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Hurd Around The World: Five Things You Need To Know About Your Business
Forbes, December 22nd, 2014
Michael Hickins writes in Forbes, "The world may be flat, but regional differences are still important to people.

The business landscape varies widely from one country to another for political and economic reasons, as well as because of long-cherished cultural traditions. Nevertheless, there are a number of issues that rise above the others, and connect us all (even when they seem to be dividing us). This was never more apparent to me than over the past few weeks, as I shadowed Oracle CEO Mark Hurd around the globe, from London to Paris to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where businesspeople expressed a number of concerns:..."

What Does Complete Look Like for Oracle?
IDC White Paper - Total Cloud
Robert P. Mahowald writes, "Even a tech-savvy visitor from 1990 would be confused and amazed by a visit to a typical business office in 2014. With more than 6 billion mobile subscribers and more than 10 billion Internet-capable devices in use worldwide, employee access to data, colleagues, and files is almost seamless, whether in the office or at the beach. An IT operations staffer visiting from 1990 might view the business environment differently given that there are billions of personal microcomputers that also make phone calls..."
    Cloud Computing
    Oracle Public Cloud - Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    January 14 Webinar

    Roxana blogs, "With the recent launch of new Oracle Cloud PaaS offerings, Oracle now enables ISVs to rapidly deploy + scale their applications in the public cloud leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of platform services.

    Attend this webinar to hear from Oracle Cloud strategy experts about how Oracle is delivering new, differentiated platform services, as well as related opportunities, resources and commercial models for ISVs..."

    Oracle CloudWorld New York - January 13, 2015
    Spend a Day in the Cloud
    The Cloud is not new. Yet it has ushered in a new era in business. In today's hyper-connected and fast moving world, large enterprises must move like start-ups, nimbly adapting to whatever changes come. This is a modern business. And to be a modern business, you need a modern cloud.

    • January 13, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Join us at Oracle CloudWorld to learn how to transform your organization.Alan Lepofsky, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research, Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, Oracle, Shawn Price, Senior Vice President, Global Cloud Go-to-Market, Oracle and other experts will share with you:...

    Oracle Social Cloud
    Ranks Highest in SiriusDecisions' Industry Report
    SiriusDecisions, the leading global B2B research and advisory firm, examined many social media intelligence (SMI) platforms and ranked each according to key areas like Functionality, Features, User Experience, Vision and more. Oracle Social Cloud scored highest with an overall 11.2 score, highlighting specific strengths and differentiators in the areas of Global Focus, Functionality, Vision and Vendor Strength. You can access the full report here.
    New features in ksplice uptrack
    upgrade tools for Oracle Linux
    Wim writes, "We have many, many happy Oracle Linux customers that use and rely on the Oracle Ksplice service to keep their kernels up to date with all the critical CVEs/bugfixes that we release as zero downtime patches.

    There are 2 ways to use the Ksplice service:

    • Online edition/client
    • Offline edition/client

    Read on for details.

    OCommerce certified by Oracle on Engineered systems
    Is latest addition to the Capgemini portfolio of Capgemini products certified
    Converged infrastructure and engineered systems are playing more and more a role within the IT landscapes of Enterprises and large organizations. Due to their very nature that they commonly lower the total cost of ownership and easy the maintenance while providing extreme optimized performance makes it for a lot of companies the choice to go for. Oracle provides a range of engineered systems like for example the Exadata and Exalogic platforms designed specifically for running Oracle databases and Oracle Weblogic installation in demanding environments. To be able to use the full potential of Oracle engineered systems Capgemini is working closely with Oracle product management and products development and is also aligning internal Capgemini product management and product development teams to use the full potential of Oracle engineered systems. The latest addition to the Capgemini portfolio of Capgemini products certified for Oracle Engineered systems is Capgemini OCommerce...
    Running E-Business Suite on Exalogic and Exadata
    What EBS combinations can you run on Exalogic and Exadata?

    Steven Chan writes, "Prior articles have noted that you can run the E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems such as Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Exadata Database Machine.

    What EBS combinations can you run on Exalogic and Exadata?

    We certify E-Business Suite releases on operating systems and database releases (e.g. EBS 12.1.3 is certified on Database on Linux 6 x86-64), not specific configurations of hardware such as Exadata or Exalogic. This means that you can run the E-Business Suite on Exadata and Exalogic with any of the certified combinations listed in the Certifications database on My Oracle Support..."

