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January/February 2010

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The latest Webcasts, podcasts, white papers, and blogs


Webcasts and Internet Seminars

Oracle Tuxedo: Modern. Mission-Critical. SOA-Ready.

Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware, discusses Oracle Tuxedo, Oracle’s market-leading application server for C, C++, and Cobol applications.

Five IT Cost Management Imperatives
Honorio J. Padron, IT research practice lead at the Hackett Group, reviews the practices that organizations should follow to lower their IT costs.

White Papers and Reports

The Role of Application Management Outsourcing in Improving IT Agility, Part I
Read about emerging models for application management outsourcing that address the need to rapidly ramp up capacity with minimal capital investment during an expansion phase and scale back capacity swiftly during a downturn.

OAUG ResearchLine Report: Performance Under Pressure
Whether you are a customer attempting to access an e-commerce site or a manager at the other end charged with keeping the site’s applications performing flawlessly on a 24/7 basis, you know that there are always going to be glitches lurking. Learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager can mitigate these issues through effective monitoring, testing, and quality assurance.

Deciding Whether or Not to Use a Portal Platform
Portals provide secure access to applications, content, and communication tools. Learn more about the driving factors behind portal implementation and how to decide if a portal product is right for your organization.

The Oracle Enterprise Architecture Framework
Read about how Oracle enterprise architecture framework provides a streamlined technology-agnostic framework that helps Oracle work collaboratively with customers to develop strategic road maps and architecture solutions that enable business and IT alignment.

Architectural Strategies for Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is the convergence of virtualization, distributed application design, grid computing, and enterprise IT management to enable a more flexible approach for deploying and scaling applications. Learn more about delivering an architecture that captures the potential of cloud computing.

Maximizing SOA Returns with Enterprise Architecture
The value of SOA has been limited due to its implementation as more of a solution architecture than an enterprise architecture. See how a shared-services infrastructure built with the foundation of enterprise architecture can provide sustainable cost reduction and improve alignment of the business to IT.

Resource Kits and Centers

Executive Guide to Grid Computing
Grid computing enables data centers to get ready for the next decade of business challenges while providing immediate benefits in terms of lowering costs, raising service levels, and increasing agility. This grid computing resource kit offers a primer on grid computing techniques and showcases real customer use cases.

Enterprise Architecture Center
Enterprise architecture is a method and an organizing principle that aligns functional business objectives and strategies with an IT strategy and execution plan. This resource center offers podcasts, blogs, white papers, and other content that reflect the insight and expertise of Oracle Technology Network members who are dealing with enterprise architecture challenges.

Oracle CFO Central
Focused on the needs of the chief financial officer, Oracle CFO Central provides in-depth thought leadership on financial management topics and solutions, and the latest news, resources, and information about upcoming executive events.


Extreme Performance for Data Warehouses
Oracle SOA Suite Developer’s Guide Ray Roccaforte, Oracle’s vice president responsible for developing data warehousing solutions, discusses how Oracle Exadata V2 and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 enable customers to easily deploy and scale an Oracle data warehouse and deliver the best cost/performance ratio. 

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Enterprise Architecture Visibility, Parts 1 and 2
Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans and Mark Simpson discuss bridging silos and the difficulty in dealing with the “people issues” inherent in enterprise architecture.

Cloud Computing and the Politics of Enterprise Architecture, Parts 1-3
Basheer Khan of Innowave Technology, Jordan Braunstein of Rolta TUSC, and Ralf Dossmann of Oracle’s Enterprise Solutions Group discuss how cloud computing might reshape the battleground between business and IT.

Author Iggy Fernandez Discusses Sound Practices and Techniques DBAs Can Use with Oracle Database 11g
Iggy Fernandez, author of Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration: From Novice to Professional (Apress, 2009) discusses the value-add that Oracle Database 11g offers to all database administrators.

PeopleSoft Developer’s Guide for PeopleTools and PeopleCode
Judi Doolittle, author of PeopleSoft Developer’s Guide for PeopleTools and PeopleCode (Oracle Press, 2008) discusses practical problems and techniques used by DBAs for normalization and denormalization of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise and other data models.

Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 11g
Roger Snowden of Oracle’s Customer Support Database Center of Excellence discusses best practices and resources available to help reduce the time, cost, and risks associated with upgrading to Oracle Database 11g.

Tom Kyte’s Thoughts on Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Oracle’s Tom Kyte shares his opinions about Oracle Database 11g Release 2.

Oracle Exadata V2: The World’s First OLTP Database Machine
Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technology at Oracle, talks about Oracle Exadata V2 and how customers can experience extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads.


Enterprise Architecture Blog
This blog focuses on best practices for enterprise architects. Contributors include Mans Bhuller and Hamza Jahangir of Oracle’s Enterprise Solutions Group; Adam Boczkowski, Oracle Insight program director; and Pat Shepherd of Oracle Sales.

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology
This blog provides the latest news from the Oracle E-Business Suite development team. It includes Oracle insiders’ takes on technology stack-related topics for Oracle E-Business Suite, sneak previews of upcoming releases, new product announcements, glimpses into the inner workings of Oracle Development, and in-depth discussions of technology stack architectures.

Oracle University

Training for Oracle’s PeopleSoft PeopleTools
PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.50 provides a full-feature technology upgrade to help enhance the value of PeopleSoft applications. Oracle University provides a series of courses to help you understand the changes and new features available with PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.50. Courses include PeopleTools I Release 8.50, PeopleTools II Release 8.50, PeopleSoft PeopleCode Release 8.50, PeopleSoft Application Engine Release 8.50, and PeopleSoft Structured Query Report Release 8.50.


Free Web Application Assessment
The Oracle Fusion Middleware Web Application Assessment is a collaborative discovery process focused on specific Web application efficiency, performance, and availability issues. Following industry standards and best practices, Oracle’s technical experts will engage with your team to review your applications and supporting infrastructure. The engagement consists of one half-day information gathering and advisory workshop.