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Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps B2B Marketers Accelerate Lead Generation
New marketing automation and content marketing capabilities break down marketing silos and simplify cross-device content creation
Oracle announced enhancements to the marketing automation and content marketing capabilities within the Oracle Marketing Cloud that simplify digital marketing and empower marketers to deliver a truly personalized cross-channel customer experience. The latest additions to Oracle Eloqua and Oracle Content Marketing enable marketers to create and distribute content, and easily transform data in order to rapidly adapt to customer behavior and needs. This helps customers to increase sales and marketing collaboration, build stunning cross-device content and accelerate lead generation.
Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Scale with Oracle Cloud Platform
Oracle Enables Companies of All Sizes to Succeed with Easy-to-Deploy Cloud Solutions
Oracle Corporation announced that small and medium sized business (SMBs) turn to Oracle for strategic collaboration on their journey to the Cloud. SMBs are utilizing the benefits of enterprise-grade capabilities delivered by Oracle Cloud Platform for rapid application development, fast and predictable performance, reliable security, and elastic scalability to support their growth.

Oracle Cloud Platform offers an integrated offering across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to enable developers, IT and line of business leaders to leverage the Cloud.

Oracle Service Cloud Enables Brands to Transform the Customer Experience by Unlocking the Value of Internet of Things Data
New integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud helps brands deliver smart and proactive customer service experiences and accelerate IoT projects
Oracle announced an innovative new solution that enables brands to quickly and efficiently leverage insights from the Internet of Things (IoT) to power smart and connected customer service experiences. Powered by a packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud, the new solution helps brands enhance the customer experience, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs by using IoT data to predict customer needs and proactively address customer service issues.
University System of New Hampshire, The College of New Jersey, and University of Wyoming Turn to Oracle Cloud to Drive Institutional Excellence
The industry's most complete and modern Cloud solutions for finance help higher education institutions drive student success through improved financial operations
Oracle announced that The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and University of Wyoming have selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and University System of New Hampshire has selected Oracle Enterprise Management (EPM) Cloud to advance educational opportunities by digitizing and modernizing their financial, planning, and budgeting systems. With predictive capabilities and the power to scale, Oracle Cloud solutions for finance will transform the way these institutions do business and support their future growth.
Oracle Database 12c Release 2 New Features Training - Now Available!
By Diana H. Grace, November 7th, 2016
Diana blogs, "The Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for 12c R1 Administrators is a comprehensive new course that will guide you through each of the new features. Get ample opportunities to discuss and explore how these features may affect your working operations.

This course is the first 12c Release 2 course available in a series of learning paths being developed to get you up to speed on Oracle Database Cloud Services..."

ITPalooza 2016 - The Fifth Annual Gathering of South Florida's IT Community - Win a Tesla!
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
The Signature Grand - Ft. Lauderdale

Join 2000 of South Florida's top IT Professionals for a day of learning, networking and sharing.

  • South Florida's Top Tech Companies show what they've got!
  • 2 Prominent Keynote speakers: AWS and Centrify
  • 6 Speaker Tracks: Cloud, Security, IoT, Me, Agile and CIO
  • Hands-on experience sponsors: Tesla, Virtual Reality
  • Hiring Fair: Make your move

All attendees can try their hand at winning $100k towards a new Tesla!

Come along for:

  • Just the day: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Just the evening: 5PM to 8:30PM
  • The whole nine yards (7:30 AM to 8:30 PM)!

Visit the website, peruse our sponsors, stop back for updates and get your tickets early!

Get your general admission tickets by pledging to bring toys for the "Toys for Tots" charity, before midnight, Oct 31, and you'll automatically be entered into the draw to win a pair of VIP Tickets value $500!

ITPalooza 2016 Hackathon
Friday, December 2nd, 2016: 3:00 PM to Sun, Dec 4, 2016, 3:00 PM
Broward College - Ft. Lauderdale

Are you ready for the great IoT Hackathon? Registration Deadline: Black Friday (Nov 25, 2016)

Registration Deadline: Black Friday (Nov 25, 2016)

  • Cost: $0
  • Parking is FREE!
  • Meals and snacks at the event are FREE!

The Challenge:

  • You've got 48 hours to hack your way to a real-world IoT solution.

The Playing Field

  • Open to all coders/developers
  • Any level of experience with Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Swift, Python, PHP, or Go
  • Students, faculty, professionals, and start-ups

The payoff:

  • Winning team is admitted to The South Florida Accelerator Cohort including $25k, POC, MVP, mentorship, increase in valuation, etc.
  • All winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony at ITPalooza (ITP16), Dec 8, 2016
  • Your Hackathon participation gets you automatic admission to ITP16 - ITP16 badges will be distributed on Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
  • Up to $120k USD of IBM Cloud Credits for Winning Team
  • 3 Months FREE Bluemix - Top 3 Teams
  • Additional Prizes to be announced

Mark Wyllie

5 Expensive Traps Of DIY Hadoop Big Data Environments
By Margaret Harrist, November 17th, 2016
Margaret writes in Forbes, "Some myths are rooted in truth - and myths about Apache Hadoop, the open source software framework for very large data sets, are no exception. Yes, Hadoop runs on cheap commodity computer hardware, and it's easy for users to add nodes. But the devil is in the very expensive details, especially when you're running Hadoop in a production environment, warns Jean-Pierre Dijcks, Oracle master product manager for big data..."
6 Tips For Cracking The Glass Ceiling -- And 4 Mistakes To Avoid
By Margaret Harrist, November 16th, 2016
Margaret writes in Forbes, "If you've ever been described as too aggressive in a performance review, chances are you're female.

