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Oracle Excellence Awards 2016 - Nominations are NOW Open!
By Ramona Costea
Regional and global award winners receive a FREE Oracle OpenWorld 2016 pass.

Nomination period closes Friday, June 17, no exceptions. Nominate your partners today!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners listed in Oracle Cloud Marketplace for delivering innovative solutions that run with Oracle Cloud Services.

Nomination criteria:

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
  • Partner must have an application listing on Oracle Cloud Marketplace in the Platform or Infrastructure category

Nominate your Cloud ISV partners here: Cloud ISV Partner of the Year 2016

Migrating from Desktop to Cloud-Native Web Applications
By Yolande Poirier
Yolande blogs, "How can you provide a smooth migration path from a desktop application to a web application that has a similar user experience as the desktop application? In his new article 'Migrating from Desktop to Cloud-Native Web Applications', Thomas Kruse discusses how to use JavaFX as the foundation for hybrid desktop applications that are built by uniting the latest web and desktop frameworks..."
AI Is The Wave, And CIOs Must Learn To Surf
By John Soat
John blogs, "CIOs take note: When even the White House wants to take a serious look at the potential repercussions of artificial intelligence, you should, too.

After years percolating in the backwaters of IT, AI is catching a dynamic wave of interest and investment. Self-driving cars and Go-playing computers have grabbed the public's attention. But AI's potential to dramatically improve cost/benefit equations is why 'CIOs should start looking at how this is going to change the business they're in and potentially disrupt the types of applications they're using,' says IDC Research Director David Schubmehl..."

Using MySQL 5.7 Document Store with Internet of Things (IoT)
By Alexander Rubin
Alexander blogs, "In this blog post, I'll discuss how to use MySQL 5.7 Document Store to track data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

In my previous blog post, I've looked into MySQL 5.7.12 Document Store. This is a brand new feature in MySQL 5.7, and many people are asking when do I need or want to use the JSON or Document Store interface?..."

Cloud Computing
Where Personalization Crosses The Line Into Creepy: Five Examples
Torrey Martin
How do you know when personalized marketing crosses the line from effective into creepy? It can be a fine line - a bit like former US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's take on pornography: "I know it when I see it."

Personalization is the practice of tailoring marketing messages to an individual's tastes, preferences, lifestyle, and status based on a variety of data. Personalization is a critical element in turning prospects into buyers and improving brand loyalty...

    The Cloud's Underappreciated Advantages
    By Reggie Bradford
    Reggie blogs, "My colleague Daryl Szebesta joined Oracle earlier this year as vice president of cloud transformation. He came from BT, where he was CIO for four years. The two of us are working on a presentation that addresses the cloud imperative from the perspective of our previous professional experiences - mine as a former CMO, Daryl's as a former CIO. Here's a preview..."
    OCFS2 Certified with EBS 12.2 Shared File System Configurations
    By Steven Chan
    Steven blogs, "Oracle Cluster File System 2 (OCFS2) is now certified for use with E-Business Suite 12.2 when sharing a single file system between multiple application tier server nodes.

    You can improve your E-Business Suite 12.2 environment's fault tolerance, availability, and performance by distributing traffic across multiple application tier server nodes. For information about using multinode configurations,.."

    vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten Boca
    Wednesday, June 8th: 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. vBeers events happen four times a month, once per county:

    • vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens 1st Wednesday of Month
    • vBeers @ Broward 2nd Wednesday of Month
    • vBeers @ Boca 3rd Wednesday of Month
    • vBeers @ Miami 4th Wednesday of Month

    Biergarten Boca, located in on US 1, just South of Palmetto Park and East of I-95, features $5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during Wednesday's happy hour!

    RSVP at

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

    John Mclaughlin, Nicole Ciccone/SFTA

    Don't Miss the FY17 OPN Global Partner Kickoff Webcast on June 21
    By Ramona Costea
    Ramona invites Oracle Partners to "Oracle PartnerNetwork's Global Partner Kickoff webcast on June 21 for a chance to hear directly from top executives, including Thomas Kurian, Shawn Price, Dave Donatelli, and regional Alliances & Channels leaders. This is a great opportunity to align your business with Oracle's direction for a prosperous year ahead..."

