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Articles and White Papers

What It Takes to Foster a Culture of Collaboration
This Forrester Research report identifies the technological and cultural obstacles that impede enterprise collaboration and outlines principles and practices for removing them.


Business Management in the Age of Enterprise 2.0
This white paper advocates a new definition for Enterprise 2.0. The authors discuss the business drivers and demographic changes that are forcing new, collaborative business models. They identify the technological capabilities required for an Enterprise 2.0 platform and highlight the transformational abilities of such a platform. 

How to Configure and Use Oracle Real Application Clusters with Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3
This article demonstrates how to configure Oracle WebLogic Server to work with Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) as well as how to test the connections to the back-end Oracle RAC nodes using a Web application. It covers how to configure a database service, test the service, and create the required datasources; how to test the configuration; and troubleshooting.

Webcasts and Internet Seminars

Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5
Richard Sarwal, senior vice president of product development at Oracle, introduces Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5 and discusses how the new release can help organizations reduce the costs of managing applications with a unique top-down approach.

Oracle Beehive—Unified Collaboration, Built for the Enterprise
David Gilmour, Oracle senior vice president, discusses how Oracle Beehive brings together a full range of collaboration tools to create a truly integrated user experience while delivering the highest level of security, scalability, and manageability.

Oracle Data Mining Overview and Demo
Charlie Berger, senior director of product management at Oracle, discusses the Oracle Data Mining option for Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition. He presents data mining concepts, Oracle Data Mining’s features and differentiators, typical use cases, and several brief demonstrations.

Top-Down Application Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Find out about Oracle Enterprise Manager’s broad application management and quality assurance solutions for Oracle technologies, including Oracle Fusion Middleware.

The Six Habits of Highly Successful Data Centers
Get more from your data center: find out how grid computing can help your organization save money while improving efficiency and agility.

Oracle University

Business Intelligence Training: Anytime, Anywhere
(Search keyword: Oracle BI)
The following courses are just two of many comprehensive business intelligence offerings available in the Oracle University Live Virtual Class format. Pick a class time that works for you; take it wherever you’d like.

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 10g Release 3: Fundamentals
In this course, participants gain expertise with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 10g Release 3 by establishing a foundation in the fundamentals and underlying standards. By the end of the course, students will be able to create reports based on various datasources such as Oracle Database, Web services, RSS feeds, and files.

Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition Plus 10g Release 3: Create Reports and Dashboards
This course provides step-by-step instructions for creating ad hoc queries in Oracle Business Intelligence Answers and incorporating them into Oracle Business Intelligence Interactive Dashboards. Learn to build a simple Oracle Business Intelligence Interactive Dashboard starting with basic requests created in Oracle Interactive Dashboard and Answers, and then move on to more-complex tasks such as including pivot tables, charts, gauges, prompts, and embedded content.


Oracle Financial Analytics with Oracle Essbase
Follow a day in the life of a CFO as she uses Oracle’s enterprise performance management system to respond to changing market conditions. You’ll see how Oracle Financial Analytics works in tandem with Oracle Essbase in this three-minute demo.

Oracle’s Record-to-Report Solution
Achieving management excellence requires the integration of all management processes. Learn about the record-to-report management process, through which systems and data are combined to meet internal and external reporting needs.

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Architect Roundtable: Enterprise 2.0 (Part One)
Oracle ACE Vince Salvato, Oracle ACE Director Bex Huff, and Oracle Product Manager for Enterprise Content Management Billy Cripe discuss the connection between social media and Enterprise 2.0 and the level to which Enterprise 2.0 is understood among IT stakeholders.

USPS Leverages Location Data with Oracle
A panel of Oracle experts discusses the connection and synergy between service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management, and their impact on efficiency and agility.

Architect Roundtable: Architects and Communication (Parts One and Two)
Eddie Awad, Oracle ACE director, and Jeff Davies, senior principal product manager at Oracle and an author with a focus on service-oriented architecture (SOA), discuss the communication issues that face software architects and whether Enterprise 2.0 tools can close the communication gap. They offer insight into how effective communication can bring new life to faltering SOA initiatives.

Go Green with Oracle Document Management
Brian Dirking, principal product director at Oracle, and Greg Crider, senior director of product marketing at Oracle, discuss how Oracle document management customers have saved their organizations thousands of dollars and also helped the environment by reducing their paper consumption.

InfiniBand Networks Drive Extreme Performance for Data Warehousing
Voltaire’s InfiniBand interconnect solutions are a key component of Oracle Exadata, helping drive extreme performance for large Oracle data warehouses. Asaf Somekh, vice president of marketing at Voltaire, discusses how Voltaire’s InfiniBand interconnect can dramatically speed the performance of any clustered Oracle database application running on industry-standard storage and servers.

Enterprise Performance Management: Driving Management Excellence
John Kopcke, senior vice president of business intelligence and performance management at Oracle, discusses how leading companies are integrating their management processes and using Oracle’s enterprise performance management system to achieve management excellence.


Oracle Enterprise Manager
Chung Wu, director of product management at Oracle, is the primary author of this blog, which provides the latest information and perspectives on Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Oracle IRM
Simon Thorpe, a senior sales consultant at Oracle, provides insight into information rights management (IRM) and related issues in the “official blog” about Oracle Information Rights Management.

Insight-Driven Retailing Blog
David Dorf, director of technology strategy for Oracle Retail, is the primary author of this retail-focused blog.