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Introduction to Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g
Find out how Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g provides a full range of functionality to develop the Web-based applications you need to maintain a productive, efficient, and agile enterprise.

Introduction to Oracle WebCenter Suite’s Spaces Component
Learn how Oracle WebCenter Spaces, an out-of-the-box social networking application, enables business users to create and manage group projects, dynamic online communities, and personal work environments.

Content Management for Siebel Contact Center and Services
Find out how Oracle content management for Oracle’s Siebel Customer Relationship Management can work for your contact center and services teams by providing them with up-to-date access to important documents.

Announcing Oracle Coherence 3.5
Get a firsthand look at Oracle Coherence 3.5, which includes support for multiterabyte in-memory data sets, dynamic configurability for capacity-on-demand cloud environments, new capabilities for Web session management, and native integration with Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle WebLogic Portal.

Strengthening the Foundation for Application Grid Computing
Find out how Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle JRockit, and Oracle Coherence form a complete, integrated, and hot-pluggable base for application grid computing—a middleware approach to increase performance and agility while lowering costs.

A New Architecture for Enterprise Collaboration: Creating Oracle Beehive on the World’s Most Scalable Technology Infrastructure
Terry Olkin, senior vice president of collaboration technologies at Oracle, reveals the behind-the-scenes details of the vision, design, and implementation of Oracle’s next-generation collaboration system. He also discusses how Oracle Beehive leverages Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Enterprise Manager to provide a unified and optimized platform for enterprisewide collaboration.

White Papers and Reports

Six Ways a Unified Collaboration System Reduces IT Costs
Find out how Oracle Beehive can reduce your costs, boost information worker productivity, and extend the value of your existing IT investments.

IT Modernization: An Exercise in Alignment
Based on survey findings and interviews with executives from around the world, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report on IT modernization reveals how IT departments can better support strategic business transformation.

Enterprise Collaboration for the Twenty-First Century
Read about why improved enterprise collaboration is vital to succeeding in a hypercompetitive global environment.

Who’s Who in Distributed Caching Platforms: IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle
This report focuses on how DCP (distributed caching platform) middleware technology enables users to reduce the operating costs and boost the scalability and performance of data-intensive applications by securely keeping business-critical data in the memory of redundant servers, rather than on-disk.

Delivering a Cost-Efficient and Integrated Accounts Payable Automation Solution with Oracle Content Management
Learn how Oracle content management integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5 and Oracle E-Business Suite 12 to optimize financial processes.


SOA Around the Globe
Oracle SOA Suite Developer’s Guide authors Matt Wright and Antony Reynolds discuss SOA in the U.K. and in the Asia-Pacific region, assess how current economics have affected SOA programs, and reveal the most important books on their shelves. 

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Application Grid: What’s in it for Architects?
Bill Dettelback, principal product manager at Oracle, talks about the Oracle application grid and what it means for architects.

SOA Governance: It’s Cultural
Mike van Alst, Oracle ACE director, and Dave Berry, Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA integration product team senior manager, discuss SOA governance with a look at overcoming cultural obstacles.

Oracle SQL Developer: Dig the New Data Modeler!
Sue Harper, Oracle SQL Developer senior principal product manager, describes Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, the newest addition to the Oracle SQL Developer family of tools.

.NET Developers Turn to ODP.NET
Alex Keh, principal product manager for .NET on Oracle Database, discusses next steps for .NET-on-Oracle Database developers following Microsoft’s announcement of desupport for its OracleClient provider.

Plugging Applications into Oracle Technology: JD Edwards and Oracle On Demand
Michael Beck, senior vice president of Oracle On Demand global operations, describes how Oracle On Demand is connecting Oracle’s applications users to Oracle’s complete technology stack.

Green Initiatives in the Reverse Supply Chain
Hear how green initiatives in the reverse supply chain benefit the bottom line.

Introducing Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g
Steve Harris, senior vice president of application server product development at Oracle, discusses the converged application server platform, the strategy that guides his development team, and some of the immediate benefits of Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g.

Seamless Upgrades to E-Business Suite Release 12 with Oracle On Demand
Considering an upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12? Consider moving to Oracle On Demand to host and manage your applications. Oracle offers a seamless service to get you to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.

Oracle University

Training for New Product Releases
Do you need to learn about the latest features and enhancements in Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g? To get you started with these new releases, Oracle University offers a wide range of training options, from traditional classroom courses to Live Virtual Classes, one-day seminars, self-paced online courses and demos, and Oracle By Example tutorials (available at

Oracle Database 11g offerings include the following: Oracle Database 11g: New Features Overview Seminar; Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshops I and II; and Oracle Database 11g: RAC and Grid Foundation Overview Seminar. Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g offerings include the following: Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials; Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Build Composite Applications; and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Web Services.



Fusion ECM Blog
Fusion ECM (enterprise content management) covers Enterprise 2.0, collaboration, information management, social computing, and related topics. Fusion ECM is authored by Billy Cripe, who is the director of product management for Oracle ECM and Enterprise 2.0.

Oracle BI Publisher Blog
This blog covers Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, including tips, tricks, walk-throughs, and how-tos spanning building templates to using Web services.


Oracle Beehive
See Oracle Beehive—the only unified collaboration system built for the enterprise—in action and sign up for a free 30-day trial.