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Forbes Media Selects Oracle Marketing Cloud to Increase Advertising Revenue
Global publisher to leverage high-quality data and superior analytics capabilities to help advertisers reach and engage new audiences
Forbes Media has selected the Oracle Marketing Cloud to take advantage of new digital channels to increase advertising revenue. The deep insights delivered by the Oracle Marketing Cloud's data analytics and management platform will enable Forbes Media to help advertisers increase audience reach and engagement. Digital technologies have transformed the competitive landscape in the publishing industry. Free, easily accessible content makes it more difficult for publishers to grow paid subscriptions; new digital publishing platforms have increased the number of publishers by eliminating many of the traditional barriers to market entry; and an explosion of digital channels such as search, social and video have created new competition for ad buys. These changes have forced publishers to rethink how they work with advertisers to reach and engage audiences.
SUPERVALU Uses Oracle Cloud to Provide Expanded Service Offerings to its Customers
Oracle Cloud to enable SUPERVALU to deliver new capabilities, reduce costs, and provide more efficient service offerings to retailers
SUPERVALU INC., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, announced it has selected the Oracle Cloud as its new technology platform that will enable the company to deliver more robust business management and data analytics capabilities to its customers. With Oracle Cloud, SUPERVALU will be able to provide an integrated portfolio of enterprise-grade cloud services to enhance the performance of its Human Resources and Finance functions.

'We have a terrific opportunity to deliver more professional services and back-end support to our existing wholesale customers, as well as leverage our scale and expertise to reach new customers,' said Randy Burdick, SUPERVALU's Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer. 'The Oracle Cloud provides us with a more robust infrastructure and a comprehensive solution that we believe will help us drive increased efficiencies, speed decision-making, and enhance the overall customer experience. We're excited to offer this solution to our customers as another example of how we're using technology to further enhance their businesses for the future.'

Take Oracle Solaris 11.3 Training - Deliver Security, Speed & Simplicity
By Diana.H. Gray
Diana blogs, "Oracle Solaris Training empowers DevOps engineers and system administrators with the skills you need to administer and build efficient, secure, and compliant cloud environments.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is the world's most advanced enterprise operating system.

Taking these Oracle University courses will teach you how to deliver security, speed, and simplicity for enterprise cloud environments and DevOps..."

Partner Webcast: Enterprise Database Backup on Oracle Cloud - Aug 11th
By Ramona Costea
Ramona blogs, "Join us as we explain how Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) best practices are evolving using Oracle Cloud Services, such as Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of database high availability deployments..."
Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS) Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle's PeopleSoft
By Ramona Costea
Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of the Accounts Payable (AP) Automation Solution, based on Canon's Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP) with Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2. CIIS will demonstrate AP automation solutions at RECONNECT 2016, the annual event for business users of PeopleSoft, organized by the Quest International Users Group in Rosemont, IL, from July 19-21. Canon will also sponsor a keynote session at RECONNECT on July 20 and speak about the importance of imaging and information integration in the transformation of PeopleSoft business processes.
Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud Service available
By Juergen Kress
Juergen blogs, the "Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service is now available! Oracle IoT Cloud Service is a secure and scalable platform to help organizations quickly build and deploy IoT applications. This new offering allows customers to gain new data-driven insights and drive actions from IoT by connecting, analyzing and integrating device data into business processes and applications like remote equipment monitoring and asset tracking..."
A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words...And Maybe More
By Laura Beckstead, Daniel Hayden, and Curtis Schroeder
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to social media, pictures may be worth much more in revenue. People remember only 10% of information they hear three days after hearing it, but they remember 65% of the information if it is accompanied by a relevant image, according to research by LifeLearn, an educational publisher and interactive digital media developer.

While you might intuitively understand the power of pictures, chances are you're not aware of just how much pictures matter to the bottom line, and why you should be investing even more in your picture-reading capabilities. Understanding the prevalence of pictures in social media, of analyzing pictures, and of adapting your customer strategy to incorporate more picture-centric strategies can keep your business on top of this new dimension of social media..."

    Oracle Solaris Overview and Strategy (1hr Video)
    By Markus Flierl
    Markus Flierl, vice president of Oracle Solaris Core Technologies, speaks about Oracle Solaris and where it is headed.

    Markus Flierl is vice president of Solaris Core Technology Development and Product Management at Oracle. Markus has over 15 years of product development experience, most of which is in systems software development. Under Markus' leadership the Solaris Core Technology team has grown by over 50% and the charter of Solaris has been substantially expanded and now includes virtualization and cloud orchestration.

    Centreviews Relies on MySQL to Offer SaaS-based Finance and Accounting Services
    By Wei-Chen Chiu
    Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota, API Outsourcing is a technology company and provider of Centreviews Business Intelligence Suite, a simple, scalable, and secure solution for back office departments and professionals to automate their accounts payable, accounts receivable and document management processes. Many enterprises adopt finance and accounting technologies not only to drive efficiency, improve business performance, and reduce operating costs, but even more importantly, to allow their resources to focus on core competencies in products and service offerings.

    Centreviews Business Intelligence Suite is available to customers or business partners on a SaaS only model or as a BPaaS model where API provides outsourced labor to process accounts payable, accounts receivable, document management on its Centreviews Business Intelligence Suite.