    Acorn Paper Products Company Sales Cloud Reference Forum
    January 7th, 6pm CET
    Richard Lefebvre writes, "Join us for another Oracle Customer Reference Forum on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 with Acorn Paper Products Company's Jake Weissberg, Director of IT and David Karr, Chief Operating Officer. In this session, Jake and David will be sharing why Oracle Sales Cloud was the right choice to optimize sales team productivity and effectiveness while gaining executive visibility to the pipeline while streamlining their sales to order process with EBS.

    Founded by Jack Bernstein in 1946, Acorn Paper Products Company started by selling job lot (over-run) boxes with five employees in an 11,000-square-foot warehouse. Today, Acorn, which is the end-user distribution arm of parent holding company Oak Paper Products Company, is a fourth-generation family-owned business with more than 500,000 square feet of warehouse space, operating four specialty product divisions: creative services, janitorial and sanitary products, wine packaging, and agricultural packaging..."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 202 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 201 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 200 Issue 5
    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:

    • Linux & FOSS Predictions for 2015
    • LibreOffice 4.3.5
    • Oracle 2015 Q2 Earnings
    • Hardware Threading Makes a Difference in Clouds
    • Oracle CTO Ellison: Watch Out Salesforce, We're On Track To Be A $1 Billion Cloud Vendor
    • Latest Update to Oracle VM Server for SPARC
    • An Architect's Guide to the Oracle Private Database Cloud
    • What's up with LDoms: Part 10 - SR-IOV
    • Upgrading major Java versions - technical
    • OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide

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

      Free and Open Source S/W
      Linux and open source 2014: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years
      There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes for ZDNet, "Linux and open-source software had many high points this year, but it also had many low ones as well. Let's just get it over with and start with the worst.

      • Heartbleed
      • Systemd wars
      • Open-source licensing not being used
      • Neither Ubuntu Touch nor Steam Machines shipped

      OK, that's the bad news. Here's the good news.

      Linux and open-source software wins:

      • The top end-user operating system is probably Linux
      • Open source becomes the top programming methodology
      • Open source rules the cloud
      • Red Hat and Canonical to battle for the cloud
      • Docker redefines data-center and cloud computing

      Read on for details...

      Top 10 open source interviews in 2014
      Interviews with open source professionals
      Nitish writes, "This year on, we published a fantastic number of interviews with open source professionals. Our writers had the opportunity to talk to many talented leaders, engineers, community managers, and more - all of them stars in their fields, at their companies.

      Take these for example: CEO of Bob Young, Head of Open Source at Facebook James Pearce, and OpenStack Board of Directors member Tim Bell of CERN. Imagine for a moment all of the advice, experience, and stories that just these three people must have shared. But we did a whole lot more interviews than that, and you can comb through a large collection of them.

      Here are my favorite 10 interviews on in 2014..."

      Solaris Studio : C/C++ Dynamic Analysis
      Code Analyzer can analyze static data, dynamic memory access data, and code coverage data
      Giri Mandalika writes, "First, a reminder - Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 is now generally available. Check the Solaris Studio 12.4 Data Sheet before downloading the software from Oracle Technology Network.

      Code Analyzer tool in Oracle Solaris Studio compiler suite can analyze static data, dynamic memory access data, and code coverage data collected from binaries that were compiled with the C/C++ compilers in Solaris Studio 12.3 or later. Code Analyzer is supported on Solaris and Oracle Enterprise Linux..."

      How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization, December 18th, 2014
      David Egts writes, "As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology's many attributes - and drawbacks - are becoming apparent.

      Virtualization has enabled users to pack more computing power in a smaller space than ever before. It has also created an abstraction layer between the operating system and hardware, which gives users choice, flexibility, vendor competition and best value for their requirements. But there is a price to be paid..."

        Java Technology
        JavaOne 2014: Roadmaps for the near future of Java
        By Lucas Jellema
        Juergen writes, "2014 is first of all a community gathering - with over 500 sessions that discuss Java related topics in tantalizing details. A meeting of minds, of kindred spirits etc. It is also the place where the roadmap for the near future of the various constituents of the Java platform is unfolded. The slides in this article are taken from the Java Keynote on Sunday 28th September 2014..."
        Run your Java Applications faster
        Oracle SPARC Servers are the ideal platform that provide a fast, multi-core and highly threaded environment for Java8 applications to execute fastest
        "The primary design tenets of Java are based on a cross-platform 'write once run anywhere' language that is agnostic of the underlying Operating System and Server that the Java applications run on. As a Java architect/developer you don't have to worry about ultimately which underlying OS/Server your application is going to execute on, as long as it is compatible. Java developers and architects however would be interested in features of the underlying OS/Server architecture which can make their Java applications execute faster, be more secure and reliable..."
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