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Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 9 Sep 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: In order to be able to react to changing requirements, reduce time to market, as well as to overall be able to release quality
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Integrating ALM in Your Development Environment

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 2 Sept 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: Most companies think that switching to a new ALM platform is a painful experience, requiring immense sacrifices of time and effort. Whether you’re planning on
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Integrating Git, Mercurial and SVN into Application Lifecycle Management

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 19 Aug 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: This webinar will allow you to learn more about source code management with ALM. We’re going to talk about Git, Mercurial and Subversion, and
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Medical Device Development: Quality Assurance and Testing

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 12 Aug 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: Adequate quality assurance and testing processes are vital in safety-critical industries such as the medical sector. For medical device developers, enforcing processes and implementing
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Oracle Retail’s Merchandising Solutions Bring World-Class Capabilities to Charming Charlie

Oracle Database News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:13
Press Release Oracle Retail’s Merchandising Solutions Bring World-Class Capabilities to Charming Charlie

Redwood Shores Calif—Jul 31, 2015

When consumer demand for the latest trends surges, fashion retailers must move quickly to engage with shoppers and ensure they have the right product mix on the shelves. Women’s contemporary jewelry and accessory retailer Charming Charlie, known for carrying a wide array of accessible fashion accessories merchandised by color, has met widespread consumer demand with aggressive growth and a timely upgrade to Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions that supports both its immediate needs and its international expansion plans.   Opening an average of 55 stores annually, it’s easy to see why growth was stretching the retailer’s previous IT systems.  Founded in 2004, Charming Charlie now has over 350 locations across the U.S., Canada and Dubai. The company debuted a 16,000-square-foot New York City Charming Charlie flagship store in June 2015 and is poised for further domestic and international expansion in the coming months.   Along the way, growth outpaced its IT systems and Charming Charlie launched an initiative that would establish scalable, modern retail operations on new Oracle Retail systems.    “With the complexity of a lot of product SKUs, ongoing store openings, and international expansion, we needed a technology foundation from Oracle Retail that would be able to grow with us,” said John Hnanicek, Chief Information Officer, Charming Charlie.   Over a 13-month period beginning in late 2013, with the help of systems integrator and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, OLR, Charming Charlie implemented Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Trade Management, Oracle Retail Price Management, Oracle Retail Invoice Match, and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management.  The integrated Oracle Retail systems support best-in-class operations across critical areas such as inventory management, sales forecasting, and pricing/markdown management.   Charming Charlie was already using Oracle E-Business Suite Financials, and the Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions are integrated with this and an array of in-house systems, which increases the speed at which informed decisions can be made.   Charming Charlie Streamlines Merchandising and Pricing   In addition to helping drive both U.S. and international growth, the Oracle Retail solutions provide world-class retailing capabilities. By employing Oracle’s industry best practices on merchandise hierarchy setup and price management, Charming Charlie is gaining operational efficiencies. The Oracle Retail solutions automate and streamline pricing strategy execution, adding the ability to set regional pricing and meet competitive pricing targets, and they simplify key operational processes such as reclass and markdowns.   “By implementing Oracle Retail, Charming Charlie has an operations platform to drive growth and facilitate quick-turn response to new market opportunities,” said Jill Puleri, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle is committed to providing retailers with the right mix of solutions, global support and best practices to deliver commerce anywhere and drive profitability.”   Contact Info Greg Lunsford
Oracle
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greg.lunsford@oracle.com Mary Ellen Amodeo
Amodeo and Associates
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Designing and Testing For The Human Factor: It IS Rocket Science

Polarion Software - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:03
Can you design and test for the human factor to avoid situations like Jeep and Virgin Galactica?
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Spira Build Server Plugin for MS TFS Released

Inflectra News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:00

We are pleased to announced the release of the Spira Build Server Plugin for the Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) build server. This plugin allows you to integrate the build management features of TFS with Spira. This is in addition to our existing source code plugin for TFS and Visual Studio IDE integration.

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DX Marketing Selects Oracle Cloud as the Foundation for its Data-Driven Marketing Platform

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:52
Press Release DX Marketing Selects Oracle Cloud as the Foundation for its Data-Driven Marketing Platform Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud help firm reduce time to market by up to 70 percent

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 30, 2015

To build a new environment for its direct marketing solutions in a limited time frame while maximizing ROI for its customers, DX Marketing, one of the country’s most comprehensive data-driven marketing firms, has selected Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud Service.

Faced with the challenge of identifying valuable consumer data, from hundreds of millions of records, for customer acquisition programs, DX Marketing’s IT department decided to replace its on premises computing platform. For its new solution, DX Marketing sought to reduce risk and infrastructure costs; adopt innovative database features to help improve time-to-market; and scale fluidly in order to meet expanding customer demand. With Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud Service, DX Marketing has achieved their goals and been able to take advantage of greater performance, security and scalability compared to its previous computing environment.

