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Xerox Talks Best Practices for Open Source Governance

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:00
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Xerox pioneered digital imaging, the graphical user interface, and the Ethernet, among other technological innovations. Today, the company is finding new ways to innovate using open source software (OSS). OSS has become nearly ubiquitous in the corporate enterprise, with developers turning to it to reduce costs, enhance flexibility, and reduce time to market. But as organizations increase their use of open source, they need better solutions to the logistical challenges that accompany its use.  
 
Join Robert Levine, Licensing Executive for Xerox, and Black Duck as they discuss open source best practices, common challenges, and emerging trends. You’ll learn about tools for managing open source, and hear the answers to commonly asked questions including:
 

  • Why should a company want to be compliant when it comes to OSS usage, and what are the impacts of non-compliance?
  • When should companies start thinking about OSS compliance?
  • What steps are needed to build a successful OSS compliance program?
  • Who should be involved in building an OSS policy?

 

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The Internet of Things and Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Webinar

The Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing at a tremendous rate, steadily outpacing desktop and mobile computing – by 2020, over 50 billion intelligent devices (Cisco) will connect to and exchange information over the Internet (vs. a projected 7.3 billion tablets, smartphones and PCs - Gartner), with an economic impact of nearly US$2 trillion (Gartner).  This huge cohort of “things” comprises staggering diversity, from recognizable computers down to sensors and light switches and thermostats, as well as the infrastructure needed to support them. The impact of the IoT will span the gamut of industries and applications, including media, entertainment, medical, agriculture, manufacturing, consumer electronics, transportation and energy, And, like the existing Internet, the emerging IoT will rely upon and instigate adoption of open source technologies and open standards. 

Join this webinar with Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at The Walt Disney Company, Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Director of Product Management atQualcomm and Andrew Aitken, Global Open Source Practice Leader at Wipro as they explain their vision for the evolution of IoT technology, IoT business models and the role of open source, and propose a timeline for implementation. 

This webinar will cover:

  • The role and reach of Open Source Software in building and sustaining the IoT, from infrastructure to applications and other value-added device content. 
  • How OSS can support competing and complementary architectures and meet the looming challenges of security, privacy and intellectual property on this new digital frontier.
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The Internet of Things and Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Webinar

The Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing at a tremendous rate, steadily outpacing desktop and mobile computing – by 2020, over 50 billion intelligent devices (Cisco) will connect to and exchange information over the Internet (vs. a projected 7.3 billion tablets, smartphones and PCs - Gartner), with an economic impact of nearly US$2 trillion (Gartner).  This huge cohort of “things” comprises staggering diversity, from recognizable computers down to sensors and light switches and thermostats, as well as the infrastructure needed to support them. The impact of the IoT will span the gamut of industries and applications, including media, entertainment, medical, agriculture, manufacturing, consumer electronics, transportation and energy, And, like the existing Internet, the emerging IoT will rely upon and instigate adoption of open source technologies and open standards. 

Join this webinar with Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at The Walt Disney Company, Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Director of Product Management atQualcomm and Andrew Aitken, Global Open Source Practice Leader at Wipro as they explain their vision for the evolution of IoT technology, IoT business models and the role of open source, and propose a timeline for implementation. 

This webinar will cover:

  • The role and reach of Open Source Software in building and sustaining the IoT, from infrastructure to applications and other value-added device content. 
  • How OSS can support competing and complementary architectures and meet the looming challenges of security, privacy and intellectual property on this new digital frontier.
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Oracle Introduces Oracle Virtual Networking Support for OpenStack

