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REConf 2015: Focus on Requirements Engineering and Requirements Management

Intland Blog - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:25
Requirements Engineering (RE) has a significant role in managing and documenting software requirements and in improving products development when used correctly. REConf 2015 focuses on how requirements management and requirements engineering can help you to improve the product development process.
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The Power of Containers: Open Source and the Docker Ecosystem

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:00

Live Discussion with Project Managers From Docker and Google!

In early 2013, the PaaS provider dotCloud open sourced its Docker container technology, hoping to bring flexible PaaS-like environments to the enterprise and across clouds. In just under two years, Docker has taken the software development industry by storm, growing to over 700 contributors and the 24th most starred project on GitHub. That popularity has inspired an entire ecosystem of supporting technologies.

Black Duck recognized Docker as a 2013 Open Source Rookie of the Year. In 2014, two of the Rookies of the Year are Docker related projects (Kubernetes and cAdvisor) and two other Docker related projects (Drone and Fig) received honorable mentions.

This webinar will delve into the importance of the Docker ecosystem of tools and projects helping to propel container technology to the forefront of software development innovation.

Don’t miss this live discussion with:

  • Nick Stinemates, the Head of Business Development and Technical Alliances at Docker
  • Brendan Burns, Lead Engineer on the Kubernetes Project at Google
  • Victor Marmol, Senior Software Engineer and cAdvisor Project Manager at Google
  • Brad Rydewski, Co-Founder at
  • Dave Gruber, Vice President of Product Development and Product Marketing at Black Duck Software
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The Secrets to Establishing an Open Source Foundation

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:30

Today, open source projects range from a few developers collaborating on a module of code to thousands of engineers working together on a multi-million line code base (such as the Linux Kernel). While the vast majority of open source project collaboration is supported on a virtual basis solely by forges (like GitHub), an increasing number of projects are supported by standalone legal entities that can provide additional types of legal and other support. Projects benefit from this support, whether they already exist (for example, Apache, Eclipse, or the Linux Foundation), are new standalone legal entities, or are even a combination of both (e.g., incorporated entities supported by another organization). Some of these entities are primarily community supported and funded by donations (like the OpenDocument Foundation), while others are supported by many of the largest IT companies in the world (like OpenStack, AllSeen and OpenDaylight).

In this webinar, Andy Updegrove, corporate legal counsel for the Linux Foundation, and Bill Weinberg, Senior Director of Open Source Strategy at Black Duck Software, will discuss:

  • What resources are available under each of these alternatives
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each
  • How to decide which alternative may be best for a new initiative you may be considering launching
  • How to plan and execute the launch of that new project
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Embedded World 2015 – Industry 4.0 Future – Simplify Complexity With codeBeamer ALM

Intland Blog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:00
The Internet of things is the hot topic for manufacturers in 2015. Research shows that Industry 4.0 will merge IT technologies, bringing together Big Data and Smart concepts to improve efficiency of operation. The benefits for the consumer can not
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How to Utilize Open Source in Your Code Base and Build Process

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:30

Best-in-class organizations utilize open source in up to 80% of code to rapidly deliver solutions to their respective markets. As the quantity and frequency of open source increases within your code base, ensuring that the right binaries show up in your build becomes more and more challenging.

Please join us as Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate at JFrog, and Dave Gruber, Director of Developer Programs at Black Duck Software, review the challenges associated with managing increasing open source use and present automated approaches to gain visibility and control of your binaries. You will learn:

  • How to manage your build process to ensure you get the right open source in your final build
  • How automated binary management plays a key role in the process
  • How to track and maintain continuous visibility of your open source utilization


Baruch Sadogursky, joined JFrog as the Developer Advocate following years of working alongside JFrog’s founding team.

Baruch is hacking around Java technologies and Continuous-Integration tools since 2001, including module development for open source projects like Gradle & Spring. Baruch is also active in community development around Artifactory, participating in the development of it’s plugin ecosystem and enriching it’s functionality with open-source user plugins.

As JFrog’s Developer Advocate, Baruch contributes to the strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the Continuous-Integration ecosystem with open-source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity & Bamboo.