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    Ease Cloud Deployment with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
    By Honglin Su
    Honglin blogs, "Engineered for open cloud, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for Linux, Windows, or Oracle Solaris applications.

    Oracle Enterprise Manager offers complete cloud solution including self-service provisioning balanced against centralized, policy-based resource management, integrated chargeback and capacity planning and complete visibility of the physical and virtual environments from applications to disk. Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c further improves enterprise grade management, stack management and cloud lifecycle management..."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 202 Issue 1; Vol 219 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 218 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:

    • Take Training On Oracle VM 3.4
    • Oracle VM Windows Pv Drivers 3.4 Released
    • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4
    • Oracle Advanced Analytics: SPARC T7-4 Beats 4-Chip x86 E7 v3
    • SAP Two-Tier Standard Sales and Distribution SD Benchmark: SPARC M7-8 World Record 8 Processors
    • SPARC M7 DAX - Stream Processing for Big Data
    • Oracle Linux Newsletter (May 2016)
    • DataLab in a Box: accelerate your Data Value to stay ahead
    • Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service For Visual Face Of Big Data
    • From Big Data To Insights

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

      Service for the Next Generation
      By Jeff Wartgow, Director, Product Management, Oracle Service Cloud
      Jeff blogs, "Recently I had the opportunity to join many of our customers at Oracle's Modern Service Experience in Las Vegas. Attendees were presented with a huge variety of solution demonstrations, analyst sessions, and customer panels. During this high-energy event we also had the opportunity to answer a burning customer question: Where is all of our technology headed? Here's how we answered and outlined how the Oracle Service Cloud team will continue to help drive the evolution of service..."
      NEW PaaS4SaaS TOOLS: Rapid Development Kit
      By Juergen Kress
      Juergen blogs, "The OAUX team has launched a Rapid Development Kit to help partners grow their Oracle Applications Cloud business and offer more value to customers. It's a work in progress, but the design patterns for Release 10 are already available for download via ebook. See why user-centricity, simplicity, and consistency remain front and center in Cloud user experience designs. Check out the Forbes Oracle Voice interview with Ultan O'Broin, who leads the partner enablement effort for the OAUX team. The Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog has also published a recent post on extensibility in Release 10..."
      Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
      May 2016
      The latest edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available. News include:

      • Announcing Oracle VM 3.4 - Engineered for Open Cloud Infrastructure
      • Oracle VM Server for SPARC Released
      • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.20 now available for download!
      • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.1.1 Released
      • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c support for the Private Cloud Appliance
      • Patch Set Updates (PSUs) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop

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      Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2
      By Simon Coter
      Simon blogs, "Oracle is proud to announce the availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2.

      This minor release includes following fixes from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 1:

      • GUI: don't crash when showing the Beta popup message window
      • GUI: multi-screen full-screen layout fixed for Windows host (Qt5 regression)
      • GUI: don't allow to start subsequent separate VM instances
      • SDK: reduced memory usage in the webservice Java bindings
      • Settings: fixed regression with disabling audio
      • Settings: fixed regression with saving snapshots (only .vbox file is corrupted needing manual repair, disk images are intact; 5.1 Beta 1 regression)
      • Linux installer: Several path fixes for deb/rpm packages for older Linux distributions where we ship our own Qt5 libraries, see here.
      • Solaris Additions: added support for 1.18

      See all the details related to Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2 here with a complete list of enhancements, bug fixes and links to download the software.

      Java Technology
      Experience JavaOne 2016
      By David Lopez
      David writes, "JavaOne 2016 is on its way! Are you ready? Check out the registration options for this year's conference, and make the most of your JavaOne experience.

      The JavaOne Full Conference Pass gives you over 450 sessions to choose from. These include the hands-on labs, tutorials, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions as well. These expert-led sessions are the perfect way to stay up-to-date with everything Java. The content catalog isn't live yet, but to get an idea of what will be offered check out this year's seven tracks. Sessions will explore topics across tracks like the Core Java Platform, Emerging Languages, Java Clients and User Interfaces, and more..."

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