Oracle Database News - 3 hours 11 min ago
Oracle Introduces Oracle Virtual Networking Support for OpenStack New plug-in extends Oracle Virtual Networking benefits to OpenStack-based cloud deployments ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2014News Facts Oracle Virtual Networking now supports OpenStack. The Oracle Virtual Networking OpenStack Neutron plug-in, announced today at Oracle OpenWorld, is based on the OpenStack Icehouse release and enables all of Oracle’s software-defined networking (SDN) and network fabric capabilities to be created, provisioned and managed by the OpenStack framework. Oracle SDN now allows OpenStack-based cloud deployments to virtually eliminate VLAN exhaustion and bandwidth bottlenecks experienced with traditional networking, providing extreme scalability and security on the industry’s fastest network fabric. Oracle Virtual Networking delivers a wire-once, software-defined fabric for a heterogeneous data center. This technology virtualizes the SAN and LAN infrastructures by defining connectivity in software, giving users the flexibility and agility needed for cloud-enabled Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service deployments. By consolidating both SPARC and x86 systems on a single fabric, Oracle Virtual Networking can reduce infrastructure complexity by 70 percent and cut capital expenditures by up to 50 percent. Oracle SDN technology, part of the Oracle Virtual Networking portfolio of products, allows the dynamic deployment of thousands of completely segregated L2 networks on the fabric, allowing customers to dynamically scale their infrastructure and provide enhanced security. Oracle Virtual Networking provides the virtualized software-defined infrastructure for Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle’s converged infrastructure solution for virtually any Linux, Oracle Solaris or Microsoft Windows application. OpenStack is fully integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.2, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM, providing a comprehensive self-service environment for managing compute, network, and storage resources in the data center.Supporting Quotes “As the industry’s fastest data center fabric, Oracle Virtual Networking enables increased performance and agility while virtually eliminating the complexity in traditional data centers,” said Raju Penumatcha, vice president, Product Development, Netra Systems and Networking, Oracle. “Now with added support for OpenStack, customers can deploy cloud-enabled PaaS and IaaS with enhanced security and scale dynamically to address their business needs.” “Our clients cover a wide range of industries from financial services, retail to media and entertainment. They want a very fast and high-performance cloud platform to run their applications. We continue to rely on Oracle Virtual Networking’s low-latency and high-speed fabric to meet our clients’ demand very quickly and elastically scale up and down both network and compute resources in our virtualized environment,” said Hein Brat, CEO, Bitbrains IT Services.Supporting Resources Oracle Virtual Networking Oracle SDN Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter Connect with Oracle Solaris via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedInAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit http://www.oracle.com/.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.This document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.

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Oracle E-Business Suite: 14 New Mobile Apps - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - 7 hours 2 min ago
Press Release Oracle E-Business Suite Powers the Mobile Workforce with 14 Smartphone Applications Targeted and horizontal apps boost mobile accessibility and accelerate business execution

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—October 1, 2014

News Summary

In order to support real-time business decisions and collaboration, today’s increasingly mobile workforce requires instant access to targeted enterprise data and functions—wherever and whenever they want. To help meet this growing demand, Oracle has released 14 Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications, including horizontal apps targeted for all employees as well as role-based line of business applications. Available as part of existing product licenses, these purpose-built applications provide companies with vital mobile accessibility for their workforce.

News Facts Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle today announced the release of 14 mobile applications for Oracle E-Business Suite.
  • These new applications provide simple, actionable, on-the-go access to horizontal functions such as approvals, expenses, timecards, and employee requisitions, as well as role-based line of business functions for sales orders, procurement, product information, inventory, project management, manufacturing, maintenance, and field service.
  • Available at no additional cost for licensed users of the base applications, these applications are compatible with both Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, enabling organizations to deploy these mobile applications without having to upgrade.
  • Supporting a diverse mobile global workforce, the applications are available for iOS on Apple’s App Store and planned for Android.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications are built using Oracle Mobile Application Framework. This framework accelerates and simplifies mobile development with the ability to build once and deploy to multiple platforms, providing tight integration with camera and other device services, device-native user experience, and enables end-to-end encryption and security.
Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Applications Mobile applications Learn more about Oracle E-Business Suite

These horizontal mobile applications support greater productivity and employee satisfaction by enabling employees across the workforce to perform simple functions while on the go:

  • Mobile Approvals: Managers can instantly respond to pending approval requests and search past approvals for expenses, requisitions, purchase orders, and more.
  • Mobile Expenses: Employees can quickly and easily capture expenses as they are incurred, charge to projects and cost centers, download corporate credit card.
  • Mobile Timecards: Employees and contractors can quickly capture time worked with minimal data entry, enter time for payroll and projects, and submit and view timecards.
  • Mobile iProcurement: Employees can view and follow up on requisition status, including approvals and delivery, to help ensure timely delivery of their requests.