“We realized that our existing environment was straining our resources and not providing the kind of performance we needed to meet and exceed customer demand,” said Ray Owens, CEO, DX Marketing. “With our Oracle Cloud solution, we have been astounded at how fast and effectively we can get to market and that is a huge differentiator that helps us deliver ROI to our customers. Oracle’s multitenant and advanced analytics capabilities are enabling us to provide breakthrough solutions, and allow us to capitalize on business opportunities that can create new revenue streams. This was not possible with our prior solution.”

DX Marketing was up and running with its Oracle Cloud environment in less than three weeks, compared to the four months the company had expected, by leveraging Oracle’s resources and on-boarding support, which was paramount in DX Marketing selecting Oracle. Oracle Database Cloud Service has enabled the company to decrease time to market for customer campaigns by up to 70 percent through fast, easy database provisioning and pluggable database capabilities. Oracle Marketing Cloud has enabled the unmatched melding of online and offline data and analytics. The Oracle solution also enabled DX Marketing to automate administrative tasks and customize the environment; connect data across its clients’ marketing ecosystems to their individual customers to orchestrate a relevant experience; analyze the performance of their efforts; and implement security policies that align with business best practices.

“In the marketing industry, the sheer amount of data that organizations need to manage and glean insights from can be overwhelming,” said Jerry Gearding, Director of Marketing Analytics,  DX Marketing. “With Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud Service, DX Marketing was able to take a slower and more constricting environment and quickly and easily move to a modern, agile cloud solution. As a result, DX Marketing now has the high performance, scalability availability and security it needs to respond to ever-increasing data demands and can provide our customers with unparalleled solutions.”

Oracle offers general purpose and high memory compute shapes to provide the full power of the Oracle Database in the cloud for any type of application. Oracle Database Cloud is part of the Oracle Cloud Platform, a comprehensive, integrated suite of services that make it easier for developers, IT professionals, and business users to build, extend and integrate cloud applications.

  Contact Info Teri Whitaker
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teri.whitaker@oracle.com Drew Smith
Team Oracle PR
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Gets Docker in the Zone with Oracle Solaris

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:45
Press Release Oracle Gets Docker in the Zone with Oracle Solaris Oracle to Integrate Docker Into Oracle Solaris Zones and Provide an Enterprise Class DevOps Solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 30, 2015

Oracle is making significant moves to drive Oracle Solaris into cloud environments. After including a full distribution of OpenStack in Oracle Solaris 11.2 last year, the company today announced plans to integrate Docker into Oracle Solaris. The integration will allow enterprise customers to use the Docker open platform to easily distribute applications built and deployed in Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris’ built-in virtualization technology. Oracle also plans to make software including Oracle WebLogic Server available for development and testing as Docker images.

Solaris pioneered container technology more than 10 years ago as Solaris Containers. Now known as Oracle Solaris Zones, a majority of Oracle Solaris customers use the technology for its industry-leading scalability and efficiency, as well as comprehensive resource and security isolation, which is critical for enterprise class environments. Oracle Solaris Zones are also widely recognized as license boundaries for most enterprise applications, allowing customers to significantly lower costs.

“Oracle Solaris Zones make moving to hybrid cloud environments secure and simple with no virtualization overhead or expense,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris Core Technology. “Today’s announcement really gives developers the best of both worlds – access to Oracle Solaris’ enterprise class security, resource isolation and superior analytics with the ability to easily create containers in dev/test, production and cloud environments. Integrating Docker into Oracle Solaris will make that even easier and will help customers benefit from highly integrated compute on premises and in the cloud.”

“Docker welcomes Oracle Solaris to the Docker community. Integrating Docker with Oracle Solaris Zones will bring a mature and proven container technology to Docker environments running in enterprise class clouds,” said Nick Stinemates, vice president of Business Development & Technical Alliances for Docker.

“As enterprises have increasingly adopted cloud technologies over the last few years, collaboration between development and operations has become a business imperative,” said  Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Ovum.  “Oracle’s move to integrate Docker into Oracle Solaris is a win-win proposition. Cloud developers can take advantage of Oracle Solaris’ full OpenStack distribution, built-in security capabilities and easily migrate workloads across a broader choice of platforms.”

Oracle also recently released the beta for Oracle Solaris 11.3, which includes several new Oracle Solaris Zones features such as secure live migration, live reconfiguration and verified boot for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones.  Download the Oracle Solaris 11.3 beta from Oracle Technology Network.

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  Contact Info Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
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Team Oracle PR
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Disclaimer The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.   Talk to a Press Contact

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National Pen Drives International Expansion with Oracle

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:00
Press Release National Pen Drives International Expansion with Oracle Personalization, targeted content and analytics help National Pen fuel 20 percent annual growth online

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 30, 2015

Personalization is built into the DNA of direct marketer National Pen, which supplies 1.2 million small business customers worldwide with customized, branded products. National Pen is using Oracle solutions to serve a growing community of international customers, enabling companies of all sizes to customize consumer and business-to-business (B2B) marketing campaigns.

