The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win is written the by Gene Kim in the tradition of The Goal (1984, by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt). The Goal is a management novel explaining the Theory of Constraints. This book, The Phoenix Project shows how the theory in The Goal works in an IT environment.
Ubuntu is a very popular operating system (OS) in the cloud space but the Federal government has been reluctant to adopt Ubuntu, preferring to stick with Redhat as their Linux flavor of choice. As the Government moves toward the cloud it makes sense to me that Ubuntu would start to see some more play time. One of the big hurdles to this is the need to ensure that Ubuntu meets the Federal Information Security Management Act(more...)
UKOUG Tech and Apps 14 events were co-located in Liverpool earlier this month. In the run up to the events I blogged about the amazing ACE talent that would be on hand.
I was organising the ACE dinner, something I have done for a few years now, but it was thanks to an idea from Mark Rittman that this happens in the UK. Normally we get about 40 people to the dinner, actually the exact (more...)
When I started working with Oracle technology in 1996 (don't even like typing that), they were a database company with some new apps. I had worked in IT for about 10 years and for the last few years on an ERP system based on Ingres. But I still felt lost. I attended an Oracle Overview Course, and it was OK but didn't really set the scene for me which is what I needed. I was (more...)
Liverpool seems a long time ago but actually just a few weeks. Moving the date just one week later is playing havoc with my Christmas preparations, traditionally I do my Christmas Cards the morning before conference starts and then once it is over, I have a week to catch up and then I can start Christmas itself. Failed on that plan.
It is too late to simply write a series of posts about what happened (more...)
Innovation in Managing the Chaos of Everyday Project Management discusses our strategy for leveraging the content management and collaboration features of Oracle WebCenter to enable project-centric organizations to build and deploy a project management portal. This solution was designed especially for groups like E & C firms and (more...)
Here is a quick note to help you correctly configure the Scripted SQL Connector when working with different schemas in an Oracle Database. By default the connector assumes that you are querying the default schema, which can be problematic if you happen to be using a different schema (user).
The default connector file will look something like this:
There’s still time to register for the webinar that Fishbowl Solutions and Oracle will be holding tomorrow from 1 PM-2 PM CST! Innovation in Managing the Chaos of Everyday Project Management will feature Fishbowl’s AEC Practice Director Cole Orndorff. Orndorff, who has a great deal of experience with enterprise information portals, said the following about the webinar:
“According to Psychology Today, the average employee can lose up to 40% of their productivity switching from task (more...)
Five years ago the only training that we could get was the in-person, classroom kind. The only options were whether you went to a partner or Oracle University, and whether travelled to the trainer’s venue or they came to your office. This type of training had some drawbacks, in that you had to commit to a specific week or set of days – often a long time in advance – and you had to take the (more...)
In the past 2 years, I have met many developers, architects that are working on “big data” projects. This sounds amazing, but quite often the truth is not that amazing.
You believe that you have a big data project?
Do not start with the installation of an Hadoop Cluster -- the "how"
Start to talk to business people to understand their problem -- the "why"
Understand the data you must
On Thursday, December 4th from 1 PM-2 PM CST, Fishbowl Solutions will hold a webinar in conjunction with Oracle about our new solution for enterprise project management. This solution transforms how project-based tools, like Oracle Primavera, and project assets, such as documents and diagrams, are accessed and shared.
With this solution:
Project teams will have access to the most accurate and up to date project assets based on their role within a specific project
Today I needed the Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU) on a 64-bit Ubuntu VM. However, if you search the Oracle website, you can only find a 32-bit version of the RCU. I decided to download the 32-bit version instead.
We start the process of running the RCU by unzipping the downloaded file. Navigate to the folder where the downloaded file is placed and execute the following command:
Running Oracle Repository Creation Utility on 64-bit Ubuntu.
At first reading, the wealth of reporting options available to Fusion customers is a little confusing. How do you know your OBI EE from your OTBI and your BIP from your OBIA? Hopefully this post will clear it up a little.
OBI EE – Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
OBI EE is the BI engine behind much of the other applications. It isn’t exposed on its own, but is used to build some of the (more...)
I go on all the time about how honoured I am to be an ACE Director.
It is an honour and not just a 'boys club' where we all do exactly what Oracle tells us. I am always saddened when people say that, and the recent blog from Tim Hall and his follow up couldn't put it any better.
If you have ever been in any of my sessions you will know I certainly don't (more...)
I once left IT. Not because it was difficult or because I wasn't happy but because I moved with my husband's job to a small town where it wasn't really possible. We made the decision together and decided that it was only two years and perhaps that was the right time to start a family. So 2 years later with a young child I moved back to England and looked for a job. I actually (more...)