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Special Report: Engineered to Work Together

October 2012

Customers, employees and senior managers are increasingly reliant on interoperable systems. Customers expect to be able to access a website from any device, employees expect to collaborate and instantly exchange data with team members and partners across the globe, and engineers expect technology designed to work together so that they can take advantage of new data-driven demands more quickly and at a lower cost.

At this year's Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle executives announced several new product releases that demonstrate Oracle's commitment to delivering technology engineered to work together. Here, learn more about what was released, and how Oracle's engineered systems are changing the way business leaders work. Plus, hear from other thought leaders about how stronger connections between our technology —and our people— can improve productivity, customer satisfaction, and even help solve big problems.

Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together: Why It’s A Different Approach
Join Oracle CEO Larry Ellison for this on-demand webcast of his opening Oracle OpenWorld keynote. Or read a summary of the key points from Oracle's NewsCentral blog.

Middleware Innovations on Display
Hasan Rizvi, Oracle executive vice president of Product Development for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java products, introduced session attendees to the new Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2, an engineered system designed specifically to help customers manage their most complex and demanding application workloads with elastic scalability, high availability, and lower TCO. Plus, read the official press release.

Press Release: Oracle Announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine
During Larry Ellison's opening keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld, the Oracle CEO announced the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine , the latest generation of its Oracle Exadata Database Machines and a key component of the Oracle Cloud.

Press Release: Latest Release of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Software Enables Customers to View and Analyze Data at the Speed of Business
At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle announced the availability of enhanced analytics software optimized for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, the industry's first high-speed engineered system featuring in-memory business intelligence software and hardware to deliver extreme performance for analytic and performance management applications.

Interconnected Systems Are the Future—If We’re Up to the Challenge
“Increasingly, we've gone from a world where siloed systems made the highest profit to a world in which the best business strategies in many industries are ones that are interconnected,” says John Palfrey, a professor at Harvard Law School and author of Interop.

The Middleware Advantage
Middleware is a layer of software that creates a common platform for all interactions internal and external to the organization—system-to-system, system-to-database, human-to-system, Web-based, and mobile-device-based interactions. Modern middleware is based on a service-oriented architecture, which uses prebuilt services that can be shared and reused by multiple systems.

Completely Connected: How Oracle’s new social technologies will change the way we work together
“Right now, most customers think of social media as a distinct add-on to their enterprise applications and experiences,” says Abhay Parasnis, senior vice president, product development, at Oracle. “As we look ahead to bringing these products together, social infrastructure will be integrated throughout our entire application portfolio, the same way Web and e-mail are today.”

Working Together
“When collaboration was starting off, we saw a lot of rogue deployments without the involvement of IT,” says Jacob Morgan, author of The Collaborative Organization. “The ideal scenario is to bring IT into the conversation from the early stages, so business leaders and the IT professionals can work together to figure out what makes sense for the company.” Get his advice for developing an Enterprise 2.0 strategy that makes your business more innovative and secure.

Oracle Systems Online Forum
Join us for this online event and learn how Oracle Optimized Solutions help businesses lower their TCO, mitigate risk, and improve productivity while accelerating innovation across the entire technology stack. This event for information technology professionals features an executive keynote, breakout sessions with analyst insights, and customer case studies.

Blog: Engineered Systems for Retail
“One of the key benefits of this approach is that applications require no changes, so they will run on anyone's hardware as well as Oracle's engineered systems. And specifically for retail, we continue to partner with different hardware vendors to test and certify our applications,” writes David Dorf, senior director, technology strategy for Oracle Retail.

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