Kids123 Live on Oracle9i Application Server

Oracle(R) Technology Enables Internet Education Portal to Develop

High-Performing, Customized Web Sites With Minimal IT Resources



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?670368 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:   ORCL), the
 largest provider of software for e-business, today announced that Kids123, an
 Internet educational portal that delivers e-learning for students in grades
 K-8, is using Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) to rapidly build and
 deploy customized educational web sites for school districts and individual
 households.  The full-featured and user-friendly portal capabilities of
 Oracle9iAS are enabling Kids123 to quickly develop and deliver customized web
 sites, all without spending millions of dollars in information technology
 resources.
     "With Oracle9i Application Server, we can quickly develop personalized web
 sites for hundreds of school districts, all without having to increase our
 development resources," said Gail Casburn, vice president Product Development
 for Kids123.  "Oracle9i Application Server enables us to meet our business
 objectives while realizing huge savings in time and cost.  With Oracle9iAS we
 can successfully manage the infrastructure that runs our business with a
 five-person staff; work that used to require 50 people."
     Kids123 is using Oracle9iAS as the foundation to deliver and host its
 suite of online educational programs, which it offers to teachers, students,
 parents and school districts on a subscription basis.  By using the
 comprehensive built-in portal technology in Oracle9iAS, Kids123 is able to
 create an intuitive environment for users to view personalized information and
 access self-service applications -- quickly and easily.  For example, students
 take advantage of Oracle9iAS Portal's self-service publishing and
 collaboration features when working on school projects, while single-sign-on
 simplifies security for administrators and end-users.  Additionally, Kids123
 manages a highly-indexed library of Internet-based educational content in an
 Oracle database, which contains more than 30,000 files.  Users can pick and
 choose from among these files to enhance their web sites with personalized
 content.
     With Oracle9iAS's built-in caching technology, Kids123 is also improving
 web site speed and scalability without the addition of costly hardware.
 Kids 123 users now receive dynamic web pages five times faster than ever
 before.
     Kids123 chose Oracle9iAS because the company needed a scalable, reliable
 and secure product that would keep up with the company's anticipated growth
 rate.  "We project our business and user base to grow 100% by the end of the
 year," added Casburn.  "By implementing Oracle9iAS, the company can scale to
 just about any level, giving us tremendous economies of scale and a
 significant competitive advantage."
     Kids123 plans to take advantage of the entire Oracle9i Platform when the
 next version of the database becomes available during the first half of this
 year.  The Oracle9i Platform consists of the Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i
 Application Server and features breakthrough technology for developing fast,
 highly scalable and reliable e-business applications and web sites.
     "With Oracle9i Application Server and its full-featured portal technology,
 Kids123 no longer has to hire an army of programmers to develop and manage
 numerous personalized web sites," said Rene Bonvanie, vice president of
 Product Marketing for Oracle9i.  "Kids123 can save millions of dollars in
 information technology resources, while providing students and teachers with
 what they need to create highly customized learning programs."
 
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 more information about Oracle, please call 650-506-7000.
 
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    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?670368 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:   ORCL), the
 largest provider of software for e-business, today announced that Kids123, an
 Internet educational portal that delivers e-learning for students in grades
 K-8, is using Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) to rapidly build and
 deploy customized educational web sites for school districts and individual
 households.  The full-featured and user-friendly portal capabilities of
 Oracle9iAS are enabling Kids123 to quickly develop and deliver customized web
 sites, all without spending millions of dollars in information technology
 resources.
     "With Oracle9i Application Server, we can quickly develop personalized web
 sites for hundreds of school districts, all without having to increase our
 development resources," said Gail Casburn, vice president Product Development
 for Kids123.  "Oracle9i Application Server enables us to meet our business
 objectives while realizing huge savings in time and cost.  With Oracle9iAS we
 can successfully manage the infrastructure that runs our business with a
 five-person staff; work that used to require 50 people."
     Kids123 is using Oracle9iAS as the foundation to deliver and host its
 suite of online educational programs, which it offers to teachers, students,
 parents and school districts on a subscription basis.  By using the
 comprehensive built-in portal technology in Oracle9iAS, Kids123 is able to
 create an intuitive environment for users to view personalized information and
 access self-service applications -- quickly and easily.  For example, students
 take advantage of Oracle9iAS Portal's self-service publishing and
 collaboration features when working on school projects, while single-sign-on
 simplifies security for administrators and end-users.  Additionally, Kids123
 manages a highly-indexed library of Internet-based educational content in an
 Oracle database, which contains more than 30,000 files.  Users can pick and
 choose from among these files to enhance their web sites with personalized
 content.
     With Oracle9iAS's built-in caching technology, Kids123 is also improving
 web site speed and scalability without the addition of costly hardware.
 Kids 123 users now receive dynamic web pages five times faster than ever
 before.
     Kids123 chose Oracle9iAS because the company needed a scalable, reliable
 and secure product that would keep up with the company's anticipated growth
 rate.  "We project our business and user base to grow 100% by the end of the
 year," added Casburn.  "By implementing Oracle9iAS, the company can scale to
 just about any level, giving us tremendous economies of scale and a
 significant competitive advantage."
     Kids123 plans to take advantage of the entire Oracle9i Platform when the
 next version of the database becomes available during the first half of this
 year.  The Oracle9i Platform consists of the Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i
 Application Server and features breakthrough technology for developing fast,
 highly scalable and reliable e-business applications and web sites.
     "With Oracle9i Application Server and its full-featured portal technology,
 Kids123 no longer has to hire an army of programmers to develop and manage
 numerous personalized web sites," said Rene Bonvanie, vice president of
 Product Marketing for Oracle9i.  "Kids123 can save millions of dollars in
 information technology resources, while providing students and teachers with
 what they need to create highly customized learning programs."
 
     About Oracle
     Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet.  For
 more information about Oracle, please call 650-506-7000.
 
     Trademarks
     Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle9i is a trademark or registered
 trademark of Oracle Corporation.
 
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