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New Oracle HCM Cloud Solutions to Help Further Drive HR Transformation
Oracle, April 5th, 2016
Oracle announced new additions to its Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud portfolio that help organizations drive HR transformation. Designed to enable HR departments to embrace modern best practices, the new offerings include a comprehensive self-service solution that helps HR and employees streamline issue resolution, a new work-life application that helps employees identify volunteer services in which to participate and updated corporate learning solutions that help support the demands of the digital workforce...
Businesses See Big Benefits to Offering Individualized Customer and Employee Experiences
But Struggle to Deliver, Says New Study
Oracle announced the findings of its report 'The Era I Enterprise: Ready for Anything' - which surveyed 300 C-level executives across 10 industries to understand how prepared organizations are to address the fact that consumers increasingly expect, and even demand, to have it their way-whether transacting, communicating, working, or simply enjoying leisure time.

The new report revealed that most organizations are dealing with this shift - 84 percent of respondents say their organization has experienced a trend toward customers wanting a more individualized experience and 70 percent have experienced this trend from employees-but fewer than 20 percent give their organization an 'A' in its ability to offer those experiences.

Features
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What Everyone Gets Wrong about Digital Disruption
By Paul Sonderegger
Paul blogs, "Being digital doesn't make a billion-dollar startup. Being a platform does. But not the way you think.

Mary Meeker, venture capitalist superstar, in her 2015 Internet Trends presentation, listed the top global publicly-traded internet companies by market value. At first glance, the list looks diverse. There's a consumer electronics company (Apple), a search engine (Google), two ecommerce companies (Alibaba and Amazon, at #3 and #5, respectively), and a social media network (Facebook, #4)..."

MySQL
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Register for the MySQL Innovation Day on April 25
by Oracle MySQL Group
MySQL Innovation Day is taking place on April 25 at Oracle Conference Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Attend the event to gain technical innovation and insight into MySQL. Get a snapshot of the latest MySQL development in the keynote, and then hear the new and exciting MySQL features that enable you to innovate in the next-generation applications during digital transformation.

  • Hear the latest and greatest of MySQL directly from leading MySQL engineers at Oracle.
  • Meet with your fellow MySQL professionals and learn from their real-world experiences.
  • Enhance your MySQL knowledge and sharpen your skills.

Location: Oracle Conference Center

MySQL Data at Rest Encryption
By Alexander Rubin
Alexander blogs, "This blog post will discuss the issues and solutions for MySQL Data at Rest encryption.

Data at Rest Encryption is not only a good-to-have feature, but it is also a requirement for HIPAA, PCI and other regulations.

There are three major ways to solve data encryption at rest:

  • Full-disk encryption
  • Database-level (table) encryption
  • Application-level encryption, where data is encrypted before being inserted into the database

I consider full disk encryption to be the weakest method, as it only protects from someone physically removing the disks from the server..."

Cloud Computing
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What's Really Driving The Cloud
By Chuck Hollis
Chuck writes in Forbes, "Mark Hurd, Oracle's CEO, makes the point that digital disruption can make business leaders - or break them. He presents ample evidence that digital disruption is in full swing in virtually every industry sector around the globe.

Further evidence comes from research firm Russell Reynolds Associates, whose recent survey shows that a surprising number of executives expect significant digital disruption in their industry within the next 12 months - an alarmingly short timeframe..."

Don't Move To The Cloud Just To Improve Your Cost Structure
Forbes, April 4th, 2016
Tim writes, "A lot has been rightly made of the cost-savings benefits of cloud computing. But if that's why you're considering moving your applications, hardware, development tools - or any combination thereof - into the cloud, you're going to be in for a surprise.

Here's the thing: Cloud computing saves organizations a lot of money by allowing them to shift the cost of maintaining hardware, databases, and applications to the tech provider experts. It also forces companies to stop customizing software to suit outdated, idiosyncratic business processes, and at the same time it reduces the cost of supporting that software - an activity that often costs more than the original software itself did..."

Oracle Cloud Machine: Oracle Cloud At Your Datacenter
By Edgar Haren
Edgar blogs, "Over the last few years there has been a flood of marketing around the explosion of data, and the resulting growth of cloud based services. In fact, industry analyst Gartner indicates that the worldwide public cloud services market will reach $204 Billion in 2016. However, there are sub-segments of the market that have been under served by cloud services, and many workloads that are primed for migration to the cloud remain on-premise..."
vBeers-SF
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VBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha Brewery
Wednesday, April 13th: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida.

Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

Funky Buddha

RSVP at meetup.com.

Sponsorships for the vBeers events are through the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA).

John Mclaughlin, SFTA

Sun Tape
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Reduce Backup and Archive Costs Without Increasing Your Footprint
Oracle StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive
Oracle's StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive blends high capacity and extreme performance with the reliability and data security to support mission critical, 24/7 data center operations. Investment protection is provided through compatibility with existing StorageTek enterprise libraries and backward read/write compatibility with previous generations of T10000 technology.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 217 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 216 Issues 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:

  • The Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems
  • OpenStack Training Available for Oracle Solaris 11
  • The UNIX Standard Makes ISV Engineering's Job Easier
  • SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 World Record 2-Chip Single Application Server
  • 15 Reasons To Move Finance To The Cloud, Now
  • Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM 3.4 Performance Gains
  • 4 Useful Command Line Tools to Monitor MySQL Performance in Linux
  • VR And AI Will Lead The Next Major Round Of Digital Disruption
  • Oracle Cloud on Premises - A New Era of Choice
  • Last Chance! 27 Technical Sessions Delivered by Oracle and Community Experts"

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

    LibreOffice
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    LibreOffice 5.1.2 Available for Download
    LibreOffice, April 7h, 2016
    "The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.1.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family.

    LibreOffice 5.1.2 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the 'still' version: LibreOffice 5.0.5. For enterprise deployments, The Document Foundation suggests the backing of professional support by certified people..."

    Free and Open Source S/W
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    12 Memes of Open Source Software
    opensouce.com, April 6h, 2016
    "What does open source software mean? When you are explaining it to someone else, how do you convey the value and essence of open source without reinventing it? There have been many hard won lessons in open source since the phrase was first coined in 1997, and we should not forget those lessons.

    To help with that, I've collected 12 memes that are meaningful to me to help share the history, set the stage, and provide context for what open source software is and what it means to the software industry at large..."

    Performance
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    New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine Delivers Next-Generation Flash Performance, Massive Storage Capacity, and Real-Time OLTP
    Oracle, April 5th, 2016
    Oracle released the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine, introducing game-changing performance, capacity and availability, all at no additional cost. Oracle Exadata continues to lead the industry with breakthrough technology that delivers extreme performance and the best price/performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.

    Oracle Exadata X6 features the latest, fastest Intel Xeon processors, ultra-fast InfiniBand networking, scale-out Oracle Exadata Storage Servers with all-flash or disk plus flash storage, and Oracle Exadata's exclusive Storage Server Software. Since its 2008 debut, Oracle Exadata has redefined the integration of hardware, software and cloud, introducing dozens of breakthroughs that are unmatched by any other database, systems or cloud vendor.

    Sysadmin
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    Centralized Administration and Auditing of Oracle WebLogic Server
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c
    Nicole Haba blogs, "Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c enables administrators to perform administration operations against Oracle WebLogic Server as well as to view the audit records for those operations. Traditionally, administrators were required to use the WebLogic Server Administration Console or the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control console to administer their domain. However, administration and configuration operations are available directly from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c console..."
    Virtualization
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    Oracle VM 3.4 Dom0 Enhancements
    By John Priest
    John blogs, "This is another blog in the series to give the Oracle VM community some additional information on the 3.4 release that we announced on March 24. This week, we are going to share a little more information on the Dom0 kernel enhancements that were delivered with this updated version of Oracle VM..."
    Java Technology
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    JavaOne Registration Now Open
    By Juliana Souza
    Juliana blogs, "The waiting is over! JavaOne Brazil will take place on June 28-30 in São Paulo at the Transamerica Expo Center, and now you can sign up for the largest Java event in Latin America.

    The full conference pass gives you the most access. With the pass, you have access to all the keynote speakers and exhibition halls, 220 JavaOne sessions at both JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld..."

    NetBeans
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    REST Client Generator for Oracle JET
    By Geertjan Wielenga
    Geertjan blogs, "Let's say you've developed some Java EE RESTful Web Services in NetBeans IDE...

    How do you get from the scenario above to an Oracle JET application that consumes those REST resources?

    I've updated the Knockout Client Generator today, so that an Oracle JET module is generated from the selected REST resource, get it here:.."

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