Dave Gruber : Dave has a CS degree and 15 years’ experience in enterprise application development. Following a successful startup to scale large web sites in the early days of the Internet, he spent the next 13 years actively involved in the evolution of web technologies, working in product management and marketing focused on web application development technologies like Flash Remoting, ColdFusion, and Flex.

He has a long history of speaking at developer conferences large and small around the world.

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Forever 21 Matches Styles to Consumer Demand with Oracle Retail

Oracle Database News - 3 hours 35 min ago
Forever 21 Matches Styles to Consumer Demand with Oracle Retail Supporting rapid growth worldwide, Forever 21 uses Oracle to streamline planning and to help ensure selections delight customersRedwood Shores, Calif. – January 29, 2015News Summary

Ever-changing styles and an array of colors, sizes and accessories challenge fashion retailers to anticipate consumer response and ensure the right mix is available online and in stores as each season unfolds. Taking advantage of advanced optimization technology from Oracle, popular fashion retailer Forever 21 is using Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization solutions to help predict demand and align assortments to meet customer expectations.

News Facts Fast fashion apparel retailer Forever 21, now the 5th largest specialty retailer in the U.S., implemented Oracle Retail Assortment Planning and Size Profile Optimization to help ensure that the apparel and accessories it places in stores each week are those that customers are looking for, and that will help to fuel ongoing growth. Forever 21 expects to open 600 new stores in the next three years, and the Oracle system will help its merchandising team support the growth with more streamlined and effective processes, using the system to predict when individual items will be in demand and in what colors, styles and quantities at each of its six websites and corporate, franchise and joint-venture owned brick-and-mortar locations in 43 countries. Taking advantage of the science incorporated into Oracle Retail Assortment Planning and Size Profile Optimization, Forever 21 can make data-driven decisions to create optimal assortments based on determining factors such as neckline, price point, fabric and other variables influencing sales. The Oracle Retail solution enables Forever 21 to improve planning decisions based on bottom-up data from its business units, taking into account the fast pace of style changes, number of SKUs, seasonality, and sizing demands, as well as product fabrication requirements and Average Unit Retail costs. To speed implementation and allow for smoother upgrades in the future, Forever 21’s mantra for the deployment was to “Keep it Simple” by avoiding customization and leveraging the comprehensive functionality of the Oracle Retail planning solution. Forever 21 worked with Oracle and Veltio, an Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold-level member, to launch the solution in May 2014 following a nine-month implementation program that included data cleansing as well as design and user acceptance testing. Supporting Quotes “The Oracle Retail solution gives us a blueprint of where the assortment is going to lead us,” said Robert Kim, vice president, Planning and Allocation, Forever 21. “Seeing the past performance by segment and looking at color penetration and fashion attributes is in itself a giant step forward, and the data can be sliced and diced in a way that is meaningful for our merchants. Oracle took a very complicated model and made it user-friendly. We expect to gain more insight and deliver an even better product assortment for our customers as we expand our use of the Oracle Retail solution.” “Forever 21 is optimizing its selection of merchandise to meet consumer expectations and to help improve performance across its diverse customer touch points,” said Jill Puleri, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “By using Oracle Retail optimization and planning solutions, Forever 21 is taking advantage of integrated retail science and leading predictive technology, features to improve the customer experience and drive sales.” Supporting Resources About Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization Oracle Retail on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Oracle Retail Blog  Oracle Commerce Anywhere Blog Oracle Retail Asset and Community Knowledge PortalAbout Oracle

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Oracle Delivers Intuitive and Mobile User Experience for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management Solutions

Oracle Database News - 3 hours 36 min ago
Oracle Delivers Intuitive and Mobile User Experience for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management SolutionsSimplicity and mobility of new user interface can improve decision-making, increases employee productivity, and offers supplier collaboration opportunities

Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 29, 2015 – To help companies and organizations take advantage of modern mobile technologies, Oracle has delivered a new, simplified user experience for its PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management solutions within PeopleSoft 9.2 Update Image 10. The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (PeopleSoft Fluid UI) included in PeopleSoft 9.2 Update Image 10 provides an intuitive and responsive user experience that is optimized across multiple platforms including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Many new features and functions take advantage of the PeopleSoft Fluid UI to provide employees, managers, and executives with a familiar native user experience that helps maximize productivity and effectiveness while reducing the need for training.

“Regardless of role, all enterprise application users expect simple-to-use and intuitive solutions,” said Paco Aubrejuan, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications. “The PeopleSoft team’s latest effort delivers new features in PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management that take advantage of PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface. These should positivity impact user efficiency and satisfaction.”

In addition to the new PeopleSoft Fluid UI, the latest update to PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management also provides a range of enhancements including transaction simplification, embedded analytics, and compliance support. The PeopleSoft Selective Adoption model, enabled by the PeopleSoft Update Manager, makes these latest enhancements available to PeopleSoft 9.2 customers at the time of their choosing, without the need to upgrade, lowering the total cost of ownership and accelerating the delivery of valuable features to users.

Ease of Use with Robust Functionality

PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management deliver best-in-class financial and supply chain functionality that helps organizations increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and lower cost of ownership. With the new PeopleSoft Fluid UI, customers can benefit from:

Improved user engagement: PeopleSoft Fluid UI delivers a new PeopleSoft navigation paradigm that includes tiled role-based home pages for cash managers, procurement operations, project managers, and more, as well as a new navigation bar that presents information in a way similar to consumer mobile applications, driving user adoption by providing instant access to key areas of the solution. Personalization and configurability: Users now have the ability to tailor their PeopleSoft application to look and work the way they want, across all devices, within seconds. User-configured reporting criteria enables “manage-by-exception” that is unique to each user. Unified approvals: PeopleSoft Fluid UI enables managers to quickly approve transactions from across the enterprise—including financials and procurement transactions such as expense reporting, requisitioning, and cash flow management—through any device. Faster decision-making: Managers and users can view and analyze real-time financial, project, and procurement data remotely on mobile devices to help make strategic decisions quickly, based on the latest relevant information. Anywhere, anytime access: Users can complete everyday tasks such as entering expense reports and time sheets from their mobile devices. Managers can also take advantage of mobile features, including monitoring cash positions, project health, and supplier performance, regardless of location. Latest technology: PeopleSoft Fluid UI is enabled through the latest rendering technologies including HTML5 and CSS3 delivered in PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.54.

Additional capabilities available in the latest update for PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management solutions include:

WorkCenters: Expansion of PeopleSoft’s powerfully efficient WorkCenter framework continues across the PeopleSoft solution, including newly introduced WorkCenters for expenses, resource management, and more. Supplier 360-degree view: Users can now access a single page from which they can see information about a supplier needed to address tactical and strategic business issues and challenges. Users can personalize and share reports via the new PeopleSoft Configurable Analysis framework. Supplier collaboration: A comprehensive supplier portal offers suppliers a centralized portal from which they can access key information in PeopleSoft financial and procurement applications. Actionable insights: With numerous embedded analytics available through pivot grids (AR Items by Status, AR Aging, and Minimum Future Lease Obligation, for example) and intuitive new dashboards such as the Accounts Receivable dashboard, users gain real-time insights to make more-informed decisions. Activity guides: Activity guides help users simplify key processes and accelerate business transformations. The guides lead users visually through multistep processes such as contract and grant awards setup; help them monitor and manage progress, turnaround, and completion times; and more. Regulatory compliance support: The latest update introduces significant foundational enhancements in preparation for upcoming regulatory standards changes, including revenue recognition for PeopleSoft Contracts and PeopleSoft Project Costing as well as lease accounting for PeopleSoft Asset Management and PeopleSoft Real Estate Management.

“Here at Kansas City Power & Light, we are looking to expand our mobile capabilities in the future,” said Eddy Halter, director of procurement, Kansas City Power & Light. “Being able to create, review, and approve transactions sourced from PeopleSoft via a smartphone or tablet would definitely be a benefit for our organization.”

“Cardinal Point is excited about the new features in PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 Update Image 10 that enable the mobile workforce and improve the user experience, particularly enhancements that harness the power of the PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface technology, like the project manager home page,” said Bill Gibbard, managing director, Cardinal Point Solutions. “We also appreciate Oracle’s continued dedication to its superiority in features, including functionality to help customers who are preparing for their adoption of recent changes in revenue accounting standards.”

