Oracle POC Siebel CRM on iPad

I’m still struggling to get overly excited by the iPad! Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPhone: I struggled for 18 months with a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone before I caved and have been won over by it. I’ll never go back!

The iPad, however, I just can’t quite get my head around. It’s not an eReader and it’s not a laptop. It’s somewhere in between and I can’t yet see a niche there that needs to be filled. If it had come with a bit of ‘oomph’ and MacOS X then I’d be sorely tempted. To me, it’s still just a big iPhone and, having grown accustomed to the apps available on that platform, I really struggled to find anything to do when I had a go on the company iPad. Still, I don’t doubt it will be big and two generations more down the line, there might be something worth buying.

Anyway, I digress – Oracle have announced support for the Siebel CRM platform on iPad, which is really interesting! Having no Flash or ActiveX to play with, this is obviously a big change for us and is a good sign that Siebel is still going strong in the minds of the Oracle marketing bods. With a bit of luck, Oracle will be demo’ing this to us sometime and, if they do, I’ll be sure to report back.