“Oracle solutions have been critical to the company’s rapid expansion,” said Dave Thompson, chief executive officer and president, National Pen. “Oracle Commerce and Oracle Marketing Cloud are the cornerstones of our workflow throughout the organization and have enabled us to achieve true e-commerce excellence as a business.”

National Pen first implemented the Oracle Commerce solution in 2011 to support its strategy of extending its business offering and market reach with a world-class e-commerce channel.

National Pen has grown its e-commerce business 20 percent year over year, accompanied by a strong bottom line, since launching its e-commerce business using Oracle Commerce solutions. The company has continued to upgrade its Oracle Commerce platform to help drive international growth and steadily expand its product and service offerings online.

The result is a lot of net new business. National Pen’s e-commerce customers’ average order sizes are 20 percent larger than direct mail orders and retention rates are higher. In addition, 65 percent of these online buyers are outside the company’s typical profile of direct mail customers, fostering a new customer growth rate at National Pen that the company expects will significantly increase business this year.  

“We’re a global business that acts in a very localized manner, no matter where the customer may be,” said Thompson. “We’ll create nearly 400,000 new customers this year alone.”

Oracle Commerce, used by a team of e-commerce experts at the company’s San Diego headquarters, has also improved National Pen’s speed to market. Launching a site that specifically targets accountants, for example, now takes just weeks instead of a few months.

In addition, National Pen can apply personalization and business logic to dynamically populate e-mail templates across the company’s 1.2 million-strong customer database. Using Oracle Marketing Cloud, National Pen can display different content based on whether the user is an attorney, an electrician, or a pizza restaurant.

Oracle Commerce solutions also provide National Pen with insight into the comparative effectiveness of its variable marketing spend. By increasing content relevance, National Pen is achieving a higher ROI by creating a more compelling landing page when a visitor arrives.

“National Pen started early with an Oracle Commerce platform that grew with the business and is serving them well in international markets,” said Jill Puleri, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle continues to invest in sophisticated and user-friendly tools for localizing and personalizing the customer experience, while backing these solutions with extreme performance and scalability.”

In addition to its Oracle Commerce deployment, National Pen uses Oracle Marketing Cloud to personalize email outreach to customers and prospects. Since moving to the Oracle cloud solution, the company estimates it has more than tripled its “open rates” through automated emails, which helps increase revenues. The company also relies on Oracle E-Business Suite for its enterprise operations. 

“Oracle literally runs the entire business, including financials, inventory, manufacturing, and reporting,” said Thompson.

  Contact Info Greg Lunsford
Oracle
+1.650.506.6523
greg.lunsford@oracle.com Mary Ellen Amodeo
Amodeo and Associates
+1.612.963.5797
meamodeo@gmail.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Progress to Present at Needham Interconnect Conference

Progress Software News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:03
Progress to Present at Needham Interconnect Conference
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For Your Radar: Unified ALM for Product Line Engineering (Webinar- August 6)

Polarion Software - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:55
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series For Your RadarWHO: David Merrill, Systems Engineer at Polarion WHAT:  Automotive IQ Webinar “The Unified ALM for Product Line Engineering”  (free) WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. EST Sign up now This webinar will feature a Live Demonstration of a Vehicle Model, System and Component Subsystem Development […]
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Perfecto Mobile Makes Appium Enterprise-Grade with New Extension

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:52
Perfecto Mobile announced an extension of its Continuous Quality Lab to Appium, an open-source framework for automating native, hybrid and web mobile applications on iOS and Android platforms. This new extension, Perfecto Mobile for Appium, will ...
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Synopsys Releases Latest Version of Coverity Software Testing Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:36
Synopsys has announced the latest release of the Coverity Software Testing Platform, the company's integrated suite of testing solutions that enables organizations to find and fix critical quality and security issues earlier in the software d ...
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Sauce Labs Plugs Deeper Into Jenkins to Accelerate Continuous Delivery

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:29
Sauce Labs has announced a significant upgrade to its Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin. The new enhancements are designed to improve utilization of the Jenkins Continuous Integration (CI) system and provide support for more efficient application tes ...
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Embarcadero Acquires Raize Components

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:24
Embarcadero Technologies has announced the acquisition of Raize Components, and the release of CodeSite and Konopka Signature VCL Controls, two new Embarcadero add-on solutions for developers. Embarcadero CodeSite is a developer logging solution ...
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HP to Acquire ActiveState's Stackato Cloud Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:16
HP has announced a definitive agreement to acquire ActiveState Software Inc.'s (ActiveState) Stackato business, an enterprise-ready Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution with Cloud Foundry at its core. ActiveState is a leading provider of ope ...
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Flexible Workflow Configuration with codeBeamer

Intland Blog - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:57
codeBeamer can be flexibly tailored to suit your needs. Watch our webinar recording to learn how to configure codeBeamer to fit your requirements & suit your internal processes. The video shows you how to customize work item fields, workflows, as
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