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Webcasts and Internet Seminars

ClearView: Grid Computing
This Oracle ClearView video explains the “why” and “how” of grid computing in less than two minutes.

Linux Kernel Development at Oracle, Parts 1 and 2
Oracle Vice President of Linux Engineering Wim Coekaerts provides a report from the recent Linux Foundation conference, explains the purpose of Linux kernel development efforts at Oracle, and offers an overview of Oracle VM server virtualization.

Introducing Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
Rick Schultz, vice president of technology marketing at Oracle, discusses the significance of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g release and its relevance to both IT and business stakeholders.

Introducing Oracle Identity Management 11g
Amit Jasuja, vice president of development at Oracle, discusses how Oracle Identity Management 11g establishes the foundation for service-oriented security.

Enterprise Collaboration—Gold Mine or Money Pit?
David Gilmour, senior vice president of collaboration technologies at Oracle, discusses how organizations can use Oracle Beehive to simultaneously improve productivity and lower IT costs through a simplified approach to enterprise collaboration.

Why Collaboration Is Hot: Getting Ahead of the Business Curve in a Disruptive Market
Forrester Principal Analyst Rob Koplowitz discusses the reasons why many organizations are making collaboration technology a strategic priority.

Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 11g
Widespread SOA adoption has fueled service enabling of IT systems but has also exposed a new set of challenges in composing next-generation business applications. Find out how Oracle SOA Suite 11g tackles these challenges.

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Oracle’s Cloud Computing Center
Visit this center for the latest information about cloud computing, including Oracle’s partnership with Amazon Web Services. Find out how to get started, download Amazon Machine Images, and get hands-on advice with demos and tutorials.

Articles, White Papers, and Reports

Oracle VM High Availability: Hands-on Guide to Implementing Guest VM HA
This white paper provides a step-by-step guide and best practices for designing and implementing the guest virtual machine high-availability feature in Oracle VM.

Creating Oracle Database-Backed iGoogle Gadgets
Learn how to build gadgets for iGoogle and OpenSocial containers that read data from an Oracle database.

The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Enterprise Manager Configuration Management Pack and Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack
An independent multicustomer study conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals that customers gain significant benefits and cost savings from Oracle Configuration Management Pack and Oracle Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack.

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Building Your Business Case for Best-Practice IT Services Delivery
IT organizations are under pressure to drive continuous value from IT investments while reducing operational costs. Find out how to ensure that nothing gets missed in the business case process for IT service delivery.

Guide to Advanced Linux Command Mastery, Part 4: Managing the Linux Environment
Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda explains how to manage the Linux environment effectively through commonly used commands.

Comparative Management Costs Study: Oracle Database 11g vs. IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.5
According to a recent Edison Group study, DBAs can perform day-to-day administrative tasks 40 percent faster with Oracle Database 11g versus IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.5. The study also shows how organizations can save 43 percent annually in database management costs using Oracle over DB2.

Should Your Email Live in the Cloud? An Infrastructure and Operations Analysis
This Forrester Research report explains how cloud deployment models can help enterprises cope with the infrastructure challenges created by growing e-mail systems.

An Introduction to Real-Time Data Integration
Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman discusses how Oracle Data Integrator addresses the data integration needs of heterogeneous environments.

Oracle University

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1: New Features Courses
Three new Oracle University Live Virtual Classes focus on product features and enhancements in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. Designed for implementers, project managers, and end users, these two-day courses are an ideal quick introduction to Oracle applications.

Release 12.1 Oracle Supply Chain Planning New Features
This course provides an overview of Oracle Supply Chain Planning enhancements, including advanced supply chain planning, advanced planning command center, demand signal repository, service parts planning, production scheduling, and strategic network optimization.

Release 12.1 Oracle Manufacturing New Features
This course provides an overview of Oracle Manufacturing enhancements, such as the manufacturing operation center, supply chain globalization, buy/sell subcontracting, shop floor management, cost management, and quality management.

Release 12.1 Oracle Human Capital Management New Features
This course provides an overview of enhancements in Oracle E-Business Suite human capital management solutions, including core human resources (HR), self-service HR, payroll, time and labor, compensation and benefits, recruitment, and learning management applications.


Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g: Focus on Spaces and Social Computing Services
Ajay Gandhi, senior director of product management at Oracle, discusses how Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g’s spaces and social computing services increase productivity and optimize connections between people, information, and applications.

Introduction to Oracle ADF Desktop Integration
Hear about the new integration between Oracle Application Development Framework and Microsoft Excel.

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and Application Grid
Mike Piech, senior director of product marketing at Oracle, discusses how Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g enhances the application grid.

Oracle Transportation Management: Sustainable Transportation
Learn how you can use Oracle Transportation Management to reduce miles and greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing your transportation operations.

Oracle Introduces Oracle Retail Data Model to Enable Insight-Driven Retail Intelligence
Find out how Oracle Retail Data Model helps retailers accelerate the design and implementation of an enterprise data warehouse.


Application Grid Blog
This blog covers the concepts, architecture, practices, technologies, and products related to the application grid.

Oracle Developer Tools Blog
This blog focuses on middleware-related Java developer tools including Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Development Framework, Eclipse, and more.