Additional Information Learn more about Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications by reading the Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Strategy Blog, or following Oracle PeopleSoft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. View PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub: The PeopleSoft Investment Strategy, featuring Paco Aubrejuan.About Oracle

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Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus

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Visit Ranorex at Swiss Testing Day and Save 15% on the Ticket Price Latest News - 7 hours 21 min ago
Ranorex will be at Swiss Testing Day on March 18th, 2015 in Zurich (Switzerland).

Swiss Testing Day is a Software Conference organized by Testers for Testers that will be taking place in the "Kongresshaus" in Zurich, Switzerland.

After the highly successful event last year, this year Swiss Testing Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This software testing conference includes first-rate keynote speeches and other interesting talks focusing on innovative solutions, methods and best practices in software quality management and software testing (presentations in both German and English).
In addition to the parallel specialist presentations, there are also two top-notch keynote speeches:
  • Adrian Zwingli, Conference Chair, will look back on the last 10 years of software testing.
  • In the second keynote, Andy Holzer, the renowned writer and mountaineer, relates how he climbed to the summit of the world having been blind since birth.

The conference will bring together people involved in any aspect of software testing.

Ranorex will participate with an exhibition booth at Swiss Testing Day 2015. We look forward to meeting you for some inspiring discussions about test automation. This year's program at Swiss Testing Day looks great!

Participate in Swiss Testing Day and receive 15% discount on the ticket price by entering the promotional code "Promo_Ranorex" when you register (valid until February 28, 2015).
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Featured Extension: Live Status Reveals Optimal Work Item Flow and Current State

Polarion Software - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:58
Extension of the Month post features a cool new extension from Polarion's partner in China.
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Oracle Service Cloud Enables Organizations to Better Understand the Customer Journey and Drive Service Collaboration

Oracle Database News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:02
Oracle Service Cloud Enables Organizations to Better Understand the Customer Journey and Drive Service Collaboration Latest release delivers new features for more-connected customer engagements and improved service experiencesRedwood Shores, Calif. – January 28, 2015

As expectations for enhanced customer experiences grow, service teams need to focus on engaging and retaining consumers, empowering employees, and adapting quickly. The latest release of Oracle Service Cloud helps organizations meet these challenges, and offers tools that enable agents to better understand their customer’s needs and rapidly resolve cases to deliver an outstanding experience.

The latest Oracle Service Cloud release features:

Building on its commitment to help organizations deliver successful customer experiences, Oracle has updated Oracle Service Cloud with capabilities such as skills-based routing, visitor browser history, and better social monitoring. New tools to empower rapid resolution through collaboration, enhanced cobrowsing, and policy automation help service teams better understand the customer journey. Following Oracle’s acquisition of LiveLOOK, this latest release tightly integrates the enhanced Oracle Co-browse feature within Oracle Service Cloud. Oracle Service Cloud combines web, social, and contact center experiences for a unified, cross-channel service solution that enables organizations to increase sales and adoption, build trust and strengthen relationships, and reduce costs and effort. Part of the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud portfolio of applications, Oracle Service Cloud easily integrates with Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Social Cloud, and Oracle Commerce to provide a 360-degree view of the customer journey.Better Understand the Customer Experience

Oracle Service Cloud helps organizations better understand the customer experience with:

Skills-based routing: This capability helps match a specific inquiry with the best-available agent. Organizations can provide a differentiated quality of service based on customer value or other segment attributes, solve inquiries more quickly, and improve overall productivity. Visitor browser history: When consumers escalate from self-service to assisted service, visitor browser history empowers chat agents to locate recently viewed web pages and gain immediate insight into the actions that led to the customer’s need for help. This results in increased customer satisfaction and cost savings through reduced average handling time. Oracle Social Cloud: Broad social monitoring and powerful analytics help organizations better understand when to proactively engage their customers in social networks outside of their control. Oracle Social Cloud can seamlessly escalate social posts to Oracle Service Cloud, where a suite of service engagement tools can be leveraged for an effective response. Subsequent customer replies are automatically threaded with the original, which can trigger an Oracle Service Cloud action. This results in early identification of trends, improved customer satisfaction, and the elimination of costly cross-department friction. Drive Service Collaboration and Rapid Response with Oracle Service Cloud Oracle Co-browse: The updated Oracle Service Cloud more tightly integrates this feature, allowing customers to share their screen with an agent immediately in instant mode—no download required. This improves first-contact resolution rates and enables faster voice and chat interactions. Service collaboration: Fully integrated capabilities enable agents to harness expertise from across the organization via conversation threads and document sharing. Facilitated directly through the agent console or mobile devices, this collaboration drives faster and more complete case resolution. Policy automation: For organizations with many or frequently changing procedures, policy automation in the cloud delivers dynamic interviews to both agents and customers to immediately determine eligibility. This latest release includes enhancements to the interview experience, as well as modeling productivity improvements such as collaborative modeling and industry-specific sample projects to accelerate implementations.

