If Oracle Cloud Office turns out to be as vaporous as IBM “Concord” (“IBM Lotus Symphony for the cloud”), it’s going to be a long time before we see anything beyond an announcement or early proof-of-concept demo.
Although the details are sketchy, it appears that Oracle will be coming out with Oracle Cloud Office, a SaaS-based productivity suite based on OpenOffice.org. See the following articles:
- Eric Lai, "Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite," Computerworld, January 27, 2010.
- John Rath, "Oracle Outlines Integration with Sun," Data Center Knowledge, January 28, 2010.
This adds Oracle to the list of vendors who already offer an online productivity suite (Google, Zoho) or will soon (Adobe, IBM, Microsoft).