While Oracle will feature some announcements for older products such as PeopleSoft, "most of the keynote-level stuff will be around cloud-based offerings," especially Fusion Applications, he added.
"I think by OpenWorld they're going to be able to tout a decent number of live customers [for Fusion Applications], some brand-name companies," Hamerman said. "Enough so they can leverage that and encourage more customers to go in that direction."
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