“We are committed to helping modern customer service organizations drive service efficiency and effectiveness as well as improve customer acquisition and retention,” said Stephen Fioretti, vice president, Product Management, Oracle Service Cloud. “With the latest release of Oracle Service Cloud, we continue to deliver rapid innovation for our customers. The new features and capabilities will help companies better understand and serve their customers with service collaboration, optimized case routing, and improved agent productivity.”

Additional Information Oracle Customer Experience Applications Oracle Service Cloud Oracle Service Cloud Blog Oracle Service Cloud Facebook Oracle Service Cloud TwitterAbout Oracle

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BigLever Software Introduces Integrated Product Line Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management Solution

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:14
BigLever Software has announced today that the company has partnered with Aras to deliver the industry's first integrated PLE and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, the Aras Innovator/BigLever Gears Bridge. The integration of PLE an ...
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Percona and Tokutek Partner on Large MySQL Datasets

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:09
Percona has announced a partnership with Tokutek® to support the integration of the TokuDB® database storage engine with Percona Server. The combination offers a cost-effective, high-performance database, which can deliver excellent read/ ...
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VersionOne Winter Release Aligns Enterprise Delivery to Business Strategy

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:02
VersionOne has announced its 2015 Winter Release, which includes Strategic Themes aligned with SAFe™, Epic Timeline Drilldown, Forecasting with Monte Carlo Simulation, and more. These new capabilities make scaling agile initiatives easier b ...
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Ancoria Bank Selects Oracle FLEXCUBE as Banking Platform for Its Operations

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:00
Ancoria Bank Selects Oracle FLEXCUBE as Banking Platform for Its OperationsNew bank to deploy Oracle FLEXCUBE to service small to midsize enterprises and a segment of the retail sector Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 27, 2015
News Summary

As the financial services landscape continues to transition, independent banks are exploring business opportunities around the globe. Newly established Ancoria Bank is launching in Cyprus, where it will focus on servicing small to midsize enterprises, as well as a segment of the retail sector. Ancoria has selected Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle technology, as the backbone of its core banking operations.

News Facts Ancoria Bank has selected Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking, Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking, and Oracle FLEXCUBE Information Server to support its mission of becoming the most flexible bank in Cyprus with the ability to issue new products and services within a matter of days. The Oracle FLEXCUBE solution will be installed on Oracle best-of-bread technology, consisting of Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle SOA Suite. Ancoria expects to commence operations in the second half of 2015 with two branches in the Cyprus cities of Nicosia and Limassol. Both of these branches will concentrate on commercial-banking products and services for small and midsize enterprises and the retail sector. Oracle Gold Level Partner and established Ancoria partner, NewCYTech Business Solutions Ltd, will implement the Oracle FLEXCUBE solution together with all underlying Oracle technology, with the help of Oracle Consulting Services. Supporting Quotes “Ancoria is yet another example of the growing number of independent banks around the world that are trusting Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle technology to run their banking operations and transform their businesses,” said Chet Kamat, Senior Vice President, Banking, at Oracle. “We see this as a great opportunity to deliver stable and flexible banking services to the market,” said John E. Loizou, chief executive officer for Ancoria Bank. “Oracle FLEXCUBE is a cutting-edge solution that will enable us to service our customers with new products and services at a rapid pace.” Supporting Resources Oracle Financial Services Oracle FLEXCUBE Follow Oracle Financial Services on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube channel Follow the Oracle Financial Services blog About Oracle

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Agilent, Ross, 7-Eleven, and SriLankan Airlines Among Customers Choosing Oracle Exalogic to Move to the Cloud and Grow Their Businesses

