Oracle announces the release of Oracle Gadget Wizard for Google Apps and says Oracle Siebel CRM applications can now interact securely with the Google cloud platform through Google Secure Data Connector, allowing multitenancy support for accessing corporate data behind firewalls. Together, the new developments will allow even mobile enterprise users to interact securely with the cloud, Oracle says.
made several announcements on April 7 centered on products designed to interact
Apps, including Oracle Gadget Wizard for Google Apps with support for Google SDC.
Google marked the first birthday of the Google App Engine cloud computing solution
at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, offering newly added Java
support for the Google App Engine platform along with additional features
including a database import tool and the Google Secure Data Connector, a
development tool for building applications that give users access to secure
corporate data even when they are working with Google Apps outside the
In addition to Oracle Gadget Wizard for Google Apps supporting Google SDC,
Oracle is rolling out Siebel CRM support for
Google Apps and Oracle Gadget Wizard for Google Apps.
Oracle Gadget Wizard for Google Apps allows users to construct gadgets
without prior programming knowledge. These gadgets can make use of Oracle CRM.
The Siebel CRM applications utilize the
Google SDC to interact with the cloud in a secure and flexible way, allowing
for SAAS (software as a service) applications that can access corporate data
behind the enterprise firewall, Oracle said in a news release.
Siebel CRM support of the Google Secure
Data Connector "provides customers choice by helping seamlessly integrate
existing [on-premises] investments with on-demand services," according to
"There's an opportunity now to provide miniapplications or even
applications that can be based, in part or in whole, on using Siebel CRM,"
Mark Woollen, vice president of Social CRM
for Oracle, said in an interview. "You can take the code you built on
middleware and port it directly to the Google App Engine. From there you can
run it up into the cloud and use Google Apps accounts to get at the data behind
With the new solutions in place, a brand owner could provide a gadget for
deal registration, for example, sparing channel sales people from having to
visit a company portal; instead, a salesperson could log on to a secure Google
site to review and accept leads, interacting with the cloud without exposing
the company's data in an insecure way.
Oracle has been updating or rolling out a number of new solutions as of
late. On April 7, the company announced Oracle
Transportation Management 6.0,
a solution that provides improved oversight
for transportation networks, the first update since Version 5.5 in May 2006.
And in March 2009, Oracle released Oracle
Sourcing on Demand,
a SAAS solution designed to make enterprise procurement
of supplies a more efficient and cost-effective process by letting a company's
experts collaborate online.