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Oracle to Demonstrate Smart Strategies in Human Resources, Customer Relationship Management, Performance Management and the Public Sector London, UK - 16th November, 2009News Facts• Oracle today invited its partners and customers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EM...
Well hello again! After a week off with H1N1 (don’t get it, you really won’t like it), and another week or two catching up, I’m finally back in the saddle and there’s plenty to talk about – some of it stuff I should have been talking about weeks ago. Today we’ll discuss the Deployme...
Organisations can now reap the significant benefits of an outbound customer email and mobile communication platform that integrates data from all business processes and channels including: email-marketing, CRM, transactional messaging, service information, billing and purchase confirma...
Lately there seems to be a minor debate among the clouderati about the semantic differences between the term "the cloud" versus the use of "cloud computing". So I thought I'd jump into the fray.As someone who spends his days eating, breathing and sometimes drinking cloud computing, i...
Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex or InternetWorld, and will be the next global IT event for the decade starting with 2010. This year's West Coast conference had 1,700 pre-registered delegates on the Friday before the conference opened. More than 500 additional registrations came i...
Milton Keynes, 9th November 2009, ReadSoft, a leading global provider of software solutions for Document Automation, was awarded the 'Email product of year' prize for its DOCUMENT for Mailrooms product at this year's DM awards. The event was held in London on 22nd October. Readsoft wa...
Vordel's annual user conference, VordelWorld, kicks off this evening with registration followed by a Drinks Reception in the Radisson Blu on Golden Lane in Dublin's city center. Main sessions, including talks by Amazon, Burton Group, Oracle, CA, Cross
Between OOW and the AUSOUG conferences it's a bit of a slow blogging time for me, while presentation preparation takes priority. With a little spare time I thought I'd share this photo of some recent booty (and before you get all excited, that's arrrrgh "Pirate" booty, not the other s...
Was today the day the music died? (click here or here if you are not familar with the expression) Add another three letter acronym (TLA) to your IT vocabulary if you are involved with server, storage, networking, virtualization, security and related infrastructure resource manag...
REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 3, 2009 — Building on the innovation described in the Dynamic Business vision recently discussed at Convergence 2009 Europe, Microsoft Corp. today introduced the November 2009 service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, the third service update delivered in ...
Regular readers already know that ODTUG in conjunction with Oracle Technology Network has invited a number of Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors to present down under. ODTUG has teamed with AUSOUG to give these world recognized presenters (in fact in all cases world award winning speakers) ...
First, and friend par excellence, is Jeff Blackwell of SalesPractice.com. Even though we don’t know each other well, he fell in love with Buying Facilitation® and my decision facilitation model quite a while ago, believing that Buying Facilitation® completes the sales model – with inte...
Sys-Con’s 4th International Cloud Computing Expo is next Mon-Weds (11/2/09-11/4/09) and GoGrid is exhibiting there. Come join the thousands of registered users who will be attending this event at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA  as it promises to be informati...
Although my presentation focused on individual contributions, these lessons also apply to how businesses benefit by contributing to FOSS. When a business approaches a project they should attempt to build a symbiotic relationship with the community. Such a relationship involves followin...
This blog is part of a new educational initiative to foster a deeper understanding of the capabilities and issues involved with administering FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) to deliver concrete business benefits. Although our subject will sometimes become technical, we will strive...
So what do you really look for in an interface engine? There is more to an IE than just being a pass-through of messages.
By Tom Hopkins In business situations, when you are trying to reach the person who has the authority to make decisions regarding your product you are very likely to have to go through one or more people before reaching that person. For the sake of efficiency, there will likely be a re...
In the previous post we looked at how to configure the SQLAuthenticator password encryption options. Among other encryption algorithms we discovered that on creating a user from the WLS console, WLS would create the associated user in a database table with password "password" encrypte...
Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 27, 2009 News Facts Gartner, Inc. has given the Oracle® E-Business Suite a rating of “Strong Positive,” the highest possible ranking, in its report “MarketScope for Sales Configuration.”* Gartner defines its Strong Positive rating as “a provider of stra...
Redwood Shores, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2009 News Facts Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals” places Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner’s Magic Quadrants position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that ...
Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 26, 2009 News Facts DIRECTV, Inc., which provides satellite television service to more than 18 million customers in the United States, has extended its use of Oracle CRM On Demand by deploying Oracle Contact On Demand for the retail division of its cust...
Ok, so I am a Software guy but I am posting about hardware devices. Maybe when it comes to hardware I am easily impressed? I promised to post information about interesting products and as someone who owned one of the first 5MB hard drives attached to a personal computer I guess I am in...
What can I say, Oracle OpenWorld 2009 was a great show all around. Professionally run, great companies, great exhibit areas, and exceptional presentations. The big surprise to me was seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger on stage with Larry. Which is a great segue into my first topic for my OOW...
Voice-Insight (http://www.voice-insight.com ) was at the show and was demonstrating and talking about some of its technology and some of their R&D projects. Voice-Insight is not necessarily focusing on SOA or services; most of their appeal comes from integration to other technologies.V...
Whether you are searching for a Cloud Computing solution for your enterprise or you want to learn about the latest and greatest Cloud Computing technology, The Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, California running from  November 2 until November 4 is for you. http://cloudcomputingexp...
Some of the concerns I've heard repeatedly is the potential barriers to entry for participation in this type of association. The last thing this association should be is an inclusive club for a few select technology vendors and insiders. It needs to be available to all and should foste...
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif. – October 12, 2009 Oracle today announced Oracle® Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Release 2.5, the most extensive Oracle AIA release to date with 10 new cross-industry Process Integration Packs (PIPs) and six new industry-specific PIPs...
Western companies like Interoute are helping to drive the diversification of Europe’s largest “energy economy” London, 21st October 2009, Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest next-generation network, today announced that it has expanded its network to...
Redwood Shores, CA – October 20, 2009 News Facts Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the Middle East, has implemented Oracle® Retail and Oracle E-Business Suite applications to help support aggressive growth strategies and enhance service levels across its store and distribut...
Today, Vikas Jain from Oracle has a great blog post coining Consumer Oriented Service Architecture (COSA) .
While personally, I believe the Sidekick disaster was just a stumbling block in the embracing of cloud computing for many
After some much needed vacation I'm back at the helm this week to deliver your Top5. I'm sure you've managed to find some tasty morsels on DevCentral while I was away, but hopefully I'll be able to help out and point you in the direction of some more DC goodness now that I'm back. The ...
Okay, I know I haven’t been posting as much as normal for quite a while now… Trust me, I still have plenty to say, my mind has just been wrapped up in special projects and editorial calendars. Meanwhile, Pete Silva, one of our Technical Marketing Managers, has been out at Oracle Open ...
I've posted the slides for the talk that Andy Schwartz and I did at Oracle Open World up on Slideshare. Check 'em out.
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif. – October 14, 2009 News Facts Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO, demonstrated planned capabilities of a future release of
October 13, 2009 News Facts Denver Water, a provider of high-quality water and a promoter of its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the City of Denver and many surrounding suburbs, has implemented Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to replace a legacy customer information s...
New EX10000E System and Enhanced GRID Software Offer Customers Best Price/Performance for a 100TB Full Backup, Plus Retention, In a Single GRID System London — October 13, 2009 — ExaGrid® Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com), the leader in cost-effective and scalabl...
Dave talks about Larry Ellison's cloud tirade video and 4 things that are killing cloud computing. Also, the new book is out. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
This weekend tons of people will be headed to San Francisco to attend Oracle Open World, and as usual, F5 will be there. We’ve been burning the midnight oil with Oracle on quite a few projects, and over the next few weeks – perhaps even months, since our partnership goes back to 20...