Oracle Helps Simplify Cloud Adoption by Global Corporations

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We are thrilled about Oracle’s commitment to “the cloud”. Oracle’s Public Cloud Services (aka “Oracle Cloud”) offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions for a myriad of enterprise challenges. With the large adoption of Oracle On-Prem solutions by enterprise organizations around the world, “Oracle Cloud at Customer” that has been announced today will be able to truly transform the way people work. It reminds us of the promise of Cloud and Hybrid-cloud environments as well as our early prototyping of technologies like OpenStack. It is wonderful to see advancement and competition in the cloud space, especially from a large enterprise player … Read More

Industrial Internet of Things Platform Comparison

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Last updated December 1, 2016. Published on February 8, 2016. The market for Internet of Things (IoT) platforms is rapidly evolving. With an ever increasing number of available platforms to choose from, we decided it would be helpful to lay out their features and capabilities for easy comparison. To complete our matrix, we used the following criteria: a major IoT player with a platform that has real-world success implementing industrial use cases. The first section gives general information about the various platforms, including the platform name, the Platform as a Service (PaaS) used, and the date the platform became available. Most were … Read More

What’s New for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

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With the new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12.0.5, Oracle has added even more functionality to their Management Server (OMS).  This latest version expands on plugin integration with the Oracle public cloud services, and adds Oracle virtualization plugin (12.1.0.7) which provides complete control of your private cloud. Additionally, OMS also comes with the ability to deploy agents so that you can monitor and control your existing hardware and virtual machines. By implementing these agents within your virtualized environment, you can automate the patching process for all your VMs. By implementing a couple instances of the new Oracle Enterprise Manager, you can have … Read More

Migrating from Oracle Portal 10g to Oracle APEX

Migrating from Oracle Portal 10g to Oracle Application Express (APEX)

There are several enterprises that are currently running the Oracle 10g middleware platform for their front-end applications. They have Oracle Portal 10g or prior versions delivering content for their Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Discoverer based applications, all running on Oracle Application Server (OAS) 10g. Many of these OAS 10g environments also run Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 10g and Oracle Single Sign-On (OSSO) 10g. Oracle provides a supported and easily repeatable upgrade path for Oracle Database 11g, however, the upgrade of components running on OAS 10g moving to Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 11g is not quite as straightforward. Oracle … Read More

Integrate IBM Cognos with Oracle Single Sign-On

Integrate IBM Cognos with Oracle Single Sign On

There are a lot of enterprise applications available in today’s computer-driven world, and many businesses implement several different applications at once. With each application comes a new username and password that employees have to remember, and each password forgotten increases the number of IT tickets that has to be handled. Oracle Single Sign-On (SSO) is part of Oracle Access Management (OAM)  and allows a unified user experience that allows users to only have to remember one password. SSO can be configured to work with not only Oracle products but other enterprise applications as well. One of these other applications that we have recently … Read More

Preview of the Salesforce.com Summer ’14 Release

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The Summer ’14 release brings new features that help any business become a Customer company. There have been enhancements to: The Salesforce Mobile App for Admins Analytics Sales Cloud Service Cloud Salesforce for Outlook Data.com Communities Desk.com ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Chatter Summer ’14 Detailed Feature List explains each of the new features in detail. This feature list was released by salesforce.com in July ’14. Below is a preview of some of the key features of this release.

Updates from the Salesforce1 World Tour Event

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M&S attended the Salesforce1 World Tour Event in Anaheim, CA on July 15, 2014.  We experienced a lot of excitement within the User Community including Customers, Vendors, Developers around the Salesforce1 Platform. In an era of hyper-connection – billions of people and things and devices are connecting faster than ever, but behind every technology, behind every act, behind every device is the single most important element of all – a CUSTOMER, billions of them each armed with the ability to make choices and decisions at super fast speed – this is an era of INTERNET of CUSTOMERS. In this era, … Read More

M&S, where learning is built into the job

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As part of his efforts to improve productivity and visibility, one of our internal consultants quickly jotted his past hour today… “Finished catching up on news and emails, covered the detrimental disparity in today’s professional mathematics, a new ec2 instance with burstable performance characteristics that seem to be aimed towards entry level customers, there’s an nginx specific conference in SF requesting papers for October, sleep can be a competitive advantage, innovation that can be gained in new works by looking at previously discarded ideas of old yet influential works,a tool that helps teach you pitch detection (I’m assuming relative pitch … Read More