These role-based line of business applications drive faster business execution and decision making through improved visibility and access to enterprise data and functions:

  • Mobile Sales Orders: Sales staff can get up-to-the-minute information on customer sales orders, including order and line status, pricing, adjustments, holds, back orders, and shipping.
  • Mobile Inventory: Inventory managers can quickly search or scan to view on-hand and in-transit inventory across facilities and review existing material reservations as well as pending material movements.
  • Mobile Product Information: Product and supply chain managers can simply search or scan product information for product specifications, images, product attributes, metrics, on-hand quantities, and suppliers.
  • Mobile Procurement: Buyers and purchasing users can monitor purchasing approval and shipping exceptions, and quickly search purchase order information to respond to inquiries.
  • Mobile Project Manager: Project managers and staff can immediately contact team members and customers, monitor overall project status including budget, open payables and receivables, issues, and change orders, as well as monitor alerts for budget overruns and past due transactions.
  • Mobile Discrete Production Supervisor: Discrete manufacturing supervisors can easily monitor shop floor work orders and associated resources, materials, and exception details, as well as take quick action to hold, expedite cancel, and release work orders.
  • Mobile Process Production Supervisor: Process manufacturing supervisors can clearly monitor plant summary and batch information along with associated steps, materials, and exceptions. They can instantly take action to release, complete, reschedule, and terminate batches.
  • Mobile Project Manufacturing: Project managers and shop floor personnel can quickly search and manage project materials, as well as manage financial actions that help ensure project material requirements are met.
  • Mobile Maintenance: Maintenance technicians can monitor, execute, and complete work assigned to them, as well as look up asset history, record asset meter readings, and create work requests and work orders.
  • Mobile Field Service: Field service technicians can remotely access customer, product, service requests, and task-related information. Technicians can update tasks; capture materials, time, and expense details; access inventory levels; return, transfer, and request parts regardless of internet connectivity; and synchronize when they are online.
User-Centered Design Process Simplifies Mobile Apps Simplicity. Action Ability. Consistency. Device Integration

Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications are extremely easy to use, resulting from a user-centered design process and user experience (UX) design principles based on simplicity, action ability, consistency, and device integration.

  • Simplicity: The application designs are streamlined by choosing the right mobile tasks and including only what users need to complete their jobs while on the go.
  • Action Ability: Icons, messages, and badges alert users to transactions that need their attention, driving quick and accurate action based on easy-to-read summaries.
  • Consistency: The applications were created using a common set of Oracle’s scientifically tested UX design patterns combined with strong design processes, reusable common components, and mobile development guidelines.
  • Device Integration: The applications leverage mobile platform capabilities, including gesture support and data integration with native applications such as map, contacts, e-mail, and camera.
  • “Today’s world is increasingly mobile, and organizations want to provide mobile capabilities to their diverse workforce,” said Cliff Godwin, senior vice president, Applications Development Oracle. “Oracle E-Business Suite’s smartphone applications enable organizations to give their users anytime, anywhere access to enterprise data and functions that they need in order to do their jobs. These simple, actionable applications help organizations be more nimble by accelerating business execution, enhancing user productivity, and improving collaboration and decision making.”

    “Leveraging Oracle Mobile Application Framework’s rapid development capabilities has enabled the Oracle E-Business Suite team to quickly develop smartphone applications for a wide range of functions that deliver significant value to Oracle E-Business Suite customers,” said Bill Pataky, vice president Product Management Mobile Platform, Tools and Frameworks, Oracle.

Contact Information Karen Hartquist
Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle E-Business Suite Powers the Mobile Workforce with 14 Smartphone Applications

Oracle Database News - 7 hours 3 min ago
Oracle E-Business Suite Powers the Mobile Workforce with 14 Smartphone Applications Targeted and horizontal apps boost mobile accessibility and accelerate business execution Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – October 1, 2014News Summary

In order to support real-time business decisions and collaboration, today’s increasingly mobile workforce requires instant access to targeted enterprise data and functions—wherever and whenever they want. To help meet this growing demand, Oracle has released 14 Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications, including horizontal apps targeted for all employees as well as role-based line of business applications. Available as part of existing product licenses, these purpose-built applications provide companies with vital mobile accessibility for their workforce.


