Oracle Social Launches LinkedIn Support

A Guest Post by Meg Bear, Oracle Vice President

Last week, Oracle Social proudly announced the launch of LinkedIn support features for the Oracle Social Relationship Management (SRM) platform, and joined LinkedIn’s Certified Company Page Partners Program.  It’s undeniable how valuable LinkedIn is to companies with its user base of more than 300 million from 200+ countries and territories. Investis, an international digital corporate communications company, says LinkedIn accounts for 64 percent of all (more...)

Understanding Oracle Workforce Reputation Management

Talent Management Excellence Essentials is a go-to e-publication that covers talent, performance, and compensation strategies.

Mark Bennett, Director of Product Strategy at Oracle, contributed an article entitled “Workforce Reputation Management: Is social media the vital skill you aren’t tracking?”

He starts with the premise that employees on social media present opportunities, as well as risks for organizations. When their presence is managed well, it can become a rich source of influence, collaboration, and brand (more...)

Rule loops in OPA rules

Rob Bradford | OPA Rules Consultant (Europe)

As any experienced rule author will know, OPA automatically runs through a series of logic checks each time a policy model is built. One of these checks is for self-referential rules, or to put it another way rules that are proven by themselves – the logical loop check. In rare situations, usually when writing complex rules involving time based reasoning or multiple entity instances, it may be necessary (more...)

The Case for Stand-alone Rating System

Anton Wiryawan, Insurance Product Strategy Director, discusses the topic below:

Recently, I was at the IASA conference in Indianapolis. Oracle had a large booth with several demo pods, and I was showcasing Oracle Insurance Insbridge Enterprise Rating. An attendee stopped by our booth and had questions about how to decide on a rating solution. His company is looking to modernize their IT infrastructure and one of the systems that they want to replace is the (more...)

Hurd: “We’re Laser-focused on Being No. 1 in the Cloud”

President Mark Hurd met with investment analysts last week. Senior Correspondent Chris Kanaracus reported in ComputerWorld that Hurd was confidently bullish with plenty of specifics about Oracle’s cloud software strategy and progress in the market. Here are some snippets from the article:

Plenty of runway. “The company estimates there is a $74 billion addressable market for its cloud apps,” Hurd said.

Getting customers on board. It is anticipated that many of the thousands of (more...)

Content from the OHUG Global Conference 2014

OHUG stands for Oracle HCM Users Group.

Jeb Dasteel, senior vice president and chief customer officer at Oracle, describes the value of user groups this way: “Over and over again, we see that user group members are by far the most active and satisfied customers in our entire customer base. One of the best things that any Oracle customer can do to maximize the value from the investment is to join a user group.”

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Zach Thomas: “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology”

A Guest Post by Oracle's Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM Product Strategy

How far flung are the people with whom you work? It’s pretty rare in our global workplace to find a team with all members sharing the same location. In this new environment, the talent pool can literally be the whole world, but of course that scenario comes with its own set of challenges, according to Oracle’s Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM (more...)

How Does a 724% Return on Your Salesforce Automation Investment Sound?

A Guest Post by Oracle's Senior Director, Brian Dayton

Oracle Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud customer Apex IT gained just that―a 724% return on investment (ROI) when it implemented these Oracle

Congratulations Apex IT!

Apex IT was just announced as a winner of the Nucleus Research 11th annual Technology ROI Awards. The award, given by the analyst firm, highlights organizations that have successfully leveraged IT deployments to maximize value per dollar spent.

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Be Prepared: Technology Trends Converge and Disrupt

 A Guest Post by SVP Ravi Puri from North America Oracle Consulting Services

Cloud. Big data. Mobile. Social media.

These mega trends in technology have had a profound impact on our lives.

And now according to SVP Ravi Puri from North America Oracle Consulting Services, these trends are starting to converge and will affect us even more. His article, “Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, And Social: Convergence Will Bring Even More Disruption” appeared in Forbes (more...)

The Oracle Cloud User Experience Continues to Evolve

A Guest Post by Kathy Miedema, Oracle Market Research Analyst

Vice President Jeremy Ashley and his Oracle Applications UX team are continually asking: “What’s the best way to deliver simplicity, mobility, and extensibility so users can be even more productive?”

But didn’t we just release the simplified UI for Release 8? Isn’t that UI all about productivity?

Of course it is, but Ashley’s team is making regular, incremental improvements to the user experience.

“Our (more...)

Addressing Data Order Between R and Relational Databases

Almost all data in R is a vector or is based upon vectors (vectors themselves, matrices, data frames, lists, and so forth).  The elements of a vector in R have an explicit order, and each element can be individually indexed.  R's in-memory processing relies on this order of elements for many computations, e.g., computing quantiles and summaries for time series objects.

By design, query results in relational algebra are unordered.  Repeating the same (more...)

Using Server-Sent Events (SSE) with Nothing More Than Servlet

| Jul 25, 2014

As many of you know, HTML 5 Server-Sent Events (SSE) stands between the two extremes of completely stateless REST/HTTP and fully bidirectional WebSocket. It is a relatively simple mechanism that allows for sending data from the server to the client once a connection is established via plain HTTP. An interesting side-effect of this basic simplicity is you could conceivably use SSE with nothing more than the plain Servlet API. The downside of taking this approach (more...)

