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Scott McNealy on How to Keep Your Balance: Lessons and Mistakes
The IT Industry on the High Wire
From the helm of his new startup, Wayin (wayin.com), Scott McNealy imparts some of the wisdom gleaned from his time at Sun in a brief Webcast. Rose Tibayan of Blackline conveys the content to viewers. He advises building quality into one's organization. Differentiate; avoid long-term contracts -- don't speculate, innovate; define a cause and pursue it; unless you are Steve Jobs, don't follow his model, foster consensus instead. Choose your directors wisely; stay in touch with your managers and don't hesitate to let the wrong people go. There's much more, and it's well worth the 14 minutes it takes to watch the whole show.
Cloud Computing
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Oracle's New Resources Help Dramatically Speed Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud
Get into the Cloud in as Little as Half a Day
With its new Zero-to-Cloud Resource Center Oracle has created a fast track for users. According to Patrick Rood, this collection of assessment tools, best practices, cloud-builder demos, tips, and the latest product and solution information can enable customers to deploy a fully operational, enterprise-grade private cloud environment in as little as half a day. Rood reports that establishment of the resource center comes at the same time as the launch of Oracle's Cloud Builder Summit Series, a day-long session designed for executives, cloud architects, and IT operations professionals and scheduled for presentation in as many as 100 cities worldwide.
Critics of Oracle's Cloud Portfolio Miss the Mark
R&D Record, Breadth of Offerings Set Oracle Apart from the Competition
In the race to the cloud Oracle is so far ahead of its critics, writes Bob Evans in Forbes, that the laggards might as well throw in the towel. The breadth of services and applications Oracle offers to its cloud customers and its unparalleled record of R&D set Oracle so far apart from both its critics and the other runners that the race is all but won, according to Evans. The critics, Evans contends, are guilty of short-sightedness and a lack of substantial evidence in their claims that Oracle does not genuinely understand the cloud. Revenues alone dispute those claims, Evans retorts.
Exadata
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Philippine Telco Globe Telecom Implements Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Plans 5x Revenue Growth in Five Years Using Enterprise Service Bus
Globe Telecom has implemented Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions for its business support systems (BSS) and operations support systems (OSS) to manage the carrier’s ongoing initiative to drive better integration of legacy systems and third-party applications and enable re-usable service-based connectivity in a heterogeneous IT environment that currently serves some 32 million subscribers in the Philippines. Globe Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications companies in the Philippines, plans to leverage the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) project to support the goal of quintuple revenue growth over the next five years.
SPARC
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OracleÂís SPARC T4 Servers Exhibit 4X Adoption Rate Year-Over-Year
Now Power Mission-critical Workloads in Over 3,000 Enterprises Worldwide
The Oracle SPARC T4 server featuring Oracle Solaris now powers mission-critical workloads in over 3,000 enterprises worldwide, nearly 4x the number announced one year ago in industries ranging from Financial Services and Telecommunications, to Public Sector and Retail, delivering double-digit revenue growth in Q2FY13. Unlike competitive servers, SPARC T4 servers come with Oracle Solaris, virtualization and system management featuring Oracle VM Server for SPARC, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c, enabling customers to simplify cloud deployments, and automate and optimize their data centers at no additional cost. Oracle Solaris 11.1 on SPARC T4 gives customers the best platform to deploy Oracle software.
Storage
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Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Enables SaaS Provider Avero to Accelerate Application and Data Warehouse Performance
Delivers an Immediate 40 Percent Improvement in ETL and Application Performance
With the implementation of Oracle’s Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Avero LLC, a leading provider of SaaS analytic applications and specialized services to the hospitality industry, gained an immediate 40 percent improvement in its ETL and application performance. Avero's infrastructure also includes Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and Sun servers running Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux. The Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System’s QoS capability, company officials report, allows Avero to run both its production and pre-production staging environments on a single array without performance impacts by prioritizing I/O for its production applications.
Sun Tape
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Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped
Tape Storage Is Alive and Well at Oracle
Oracle has announced the shipment of over 3 Exabytes (EB) of media for its StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives, tripling the capacity shipped a year ago. Oracle’s StorageTek Tape Analytics and the StorageTek SL-series of tape libraries, including the SL8500, SL3000, and the SL150 are also experiencing very strong demand, delivering double-digit revenue growth in Q2FY13. Oracle continues to expand its tape portfolio, introducing three new products in the last nine months: Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library, Oracle’s StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 6 and Oracle’s StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives. Oracle continues to demonstrate leadership and growth in the tape storage market.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 179 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 178 Issue 1, 2,3 and 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Scott McNealy on How to Keep Your Balance: Lessons and Mistakes
  • Critics of Oracle's Cloud Portfolio Miss the Mark
  • New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
  • Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers Exhibit 4X Adoption Rate Year-Over-Year
  • Oracle's New Resources Help Dramatically Speed Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud
  • Read All About It: Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
  • Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped
  • Philippine Telco Globe Telecom Implements Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Jan/Feb Java Magazine: Java Embedded
  • Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Enables SaaS Provider Avero to Accelerate Application and Data Warehouse Performance

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 179 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 178 Issue 1, 2,3 and 4
    We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

    • Scott McNealy on How to Keep Your Balance: Lessons and Mistakes
    • Critics of Oracle's Cloud Portfolio Miss the Mark
    • New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
    • Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers Exhibit 4X Adoption Rate Year-Over-Year
    • Oracle's New Resources Help Dramatically Speed Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud
    • Read All About It: Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
    • Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped
    • Philippine Telco Globe Telecom Implements Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
    • Jan/Feb Java Magazine: Java Embedded
    • Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Enables SaaS Provider Avero to Accelerate Application and Data Warehouse Performance

