I generally don’t blog about my employer too much, since this is a personal blog. But Oracle is doing some interesting (and perhaps surprising) Web 2.0ish things that I thought were worth noting. First, the company now has an official wiki, based on WetPaint, which is open to customers and employees alike for building up an Oracle-related knowledge base. Second, there’s a new external-facing Oracle social network called Mix. The two most compelling features, I think, are the ability to suggest and promote product-related ideas and to ask and answer questions. (By the way, for the geeks in the crowd, Mix is written in JRuby and run on the Oracle technology stack.)
I have no idea how any of this will develop or how my own group (the Academic Enterprise Solutions group) will end up participating in these initiatives. But it’s an interesting experiment for such a large company, and it bears watching.