News Facts Oracle today announced the release of 14 mobile applications for Oracle E-Business Suite. These new applications provide simple, actionable, on-the-go access to horizontal functions such as approvals, expenses, timecards, and employee requisitions, as well as role-based line of business functions for sales orders, procurement, product information, inventory, project management, manufacturing, maintenance, and field service. Available at no additional cost for licensed users of the base applications, these applications are compatible with both Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, enabling organizations to deploy these mobile applications without having to upgrade. Supporting a diverse mobile global workforce, the applications are available for iOS on Apple’s App Store and planned for Android. Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications are built using Oracle Mobile Application Framework. This framework accelerates and simplifies mobile development with the ability to build once and deploy to multiple platforms, providing tight integration with camera and other device services, device-native user experience, and enables end-to-end encryption and security.Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Applications These horizontal mobile applications support greater productivity and employee satisfaction by enabling employees across the workforce to perform simple functions while on the go: Mobile Approvals: Managers can instantly respond to pending approval requests and search past approvals for expenses, requisitions, purchase orders, and more. Mobile Expenses: Employees can quickly and easily capture expenses as they are incurred, charge to projects and cost centers, download corporate credit card transactions and edit details, enter mileage expenses, and submit expense reports. Mobile Timecards: Employees and contractors can quickly capture time worked with minimal data entry, enter time for payroll and projects, and submit and view timecards. Mobile iProcurement: Employees can view and follow up on requisition status, including approvals and delivery, to help ensure timely delivery of their requests. These role-based line of business applications drive faster business execution and decision making through improved visibility and access to enterprise data and functions: Mobile Sales Orders: Sales staff can get up-to-the-minute information on customer sales orders, including order and line status, pricing, adjustments, holds, back orders, and shipping. Mobile Inventory: Inventory managers can quickly search or scan to view on-hand and in-transit inventory across facilities and review existing material reservations as well as pending material movements. Mobile Product Information: Product and supply chain managers can simply search or scan product information for product specifications, images, product attributes, metrics, on-hand quantities, and suppliers. Mobile Procurement: Buyers and purchasing users can monitor purchasing approval and shipping exceptions, and quickly search purchase order information to respond to inquiries. Mobile Project Manager: Project managers and staff can immediately contact team members and customers, monitor overall project status including budget, open payables and receivables, issues, and change orders, as well as monitor alerts for budget overruns and past due transactions. Mobile Discrete Production Supervisor: Discrete manufacturing supervisors can easily monitor shop floor work orders and associated resources, materials, and exception details, as well as take quick action to hold, expedite cancel, and release work orders. Mobile Process Production Supervisor: Process manufacturing supervisors can clearly monitor plant summary and batch information along with associated steps, materials, and exceptions. They can instantly take action to release, complete, reschedule, and terminate batches. Mobile Project Manufacturing: Project managers and shop floor personnel can quickly search and manage project materials, as well as manage financial actions that help ensure project material requirements are met. Mobile Maintenance: Maintenance technicians can monitor, execute, and complete work assigned to them, as well as look up asset history, record asset meter readings, and create work requests and work orders. Mobile Field Service: Field service technicians can remotely access customer, product, service requests, and task-related information. Technicians can update tasks; capture materials, time, and expense details; access inventory levels; return, transfer, and request parts regardless of internet connectivity; and synchronize when they are online.User-Centered Design Process Simplifies Mobile Apps Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications are extremely easy to use, resulting from a user-centered design process and user experience (UX) design principles based on simplicity, action ability, consistency, and device integration. Simplicity: The application designs are streamlined by choosing the right mobile tasks and including only what users need to complete their jobs while on the go. Action Ability: Icons, messages, and badges alert users to transactions that need their attention, driving quick and accurate action based on easy-to-read summaries. Consistency: The applications were created using a common set of Oracle’s scientifically tested UX design patterns combined with strong design processes, reusable common components, and mobile development guidelines. Device Integration: The applications leverage mobile platform capabilities, including gesture support and data integration with native applications such as map, contacts, e-mail, and camera.Supporting Quotes “Today’s world is increasingly mobile, and organizations want to provide mobile capabilities to their diverse workforce,” said Cliff Godwin, senior vice president, Applications Development Oracle. “Oracle E-Business Suite’s smartphone applications enable organizations to give their users anytime, anywhere access to enterprise data and functions that they need in order to do their jobs. These simple, actionable applications help organizations be more nimble by accelerating business execution, enhancing user productivity, and improving collaboration and decision making.” “Leveraging Oracle Mobile Application Framework’s rapid development capabilities has enabled the Oracle E-Business Suite team to quickly develop smartphone applications for a wide range of functions that deliver significant value to Oracle E-Business Suite customers,” said Bill Pataky, vice president Product Management Mobile Platform, Tools and Frameworks, Oracle.
Related Resources Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite YouTube Channel Oracle Mobile Application FrameworkAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Trademarks