    The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

      Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
      Vol 179 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 178 Issue 1, 2,3 and 4
      We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

      • Scott McNealy on How to Keep Your Balance: Lessons and Mistakes
      • Critics of Oracle's Cloud Portfolio Miss the Mark
      • New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
      • Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers Exhibit 4X Adoption Rate Year-Over-Year
      • Oracle's New Resources Help Dramatically Speed Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud
      • Read All About It: Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
      • Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped
      • Philippine Telco Globe Telecom Implements Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
      • Jan/Feb Java Magazine: Java Embedded
      • Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Enables SaaS Provider Avero to Accelerate Application and Data Warehouse Performance

      The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

        Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
        Vol 179 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 178 Issue 1, 2,3 and 4
        We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

        • Scott McNealy on How to Keep Your Balance: Lessons and Mistakes
        • Critics of Oracle's Cloud Portfolio Miss the Mark
        • New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
        • Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers Exhibit 4X Adoption Rate Year-Over-Year
        • Oracle's New Resources Help Dramatically Speed Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud
        • Read All About It: Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
        • Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped
        • Philippine Telco Globe Telecom Implements Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
        • Jan/Feb Java Magazine: Java Embedded
        • Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Enables SaaS Provider Avero to Accelerate Application and Data Warehouse Performance

        The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

          Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
          Vol 179 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 178 Issue 1, 2,3 and 4
          We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

          • Scott McNealy on How to Keep Your Balance: Lessons and Mistakes
          • Critics of Oracle's Cloud Portfolio Miss the Mark
          • New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
          • Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers Exhibit 4X Adoption Rate Year-Over-Year
          • Oracle's New Resources Help Dramatically Speed Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud
          • Read All About It: Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
          • Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped
          • Philippine Telco Globe Telecom Implements Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
          • Jan/Feb Java Magazine: Java Embedded
          • Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Enables SaaS Provider Avero to Accelerate Application and Data Warehouse Performance

          The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

            Virtualization
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            Read All About It: Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
            January 2013 Edition Available Online Now
            The January 2013 issue of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter features articles on Oracle VM 3.2; Oracle desktop virtualization in the IDC Client Virtualization MarketScape; "The Value of Enterprise Desktop Virtualization from Oracle (white paper); and new Oracle VM templates for Oracle Applications on Exalogic; along with new webcasts, white papers, and customer references, Chris Kawalek posts. The issue is available on line, and interested readers can arrange to have it sent automatically to their inboxes by visiting the Oracle Communications subscription page.
            New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
            Adds Support for Android Tablets and Microsoft Windows 8
            Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets is newly available to support 4.x Android-powered mobile devices. This enhances the portfolio of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client software for iPad, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, enabling access to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software deployments, helping to deliver on corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets also provides new and enhanced touchscreen gestures and support for Retina displays on newer iPads. Oracle has also released Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.2 for desktop PCs, which supports Windows 8 and provides enhanced support for USB peripherals.
            Java Technology
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            Java Spotlight Episode 118: Stephen Colebourne on JSR-310
            Co-spec Leader Colebourne Has Long History of Involvement with Java
            Stephen Colebourne is the guest and JSR 310 the subject under discussion with host Roger Brinkley in Episode 118 of Java Spotlight. Colebourne is a Java Champion and JavaOne Rock Star speaker, according to Brinkley, who has been working with Java since version 1.0 and contributing to open source software since 2000. Colebourne has made major contributions to Apache Commons and created the Joda open source projects including Joda-Time. He blogs on Java topics and is a frequent speaker, including Devoxx and the JavaOne conferences. He is currently co-spec lead on JSR-310 and a contributor to discussions on language change such as Project Coin and Lambda.
            Jan/Feb Java Magazine: Java Embedded
            Sign Up Today for this Free, Online Journal
            The editorial focus of the January/February issue of Java Magazine is embedded Java, featuring Terrence Barr's piece on Java and the Internet of Things; Simon Ritter's article explaining why Java is the best language for embedded development; and Julien Ponge on demystifying invokedynamic; plus much more, including Raspberry Pi Foundation co-founder Eben Upton; Credit Suisse execs Susanne Cech Previtali and Victor Grazi; and Johan Vos on integrating Web and Java Client applications with social media. Sign up for your copy of this free bi-monthly online magazine.
            NetBeans
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            The Latest News on NetBeans: Podcast #63
            Details on the Release of NetBeans IDE 7.3; Adam Bien; New Governance Board
            The guests on NetBeans Podcast #63, the first in 2013, are Petr Jiricka, Hermien Pellissier, Toni Epple, Adam Bien, and M.A. Hossain Tonu. Contents of the 54-minute podcast include news on the release of NetBeans IDE 7.3; details on the activities of recently elected NetBeans Governance Board #20; Adam Bien on the Java EE 6 workshop series; and an interview with the author of "PHP Application Development with NetBeans," M.A. Hossain Tonu.
            NetBeans 7.3 RC1 Newly Released
            Download It Now
            NetBeans 7.3 RC1 has just been released Ondrej Brejla reports, providing a download link. Brejla also lists the main new and improved features now available:

            • Parsers for Namespaced Annotations (Symfony 2, Doctrine 2, etc.),
            • Basic Composer Integration (Dependency Manager for PHP),
            • Twig Code Completion (with documentation),
            • Smarty Braces Matching for Related Tags,
            • Smarty Parser Errors of Unmatched Tags.
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