This may not be news to many women, who often find themselves dealing with a range of covert (and perhaps unconscious) biases in their jobs. For example, a recent Stanford study of language used in performance reviews found not only that 76% of comments regarding an employee being 'too aggressive' were in reviews of females but also that women 'are systematically less likely to receive specific feedback tied to outcomes,' which puts them at a disadvantage for promotion..."

Open-Sourcing Yelp's Data Pipeline
By Matt K., November 17th, 2016
Matt writes, "For the past few months we've been spreading the word about our shiny new Data Pipeline: a Python-based tool that streams and transforms real-time data to services that need it. We wrote a series of blog posts covering how we replicate messages from our MySQL tables, how we track schemas and compute schema migrations, and finally how we connect our data to different types of data targets like Redshift and Salesforce..."
About cloud lock-in and open source databases
By Severalnines, November 17th, 2016
Severalnines blogs, "The cloud is no longer a question of if, but of when. Many IT leaders, however, find that one consistent barrier to their adoption of the cloud is vendor lock-in. What do you do when you are forced to stay with a provider that no longer meets your needs?

But is cloud lock-in a problem?..."

    Cloud Computing
    PaaS Podcast Series - The Oracle Process Cloud by Leon Smiers and Jeroen van Essen
    By Juergen Kress, November 19th, 2016
    "In this series we will walk through different cloud products and how SaaS and PaaS can be combined together and their use in different projects," writes Juergen Kress. "In this podcast we would like to introduce you to Oracle Process Cloud to a wider audience. Oracle Process Cloud is the part of Oracle PaaS Cloud and it focuses on delivering processes in Cloud."
    Top 5 Features of Oracle Application Container Cloud
    By Geertjan, November 14th, 2016
    Geertjan blogs, "I asked Shaun Smith, product manager of Oracle Application Container Cloud (ACC), what he considers its top 5 features to be.

    He responded with this list:..."

    Webcast: API Platform for your APIs across Cloud and on-Premises (Nov. 29th)
    By Juergen Kress, November 18th, 2016
    Juergen blogs about a webinar:

    Presenter: Robert Wunderlich, Oracle Senior Principal Product Manager

    Webcast description

    This is an introduction to API Platform due to release early 2017. API Platform allows you to design APIs in the cloud, and run them anywhere from Oracle Public Cloud, to Amazon, to Azure, or even on-premises. Come learn about how API Platform fits into a complete Integration Platform.

    Presenter's bio:

    Robert is the outbound Product Manager for API Platform Cloud Service. Formerly the PM for Oracle Service Bus, his background is in Integration and Microservice Architectures.


    November 29th 9:00 AM GMT

    Friday Spotlight: Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Delivers Superior TCO for Mixed Workloads
    By Honglin Su, November 18th, 2016
    Honglin blogs, "Oracle Private Cloud Appliance consolidates your mixed Linux, Windows, or Oracle Solaris applications. It is engineered for cost-effective and rapid private cloud deployment.

    Recently we had a webcast where Peter Burris, Wikibon's Chief Research Officer, analyzed the total cost of ownership (TCO) for a mixed workload environment running Oracle Database, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, Microsoft SQL Server and SAS..."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 225 Issue 1; Vol 224 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 223 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:

    • Why All The Fuss About Containers? Oracle's John Fowler Explains
    • Oracle Linux 7.3
    • Never Be Afraid To Write The Memo: Thinking Like A Startup Inside The Enterprise
    • Oracle Database 12C Release 2 New Features Training - Now Available!
    • Test Your Java Knowledge With Free Sample Questions
    • Updating Private Cloud Appliance Software To 2.2.2 With Enterprise Manager 13C
    • Testing MySQL 8
    • How Photon Pulled Off Two Big Cloud Projects On A Tight Deadline
    • Deployment Of Oracle Applications And Database With Openstack Murano (Beta)
    • Cloud Deployment: Why Are User Training & Guided Learning Solutions So Important?

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

      Oracle MAF (Mobile Application Framework) 2.3.3
      By SRINI INDLA, November 14th, 2016
      Srini blogs, "Oracle MAF 2.3 release is now available on OTN. This is a major update of MAF coming less than 6 months after the last major release. This release has several new & exciting features, below are some key capabilities available in this release.

      Windows Platform Support

      On popular demand, MAF 2.3 introduces support for Universal Windows Platform(UWP). Keeping with our promise of single code base for multiple platforms, customers can now deploy their existing MAF apps to Windows 10 desktops and tablets in addition to iOS and Android..."

      Updates to Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit ) MOOC (massive open on-line course).
      By Geertjan, November 14th, 2016
      Geertjan blogs, "Before JavaOne/OpenWorld this year, we ran the first session of the Oracle JET MOOC (massive open on-line course). The aim was to prepare a large number of developers all at the same time about enterprise JavaScript in the context of Oracle JET, i.e., Oracle's free and open source JavaScript platform. The MOOC is on-line, self paced, three weeks, and focused on 10 YouTube clips per week for three weeks, with many homework tasks, quizzes, and a certificate of completion at the end. We ran the second session after JavaOne/OpenWorld and have started the third session today. In the process, thousands of developers have been introducing themselves to Oracle JET..."
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