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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New Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud Solutions Enable Organizations to Rapidly Deliver Higher-Value Products

Oracle Database News - 7 hours 5 min ago
New Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud Solutions Enable Organizations to Rapidly Deliver Higher-Value ProductsNew cloud offerings optimize value chain processes from ideation through to development and commercialization ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2014News Summary

Traditional Product Lifecycle Management solutions have a very limited definition of product lifecycle – starting too late and finishing too early. They leave the crucial phase of innovation management to “blood, sweat and Excel”, and pass off the commercialization phase to separate manufacturing and master data management (MDM) solutions. The result is unmanaged processes, disparate information silos, and ad hoc decision making. This results in challenges in meeting critical customer requirements or promised market expectations. For customers who want these capabilities on the cloud the situation is even more challenging. To address these challenges, Oracle has added Oracle Innovation Management Cloud and Oracle Product Development Cloud to the existing Oracle Product Hub Cloud to create a comprehensive Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud solution – from ideation to commercialization. The Oracle Product Value Chain (PVC) Cloud provides a single integrated product record across all three parts of the product lifecycle: Innovation, Development and Commercialization. These solutions enable you to transform fragmented product development processes into information-driven product value chains – all delivered on the Cloud.

News Facts Furthering its commitment to helping organizations optimize the entire value chain, Oracle today expanded its portfolio of Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud solutions. Oracle Innovation Management Cloud and Oracle Product Development Cloud help organizations ensure a more cost-effective use of time, resources, and budget, while also supporting top-line growth by rapidly delivering higher-value products. Working together with Oracle Product Hub and Oracle Project Portfolio Management, the new cloud solutions provide a collaborative, connected, and disciplined approach for organizations to manage the entire value chain from ideation through to product development and commercialization. By providing a complete, secure, and disciplined approach, Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud also enables organizations to measure and proactively monitor how each new product will achieve its business case, product requirements, and supply chain objectives. In addition, the new Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud solutions take advantage of Oracle Cloud’s unique multitenant approach that allows organizations to simultaneously enjoy the cost-savings benefits of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud.Oracle Innovation Management Cloud Oracle Innovation Management Cloud enables organizations to build a healthy innovation pipeline fueled by a steady stream of high-value ideas and product concepts. According to a CIMdata commentary published in August 2014, Innovation Management: Improving Returns on Innovation Investments, “The Oracle Innovation Management solution supports innovation by bridging the gap between innovative ideas and execution. In CIMdata’s view, this type of solution may lead to more innovative products with greater profitability and more happy customers. Who doesn’t want that?” With this new cloud solution, organizations can: Capture ideas from many different sources and resources to determine the best ideas to advance Develop a business case for each viable idea and analyze a collection of ideas from a 360-degree perspective to strategically determine the best ideas to commercialize Translate the best ideas into detailed requirements that can be shared across product concept processes Oracle Product Development Cloud Oracle Product Development Cloud allows users to manage and synchronize product development data and processes to accelerate time to market by: Allowing users to create, change, and manage items and bills of material with embedded analysis and insights into product readiness, supply chain risk, and release to manufacturing readiness Providing flexible workflow route change approvals to relevant stakeholders that also include cycle time threshold analysis Capturing and providing a record for stakeholder input into the creation and change processes via social collaboration Delivering a modern user interface that puts analytics front and center to enable reviewers and participants to manage by exceptionSupporting Quotes “Standalone product offerings that support various processes of the product lifecycle impede innovation, because they lack the critical capability to link these processes together to share information securely,” said Jon Chorley, group vice president, Product Value Chain Applications, Oracle. “The new Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud solutions provide a connected approach that enables organizations to innovate, develop and commercialize, translating the best ideas into profitable products. With these new services, organizations can improve top-line and bottom-line results.”Supporting Resources Oracle Applications Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud Oracle Innovation Management Cloud Oracle Product Development Cloud About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Trademarks

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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Karen Hartquist
Oracle
+1.650.506.3552
karen.hartquist@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

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Oracle Showcases Innovation Across Its JD Edwards Applications Lines

Oracle Database News - 7 hours 7 min ago
Oracle Showcases Innovation Across Its JD Edwards Applications LinesNew products and product enhancements help organizations support growth, lower total cost of ownership, and drive successORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2014News Summary

In today's fast-paced and hyper-connected world, the rules of business have changed. Organizations need business applications that can support them with everything from discovering growth opportunities and making smarter decisions to reducing corporate costs. To meet this demand and help customers maximize their technology investment, Oracle has introduced a range of innovations across its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World applications in the last year. The developments help organizations empower the mobile workforce, increase business agility, drive efficiencies and lower total cost of ownership.