    MySQL Utilities release-1.6.4 GA
    By Dr Charles Bell
    Chuck blogs, "The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce a new GA release of MySQL Utilities. This release includes a number of improvements for usability, stability, and a few enhancements for better compatibility with MySQL 5.7. A complete list of all improvements can be found in our release notes..."
    MySQL Notifier 1.1.7 has been released
    By Javier Trevino
    Javier blogs, "Dear MySQL users,

    The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL Notifier version 1.1.7.

    MySQL Notifier enables developers and DBAs to easily monitor, start and stop all their MySQL database instances. It provides a familiar Microsoft SQL Server look and feel and integrates with MySQL Workbench.

    MySQL Notifier is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows..."

    Cloud Computing
    3 Practical Tips for a Smoother Cloud Project: Oracle's Steve Miranda
    By Chris Murphy
    Chris blogs, "Speed of implementation is one of the big advantages companies get from cloud software. In a recent appearance on the interview program CXOTalk, Steve Miranda, Oracle executive vice president of application development, bluntly described why that speed is so important.

    'The mess isn't going to get any smaller,' Miranda said, explaining to CXOTalk host Michael Krigsman how the problems you're trying to solve keep evolving, too, if a project drags on.

    In the course of the 45-minute conversation, Miranda shared three best practices he sees in companies that effectively and efficiently implement cloud systems:.."

    vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha Brewery
    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry!

    The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami.

    These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

    vBeers start at 6PM.

    Pleaase register @

    John Mclaughlin, SFTA

    Oracle OpenWorld 2016 - First Look
    By Zeynep Koch
    Zeynep blogs, "We are starting our countdown to Oracle OpenWorld which will take place in San Francisco on September 18-22, 2016. If you have attended one of these events in the past you would know that it is packed 5 days- full of sessions, hands-on labs, demos, keynotes, networking events and fun! Here are some of the reasons why you should be part of this experience:

    • Take advantage of an opportunity to present and demo your products or services to more than 60,000 business and technology professionals from around the world
    • Choose from more than 2,500 business and technology sessions, covering cloud applications, such as marketing, social, service, sales, and HCM as well as big data, database, middleware, and engineered systems
    • Share notes in special interest groups and product and industry sessions
    • Participate in onsite certification testing
    • Learn from experts in hundreds of interactive demos and hands-on labs
    • Share best practices with peers during countless networking opportunities

    As Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams, we are preparing an amazing experience for you that will feature 13 sessions, 5 Hands-on Labs, 8 demo pods and numerous mini theatre sessions..."

    SPARC S7 & Java - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!
    By Mike Mulkey
    Oracle's recently announced SPARC S7 server (Next Gen Oracle SPARC) has gained BIG news on its screaming performance and cloud infrastructure capabilities, while offering x86 commodity cost points (Not KIDDING!). But a bit more under the radar with SPARC S7 for our ISVs, is what happens when you run Java applications on it. Let's just say its worth pouring a cup of Java and reading on.
    Oracle MiniCluster
    Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 is an extremely simple and efficient engineered system designed to run enterprise databases and applications with uncompromising security. Its simplicity, out-of-the-box performance and reliability, and small form factor make it an excellent choice for remote offices, small offices, and agile software development (DevOps) environments. It is ideal for highly security-sensitive applications, such as managing patient medical records, processing financial transactions, handling secure communications, running mission-critical enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, and hosting security-related services.
    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 221 Issues 1, 2, 3, and 4 ; Vol 220 Issue 2, 3, 4, 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:

    • On Uber's Choice of Databases
    • Oracle VM 3.4 - Upgrade Utilities
    • Thomas Kurian Outlines Java EE Next Steps
    • Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is now certified as 'OpenStack Powered'
    • SQL Injection Detection and Alerting are Vital For Secure Data
    • Java Clients at JavaOne 2016
    • MySQL 5.7.14
    • Get Started With Oracle Cloud - New Pre-conference Training Sessions!
    • New! Enterprise Mobility for Dummies, 2nd Edition
    • Navigating Market Disruption with Scalable Database Technology

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

      Java Technology
      Why *Even You* Should Care About Java Code Libraries
      By Andrew Binstock
      Andrew blogs, "Java has been a top-ranked programming language for years, thanks in part to an enormous set of libraries - both bundled with the software and available free in open source repositories - that developers can assemble to perform just about any task.

      Given the pressure felt by companies in every industry to innovate quickly and efficiently, the importance of enabling their IT staff to reuse a large body of existing, tested code cannot be overstated.

      In many respects, Java's wide array of libraries - collections of precompiled routines - has transformed the nature of programming..."

      Microservices and Java Hackathons
      By Yolande Poirier
      Yolande blogs, "Create, deploy, manage and maintain native cloud applications with microservices and Java. In these free Hackathon events, you'll get a hands-on introduction, build your own application and host it in the cloud. More specifically, you will:

      • Learn about the latest Java SE 8 features, JAX-RS via Jersey/Grizzly, Node.js, and new front end Javascript toolkit called JET
      • Develop lightweight microservices using Java SE 8 and JavaScript
      • Get first hand DevOps experience with Application Container Cloud Service (Java SE) and Developer Cloud Service from Oracle.

      Organizations with highly skilled development teams are looking for agility in delivering custom lightweight applications to their organizations and this Hackathon provides a clear path to using Cloud Native methodologies to create, deploy, manage and maintain microservices written in Java..."

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