It is sometimes easy to forget that our cities have people whose greatest concerns are about how they will feed and clothe their families.
Oracle has always been an important partner for ESTI, with our strategic focus on the Oracle database, application development and support and more recently on the hardware offerings and related solutions. As such we like to keep a close eye on all of the new Oracle developments to ensure we are delivering only the best products and solutions to our customers.
ESTI Consulting Services continues to expand our IT infrastructure practice and EMC2 has been a key partner in enabling our client's successful infrastructure projects. As a result, ESTI and EMC2 have invested aggressively in our business relationship to further enable ESTI to deliver successful projects leveraging EMC2 products and services.
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has offered the Portaplan group insurance policy to its members for more than four decades. This invaluable plan provides group rate insurance for members and their families. With software built 16 years ago by ESTI, Portaplan was managed by a custom application designed in Oracle’s Forms and Reports technology. This application has lasted an exceptionally long time compared to the quickly changing environment of information technology. Over those 16 years, the application has required only minor updates to meet the needs of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation. The most recent of these additions is new functionality to integrate credit card payments which was provided in late 2010 by ESTI. Impressed with the new technology this new functionality is built on, ESTI was contracted to update the Portaplan system to use Oracle’s new ADF platform.
Late in 2010, Cameco Corporation contracted with ESTI Consulting Services and EMC Corporation for the supply and deployment of a new centralized storage system.
Jim Nickel, an ESTI Consulting Services partner and vSphere 4 VMware Certified Professional, recently attended the 2011 VMware Partner Exchange conference in Orlando, Florida. The Partner Exchange allows VMware partners to gather together and hear VMware’s plans for the upcoming year, experience new technologies and offerings, and hear from key decision makers within VMware.
Recent changes to the Oracle software licensing rules provide enterprise IT organizations with an opportunity for a large reduction in the total cost of acquiring and operating Oracle database and application server infrastructure.