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts – July 18-24, 2014

,5,250 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Listed below are the Top 10 items shared on that page for the last seven days (July 18-24, 2014).

  1. You've Got Mail: Inbound Email Processing in WLS/OSB integration scenarios | Sven Bernhardt
    Sven Bernhardt explains how to combine the strengths of JEE and OSB to create "a flexible, maintainable and standard-based way to integrate inbound email processing."
  2. ODI 12.1.3: New Model and Topology (more...)

Inside Oracle Fusion Middleware Community

| Jul 25, 2014

Author: Debra Lilley, ACE Director

Once you have decided on your initiative to drive value from Oracle Applications using Oracle Fusion middleware you need to think about the skills you need. Are you going to use a Systems Integrator, in house capability, or increasingly some form of cloud offering? Whichever you decide on you will still have a learning curve which is where I believe community is the answer. Not all learning has to be (more...)

Customers Don’t Care Who’s In Charge, Just That Somebody Is

| Jul 25, 2014

You have to wonder sometimes if the average consumer is aware of how much marketers and technology people are talking about customer experience and customer-centricity. Do they think most brands care about their experience? Do they feel like their happiness lies at the very center of everything corporations do?


Probably not.


“Every contact we have with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We have to be great every time or we’ll lose (more...)

Support Your Oracle CPQ Cloud (BigMachines) Deployment through Training

by Jim Vonick, Oracle University Market Development Manager

With the recent acquisition of BigMachines, Oracle has added a Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solution to your portfolio of cloud applications.

During an Oracle CPQ Cloud deployment, the immediate goal is to accelerate the implementation and adoption of your application so your business can successfully automate its entire Quote-to-Cash process.

Implementation team members, including system administrators, need the knowledge and skills to ensure a smooth and (more...)

PaaS for SaaS: a special webinar for Oracle EMEA Applications partners – Tuesday August 27th, 10am CET

With the recent launch of Oracle Platform as a Service, Oracle now gives customers and Systems Integrator the ability to complement their SaaS solutions with Cloud powered customization platform that include Java as a Service and Database as a Service among others.

Join us on Tuesday August 27th, 10am CET, to discover the Oracle PaaS for SaaS value as well as the business opportunity for (more...)

PaaS for SaaS: a special webinar for Oracle EMEA Applications partners – Tuesday August 27th, 10am CET

With the recent launch of Oracle Platform as a Service, Oracle now gives customers and Systems Integrator the ability to complement their SaaS solutions with Cloud powered customization platform that include Java as a Service and Database as a Service among others.

Join us on Tuesday August 27th, 10am CET, to discover the Oracle PaaS for SaaS value as well as the business opportunity for Systems Integrators. In this 60’ free webinar specialy designed (more...)

Daphne, Leading Footwear Retailer in China, Joins ORIF Europe 2014 Speaker Programme

We are happy to announce that Michael Hu, Chief Operating Officer of Daphne International Holdings, has joined the speaker programme for the Oracle Retail Industry Forum (ORIF) Europe 2014.

Daphne is one of the largest women’s footwear retailers in China and has implemented Oracle’s optimization solutions. Michael will discuss how Oracle Retail solutions have enabled the company to better manage strategy, plans and execution for its retail operations, allowing more profitable and strategic decisions (more...)

第二名应当更努力

| Jul 25, 2014

上周,Oracle发布了2014财年第四季度以及年终盈利,文章的标题是Oralce成为世界第二大SaaS服务公司。这让我想起了那标志性的Avis汽车租赁广告:第二名应当更努力!这个标语伴随这家公司已超过了50年,直到去年才停止使用。根据Slate公司的报告, 该广告活动第一年就显著增加了Avis公司的市场份额——相对他最大的竞争对手来说。

Oracle,我们乐于取胜,但更重要的是,我们乐于竞争。正如我们的CEO Larry Ellison所说:我享受竞争,我享受学习的过程。当您将竞争视同为学习时,就会产生有利于您的客户的变化。Oracle2014财年将超过50亿美金的资金投入到研发成为第二大SaaS云服务公司验证了Oracle在创新方面的投入满足了客户的所需所想。这是一个重要的里程碑,但Oracle并不因此而固步自封。

团结一致,实现共同的目标:成为云服务的#1

我们并不需要依赖一个抓人眼球的口号取胜,而是通过为客户提供满意的解决方案来完成我们的目标。这些解决方案具有高度的差异化优势——现代及同业最佳的SaaS产品组合和PaaS投入市场并引领技术。如今,对我们的云产品组合自上而下的解决方案——应用、平台与基础架构而言,无论是其深度还是广度都是无与伦比的。

你对Oracle与云服务了解多少?

是时候转移到云服务了:Oracle应用软件云。Oracle将比任何其他厂商提供更多的SaaS应用软件。请访问cloud.oracle.com来开启您的选择。


Jim Lein

我致力于传播面向中型企业的Oracle企业级解决方案。我于1999年加入JD Edwards,最近庆祝了加入Oracle15周年纪念。我工作在EvergreenColorado,热爱与软件、现场音乐或大山有关的关于创意与创新的故事。这里表达的观点为我个人观点,未必反映Oracle观点。