SOURCE: Killen & Associates

September 15, 2005 08:00 ET

Oracle's Acquisition Spree Creates New Challenges for Enterprises, Suppliers and Investors: Creates Need for New Study

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2005 -- Oracle's acquisition spree, which includes the purchase of PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Retek, i-flex (the banking software company in India) and now Siebel Systems, creates a need for a study that helps customers -- banks and other enterprises; suppliers -- financial services, consulting and software companies; and investors to identify emerging opportunities and threats.

Eight days after Oracle's latest announcement, Killen & Associates will release a new study, Oracle Strategies: New Challenges and Opportunities for Customers, Financial Services and IT Providers, and Investors, to help all parties involved seize the opportunities and avoid the threats in the changing environment.

Michael Killen, President of Killen & Associates, says: "In effect, the leadership of Oracle believes its strategy is good for everyone in the Oracle camp, but the management team of SAP thinks there is a better way to help customers, suppliers, and investors. Our study will give customers, suppliers, and investors, right now, an overview of Oracle's strategy and knowledge that will help them make the best decisions for their companies."

The 100-page study, rich with insights and exhibits, contains 17 chapters, including one on the impact of the Siebel acquisition, and another that reviews 42 companies as possible acquisition targets. Buyers receive a one-hour consultation with Michael Killen. The cost of a single (1 to 6 users) license is $2,500 USD; a corporate license (7 to 50 users) is $10,000 USD. For additional information go to or contact Jo Brown, 650-327-2312.

Killen & Associates

The Palo Alto, California, firm helps clients overcome difficult business challenges. The firm's tools include expert level knowledge in financial services, computing systems, neurological diseases and other fields. The firm produces white papers, supplier profiles, webcasts, and TV programs. In addition, the Killen Art Gallery provides executives and corporations with the work of two great American contemporary artists, Harry Cohen and Leonard Breger.

Michael Killen is the founder of Killen & Associates, co-Director of The Killen Art Gallery, TV host and producer, author of six books, and member of the Board of two companies. He has keynoted many events around the world.

Contact Information

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    Telephone: 650-327-2312
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