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BEA Welcome and Middleware Strategy Briefing
Charles Phillips, president of Oracle, and Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware, discuss how the addition of BEA products to Oracle Fusion Middleware creates a best-in-class combination, advances a common vision, and reinforces Oracle’s middleware strategy.

Maximum Performance, Minimum Downtime—Learn How
This Webcast series explores how Oracle Enterprise Manager can help organizations to optimize service, minimize downtime, and better utilize resources. Topics include meeting service-level objectives, diagnosing and tuning Java application performance problems, simplifying configuration management for service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, and SOA runtime governance.

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Live Virtual Class
Oracle University’s online live virtual class is an educational experience comparable to Oracle’s traditional in-class training—without the expense of travel. With world-class technology, top-rated instructors, cutting-edge curriculum, and hands-on labs, Oracle University’s live virtual classes combine traditional content with interactive learning. This flexible option gives you the freedom to learn anywhere while expanding your Oracle product knowledge.

Live virtual classes feature courses from every area—Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Applications, and industry applications.

Watch a demo at to experience the interactivity and collaboration of a live virtual class.


Community Update: Dev2Dev2OTN
Get an update on the integration plans and progress for bringing the Dev2Dev, Arch2Arch, and Oracle Technology Network (OTN) communities together from OTN Editor in Chief Justin Kestelyn, Dev2Dev Editor Kevin Farnham, and Arch2Arch community manager Bob Rhubart.

Oracle Middleware Strategy Update: Oracle WebCenter Suite
Vince Casarez, vice president of product management, talks about Oracle’s approach to Enterprise 2.0 and describes how Oracle WebCenter Suite supports the rapid development of out-of-the-box, community-based portals and the creation of customized, standards-based composite applications.

Oracle Middleware Strategy Update: Entitlements and Identity Management
Amit Jasuja, vice president of identity management products at Oracle, discusses the growing demand for fine-grained authorization and entitlements management and how these technologies enable an application-centric identity management approach.

Secure Your Data and Protect Your Budget
Sean McKeown, director of Oracle’s global IT operations, discusses how Oracle Secure Backup is helping protect enterprise data as well as IT budgets.

Oracle Universal Online Archive
Wayne Boerger, senior product manager for content management at Oracle, discusses how Oracle Universal Online Archive provides a scalable, flexible, and cost-effective platform for archiving all types of enterprise information. Listen to find out why data center managers, e-mail administrators, and compliance officers are all looking at Oracle’s new solution for meeting their information archiving challenges.

Multi-Terabyte Scale Data Warehousing
Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Magazine columnist Arup Nanda discusses the challenges and benefits of consolidating business information in a 60TB-plus (and growing) Oracle data warehouse.

Oracle’s Web 2.0 Strategy for CRM
Mark Woollen, vice president, customer relationship management (CRM) product strategy at Oracle, discusses how Oracle’s social CRM applications harness the latest Web 2.0 technology to create highly intuitive and focused applications for salespeople.

Unlocking the Strategic Value of Workforce Management Applications
Sherri Bartels, director of human capital management product strategy at Oracle, discusses the challenges organizations face in managing their workforce and how Oracle’s workforce management applications can help increase workforce efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

Regulatory Compliance for Public Organizations—Achieving Stronger Controls and Better Management Practices
Stephanie Holmeen, product marketing director, Oracle governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) applications, and Gregory Williams, director of the Washington federal practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, discuss how public administrations can achieve greater control over their dispersed compliance programs and minimize their risk by using Oracle’s GRC applications.

Executive Update: Oracle’s Strategy for Industries
Sonny Singh, senior vice president of Oracle’s Products and Industries Business Unit, discusses Oracle’s extensive footprint for industries and Oracle’s industry business strategy, which focuses on providing a complete, open, and integrated solution.

Announcing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Application-Specific Content for Oracle User Productivity Kit and Oracle Tutor
Stuart Dunsmore, senior director of Oracle User Productivity Kit and Oracle Tutor development, discusses the prebuilt content available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12 and how this content can help customers from the start of an implementation or upgrade project through go-live and beyond.

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Oracle Solutions for Higher Education
Curtiss Barnes, vice president of product strategy for education and research at Oracle, describes Oracle’s best-in-class offerings for higher education institutions.

All About the Fusion Middleware Best Practice Centers for Applications
Nishit Rao, group product manager, and Markus Zirn, senior director, Oracle Fusion Middleware, discuss the Oracle Fusion Middleware Best Practice Centers for Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s PeopleSoft and Siebel applications.


Oracle SQL Developer 1.5 New Features
This Oracle By Example tutorial highlights new ways to connect to your database, export objects, copy and compare schemas, use extended search and new preferences in SQL Worksheet, version your files, work with trace files, and integrate with Oracle Application Express.


Oracle OpenWorld Blog
Get the official inside scoop on Oracle OpenWorld from Tania Weidick, vice president of events marketing at Oracle.

Frank Buytendijk Blog
Frank Buytendijk, vice president of enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy at Oracle, blogs about business intelligence and EPM. Part consultant to Oracle customers, part strategist, and part trend spotter, Buytendijk seeks to identify challenges even before they present themselves and to help companies find smart, creative ways to improve performance.


Forrester Total Economic Impact Studies
If you are looking for ways to manage unstructured content in your organization, or you need to justify a content management project to upper management, these two studies from Forrester Research offer valuable insight. In these total-economic-impact reports, Forrester examined the economic impact and return on investment that two customers realized by deploying Oracle content management.

Resource Kit

Oracle Content Management Resource Kit
This free resource kit CD contains valuable information to help you develop a content management strategy. The CD includes customer case studies, white papers, and product demonstrations.


Web 2.0 Resource Library
This library offers links to a variety of Web 2.0-related resources, including Web 2.0 thought leadership blogs, articles, case studies, videos, and podcasts.