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Oracle OpenWorld: Don’t-Miss Sessions, Demos, Hands-on Labs, and More

With more than 30 scheduled sessions, five live demos, and five hands-on labs focused on Oracle WebCenter, Oracle OpenWorld 2013 will provide wide-ranging insights into both recent developments and the future direction of Oracle WebCenter.
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Powerful Oracle WebCenter Content Features That You've Never Used, But Should

Are you using all of Oracle WebCenter Content’s most powerful features? Get Director of Product Marketing Lance Shaw’s list of the top eight hidden gems.
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Michael Snow

Meet the Oracle WebCenter Team: Michael Snow, Director of Product Marketing

To help readers get to know the Oracle WebCenter team, we turn the spotlight on one of its members in every issue. This month, meet Michael Snow, Oracle WebCenter director of product marketing.
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Oracle WebCenter

Mortenson Construction Builds Faster with Oracle WebCenter

Learn how Mortenson Construction uses Oracle WebCenter technologies to improve the timely flow of project content to collaborative teams, reduce costly rework, and improve customer satisfaction.

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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 Enterprise Content Management

Investing in enterprise content management (ECM) technologies can pay large dividends if properly implemented. If not, enterprise content platforms can degrade into expensive file shares, providing limited return on your financial investment and creating a complex, cluttered web of content. The following considerations can help your ECM deployment return value today and for many years to come.

  • Information architecture. Invest in information architecture planning and design up front. If you don’t, the value of the repository could decline over time as additional business projects and applications potentially make it more difficult to use. Akin to cities that invest in urban planning early in their development, your repository will gain and retain value and be easier to navigate if you plan ahead.

  • Constructs. Learn the advanced capabilities that your ECM platform offers. Often, common business needs can be addressed by features that can be configured within the ECM system, reducing costs from otherwise custom development.

  • Less effort, greater return. Inheritance, metadata, and security are all key attributes of mature ECM solutions. By using inheritance with metadata and security, a little effort can go a long way to making areas within your repository automatically tag and secure content without end user intervention. This categorization will make the repository easier to manage as content volumes expand.

  • Ownership. Content should have an explicit owner who can be contacted when questions arise. Many organizations end up with gigabytes of information that have no explicit owner to speak to about proposed content changes.

  • Lifecycle. From a request to create an area within the repository to automatic archival and deletion of content based on established criteria, lifecycle management ensures that a repository stays lean and effective over time. Appoint an ECM architect to design the policies for content lifecycles.

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Oracle WebCenter in Action: Best Practices from Oracle Consulting

Reduce Accounts Payable and Expense Management Costs with Oracle WebCenter

The Five Competencies of Customer Experience Companies

Oracle WebCenter for Transportation: Unify Your Transportation Assets for Citizen and Agency Collaboration

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Resources: Oracle WebCenter Imaging

Oracle WebCenter capture and imaging solutions help a variety of customers improve their accounts payable (AP) invoicing processes. We invite you to learn more about our AP solutions that can help lower the costs of your financial operations while improving accuracy and efficiency. Be sure to check out our new white paper, screencast, brag book, webcast, and online assessment tool.

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Great River Energy, based in Minnesota, is one of the largest electrical generation and transmission cooperatives in the US, supplying electricity to 650,000 homes, businesses, and farms. Great River Energy aimed to refresh its aging intranet to improve communication and collaboration among its more than 860 employees.

In partnership with Great River Energy, the aurionPro SENA team designed and implemented a new employee portal based on Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content 11g, transforming old “Web 1.0” pages of links into a modern, interactive, and collaborative platform.

The organization’s corporate communications department now has direct control over content, including the ability to immediately publish content without requiring IT involvement. The availability of timely information and the maintenance of widely used features, such as surveys and the employee swap shop, have driven widespread adoption of the platform.

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aurionPro SENA is an Oracle Gold Partner and a winner of the Oracle Partner Excellence Award five times in the last five years. aurionPro SENA offers extensive experience with Oracle WebCenter products and expertise in identity management, as well as a wealth of proficiency across the Oracle product stack. Among its employees, aurionPro SENA counts 4 former Oracle deputy chief technology officers and 15 former Oracle technology and sales leaders, including representatives from Stellent, a company acquired by Oracle in 2006. Founded in 1999, aurionPro SENA is capable of ensuring the success of even the most complicated secure portal, content, records, imaging, and managed services initiatives. Visit the aurionPro SENA website to learn more about its expert level service offerings, global presence, and competitive pricing models.

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Oracle WebCenter Content 11g: Content Server Administration

Get the skills you need to effectively manage and configure Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with this class from Oracle University.

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Oracle WebCenter Quarterly Customer Update

Oracle’s Eloqua Road to Revenue Tour 2013

August | Virtual Road to Revenue
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Oracle OpenWorld

September 22–26, 2013 │San Francisco, California

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