Extended Support Fee for Oracle waived until May 31, 2017

Oracle has announced that the Extended Support for Oracle Database will be waived until May 31, 2017. So during this period you will receive Extended Support as described in the Oracle Technical Support Levels.


Upgrade and extension of services for Lekkerkerker

For some years now MCX has provided remote management support of the Oracle E-Business Suite to Lekkerkerker who took the opportunity of the upgrade to Release 12 to reflect on its future.


Technical upgrade for DCMR Milieudienst Rijnmond

In the summer of 2015 DCMR, the environmental protection agency of local and regional authorities in the Rijnmond region, sent out an invitation to tender for support with the Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade from version 11i to Release 12.


OpenSSL - ssl-bug

On July 9th a new bug in the OpenSSL libraries has been published. This bug is applicable to OpenSSL versions 1.0.2b, 1.0.2c, 1.0.1n en 1.0.1o. MCX has done an analysis on their servers including servers for which we perform remote management. The mentioned versions were not found.


Medisch Spectrum Twente extends its current contract

Since 2009 MCX has provided remote management of the Oracle E-Business Suite for Medisch Spectrum Twente, a medical centre in Enschede (NL). Recently, Medisch Spectrum Twente extended the current contract with MCX to include Oracle E-Business Suite hosting in a Private Cloud.


Province of Drenthe awards project to MCX once again

In May 2015 the province of Drenthe called for tenders for the technical application management of the Oracle E-Business Suite and all Oracle databases. The province of Drenthe already assigned a project to MCX back in 2011 and with this project will renew their collaboration.


OpenSSL - Logjam security bug

On May 20th a bug in the OpenSSL library has been published under the name Logjam. This bug allows an attacker to force a lower encryption cipher on an encrypted connection than previously agreed upon between server and client.


Slechte performance onderwijsinformatiesystemen belemmert innovatie

Onderwijsinformatiesystemen die slecht scoren op het gebied van performance belemmeren het innovatievermogen van het hoger onderwijs. Dat stelt MCX, kenniscentrum voor technisch beheer van Oracle applicaties, in haar nieuwste whitepaper ‘Hoe beheert u onderwijssystemen anno nu?’.


OpenSSL vulnerability patches

On March 19th a few patches have been released to fix vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL code library. This library is used by web servers to encrypt communication between server and PC. MCX is currently investigating whether there are servers vulnerable. We will keep you updated via the web site.


DAB VLOOT, gemeente Rotterdam en SSC PS besteden technisch beheer uit aan MCX

MCX, kenniscentrum voor technisch beheer van Oracle applicaties en databases, heeft in een periode van drie maanden drie aanbestedingen gewonnen. Tevens maakt MCX nog kans op de gunning van een vierde aanbesteding.