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Time to Register for ITPalooza 2014 (December 4th)
Register As An Attendee, As A Tech User Group, As A Sponsor
Please register to attend ITPalooza 2014 and encourage your IT colleagues to do the same! Many attendees chose to pay for their ticket by selecting the option of bring two unwrapped $12 toys for the "Toys for Tots" charity.

We have many excellent speakers and sponsors lined up for ITPalooza 2014. There is still time to register your Tech User Group and there are still some sponsorship opportunities available.

ITPalooza 2014, Thursday December 4th: Noon to Night

  • Daytime Event: Technical Sessions, Exhibitions (noon to 6pm)
  • CIO Insights - VIP CIO Pass Required for Access to this Session (noon to 5pm)
  • Hiring Fare (1pm to 5pm)

ITPalooza Hackathon: 8:30am to 5pm

  • Hackathon attendees are also welcome at the evening event

ITPalooza After Dark: 5pm to 9pm

  • Evening Event: IT Networking and Holiday Party (6pm to 9pm) featuring The IT Palooza Band - AKA Gee Force
  • Idea for people who can't attend the daytime sessions
  • All ITPalooza attendees are welcome
  • CIO Insights attendees are invited to the After Dark VIP tent

ITPalooza 2014 Pre-Conference @ NSU, Wednesday, December 3rd (9am - 5pm)

  • SQL training for a good cause

About ITPalooza 2014

ITPalooza is an annual gathering of South Florida's non-profit Technology User Groups (tech groups). Anticipating more than 2,000 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 tech groups from across South Florida, the 3rd Annual ITPalooza is set to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida Tech community on Thursday December 4th at Nova Southeastern University.

As a non-profit group, ITPalooza gives attendees an option to pay for attendance by donating toys worth $25 to the US Marine Corp's 'Toys for Tots' charity. The 2012 and 2013 events raised over $75,000 in donations and cash.

And Two Become One:
The Convergence of Social & Mobile
Amy Sorrells writes, "By now everyone should understand the importance of all things mobile. Yesterday at the annual WOMMA Summit, Terry City from BuzzFeed said the following that quickly garnered lots of Twitter love: 'If it doesn't work on mobile, it doesn't work.' And with every new smartphone sold this becomes increasingly right on.

The shift to social media being consumed on mobile devices is very real. But many brands' existing strategies are based on the wrong assumption that social is still a desktop/laptop thing. Do people still use desktops and laptops for social networking? Of course they do. It's just that social media usage is rising and it's being driven by the proliferation of smartphone adoption.

And it is not just social activities; mobile is driving changes across many behaviors from shopping to service to search..."

    Are Two HPs Better Than One?
    By kgee
    HP recently announced plans to split into two separate companies. One company will target enterprise customers (data center infrastructures), the other will focus on the client side (consumers). This move has sparked a series of questions among financial and industry analysts alike: What will it mean to customers who currently hold enterprise agreements or other company-wide contracts with HP products and services? HP stated the goal to split the company was to become profitable again, however, very few details were provided around HP's planned execution. "This would not have been possible three years ago," Whitman said, referring to a proposal to spin off PCs in 2011.
    Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: Make HR A Real-Time Application
    Forbes, October 20th, 2014
    Michael Hickins writes in Forbes, "If a company's survival hinges on the ability of its people to execute against a well-conceived strategy, then its fate depends to a huge extent on its ability to attract, retain, and motivate the best people for the job."

    "Talent is at the core of success," Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told an audience of human resources executives on November 18 at a conference in London, England. Hurd rejected the notion that companies need to hire "the best" people generally-but said one of his primary responsibilities as CEO is to ensure the company hires "the best people for what I have to do."

    "I have to be able to articulate generally the skills we need, and that needs to trickle throughout the organization," he said...

    MySQL November Newsletter
    Webcast: MySQL Performance Demystified,...

    The MySQL November Newsletter is available! Find out upcoming webcasts and events all around the globe, and read technical tips written by MySQL experts at Oracle and in the community. Below are the highlights in this edition:

    • Webcast: MySQL Performance Demystified: Tuning and Best Practices for Developers and DBAs on November 19
    • Webcast: MySQL Replication - What's New in MySQL 5.7 and Beyond on November 25
    • Meet MySQL Experts in Upcoming Events
    • Blog: Monitoring MySQL from Oracle Enterprise Manager
    • New Case Study: SCSK Gains a High-Performance and Scalable Enterprise Database Platform with MySQL Enterprise Edition

    You can read it online.

    MySQL Workbench 6.2.4 GA
    maintenance release for MySQL Workbench 6.2
    The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.2.4 as our maintenance release for MySQL Workbench 6.2.

    MySQL Workbench 6.2 is the new version for the official MySQL graphical development tool.

    MySQL Workbench 6.2 focuses on support for innovations released in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR (Development Release) as well as MySQL Fabric 1.5, with features such as:...

    MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.17
    maintenance release with a few new features

    Andy Bang, "We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.17 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. It will also be available via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud in a few weeks. This is a maintenance release that includes a few new features and fixes a number of bugs. You can find more information on the contents of this release in the change log.

    You will find binaries for the new release on My Oracle Support. Choose the 'Patches & Updates' tab, and then choose the 'Product or Family (Advanced Search)' side tab in the 'Patch Search' portlet..."

    Cloud Computing
    Jackson Hewitt Provides 1 Million Training Courses Annually
    Delivers Consistent, Efficient Support with Flexible, Scalable Cloud Solutions
    "Oracle's software-as-a-service platforms - Oracle RightNow Cloud Service and Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service - work very well in our highly seasonal and geographically dispersed business. We've gained highly scalable, flexible, robust, and available solutions that we can access with an affordable, pay-as-you-go approach." - Tim Bechtold, Vice President of Customer Service, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

    Read the entire Jackson Hewitt's Customer Success Story with Oracle Service Cloud here.

    Oracle Helps Midsize Organizations Quickly and Easily Migrate to Oracle Sales Cloud
    New Oracle partner solutions streamline CRM migration for midsize organizations by reducing complexity, cost, and business downtime

    "The rise of the always-connected customer, third-party data providers, and data-driven marketing has significantly increased the amount of customer data available to sales teams. To capitalize on the opportunities this wealth of data presents, growing midsize organizations often need to migrate to more advanced customer relationship management (CRM) solutions that can use the data to increase sales and optimize efficiency through enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific capabilities. Oracle's new Oracle Accelerate for Oracle Sales Cloud simplifies and streamlines such migrations, enabling partners to help customers quickly and easily transform their sales operations with Oracle Sales Cloud..."

    Siemens Teamcenter Optimized with Oracle SuperCluster
    Recently Siemens achieved Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status
    Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software, systems and services. It has over nine million licensed seats and 77,000 customers worldwide. Siemens' Teamcenter is one of the world's most widely used digital lifecycle management software.

    Recently Siemens achieved Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status after testing and tuning Teamcenter 10.1 on Oracle SuperCluster with Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Database RAC.

    Siemens wanted to define an integrated architecture that would address PLM requirements for large Automotive, Aerospace, and other manufacturing companies and provide scalability to support the anticipated growth of number of users without any degradation in the performance characteristics...

    vBeers @ Miami - Biscayne Tavern - Wed Nov 26th
    6pm - 9pm:
    This will be not be a sponsored event so bring your wallet and get in the mood for Thanksgiving!

    Please join us for this vBeers @ Miami and encourage your enterprise IT colleagues to attend as well.

    Join us for an evening of creating connections and building your network in a relaxed and fun environment.

    Networking is an essential aspect of your professional growth and development. Connect with an array of professionals while enjoying a drink or two. Who knows, you just may meet your next client, business partner, employer or employee.

    • Location: Biscayne Tavern
    • Address: 146 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
    • Date: Wednesday, November 26th
    • Time: 6pm to 8pm - arrive and depart any time
    • Sponsors: This will not be a sponsored event


    Join us for one of the three South Florida vBeers events. The South Florida vBeers events happen three times a month, once per county:...

    SPARC M7 - Security in Silicon (SIS)
    The M7 chip completely changes the game
    Angelo writes, "One of the very interesting feature on the M7 Processor is something we are calling Software In Silicon (SiS). The ultimate software optimization is putting the software feature directly into Silicon. To get an overview of SiS listen to Juan Loaiza our Sr. VP of technology speak about it at OOW 2014 In the next series of posts I plan on talking about the various SiS features in the M7 chip. In this post we will talk about Application Data Integrity - ADI

    SPARC M7 - Security in Silicon

    Today's hackers have been busy finding ways to exploit points of vulnerability in application. Every week we hear of some popular company loosing data through Data Breach. Famous viruses like Heartbleed SSL virus have been making headline news. One of the more popular exploits uses buffer overflow. Application developers often do not check sizes of function arguments. Hackers exploit this to over write or read past memory buffers. Many software based solutions have been proposed to help guard from these types of attacks. The problem with a software based solution is the very high overhead - often 80X - 100X times slower. No production environment can take this type of overhead..."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 201 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 200 Issues 1, 2, 3,4 and 5; Vol 199 Issues 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:

    Top Ten Articles for Vol 201 Issue 2

    • Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Solaris Presentations Now Available
    • Oracle's Java 8 set to shake up the M2M and IoT markets
    • Oracle Linux images for Docker released
    • Compare and Contrast (and mix-n-match) Oracle's SPARC V12N choices
    • Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4
    • A New Look for Oracle Documentation
    • Murex Looks to SPARC Solaris Systems to Provide Value
    • Oracle Sales Cloud Wins Big!
    • SAS Big Data Analytics
    • Developing with Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3"

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

      New Performance Analyzer Overview screen
      By Darryl Gove
      Darryl Gove writes, "I love using the Performance Analyzer, but the question I often get when I show it to people, is "Where do I start?". So one of the improvements in Solaris Studio 12.4 is an Overview screen to help people get started with the tool...