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:05
Agilent, Ross, 7-Eleven, and SriLankan Airlines Among Customers Choosing Oracle Exalogic to Move to the Cloud and Grow Their BusinessesCompanies cite benefits from faster application deployment and response times to accelerated business processes and improved IT staff productivity

Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 27, 2015 – Spotlighting the strong growth and business value of Oracle engineered systems, Oracle today announced customers across 52 industries in 22 countries are using Oracle Exalogic to reduce cost and complexity and move to the cloud. Recent customers include Agilent, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (AT), Bottomline Technologies, Celcom, Claro, ECI, Grupo Farmocos Especializados, Reliance Commercial Finance, Ross, 7-Eleven, and SriLankan Airlines.

“Oracle Exalogic is providing customers real business benefits through software and hardware engineered together,” said Mohamad Afshar, vice president, Oracle Exalogic, Cloud Application Foundation and Java Cloud Service product management, Oracle. “It’s not just increased performance and scalability; Oracle Exalogic is helping customers accelerate business processes, make more-informed decisions, and lower software and operating costs.”

Oracle Exalogic provides extreme performance, reliability and scalability for Oracle Applications, Java and third-party software. More than 475 partner applications have been designated Oracle Exalogic Ready though Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), indicating that they are supported and ready to run on Oracle Exalogic. Additionally, over 50 partner applications have been tested and tuned with Oracle Exalogic to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers and have achieved Oracle Exalogic Optimized status.

With broad adoption across geographies, customers continue to turn to Oracle Exalogic to simplify enterprise application deployment, consolidation and virtualization. Customers cite a range of benefits from faster application deployment and response times to higher transaction throughput to improved IT staff productivity.

Agilent, a leading scientific measurement-equipment maker, was running its e-commerce site on legacy Microsoft.NET and Sharepoint technology that had become inflexible and could not scale. Oracle’s innovative solutions, including Oracle Exalogic, helped Agilent improve customer experience, scalability, usability, and flexibility to drive e-commerce growth.

“By consolidating nine servers to one Oracle Exalogic, with Oracle ATG Web Commerce, Oracle Endeca and Oracle WebCenter Portal in a virtualized environment, we increased uptime to 99.9 percent and lowered software ownership costs. More importantly, after a few months with the Oracle solution in production, we saw 45 percent year-over-year growth in online revenues for the genomics site. This was a first in over two years for Agilent,” said Caroline Tsou, director, Global Marketing Programs, Agilent.

“We can easily access the Oracle Exalogic-driven website, enabling us to make more-informed business decisions and to focus on more-strategic technology projects. With the Oracle solution we saw a 50 percent increase in requests for quotes in the first month of launch and it lets us take advantage of economies of scale and add new e-commerce tenants to the infrastructure as needed. This will speed the rollout of new online stores and reduce overall deployment costs,” Tsou said.

Additional customers using Oracle Exalogic tell their stories here.

Oracle continues to drive new innovation into its engineered systems and recently announced the Oracle Exalogic X5-2, which will provide customers the ability to run on premise the same Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service capability offered in Oracle Cloud.

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What Customers Are Saying About Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:04
What Customers Are Saying About Oracle Exalogic Elastic CloudJanuary 27, 2015Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira

“We chose Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata because they offered a higher return on investment and could manage higher data loads compared to other solutions on the market,” said Carlos Santos, Coordinator, IT Systems Core, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira. “Oracle engineered systems simplify systems management and streamline implementation, and since they do not require migration of Oracle databases, we were able to easily extend the solution to our legacy application layer.”

BottomLine Technologies

“Bottomline Technologies is a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions. At the heart of its financial messaging product suite is GTExchange, which delivers high performance solutions to banks and financial institutions. GTExchange running on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata is a powerful combination which can transform the message processing capabilities of transaction-intensive financial institutions, as well as significantly reduce IT costs and operational risk,” said Simon Kalfon, managing director, Financial Messaging, Bottomline Technologies. “Oracle Exalogic delivers performance, reliability, availability and scalability for GTExchange and has helped us to dramatically reduce application response time and improve usability. For example, we have seen a 10x performance improvement over scenarios where GTExchange is running on a non-Oracle hardware platform.”

