I'm currently at IOUG Collaborate 2014 in Las Vegas, and I recently finished my 2-hour deep dive into WebCenter. I collected a bunch of tips & tricks in 5 different areas: metadata, contribution, consumption, security, and integrations:
As usual, a lot of good presentations this year, but the Collaborate Mobile App makes it a bit tough to find them...
Bezzotech will be at booth (more...)
There’s no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Father Time still takes a toll on every minute that you save
Legal tenders never gonna change the number of your days
The highest cost of livin’s dyin’, that’s one everybody pays
So have it spent before you get the bill, there’s no time to kill
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Seems to be quite a bit of buzz in the enterprise software user community these days about moving forward. Budgets have loosened up, users want better experiences, in-house IT providers want to reduce maintenance and infrastructure investments, C-level officers want better and more timely information on strategic initiatives, and everybody wants to be agile (even though there are multiple visions of agile, we all want it). So it seems the big question lately is "how (more...)
I am just getting caught up after HEUG Alliance. What a great conference! As always, it was a lot of fun visiting with customers, partners, and colleagues. I heard some amazing stories and learned a few new tricks. Now it is time for the next conference: Collaborate 2014 is only a couple of weeks away. I love hearing your stories and challenges. Hunt me down and share your stories with me. Besides the demo grounds, (more...)
And I feel like I've been here before
Feel like I've been here before --From "Deja Vu" by Crosby, Stills & Nash
As I write this, I'm sitting in my hotel room resting up from another day at Alliance. Sore feet, sore back, great conference. I'm also having a Deja Vu experience: Oracle made some product announcements here that hearken back to the early days of (more...)
So I'm hanging with the Higher Education User Group
this week in Las Vegas; Alliance 2014
. It's been a year or so since I've gotten to Alliance, so it's pretty cool to be back here. I'm also excited in general about working with Higher Education customers. I've only been here for a day so far, but I've noticed some very obvious things already:
- The people here are almost desperate to provide their students with a (more...)
A few months ago, I announced my resignation from EiS Technologies ("A Crazy Game Of Poker"). Another one of those leaps of faith - agreeing to part months ahead of time, not quite knowing where I was going next. It's a great approach to parting ways with an employer if all parties can step up to behaving like grown-ups. It gives the employer time to find and train a replacement as well as picking your (more...)
Ubuntu has been my choice of OS for some time now. It works great for the most part until I start trying to interact with the Microsoft-centric business world. App Designer is one of those pressure points. Normally, my clients give me a Windows-based remote desktop, but for playing around with things outside a client, I needed a way to run App Designer locally on my laptop.
I finally figured out how to install App (more...)
It is hard to believe it has been a year since the HEUG Alliance 2013. We had a lot of fun in Indianapolis. I have been reviewing the 2014 session lineup and it looks pretty exciting. I must say that I am very pleased to see several sessions on REST, iScripts, and User Experience. With Alliance 2014 just a couple of weeks away, I wanted to make sure I posted my schedule: