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REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 3, 2009 — Building on the innovation described in the Dynamic Business vision recently discussed at Convergence 2009 Europe, Microsoft Corp. today introduced the November 2009 service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, the third service update delivered in ...
Sys-Con’s 4th International Cloud Computing Expo is next Mon-Weds (11/2/09-11/4/09) and GoGrid is exhibiting there. Come join the thousands of registered users who will be attending this event at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA  as it promises to be informati...
Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 27, 2009 News Facts Gartner, Inc. has given the Oracle® E-Business Suite a rating of “Strong Positive,” the highest possible ranking, in its report “MarketScope for Sales Configuration.”* Gartner defines its Strong Positive rating as “a provider of stra...
Redwood Shores, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2009 News Facts Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals” places Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner’s Magic Quadrants position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that ...
Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 26, 2009 News Facts DIRECTV, Inc., which provides satellite television service to more than 18 million customers in the United States, has extended its use of Oracle CRM On Demand by deploying Oracle Contact On Demand for the retail division of its cust...
Voice-Insight (http://www.voice-insight.com ) was at the show and was demonstrating and talking about some of its technology and some of their R&D projects. Voice-Insight is not necessarily focusing on SOA or services; most of their appeal comes from integration to other technologies.V...
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif. – October 12, 2009 Oracle today announced Oracle® Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Release 2.5, the most extensive Oracle AIA release to date with 10 new cross-industry Process Integration Packs (PIPs) and six new industry-specific PIPs...
Western companies like Interoute are helping to drive the diversification of Europe’s largest “energy economy” London, 21st October 2009, Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest next-generation network, today announced that it has expanded its network to...
Redwood Shores, CA – October 20, 2009 News Facts Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the Middle East, has implemented Oracle® Retail and Oracle E-Business Suite applications to help support aggressive growth strategies and enhance service levels across its store and distribut...
Today, Vikas Jain from Oracle has a great blog post coining Consumer Oriented Service Architecture (COSA) .
While personally, I believe the Sidekick disaster was just a stumbling block in the embracing of cloud computing for many
After some much needed vacation I'm back at the helm this week to deliver your Top5. I'm sure you've managed to find some tasty morsels on DevCentral while I was away, but hopefully I'll be able to help out and point you in the direction of some more DC goodness now that I'm back. The ...
Okay, I know I haven’t been posting as much as normal for quite a while now… Trust me, I still have plenty to say, my mind has just been wrapped up in special projects and editorial calendars. Meanwhile, Pete Silva, one of our Technical Marketing Managers, has been out at Oracle Open ...
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif. – October 14, 2009 News Facts Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO, demonstrated planned capabilities of a future release of
October 13, 2009 News Facts Denver Water, a provider of high-quality water and a promoter of its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the City of Denver and many surrounding suburbs, has implemented Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to replace a legacy customer information s...
New EX10000E System and Enhanced GRID Software Offer Customers Best Price/Performance for a 100TB Full Backup, Plus Retention, In a Single GRID System London — October 13, 2009 — ExaGrid® Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com), the leader in cost-effective and scalabl...
This weekend tons of people will be headed to San Francisco to attend Oracle Open World, and as usual, F5 will be there. We’ve been burning the midnight oil with Oracle on quite a few projects, and over the next few weeks – perhaps even months, since our partnership goes back to 20...
Honestly, this was not timed and I actually had a different topic to discuss for #15 of 26 Short Topics but this cool news today.  F5 and Oracle have announced plans to unify access management for web applications.  Press release can be found here.  The solution will com...
WebLogic Server 10.3.1 supports loading user credentials and roles from a number of different sources, such as LDAP or a database, through the concept of "Security Providers". In order to work with a database table structure a "SQL Authenticator" provider is required.Edwin Biemond has...
Companies who do not maintain an accurate view of all Oracle software deployed on their networks can waste millions because of erroneous license declarations. Attendees at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld will have a direct opportunity to see the latest breakthrough in agentless inventory...
Oracle Partner community excellence recognised at prestigious awards ceremony 5 October, 2009: LONDON: UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Partner of the Year Awards, a customer driven awards ceremony designed to recognise and reward the value...
ClickInsights is an Expert Interview Series brought to you by Connect the Docs (ClickDocuments blog). In ClickInsights Expert Interview Series we feature top notch industry experts and thought leaders and get their insights, opinions and predicitions. We also ask for their suggestions ...
General Availability of Vamosa Check and Fix to Achieve and Maintain Enterprise Content Governance BOSTON, US and LONDON, UK – September 29, 2009 – Vamosa, a provider of software and solutions for Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG), today announced the general availabili...
Some of the key things to think about when putting your application on the cloud are discussed below. Cloud computing is relatively new, and best practice is still being established. However we can learn from earlier technologies and concepts such as utility compute, SaaS, outsourcing ...
Once again the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group is meeting at Oracle Open World to discuss JDeveloper and ADF, and we invite you to join us. This year Simon Haslam has taken the reins and delivered not 1 but 3 sessions at OOW which is an impressive effort. Of particular interest to m...
The mobile application framework on the mobile handheld computer, Smart Phone or PDA can be thought of as a mini-EAI application (enterprise application integration platform). In the world of SAP they have NetWeaver for integrating all of the various
In recent months, we’ve ‘tested the limits’ with QA notables like  James Whittaker, Rosie Sherry and Andrew Muns.  This month, we’re jumping over to the dev side of the aisle by sitting down with Jack Margo, SVP of Internet Operations at Developer Shed . Develo...
Blatant plug for SAGE Computing Services. Avert your eyes now if you're not interested in the advert.I was again asked today by a fellow Oracle professional, as we at SAGE present and blog on the latest JDeveloper and APEX technologies among others, does that mean we've dropped Oracle...
On Thursday, September 10th, 2009, I moderated a panel at the 1105 Group’s Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington, DC entitled, “SOA Goes Mainstream – An Industry and Government Roadmap.” On the panel we had two Federal government agency representatives and two industry repr...
As enterprise interest in cloud computing offerings and concepts continues to increase, the number of solutions in both the public and private cloud spaces increases as well. Theres been much debate over public versus private cloud, even to the point of debating whether there can be su...
I had a different name for this blog entry but just ‘Jump Drive’ is an awful blog title. They go by many names; jump drive, USB drive, flash drive, memory stick and a few others, but removable media is a serious threat to IT organizations. Graduating from floppy disks, as early as 20...
In computing most technologies have lots of terms and acronyms to learn, it's par for the course, you get used to it. However in computer security the frustration is multiplied as there are often many different terms that mean the same thing. It makes implementing security hard, beca...
Quite often people wonder where a Solution Architect fits within the TOGAF Framework and it is not obvious that there is a single answer. I suggest we look first at a generic profile for a Solution Architect.Companies such as Oracle, Cisco,
Joe McKendrick kicks off a thread on the current state of SOA Security. As usual, most discussion of SOA Security applies to "how SOA can be made secure". This is understandable. And, as some commentators have pointed out, there is a body of Best Practice out there on how to secure ser...
Discover the Key Differentiators and Future Vision for Identity Management and Database Security News Facts • On September 15th 2009, at the Mayfair Hotel, London, Oracle will host Oracle Security Inside Out Summit, an event designed to help organisations discover sustain...
It seems that the Europeans are putting their two cents into the pending acquisition of Sun by Oracle.Can't say I'm
As the DoD and their contractors hammered out the details of Net-Centricity, it became increasingly clear that Net-Centricity required a broad, architectural approach to achieving agile information sharing in the context of a complex, siloed organization. At that point, SOA entered the...
Memory Leaks and other memory related problems are among the most prominent performance and scalability problems in Java.  Reason enough to discuss this topic in more detail. The Java memory model- or more specifically the garbage collector –  has solved many memory problems. At...
Over the last week I've been away at my cottage on vacation so I'm trying to catch up on my massive backlog of emails (about 5k worth). One of the more interesting was one sent earlier in the week from Masayuki Hyugaji in Japan. (I have a call with Hyugaji later this week, so I should...
In MJ O'Connor's Pub in Boston this evening, ZapThink is organizing a gathering to discuss SOA. The attendees include Anne Thomas Manes who famously pronounced