The Finish Line, Inc.

"At The Finish Line our deployment time for a complex portfolio of applications such as SOA, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle’s PeopleSoft was reduced from nine hours on commodity servers to less than an hour on Oracle Exalogic using the Oracle Applications templates," said Stephanie Nichols, senior system administrator, The Finish Line, Inc.

Gemological Institute of America

“Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata are helping Gemological Institute of America expand its business globally,” says Krish Lakshmin, director, Global Databases and Application Services, GIA. “Our stone-grading application environment is mission-critical, so it’s imperative that our IT solution is extremely high performing and cutting edge. Oracle engineered systems helped us increase overall performance by 3x to 4x and we are expecting bigger gains for our graders due to faster response times and higher transaction throughput. In short, the Oracle solution gave us extreme performance, easy scalability and consolidation, and it reduced IT complexity.”


“At 7-Eleven, we have rolled out our Digital Guest Experience (DGE) using Oracle’s private cloud technologies,” said Ronald Clanton, DGE Program Manager, 7-Eleven Inc. “The DGE program enables us to present a consistent view of 7-Eleven across physical stores and digital channels.”

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GlobalNow – New Latin American Service Partner Latest News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:20
We are proud to announce to have selected GlobalNow as a Service Partner for the Latin American Market.

"Ranorex is pleased to work with GlobalNow as our first preferred partner in LATAM and as an affiliate partner in the US. GlobalNow's testing services center in Costa Rica, reach in Latin America, and Spanish language support enhances Ranorex's ability to support the significant opportunity in Latin America as well as the US. We believe this collaboration will enhance our offering to our clients and better address their testing challenges," states Robert Muehlfellner, President of Ranorex North America.

"We are very excited to align with Ranorex as a preferred partner. As part of our testing service offering, we were keen on finding the "best" cross platform test automation solution available in the market. After much analysis, we selected Ranorex based on its ease of use, cross platform coverage (web, mobile, tablets, etc.), test execution methods, high level of customer support and overall affordability. Including Ranorex as a component of our testing offering enables our clients to realize maximum return from their test automation initiatives" explains Bob Foster, CEO and founder of GlobalNow, the motivation for partnering with Ranorex.

GlobalNow, headquartered in Dallas Texas U.S., is a software development and software quality assurance company with global teams located in multiple Latin America locations, including our software testing center located in San Jose, Costa Rica. Our quality assurance service focuses on the testing of applications and systems by applying best in class tools (such as Ranorex), with affordable QA engineers and proven operational methods; reducing our client's cost while improving their customer satisfaction and overall service quality.

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Accelerate Automotive Innovation to Top Speed (Part 3 of 6)

Polarion Software - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:30
Third installment of a special 6-part series discussing ALM business best practices and strategies for product development in the automotive and related industries.
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Black Duck Software Press Releases - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:39

The Drone project was created the project out of frustration with existing available technologies and processes for setting up development environments. Drone provides a simple approach to automated testing and continuous delivery. Simply pick a Docker image tailored to your needs, connect GitHub, and commit. That's it. Drone uses Docker containers to provision isolated testing environments, giving every project complete control over its stack without the burden of traditional server administration. The community behind Drone is 100 contributors strong and they hope to bring this project to the enterprise and to mobile app development.  


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Docker Fig

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:39

Fig moves the configuration required to orchestrate Docker into a simple clear fig.yml file. It handles all the work of building and running containers, forwarding their ports, and sharing volumes and linking them. Orchard formed Fig last year to build products for Docker, creating a new system of tools to make Docker work. It was developed as a way of setting up development environments using Docker – started by Ben Firshman and his Orchard co-founder, Aanand Prasad. Fig allows users to define the exact environment their app would run in using Docker, while also running databases and caches inside Docker. Fig solved a major pain point for developers. Before Fig and Docker, setting up development environments on a laptop was time consuming, complicated, and tedious, and required the installation of different systems and software just to make an application work. Being able to run one command is compelling to a broad audience. Docker fully supports this open source project, and recently purchased Orchard in order to expand the reach of Fig. This move is a testament to the great idea and the tremendous work done by the founders and the community on Fig.


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