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Triple Play: Leading Analyst Firm Positions Oracle in Three Key Leaders Quadrants Based on Evaluation of Its Oracle WebCenter Solutions

Gartner, Inc. has named Oracle a Leader in three of its latest Magic Quadrants, including “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management,” “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management,” and “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.”
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Q&A: Oracle's Christie Flanagan on the Smartest Journey to Connected, Multichannel Experiences

Christie Flanagan, director of product marketing for Oracle WebCenter Sites, provides a roadmap to connected, multichannel experiences across the entire customer journey, from research and selection to purchase, service, and recommendation.
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Christina Kolotouros

Meet the Oracle WebCenter Team: Christina Kolotouros, Director of Product Management

To help readers get to know the Oracle WebCenter team, we turn the spotlight on one of its members in every issue. This month, we talk to MIT graduate Christina Kolotouros, director of product management.
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SPECIAL OFFER

2013 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation

Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards honor organizations using Oracle Fusion Middleware in pioneering and innovative ways to deliver unique business value. Submit your nomination by Tuesday, June 18, 2013, for a chance to win a free registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2013, September 22–26, San Francisco, California.
Submit your nomination today!

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FEATURED VIDEO

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Entity Solutions Builds Online Portal with Oracle WebCenter

Entity Solutions uses Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content to implement Entity Online for its contractors.


Watch more Oracle WebCenter videos on Oracle Media Network.

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BEST PRACTICES

John Brunswick

Oracle WebCenter Best Practices

Get best practices and deployment advice from Oracle expert John Brunswick in this column. Passionate about both business and technology, John focuses on maximizing IT's ability to streamline and optimize business.


Best Practices for Embracing Responsive Web Design

Why is responsive Web design (RWD) a hot area of discussion? Take a moment to glance at your Web analytics—the high percentage of mobile viewership is the reason. It’s no longer enough to simply have a mobile presence. Today, it’s important to supply an outstanding, intuitive mobile experience to users. In an ideal world, you would supply existing content and applications to your mobile users without requiring extra work from your organization.

Bespoke creation for each unique device is not feasible. Time to market is crucial and a broader strategy is required—one that can work on devices today, tomorrow, and next year. As you consider an RWD initiative for your organization, review these key considerations and how they could impact your organization's efforts.

  • Revisit experience. Revisit the priority of user interaction. What aspects of an experience take a back seat when delivered through a form factor with limited real estate? Which take priority?
  • Core form factors. Though RWD can work on any size device, start with basics such as desktop, tablet, and smart phone.
  • Technical approach. How will you alter part of the experience for each form factor? Use fluid columns? Remove columns? Change key links into buttons? A quick Google search will supply plenty of technical resources.
  • Navigation. With limited real estate, will you prioritize key navigational elements and remove secondary options, based on the priorities defined in step 1? For instance, is "on site" search more important with limited navigation?
  • Data interaction. Is an authenticated user experience part of your mobile offering? How will you surface back-end data in a meaningful way on limited form factors? Will you require modified ways for people to submit information to you?

Read more from John Brunswick.

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WEBCASTS

American Axle Speeds Portal Deployment and Empowers End Users with Oracle WebCenter


Improving the Health of Your Business with Oracle WebCenter Content

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

Mortenson Construction is a large general contracting company that performs construction, development, and design/build services for a variety of projects that demand collaborative content management capabilities. Mortenson has deployed a combination of Oracle WebCenter technologies, including Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content 11g, to produce a unique and differentiating collaborative project management offering for its customers, called ProjectConnect. The offering provides a new level of visibility and accuracy along every step of the project lifecycle. Mortenson was awarded Oracle’s 2012 Industry Excellence Award for Engineering and Construction and now features the ProjectConnect solution as a key differentiator over competing construction firms.

View this new Webcast to learn more about how Mortenson is delivering a better customer experience using Oracle WebCenter.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

TekStream Solutions is an Oracle Gold Partner specializing in the sales, deployment, resourcing, and service of Oracle WebCenter products. TekStream blends superior business consulting with modern technology implementation expertise to help companies manage their massive volumes of content and internet-based services. They take advantage of next-generation enterprise social networking, customer engagement, and collaboration solutions for enterprise businesses. More importantly, TekStream helps companies find new ways to leverage those assets to fuel innovation, improve new customer relationships, and reduce costs. TekStream has a unique and entrepreneurial culture built by individuals who are driven to exceed client expectations. Learn more today.

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PRESS RELEASE

Yarra Valley Water Uses Oracle Engineered Systems for Mission-Critical Business Applications to Help Improve Business Performance

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FEATURED TRAINING

Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g: Build Portals with Spaces

Get the skills you need to create and administer group spaces to bring people together in a virtual environment.

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PROFIT MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHT

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Go to where the conversation lives. Connect on LinkedIn with Profit, Oracle's publication for the enterprise class, business leaders and decision-makers. Be a part of our growing community and network with colleagues around content directly from Profit, as well as exclusive content found only here. Join us.

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EVENTS

Oracle WebCenter Quarterly Customer Update


Oracle OpenWorld

September 22–26, 2013 │San Francisco, California


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