Oracle intends to roll out its Business Online applications outsourcing venture in January.
The initiative, which is aimed predominantly at small to medium-sized companies, is currently in pilot phase and will not only include Oracle's own applications, but also third party ones running on the Oracle database, according to Larry Ellison, the firm's chairman and chief executive.
He added that to outsource version 11 of Oracle's packages would cost customers between $395 and $895 per user per month, while simply to outsource Internet messaging would cost them $10 per user per month.
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