News Facts Oracle has further demonstrated its commitment to helping customers maximize their investment in its JD Edwards applications with continued innovation across the integrated application suite. Developments in the last year have spanned new mobile enterprise applications, in-memory applications, application modernization, personalization features, business interfaces that help customers further lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as a range of other general, technical and industry enhancements. Oracle’s JD Edwards Innovation Aligned with Key Market Forces With the continued innovation across JD Edwards applications, Oracle has further enhanced the comprehensive enterprise resource planning software lines by combining business value, standards-based technology, and deep industry experience into a business solution with a low TCO. JD Edwards applications include Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s JD Edwards World, which offer customers more than 90 application modules to support a diverse set of business processes and key industry solutions including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, asset-intensive industries, and projects and services. Key additions to JD Edwards applications in the last year include: New apps to power the mobile workforce: 57 new mobile enterprise applications, including applications for maintenance, field service, project management, supply chain, and health and safety incident management. These smartphone and tablet apps enable customers to accelerate business execution and help their businesses find new ways to create operational efficiencies. Oracle In-memory technologies increase business insight and agility: With the introduction of JD Edwards latest In-Memory application, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor, manufacturing and distribution customers are able to utilize the extreme performance delivered by Oracle engineered systems to allow planners and buyers to analyze thousands of SKUs and components in real time to make critical sourcing decisions and accelerate time-consuming planning business processes. Additionally, enhancements to Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Sales Advisor are now available. JD Edwards has also delivered on the promise of Real-Time Enterprise by leveraging Oracle Database In-Memory option. JD Edwards has achieved more than 1,000x faster performance running on Oracle Database In-Memory option. Simplify and Personalize: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for Apple iPad was enhanced to deliver latest native look and feel as well as access to device video, signature capture and note taking. In addition tablets now support JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting with features for transaction drill back and proactive watchlists. Other enhancement features include updates to the popular EnterpriseOne Café One, allowing end users to easily create mashups that include external URL content and multiple JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. Additionally PO receipt, voucher matching and inventory to general ledger reconciliation processes have been streamlined. Vertical ERP Solutions: JD Edwards continues to add depth to industry solutions. Recent examples include new and enhanced JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting for customers that manage warehouses, real estate or bulk stock inventory. Other industry enhanced features include real estate unit attributes, lot assignment and country of origin, important in downstream oil and gas and chemical distribution. Ongoing enhancements to lower TCO: Improvements to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools including product simplification, user experience, and reporting enhancements help customers drive efficiencies; the introduction of Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne has significantly lowered the time and cost of installation; and new business interfaces to support the integration of Oracle Sales Cloud and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne help customers increase sales and optimize efficiency. Global localizations to drive business efficiencies: Legislative global features have been expanded for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World to include localization enhancements for individual markets across Europe, Asia, and South AmericaSupporting Quote “Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are facing a rapidly changing business environment that demands a new set of capabilities to support continued growth, innovation, and success,” said Lyle Ekdahl, senior vice president and general manager, JD Edwards, Oracle. “In the last year, we have introduced a range of innovations to help our customers stay ahead of the competition. This continued innovation builds on our long-standing commitment to delivering an integrated, standards-based portfolio of innovative applications that can help streamline processes, reduce costs, and drive business value.”Supporting Resources Oracle Applications Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Oracle’s JD Edwards World Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Solutions JD Edwards Blog: Attitude@Altitude Learnjde.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Reveals Global Best Practices for CFOs to Manage Modern Finance

Oracle Database News - 7 hours 9 min ago
Oracle Reveals Global Best Practices for CFOs to Manage Modern FinanceOracle partners with Financial Executives International on research; demonstrates how digital technologies can transform financeOracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – October 1, 2014News Summary

Modern technologies such as cloud, social, mobile, and big data are changing the competitive dynamics of the global economy. Organizations that know how to create digitally enabled business models leveraging modern technologies are thriving; leaders who continue to invest in traditional business models powered by legacy systems are putting their companies, employees, and shareholders at serious risk. To help CFOs master digital transformation, Oracle partnered with Financial Executives International (FEI) to identify the modern best practices that will help CFOs and their finance functions flourish in the Digital Age.

