We’ve all been told that presentations and demos will be better received if we weave a story around our topic and we take the audience on a journey with us.
Taking this concept a stage further is Storyboarding. Instead of using PowerPoint as the visual aid to your story, you start with a blank dry-wipe whiteboard and build up the big picture via a series of interconnected images as you move through your session.
Over the years I have spoken to many analysts about what Oracle are doing and what that means to their users. Some analysts are just about the figures and that is also important but those that dig into the impacts on users are my kind of people, and top of my list are Ray Wang and Den Howlett. Interestingly on the surface they seem very different but both really care and are real gentlemen. (more...)
I submitted it for the Editor's Choice Award for which I got a T shirt with a great quotation from the Dalai Lama “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” What is interesting is that our customers and other users have discussed with us what they might need (more...)
I mentioned that this was a work based conference for me, funded by my employer, but our worlds all run into one and I am of course representing UKOUG in all I do.
There were no formal user group meetings at Kscope, but on the Saturday, Mary Lou Dopart from Oracle who is responsible for the umbrella organisation IOUC, attended the Community Service Event and we spent a long time exploring what user groups could (more...)
Certus Solutions, my employer recognise my value is from understanding the technology, and we agreed Kscope is where I should attend, but you can't just take a week off work. Kscope is not funded by OTN, this was a Certus investment.
I love the ACE Program, I love that it recognises people who share knowledge and I love the opportunities that it gives me.
I do believe the number of Women in IT is low (most sources state it between 13 - 18 %) and we need to increase that, which is why I love the Community Service this year, working with Children and STEM and the children who attended where evenly split between girls and (more...)
Yesterday marked the first anniversary of my start date at Cedar. The year has passed really quickly and – although during the ‘heat of the moment’ it may seem like you’re only making small steps – when you take the time to step back and reflect you can see genuine progress has been made.
I’m not in any way pretending or implying that all of these are as a result of my presence – that (more...)
I use the command line a lot when interfacing with OpenDJ. One of the issues with this is that I often run into an issue with the BindDN user’s password has an “!” (bang) in it. As this is a special character in Unix/Linux command line, it will typically cause unexpected results.
With ldapsearch you can just leave the password paramater off and you will be prompted to provide the password. I have found (more...)
In a project I work in I had to create a process that does calculations based on the input. This calculations must be done from different parts in the input. So the only difference where the input variables. For this I used the option Inline Subprocesses in BPEL. An Inline Subprocess is embedded in the main BPEL-proces and can be called from different scope’s in the main process.
In this blogpost I will give a (more...)
Congratulations! Your organization has made an investment in a leading enterprise content management and portal system, and even better, you get to manage and administer the system. Lucky you, right? As long as users can access the system, find what they need, and receive important, system generated notifications that are relevant to them they will generally be happy and leave you alone, right?
Unfortunately, a complete state of end-user bliss doesn’t exist – if it (more...)
Every year Mary Meeker (partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers) publishes her take on the prevailing Internet Trends. It’s a lengthy read, but always absolutely engrossing. I’ve pulled out a few slides below, but encourage you to find the time to read her presentation as I’ve surely missed gems that others will spot.
1) Internet use is unsurprisingly increasing (by about 30 mins a year), but this increase is all coming (more...)
Oracle Process Cloud Service is Oracle’s rapid process automation in the Cloud. It is more or less BPM in the cloud. This service allows you to quickly and easily create business processes like you are used to with Oracle BPM, only now in the cloud. In this post I’ll give a quick tour of this service.
So let’s start with the Process Cloud Service. The landing page already gives you loads of features.
Last week Cedar was one of the partners exhibiting at the Oracle Modern Business Summit. Naturally our focus was on the HCM Cloud and Simon, Greg – our new Taleo guru – and myself were on hand to demo the HCM and Talent Clouds to customers.
We also benefited from attending some of the sessions – by Oracle staff and end-user thought leaders.
The highlight for me was Stewart Monk’s session on the HR Technology choices facing (more...)
Fishbowl Solutions recently held a webinar about our newest product, ControlCenter for Oracle WebCenter Content. Product manager Kim Negaard discussed ControlCenter’s unique features and advantages for controlled document management. If you missed the webinar, you can now view it on YouTube:
Below is a summary of questions Kim answered during the webinar. If you have any unanswered questions, or would just like to learn more, feel free to contact Fishbowl by emailing email@example.com.
Wanted to drop a quick note here that Google released the latest version of the Google Search Appliance software last week. That brings the most current version up to 7.4.0.G.72 and officially end of life’s the 7.0 version of the appliance software.
New features from the support site posting:
Seamless Integration with Microsoft: we’re releasing our SharePoint and Active Directory 4.0 connectors out of beta. These connectors provide improved (more...)
We had some issues with deploying a composite which retrieves his wsdl for the partnerlinks from Nexus.
The supplier of the services adds the archive with the wsdl artifacts in Nexus, we download the dependency and after that we compile/validate the composite against the downloaded set of artifacts.
For one particular partnerlink the composite just wouldn’t compile.