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Drive Competitive Advantage with Better End-User Experience for Web Sites and Applications
Rajiv Taori, director of product management for Oracle, and Jean-Pierre “J. P.” Garbani of Forrester Research, discuss the competitive advantages of a quality end-user experience in Web sites and applications.

Tour Oracle’s Austin Data Center
Go behind the scenes at the 72,000-square-foot Oracle On Demand data center in Austin, Texas, and find out how the massive collection of equipment there serves Oracle and its customers.

Oracle Application Testing Suite: Deploy High-Quality Applications Faster
Oracle offers powerful testing tools to ensure that applications are reliable and of high quality. Learn how these tools can identify and correct errors before an application is deployed.

Oracle Universal Online Archive
Oracle Universal Online Archive provides a manageable, scalable, and compliant solution for e-mail archiving and offers fast, self-service access to current and historical mail to users and efficient, high-performance storage for IT and compliance teams.

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Oracle Fusion Middleware 10.1.3: Overview
This one-day course for business analysts, project managers, sales consultants, and other nontechnical personnel covers service-oriented architecture and the Oracle Fusion Middleware products that support it, and highlights the business intelligence, identity management, and Web capabilities in Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Financial Applications Overview
In this five-day course, learn about Oracle General Ledger, Oracle Payables, Oracle Purchasing, and the rest of the financial tools in Oracle E-Business Suite. Find out how the applications work together to suit specific business needs.


Oracle-BEA Fusion: Oracle’s New Strategic Java Platform
Steve Harris, vice president of application server development at Oracle, discusses Oracle’s vision and strategy for incorporating BEA’s WebLogic technology into Oracle’s middleware product offerings.

Tooling Around: Where Do Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Workshop Go from Here?
Duncan Mills and Greg Stachnick of the Oracle development tools group discuss the future of Oracle Fusion Middleware development tools and Oracle’s plans and strategy regarding Oracle JDeveloper and Eclipse.

Sustainability Reporting, Planning, and Management
John O’Rourke, senior director of product marketing for Oracle enterprise performance management solutions, discusses the collection and reporting of environmental, social, and economic metrics. Find out what’s driving the push for sustainability reporting and how Oracle products can simplify the data collection process.

SaaS Company Upgrades to Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition to Power Its Sales Compensation Applications
Satish Palvai, founder and CTO of Xactly, a provider of affordable, on-demand sales compensation applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, explains why his company chose Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition and Oracle business intelligence tools.

Metro St. Louis Runs Oracle E-Business Suite on an Oracle Grid
Fred Linnenbrink, director of data architecture for Metro St. Louis, the public transportation agency of the St. Louis, Missouri, area, discusses how Oracle E-Business Suite running on Oracle Real Application Clusters helps his agency save money, meet performance requirements, and maintain high availability.

Database Security for Database and Security Administrators
Rich Mogull, founder of Securosis and a former Gartner analyst, discusses the overlap between database and security administration. He explores the role of data security in companies’ partner relationships and examines data breach reporting laws, the criminal element, and the ways thieves convert stolen data into cash.

Improving Quality of Service for Oracle Database with Software Configuration Manager
Sean Bingham, director of customer Web services at Oracle, describes Oracle Software Configuration Manager and explains how it can increase quality of service for Oracle Database deployments and improve integration with Oracle Support.

Actionable Business Insight from Semantic Web Technology in Oracle Database 11g
Learn how Metatomix, a provider of semantics solutions, takes advantage of Oracle Spatial’s semantic Web technology in its applications to integrate information from disparate applications and data silos.

Technical Article

Transforming BPMN into BPEL: Why and How
Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans discusses how Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite can be used to model the business architecture of an organization with Business Process Modeling Notation.


Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3
This Oracle By Example tutorial shows how to perform a variety of tasks using Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3, including installing Oracle WebLogic Server and creating a domain, configuring managed servers, and managing machines using the administration console.


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Social CRM Blog
Find out what’s happening with Oracle’s social CRM applications from members of Oracle’s social CRM team.

Oracle Certification Blog
Paul Sorensen, group director of global certification programs at Oracle University, comments and answers questions on topics related to Oracle certification.

White Papers

Making the Case for Oracle Database on Windows
This Ovum Summit white paper discusses how companies of all sizes can benefit from deploying Oracle Database on Microsoft Windows. Read about how Oracle ensures interoperability with core Windows features such as Active Directory.

White Papers

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Join Oracle’s e-mail community and download Oracle’s top 10 white papers for free. Topics include business intelligence, contact center technology, customer relationship management, data warehousing, Oracle on Windows, security, and service-oriented architecture. Members of Oracle’s e-mail community are among the first to hear about upcoming events and Webcasts, receive exclusive offers, and read customer success stories.

Resource Kit

Oracle Application Express Resource Kit
Learn how Oracle Application Express addresses manageability, security, and scalability challenges associated with mission-critical data stored in spreadsheets and personal databases. The free resource kit includes the latest release of Oracle Application Express, a link to related free packaged applications, and more.

Oracle Database Security Resource Kit
This free resource kit includes technical white papers, step-by-step tutorials, analyst reports, expert Webcasts, and a database security self-assessment tool.

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