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July/August 2009

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White Papers, Books, and Guides

Oracle Database and Microsoft Windows and .NET Interoperability: Packing Much More than Meets the Eye
In this white paper, IDC analyst Al Hilwa examines what Oracle Database offers for Windows administrators and .NET developers and the depth of that interoperability. He includes a case study of how a .NET customer has taken advantage of Oracle and Microsoft’s tight integration to bring together the best of both vendors’ technologies.

Oracle WebLogic Suite vs. Open Source Software: The True Picture
This white paper details how Oracle WebLogic Suite and open source application servers compare along three of the most important dimensions for evaluating infrastructure software.

Application Outsourcing: Leveraging Its Intrinsic Benefits
Rona Shuchat, program director, Application Outsourcing Services at IDC, discusses why more executives are embracing the value of application outsourcing as a means to drive down business expense, reduce total cost of ownership, and lower capital expenditure requirements.

A Window into the Hyper-efficient Data Center
Oracle’s new e-book on grid computing solutions provides a fast-paced introduction to the data center best practices that will drive IT costs down and IT productivity up.

Oracle IT Modernization Series: Why Modernize?
IT organizations are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and react more nimbly to ongoing business demands. Find out how IT modernization allows organizations to align their IT and business strategies and grow their top and bottom lines.

Executive Guide to Oracle Modernization
Find out how application and infrastructure modernization can help you lower IT costs, reduce risk, preserve investments, and respond to dynamic market conditions.

Oracle Store

oracle.com/store
Visit Oracle’s new online store, where customers can purchase Oracle VM Support, Oracle VM media packs, and Oracle Enterprise Linux support services media packs.

Consulting

Oracle Unified Method Customer Program
Oracle is evolving the Oracle Unified Method to achieve the vision of supporting the entire enterprise IT lifecycle, including the successful implementation of every Oracle product—applications, middleware, and database. Oracle Unified Method is Oracle’s standards-based method that provides a rapid, broadly adaptive, and business-focused implementation approach. For the first time, customers can obtain copies of the Oracle Unified Method—including guidelines, templates, and tailored work breakdown structure— for their internal use by contracting with Oracle Consulting Services for an engagement of two weeks or longer.

Go Green

Green Content Management Microsite
Oracle is the main sponsor of this site, where you can go to learn more about saving money while going green and access Oracle resources such as case studies, white papers, and a green calculator.

Green Resource Center
Find information on how Oracle content management can help your organization smoothly and rapidly realize its green initiatives and achieve clear ROI.

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Oracle University

Oracle Certification Program
An Oracle certification can provide validity of your technical knowledge and skills to colleagues, managers, and customers. You can choose to become certified in four areas—database, middleware, applications, and Linux—that offer more than 65 unique credentials. In recent years, the Oracle Certification Program has expanded its offerings both for traditional Oracle products and for the growing Oracle family of acquired products. Some of these new certifications are: Oracle Certified Professional Advanced PL/SQL Developer, Oracle Certified Expert Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Developer, and Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert.

Virtual Trade Show

Next-Generation Data Center Virtual Event
This virtual event will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn best practices and strategies for evaluating and improving the operational and environmental efficiencies of their data centers. Visit the Oracle virtual booth to watch a Webcast on software deployment efficiency and a chalk talk session on the Oracle application grid.

Podcasts

Oracle Tuxedo: Dressed for Success
Deepak Goel, software development director for Oracle Tuxedo, and Todd Little, primary architect for Oracle Tuxedo, explain the reasons for Oracle Tuxedo’s enduring value in distributed heterogeneous architecture as well as new support for service component architecture-based composition.

Architect Roundtable: Enterprise 2.0 (Parts Two and Three)
In parts two and three of this series, panelists Oracle ACE Vince Salvato, Oracle ACE Director Bex Huff, and Oracle Product Manager for Enterprise Content Management Billy Cripe discuss the organizational and cultural transformation to Enterprise 2.0 and look at how “digital natives” are changing the workplace.

Architect Roundtable: SOA Governance—Watch Your Step
Find out if your SOA initiative is ready for governance with Todd Biske, SOA author and blogger; Cathy Lippert, director of product management for SOA governance at Oracle; and Sharon Fay, product manager for Oracle Enterprise Repository.

Oracle ACE Director Discusses Cost Savings with Oracle Database 11g
Oracle ACE Director Dan Morgan discusses the benefits of advanced compression and partitioning in Oracle Database 11g.

Drive Complexity Out of Your Data Center Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Connectors for HP
Hear how Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Connectors for HP OpenView Operations, HP ServiceCenter, and HP Service Manager enable IT organizations to seamlessly integrate Oracle Enterprise Manager with HP management tools, to support key processes, consolidate monitoring information, and reduce the overall cost of managing IT systems and applications.

Eco-Transparency with Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Operating a green business requires making changes throughout your organization. Carole Switzer, president of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, explores the increasing demands for environmentally sustainable business processes and green compliance. Nicky Adams, principal product strategy manager for Oracle’s governance, risk, and compliance applications, demonstrates how you can prove that your practices are environmentally sound.

Extending the Reach of Secure Enterprise Search
Oracle partner MuseGlobal describes the integration of its technology with Oracle Secure Enterprise Search and how this benefits customers by extending their reach into a wide variety of domain-specific content repositories.

Webcasts

Is This the Right Time to Upgrade? Strategies for These Uncertain Times
Cindy Jutras, vice president and group director of the Aberdeen Group, looks at the effort required for major and minor upgrades and correlates this with data captured on release currency, maturity of implementations, and business value derived from upgrades.

Thriving Through Green: How Oracle Content Management Can Demonstrate Strong Return on Investment and Help Save the Planet
In these difficult economic times, it’s important to be able to demonstrate your project’s ROI. Learn how four Oracle customers have improved their content management practices and demonstrated ROI, and hear about the green benefits they achieved.