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HR Can’t do much ??

My thought on this article came from a very useful post I saw on John Ingham's blog here.
It quotes a number of studies and reports to show how Talent Management has shifted from the priorities of CEO. Its not a good news if you are a fan of HR (more...)

Upgrading your talent

A McKinsey Quarterly article about how to manage talent in downturn here, points to an interesting case in point - Often the easiest is not the best.
The article talks about how organizations should carefully look at redesigning jobs and roles to effectively allow their employees not just to (more...)

Social Vs Business Networking

With the recent downturn, employees across world are becoming insecure about their jobs, they are thronging networking sites and in the process, little known sites too have become popular, while taking users of sites like LinkedIn to a little over 35 million. Even Facebook, which was vastly recognised for its (more...)

A sad day

11th Jan would remain etched in my memory forever. I lost my source of inspiration, and also an inspiration for this blog - my beloved mother. This blog would remain silent for sometime to come, that also explains my previous irregular blogging.
While I gather strength and courage to get (more...)

Will the real Oracle Identity Management please stand up (part III)

Read Parts I and II

For those of you who got here without reading parts I and II of this novel, I don't blame you. 140 character summary is available by request, please drive through. We're finally ready to answer the question that prompted this blog mini-series :

Question: What (more...)

Will the real Oracle Identity Management please stand up (part III)

Read Parts I and II

For those of you who got here without reading parts I and II of this novel, I don't blame you. 140 character summary is available by request, please drive through. We're finally ready to answer the question that prompted this blog mini-series :

Question: What is Oracle Identity Management? I've heard that it requires Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Application Server. Is it possible to deploy it as a stand-alone application or with <insert your favorite directory> and <insert your favorite app server>

If you haven't read parts I and II, you wouldn't know this (more...)

Will the real Oracle Identity Management please stand up (part II)

Read Part I

How does a company compete in a market dominated by incumbents? The MBA case studies written on this topic weigh in at hefty poundage, more than enough to cause deforestation of the entire Amazon flora. Oracle, faced with the onslaught of Weblogic and Websphere, employed a classic (more...)

Will the real Oracle Identity Management please stand up (part II)

Read Part I

How does a company compete in a market dominated by incumbents? The MBA case studies written on this topic weigh in at hefty poundage, more than enough to cause deforestation of the entire Amazon flora. Oracle, faced with the onslaught of Weblogic and Websphere, employed a classic "divide and conquer" strategy. On one side, OAS was either heavily discounted or thrown in for free to seed the market. On the other side of this equation, OAS was tightly coupled to Oracle's products, causing a drag-through or coattails effect. If a customer bought a product that was just (more...)

Sum to Parent Nodes in Hierarchy Queries: CONNECT_BY_ROOT

In one of our Applicaitons, the table DEPT contains a self referncing join (Pigs Ear) as it models our organsational department hierarchy.

For example:

CREATE TABLE DEPT
(
DEPT_ID NUMBER NOT NULL
,PARENT_ID NUMBER
,DEPT_NAME VARCHAR2 (100) NOT NULL
,EMPLOYEES NUMBER NOT NULL
,CONSTRAINT DEPT_PK PRIMARY KEY (DEPT_ID)
,CONSTRAINT DEPT_FK01 (more...)

Will the real Oracle Identity Management please stand up (part I)

I get asked this question all the time and the best answer to any question is documentation. Blogs are a modern form of documentation, ergo this post.

Question: What is Oracle Identity Management? I've heard that it requires Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Application Server. Is it possible to deploy (more...)

Will the real Oracle Identity Management please stand up (part I)

I get asked this question all the time and the best answer to any question is documentation. Blogs are a modern form of documentation, ergo this post.

Question: What is Oracle Identity Management? I've heard that it requires Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Application Server. Is it possible to deploy it as a stand-alone application or with <insert your favorite directory> and <insert your favorite app server>

Oracle Identity Management is a very context-sensitive term, just like help in Microsoft Office: if you right-click on the wrong thing, you'll end up spending 30 minutes searching all over Encyclopedia Britannica for (more...)

Migrando la base de datos a ASM, la forma fácil

Hola amigos, antes de abordar el tema principal de este Post, quería compartir con Uds. un acontecimiento muy especial: hace unos pocos días recibí una comunicación de Lillian Buziak (Oracle), indicándome que luego de una evaluación habían decidido otorgarme el Oracle ACE Award, con lo que vengo a ser el segundo peruano (junto a Plinio Arbizu, Oracle Ace Director) y sexto latinoamericano en recibir este reconocimiento que Oracle otorga en (more...)

Window-on-Data applications

Up till now I have been focussing on technology. We have seen DBMS´s evolve, the web and n-tier architectures come into existence, Yafets prosper, and developer productivity go down the drain. I also spent some time discussing the Java/JEE bandwagon. And used MVC to discuss various technical application architectures. Ohhh, if only there were just technology. Life as an application developer

Becoming inSenSitiVe

Every software package has its flaws. But, in the grand scheme of things, it is about how you can get around the flaws. Having been intimately (!) involved with Thor Technologies and having had a hand in many of the first and second wave IDM implementations, I've learned that (more...)

Becoming inSenSitiVe

Every software package has its flaws. But, in the grand scheme of things, it is about how you can get around the flaws. Having been intimately (!) involved with Thor Technologies and having had a hand in many of the first and second wave IDM implementations, I've learned that software is only part of the solution, not the entire solution. Nevertheless, it's important to know how to, well, do things in software. The level of effort when it comes to implementation and maintenance of a live system is directly proportional to the foundation that was built. As for Oracle (more...)

JEE and traditional MVC (Part 2)

In the previous post I gave a high level introduction into the MVC design pattern. This pattern classifies all code that you write to implement a database web application, into three classes:Model codeView codeControl codeI also showed that within the JEE architecture code can be deployed to many tiers. In this post I will talk about alternative MVC approaches by looking at the amount of

New EclipseLink Logo

We have wrapped up our EclipseLink logo contest and we have a winner.



Thanks to everyone who submitted a logo, commented on the submissions, or voted for their favorite. You can see the image in use on the home page.

www.eclipse.org/eclipselink

Doug

Through the looking glass

One of the key benefits of an identity management solution is the ability to collect data from various systems and use this data to establish relationships between owners (the official term is entities - users, groups, organizations) and things they own. Presuming this magic summary would be shown in (more...)

Through the looking glass

One of the key benefits of an identity management solution is the ability to collect data from various systems and use this data to establish relationships between owners (the official term is entities - users, groups, organizations) and things they own. Presuming this magic summary would be shown in a user-friendly format such that a person in a reviewer role (IT auditor, someone's manager, Homer Simpson) can get a cohesive view of the user, we're one step closer to truth. The aggregated set of entities and relationships is a foundation for how such a system might be used to (more...)