buyer, analyst suggests

    If BEA Systems Inc. executives want to stay out of the clutches of Oracle Corp., they might try selling their company to a major telecommunications company, suggests Dana Gardner, principal analyst, Interarbor Solutions LLC. BEA could become the rese... 

  • BEA customers face uncertain future as Oracle closes in

    Expiration on Sunday of the original Oracle Corp. $6.7 billion offer for BEA Systems Inc. does not mean the deal is off, meaning BEA's SOA customers face an uncertain future, analysts say. 

  • Oracle and BEA are $4 apart

    The Oracle Corp. bid for BEA Systems Inc. is off by $4 per share, according to BEA executives who are rejecting Oracle's $17 per share offer and setting $21 as their price. Meanwhile, Oracle executives say BEA's asking price is too high and they will... 

  • SOA vendors beefing up BI offerings

    BI brings SOA home to business users, who may be skeptical or uninformed about the value of service-orientation, which explains why SOA vendors are scrambling for BI technology, analysts say. 

  • Oracle sets deadline for BEA

    Oracle Corp. set this coming Sunday as the deadline for acceptance of its $6.7 billion offer to buy BEA Systems Inc. Neither side is negotiating with BEA executives saying they won't come to the table unless Oracle raises its offer, while Oracle exec... 

  • SOA tools survey finds IBM, BEA tops

    IBM's Rational Application Developer and BEA Systems Inc.'s WebLogic Workshop were the top choices for service-oriented architecture (SOA) development, according to Evans Data's Developer's Choice IDE user survey released today. Oracle Corp.'s JDevel...