      The reason this is important, is that many applications spend time in various place - like waiting on disk, or in user locks - and it's not always obvious where is going to be the most effective place to look for performance gains.

      The Overview screen is meant to be the "one-stop" place where people can find out what their application is doing. When we put it back into the product I expected it to be the screen that I glanced at then never went back to. I was most surprised when this turned out not to be the case..."

      Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20 Released
      maintenance release
      Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20 has just been released. This maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.3 improves stability and fixes regressions.

      For more details see the ChangeLog, or just simply download it now at the community or Oracle download sites.

      Java Technology
      Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1
      Live on OTN
      Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 is live on OTN. This release is an update of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8, including new platforms and features. Application development is supported through the Oracle Java ME SDK 8.1.

      Visit the Java ME documentation portal to study the latest versions of the Release Notes and Getting Started Guides for the following supported platforms:

      • Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM11/Linux)
      • Freescale FRDM-K64F (Cortex-M4/mbed) Developer Preview
      • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

      The Java ME Developer's Guide is intended for developers who want to build Oracle Java ME Embedded software for embedded devices...

      GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Released
      By John Clingan
      GlassFish Server 4.1 Open Source Edition is available for download! This release of the world's first Java EE 7 application server includes multiple new and valuable features and updates. Here is a quick look at what's new:

      Updated Platform Support. This release adds support for Java 8, CDI 1.2, and WebSocket 1.1. GlassFish, the world's first Java EE 7 application server, maintains leading compatibility with the latest Java EE specifications.

      Improved Developer Experience.While GlassFish 4.1 remains an open-source only release, quality and a productive developer experience remain a key focus. GlassFish Server is made up of over 20 sub-projects...

      Java Magazine: The Internet of Things
      Java is everywhere...
      Caroline Kvitka writes, "Java is everywhere. As the Internet of Things (IoT) moves from hype to reality, we're seeing embedded Java used in a wide range of applications, from industrial automation systems and medical imaging devices to connected vehicles and smart meters. In the November/December 2014 issue of Java Magazine, we bring you the latest on Java and the IoT.

      In our interview with Oracle's Henrik Stahl, we discuss the opportunities and challenges that the IoT presents for Java developers, and how changes in Java SE and Java ME (and their embedded versions) make it easier to reassemble and strip down code for smaller devices..."

      Read all about it in the current issue of Java Magazine!

      NetBeans Podcast 71
      Guests: Mark Stephens, Ernest Duodu, Dorine Flies, Emily Hall, Ken Fogel, John Ceccarelli, Luke Mayell, and Johannes Weigend
      • 00:00 / Opening Chat with Mark Stephens from IDR Solutions
      • 02:47 / Ernest Duodu - Conversation with Dorine Flies, Co-ordinator of EPIK
      • 12:45 / Emily Hall - Conversation with Ken Fogel, Software Development Teacher in Canada
      • 16:50 / Emily Hall - Conversation with John Ceccarelli, Director of NetBeans Engineering
      • 23:40 / Luke Mayell - Conversation with Johannes Weigend, Software Architect at QAWare, Munich

      Download mp3: 28 minutes - 22 mb

      Mobile Security - A Fine Balance Between Usability & Security
      Oracle Mobile Security Suite
      Carlos Chang writes, "Mobile is a new channel that any IT team needs to consider carefully. Enterprise IT teams are familiar with securing access from the Web browser from desktops and laptops within the firewall, and remotely via VPN. But access from mobile devices is relatively new. Especially when its from mobile apps, not just a web browser. An app that in theory is a trusted app. And the smartphones are no longer an IT provisioned mobile device (e.g. the standard Blackberry). Like it or not, it's a bring your own device (BYOD) world.

      You could try to install something that locks down the entire device. And if the device is ever lost or stolen, remotely wipe the device and everything in it. A bit heavy handed perhaps?..."

      Advanced Registration Now Open for new Oracle Mobile Security Primer eBook
      Will provide a deeper understanding of the complex issues related to mobile security
      Eric Renaud writes, "Today, just as organizations are starting to understand the first wave of the mobile revolution, there are now numerous demands being placed on IT to support the second wave as new generation devices and applications are coming online to take advantage of these new capabilities in today's corporate environment...

      The Oracle Mobile Security Primer will provide a deeper understanding of not only the fundamentals, but also the complex issues related to mobile security in today's corporate mobility environment. If you maintain the role of a mobility planner, security architect, CISO, security director, IT director, operations manager or just simply want to stay up on the latest trends around mobile security, then pre-register for this new eBook: Oracle Mobile Security Primer..."

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