The new ORAchk 12.1.0.2.6 is now available to download

The new ORAchk release 12.1.0.2.6 is now available to download.

New Features in ORAchk 12.1.0.2.6

Faster Execution

Significant performance improvements have been implemented in ORAchk's discovery, execution, and report generation.

Testing shows this release of ORAchk runs up to 45% faster than the previous release.

Quickly see the issues that require attention

The report format has been enhanced:

  • All related checks are listed in the same section. (more...)

Shoppers Propel Valentine’s Day Into Top 2 Retail Gift Holidays

While the December holidays have traditionally taken on the bulk of retail shoppers’ attention each year, Oracle Data Cloud purchase data reveals that Valentine's Day ranks second place for shoppers that purchase high-end retail gift and food items. Shoppers spoiling their Valentines in the month of February spend 1.64x the U.S. monthly baseline in the high-end retail gift category. Closely behind Valentine’s Day shoppers are Mother's Day shoppers in the month of May, spending 1. (more...)

Design of 2nd Edition of NetBeans Community T-Shirt!

The first edition of the NetBeans community t-shirt was announced prior to JavaOne 2015. Since then, more sponosrs have joined, and the quality of the graphics has been enhanced, while the t-shirt itself will be better quality too.

The front of the t-shirt will be the same as before.

The back of the t-shirt will be like this, i.e., with several new logos, from Blue4IT, Centigrade, Anderson Software Group, and (more...)

Beta End Date Extended: Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Technical Implementation Essentials (1Z1-326)!

Prove your advanced CX experience, broad understanding of design patterns, design principles and programming concepts, system integration concepts and relational databases as well as an understanding of standard security concepts with Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Technical Implementation Essentials exam!

This exam is still in beta with an end date extended to 27th February 2016.

You have the opportunity to request for a free voucher (more...)

Veranstaltungen (nicht nur) für APEX-Entwickler: Frühjahr 2016

Im Frühjahr 2016 finden einige, nicht nur für APEX-Entwickler interessante, Veranstaltungen rund um Entwicklerthemen statt.

  • Am 7. und 8. März findet in Rotterdam die 7. APEX World Konferenz - mit einem umfangreichen englischen Vortragsprogramm statt. Die APEX World hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einer recht großen Konferenz entwickelt - allein im letzten Jahr 2015 nahmen etwa 400 Personen teil. Auch das APEX-Entwicklerteam ist mit Marc Sewtz, Hilary Farrell und Anthony Rayner vor Ort.
    (more...)

Patch Set Update: Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.4.330

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) 11.1.2.4.x.

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Oracle Data Relationship Management PSU 11.1.2.4.330
Patch 22632578

This is the seventh patch on the DRM 11.1.2.4.000 release.

This PSU requires a full installation, and can be installed on a new machine (more...)

Betrek je medewerkers bij je bedrijf – of zeg ze gedag

Door Henry Barenholz, Senior Director HCM Leader Benelux & Nordics

Millennials zijn niet erg loyaal naar hun werkgevers. Wat kan de HR-afdeling doen om de betrokkenheid met jongere medewerkers te verbeteren en zo toptalent binnen te houden?

Een veelgestelde vraag tijdens een sollicitatie- of functioneringsgesprek: ‘Waar zie jij jezelf over vijf jaar?’. Voor het merendeel van de huidige jongere werknemers is het eerlijke antwoord waarschijnlijk: ‘Dan werk ik ergens anders’.

Deloitte voerde onlangs zijn (more...)

Webcast: Accelerate Analytics and Innovations with Oracle Database In-Memory- Feb.11, 2016

Oracle Corporation
Accelerate Analytics and Innovations with Oracle Database In-Memory
What if you could flip a switch and query your database 100x faster than you could before? Organizations like yours have deployed Oracle Database In-Memory, not only to accelerate analytics, but to help drive smarter business decisions – resulting in lower costs, improved productivity, and increased competitiveness.

Please join us for a webcast, Accelerate Analytics and Innovations with Oracle Database In-Memory, to hear: 
  • How our unique dual-format architecture supports mixed workloads
  • How you can (more...)

5 astuces pour gagner du temps dans la rédaction

La création de contenu est sans conteste une mission aussi vitale que chronophage. Créer un contenu de qualité demande du temps afin de notamment délimiter les sujets à traiter, réaliser les recherches nécessaires, identifier le format adéquat, procéder à la relecture et réaliser la publication.

Puisque le contenu est roi, il est bien souvent nécessaire de publier chaque semaine plusieurs articles, voir quotidiennement par jour tout en gérant les réseaux sociaux en temps réel. (more...)

Oracle CX Partnerday February 18th, 2016 – Vilvoorde – Belgium

Save the date of February 18th and register via this link

Oracle is organizing on February 18th 2016 an inspiring Customer Experience Partner Day at our office in Brussels. The theme is: Love your customer. You get a full update on the vision of Oracle Digital Customer Experience, you will receive the latest product information on all CX solutions and gives you the opportunity to talk about how Oracle as a partner can (more...)

