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Oracle adds to HR suite

Oracle Corp. last week beefed up its Self-Service Human Resources software, which is used to create Web sites through which managers and employees can access human resource information and services.

Oracle has added a configuration tool to help customers tailor the application to their requirements without spending much time or money, according to the company. Oracle also has changed the user interface to make the software easier to use. The HR module is part of the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Navy selects Siebel

The Navy Recruiting Command has selected Siebel Sales software, from Siebel Systems Inc., to be part of its Navy Recruiting and Accessions Management System, the company announced last week. With the system, the Navy command will create a central database for tracking military recruiting activities.

The database will enable Navy staff to view the status of potential recruits and analyze recruiting trends. Siebel Sales is designed to help sales staff work together effectively, even if they are located in different parts of an organization or in different time zones.

Gauging virtual reality

CyberEdge Information Services Inc., which conducts an annual survey of the virtual reality industry, has added counterterrorism to its list of hot topics.

As part of its survey, the results of which will be released in September, CyberEdge will ask industry leaders to gauge the influence of virtual reality in training and weapons development for counterterrorism activities. The survey also covers hazardous materials training, law enforcement and other topics and is intended for use by officials in government, academia and industry.

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