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The latest Webcasts, podcasts, courses, and resource kits


Webcasts and Videos

Building and Operating the Next-Generation Data Center
Oracle Senior Vice President and CIO Mark Sunday and Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven share best practices for building and operating the next-generation data center using advances in virtualization, Linux, grid computing, and energy efficiency.

Web 2.0 for the Enterprise: Making It Real
Vince Casarez, Oracle vice president of product management, and Andrew McAfee, associate professor at Harvard Business School, discuss Web 2.0 versus Enterprise 2.0, the relevance of Enterprise 2.0, and its role in creating competitive advantage.

The Six Habits of Highly Effective Data Centers
Is your data center designed to withstand rapid change? Learn how grid-computing techniques can tackle your toughest challenges and inspire your next-generation data center.

LG Electronics Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 video
Find out how upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 enabled LG Electronics to implement a global single instance system.

POSCO Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 video
Hear how upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 supported POSCO’s global expansion strategy.

Oracle Hyperion On Demand Enables Management Excellence
Hear how Oracle Hyperion On Demand has enabled customers such as Cabot Microelectronics to accelerate deployment of Oracle’s Hyperion applications to increase business alignment and improve transparency and compliance.

Oracle University

Oracle Application Express 3.0: Developing Web Applications
(Search keyword: Apex)
This introductory course covers Oracle Application Express components and wizards that help users build easy-to-deploy applications and database objects. Learn how to develop a database-centric Web application using the application builder, administer Oracle Application Express workspaces, and deploy and export your application. You will also learn how to take advantage of the utilities and reporting capabilities in Oracle Application Express.

Oracle Application Express: Advanced Workshop
(Search keyword: Apex)
In this advanced Oracle Application Express course, you’ll build site maps and dashboards, incorporate Ajax and JavaScript in your application, build a custom tabular form that uses collections and validation, and develop themes and templates. The course also covers extending the application into the areas of PDF printing, e-mail notification, Web services, and integration with other Oracle products.

Resource Centers and Kits

SOA Resource Center
Find resources and information to help your organization succeed with service-oriented architecture (SOA), including a free 10-minute SOA assessment.

Go Green, Save Green
Discover how to optimize resources while reducing hardware, energy, and facility costs with Oracle VM server virtualization. This three-disc software kit includes Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 (64-bit), Oracle VM 2.1.2, and other resources.

Oracle SOA Resource Kit
Going from a rigid, monolithic infrastructure to a highly flexible matrix of discrete, reusable services requires careful coordination of people, processes, and technology. This kit includes white papers, data sheets, Webcasts, software downloads, and more that will help your organization get beyond the SOA buzz and achieve business value.

Oracle SOA Governance Resource Kit
Effective SOA governance is an essential element in any enterprise transformation strategy. Oracle’s SOA governance solution eases the transition to SOA by providing a means to reduce risk, maintain business alignment, and show the business value of SOA. This resource kit includes white papers, analyst reports, and Webcasts that will guide your organization along the path to measurable SOA success.

Prevalidated Server Solutions for Oracle Real User Experience Insight
Oracle, Intel, and Net Optics have joined forces to deliver a server solution for Oracle Real User Experience Insight. Customers worldwide can now take advantage of these prevalidated and tested reference hardware configurations to increase agility, receive faster return on investment, and reduce deployment risk. Get this kit to learn more about the partnership and download Oracle Real User Experience Insight. 

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White Papers

Oracle Grid Computing
Find out how businesses of all sizes worldwide are using grid best practices to modernize their IT operations and increase performance, availability, energy efficiency, and operational agility.

It’s All About the Salesperson: Taking Advantage of Web 2.0
This paper examines the challenges salespeople face, the growing Web 2.0 trend in the enterprise, and the drivers for a new breed of social applications that complement traditional customer resource management systems to help salespeople close more deals quickly.

Application Outsourcing: Leveraging Its Intrinsic Benefits
Today the need to innovate and seize new revenue opportunities, lower costs, and improve operational efficiencies is imperative for businesses to succeed. Learn why more executives are embracing the value of application outsourcing as a means to transform their businesses.


SOA Governance @ Work
Get best practices, tips, and insights into different areas related to SOA governance, an area that many consider critical to SOA success.


SOA Governance Misperceptions
In the first in a series of three podcasts, Bob Rhubart, architect community manager for Oracle Technology Network, talks with Oracle SOA governance specialists Cathy Lippert, Sharon Fay, and Mike Stamback about some of the misperceptions of SOA governance.

Dynamic Language Duo
Chris Jones and Kuassi Mensah, Oracle’s dynamic duo for evangelizing Oracle and dynamic languages, provide an update.

HP/Oracle Podcast: SOA, Application Modernization, and High-Performance Computing
Paul Evans, worldwide marketing lead for IT transformation solutions at HP, and Lance Knowlton, vice president for modernization at Oracle, discuss how IT infrastructure, systems, and software come together for enterprises moving toward SOA through the HP/Oracle/Intel application modernization initiative.

Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0
Oracle Vice President of Product Management Vince Casarez talks about his new book, Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0 , and how blogs, wikis, social networking, and information mashups can be extended into the enterprise.

Scaling Oracle Data Warehouses
Oracle Vice President Ray Roccaforte discusses how Oracle’s various data warehousing solutions differ, yet all enable customers to easily deploy and scale an Oracle data warehouse.

Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata
Oracle Senior Vice President of Systems Technology Juan Loaiza talks about the HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the HP Oracle Database Machine and the performance boosts that customers can achieve over their current Oracle data warehouses.

What’s New in Oracle Business Process Management 10g Release 3
Eduardo Chiocconi, senior product manager for Oracle business process management, discusses how Oracle Business Process Management 10g Release 3 increases productivity and provides an enhanced architecture and improved SOA interoperability.