News Facts Oracle partnered with FEI’s Research Foundation (FERF) on a new research report that explores the technology and change management best practices CFOs are adopting in the Digital Age to create modern finance organizations. The report, “Modern Finance in the Digital Age,” was developed based on in-depth interviews with more than 20 leading CFOs, finance executives, and domain experts from across all major global geographies. The best practices are focused on ensuring that CFOs are better equipped to assume their new role in driving more agile, technology-enabled business models and stronger C-suite collaboration.How CFOs Can Transform Core Responsibility Areas with Modern Finance Reporting and Compliance: Adopt a modern, technology-enabled close process. Speed “right-time” decision-making using standardized processes and a strong data governance model. Leverage the cloud strategically to modernize finance. Using the cloud enables CFOs to redeploy the capital they save on IT maintenance and hardware to fund new business opportunities and makes it possible to reassign IT staff to work on technology-led innovations. Measure and Respond: Leverage big data and advanced/predictive analytics to continuously refine and test business models and value propositions with customers. Ensure that everyone is making decisions based on the same source of high-quality data. Invest in a platform that is designed to deliver information to decision-makers, whether it’s an always-current dashboard available through secure login on a mobile device, real-time alerts when certain parameters or thresholds are triggered, or some other means of quickly and effectively visualizing and consuming data. Plan and Predict: Replace complex, disconnected spreadsheets with modern planning applications. Look for modern functionality, such as mobile and collaboration, that makes it easy for business users to get up and running. Drive planning across the enterprise from various lines of business to exploit the “wisdom of crowds.” Reduce reliance on the annual budgets and leverage best-practice methodologies such as driver-based rolling forecasts that enable planning at the speed of business. Procure to Pay: Implement self-service procurement (“eProcurement”) to control off-contract spending. Streamline purchasing with digital technologies that provide visibility and control overspending. Automate payables with digital technologies, such as e-invoicing and supplier portals, to deliver touchless transactions. Project Financial Management: Use analytics to proactively monitor the health of projects in real time. Standardize processes and data to ensure a single source of project truth across the enterprise for better analysis and reporting. Deliver real-time information via mobile and social tools to facilitate decision-making and project success. Change Management: Secure an executive mandate for change, starting with the CEO. Simplify and standardize processes and procedures as much as possible before embarking on a major transformation. Build an expertise in creating a culture of change management. Return on Investment (ROI): Use predictive analytics instead of lagging indicators to rethink ROI on digital technologies. Look at strategic outcomes rather than just operational improvements to assess how digital technologies impact the business. There should be a more flexible allocation of resources as processes are automated and streamlined, as well as the ability to attract and retain talent using the latest social, mobile, and analytical capabilities. Consider a more focused ROI analysis for a better measurement of return in specific areas that have a specific strategic outcome.Supporting Quotes “Modern CFOs are embracing their role as business catalysts and technology evangelists, but finance organizations are often the last to digitize operations,” said Karen dela Torre, vice president, Oracle Applications. “CFOs need to digitize finance in order to successfully execute on new strategic mandates as digital change agents. This research helps identify best practices for the key process areas critical to any finance function.” “CFOs must recognize the value of a holistic approach to digital transformation that can drive both operational savings and the flexibility needed to change business models or shift in and out of markets,” said Oracle Vice Chairman Jeff Henley. “Those who master digital transformation across the enterprise are not only helping fulfill their mandate as the stewards of corporate value, but also placing themselves in a better position to assume a greater leadership role in their organizations.” “CFOs are the collaborators and responsible for aligning all the other C-suite executives to make sure that there are no gaps in strategy, decision-making, or execution. No one really touches all parts of the enterprise the way the CFO does,” said Keith Kravcik, executive vice president and CFO, Ovation Brands. “To stay competitive in today’s market it is imperative to implement best practices, like the ones outlined in this report, to drive value creation and organizational excellence.” “Previous technology studies we have conducted indicate that the CFO’s influence on IT and technology investments is rapidly increasing,” said Marie Hollein, president and CEO, Financial Executives International and FERF. “In today’s digital age, it is imperative for the IT function to become more strategic and align with corporate goals and objectives. FERF’s research with Oracle provides a comprehensive guide of best practices in the application and use of new technologies for CFOs.”Related Resources Report: Modern Finance in the Digital Age Oracle CFO Central Empowering Modern Finance Report About Financial Executives InternationalAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle’s SPARC T5 Servers Demonstrates Superior Performance for Banks