El CFO en la estrategia digital- Transformando la función financiera

La era digital ha redefinido las funciones de negocio. Se pide a los CFO y a sus equipos de finanzas que se impliquen en la implementación de nuevos modelos de negocio digitales, y que amplíen sus competencias con conocimientos en tecnología y los sistemas de análisis.

Con el objetivo de profundizar en este nuevo rol estratégico del Directos Financiero y los nuevos retos a los que (more...)

Saas CX Innovations Trends

Von Krassimira Iordanova

Warum eigentlich SaaS? Und warum Saas heute und nicht schon vor 10 oder 15 Jahren? Auf diese Frage bekommt man die unterschiedlichsten Antworten, je nachdem an wen die Frage gerichtet wird. CAPEX vs. OPEX, schnelle Implementierung oder unkomplizierte Wartung? Das ist sicher alles richtig, die wirklichen Treiber hinter den unterschiedlichen Antworten sind aber die immer kürzer werdenden technischen Innovationszyklen.

Betrachten wir hierzu ein Beispiel: Einer meiner Bekannten war CIO eines großen Technolgiekonzerns (more...)

Node in the Cloud: Oracle DBaaS, App Container Cloud and node-oracle

| Feb 9, 2016

The node-oracledb driver is pre-installed on the Oracle Application Container Cloud when you create a Node service! Yay!

I've posted a video on deploying a Node application to the cloud and connecting to Oracle Database Cloud Service. (Blatent plug: subscribe to the YouTube channel!)

The brief summary is that I developed a Node application in my local environment. I then created a database service, I zipped all the JavaScript files along with a manifest (more...)

WebLogic 12.2.1 Multitenant Workshop material by Maciej Gruszka

clip_image002WebLogic 12R2 Multitenancy workshop that allows to demonstrate all technical abilities of new WebLogic Multitenant SKU is available at our Community Workspace (WebLogic community membership required). The workshop VM (that includes WLS, Coherence, OTD and DB) is available at

· CAF-12.2.1.zip.001

· CAF-12.2.1.zip.002

· CAF-12.2.1.zip.003

· CAF-12.2.1.zip.004

· CAF-12.2.1.zip.005

· How to start (more...)

Integration Cloud Service free online training & free presales certification

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Integration Cloud Service Guided Learning path was created to provide the presales consultant with a detailed understanding of key product features to prepare him/her to do product demos and be involved in proof-of-concept projects.

It starts with the ICS product overview and moves into technical details with short modules on:

· Integrating Applications with Oracle Integration Cloud Service (4 mins)

· Connecting to Applications with Oracle Integration Cloud Service (3 mins)

· Creating Connections in (more...)

FY16 FLY HIGH: Webcast Series


1. FY16 FLY HIGH: IaaS, PaaS & SaaS Partner Enablement Program

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 04:00 PM Central European Time
Duration: 1 hour

Kicking off the “New OPN Cloud Program”, this webcast will offer you the opportunity to listen to Jean-Marc Gottero, A&C EMEA Cloud VP, sharing the new Cloud Program objectives, structure, benefits for you in terms of sales, enablement, marketing. After this session, you shall be able to on-board to the (more...)

Interaction Hub Image 2 Now Available

As we reported not last June, the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub now uses the PeopleSoft Update Manager to deliver all updates and maintenance.  Customers can now take advantage of the Selective Adoption process when updating their Hub system.  This puts the Hub in alignment with all other PeopleSoft applications.  We are happy to announce that image 2 is now generally available from the PeopleSoft Update Manager home page. (Choose the Upate Image Home Pages tab, (more...)

FY16 FLY HIGH: Webcast Series


1. FY16 FLY HIGH: IaaS, PaaS & SaaS Partner Enablement Program

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 04:00 PM Central European Time
Duration: 1 hour

Kicking off the “New OPN Cloud Program”, this webcast will offer you the opportunity to listen to Jean-Marc Gottero, A&C EMEA Cloud VP, sharing the new Cloud Program objectives, structure, benefits for you in terms of sales, enablement, marketing. After this session, you shall be able to on-board to the (more...)

Where is Today’s Money in the IT Profession?

By Barbara Assadi, Contributing Writer


IT pros are in demand. As a result, salaries are on the rise.

The staffing firm Robert Half recently released a report showing anticipated increases in the average starting salary for IT workers in a wide range of roles.

Year-over-year salary growth for 2016 will be:

  • +1.2% for computer operators
  • +8.9% for big data engineers and data scientists in the US

In Canada:

Multiple PeopleSoft Applications: Using the Interaction Hub or Not

Many PeopleSoft customers have multiple PeopleSoft applications.  We often refer to this type of environment as a ‘cluster’.  Customers have different types of clusters, some using the Interaction Hub to unify the cluster and some without the Hub.  We are often asked how these are different.  Should a customer use the Interaction Hub for clusters?  Can you get by without it?  

The scenario I’m describing in this post relates to PeopleTools 8.55 and (more...)