November 25, 1996 6:00 PM ET
Oracle jumps off Bandwagon
By Juan Carlos Perez

  Oracle Corp. has decided not to ship its Bandwagon bundle, a suite that was supposed to compete with Microsoft Corp.'s BackOffice and was to include the Oracle7 relational DBMS, InterOffice, Oracle Web Server and Oracle Enterprise Manager, a company spokeswoman said today.

Lack of user interest prompted Oracle to scrap Bandwagon, whose components nonetheless are available separately, the spokeswoman said.

Instead, the Redwood Shores, Calif., company is focusing on another bundle intended for developers. NetSolutions, announced in October and scheduled to ship before the end of this month, will include single-user licenses of Designer 2000, Developer 2000, Web Server 2.0, a Network Computing Architecture application development kit, and a choice of either the Oracle7 Workgroup server or the Oracle7 7.3 Enterprise Server.

NetSolutions will ship on Windows NT and Unix platforms at a special starting price of $1,495 through April 1997, according to the spokeswoman.

Oracle can be reached at www.oracle.com.

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