IT news in brief – 10 December

Oracle’s ERP speeds up

Oracle has launched a raft of products in its latest Web-based ERP suite, Oracle 11, to reduce application implementation time. In a bid to counter widespread criticism over the speed of ERP, Oracle claims its one-hour-install program will reduce the average installation time of pre-configured applications from several days to one hour.

GE launches EDI service GE Information Services, a subsidiary of the US General Electric Company, has launched a Web-based EDI service for SMEs. Called GE TradeWeb 3.1, it allows large retailers to pay some, or all, of their small suppliers’ EDI costs. The service requires users to have a PC, a standard Internet browser and a modem to exchange documents. More details at

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