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Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle’s SPARC T5 Servers Demonstrates Superior Performance for BanksOracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE delivers high performance, better customer experience, and enables lower TCOSIBOS, BOSTON, MASS. and ORACLE OPENWORLD – SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2014News Summary

A recent performance test of Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle’s SPARC T5 servers with Oracle Solaris demonstrated that the banking solution can enable banks with between 1 and 3 million accounts to deploy Oracle FLEXCUBE at up to 2.3 times lower cost than an IBM POWER configuration. 1 Testing also demonstrated up to 4.5 times shorter deployment times when using the new Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE.2

News Facts The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE offers a fully tested, tuned, and documented approach for deploying industry-leading Oracle FLEXCUBE solutions on Oracle’s SPARC T5 servers with low cost, minimal risk, and rapid return on investment. The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE demonstrated high performance and efficiency for customer-facing online processing and back-office, end-of-financial-period batch processing, taking 128 minutes to process 10 million accounts for end-of-month and 40 minutes to process accounts for end-of-day periods. Online transaction processing (OLTP) performance reached 923 transactions per second with 200 concurrent users, with 98th-percentile response time of 343 milliseconds. The Oracle Optimized Solution delivers exceptional value for Oracle FLEXCUBE users, including: Business continuity: Simplified architecture and reliability-focused design enables greater system availability. Back-office productivity: High-performance architecture helps minimize daily and periodic batch financial processing times and can help virtually eliminate backlogs. Better customer experience: Best practices and tuning maximizes branch office and ATM transactional capabilities while shortening financial transactions to provide rapid response to customers. Lower operating costs: The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE simplifies operations and management to increase IT efficiency and help reduce operating expenditures.

    • The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE comprises Oracle’s SPARC T5 servers with Oracle Solaris, Oracle networking, and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

    • The performance test for the optimized solution was conducted with Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking Release 12 and Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 running on a SPARC T5-2 server. The SPARC T5-2 server running Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking Release 12 achieved twice the throughput per processor compared to a SPARC T4-4 server. 3

Supporting Quotes “With the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE, banks have access to the best performance of Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle’s SPARC hardware, tested in Oracle’s labs. This enables banks to spend less time and effort to reap the rewards of their investment in a modern banking system. Moreover, the superior performance of Oracle FLEXCUBE on SPARC T5-2 servers offers banks significant cost and performance advantage, Darwiche, acting chief executive officer, Alizz Islamic Bank. “Oracle FLEXCUBE helped enable us to immediately achieve the results we desired, while also providing us with a modern, integrated banking platform that will support future growth. A project of such complexity was executed in a record-breaking timeframe of under five months by the joint team. We are proud of what we have achieved.”Supporting Resources Optimizing Bank Automation with Oracle FLEXCUBE : Webcast Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE Best IT Strategies for Deploying Oracle FLEXCUBE Solutions: Solution Brief Accelerating Banking Automation While Reducing Risk and Cost: White Paper Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE: Technical Information

 

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TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.1 Comparison based on two IBM Power 750 servers (each with four 3.6 Ghz processors, 512 GB memory, two 300 GB SAS HDD) versus two Oracle SPARC T5-2 servers (each with two 3.6 Ghz SPARC T5 16-core processors, 512 GB memory, two 300 GB SAS-2 HDD), including hardware and support list price and discounted software license and support costs.2 Based on comparison of deployment time for an Oracle Optimized Solution versus time required to deploy a custom solution.3 Based on tests of end-of-month batch times for 10M records on SPARC T4-4 and SPARC T5-2 systems.Contact Info

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How to Overcome Challenges of Effort Estimation in Software Development Projects?

Intland Blog - 10 hours 51 min ago
Software development project managers won’t have to be reminded of the challenges of effort estimation. Despite the importance of the estimation process in project planning, trying to value the costs and efforts of software development projects beforehand is still an
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Polarion Joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program

Polarion Software - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:30
Polarion Software has joined the PLM Partner Program of Siemens as a Technology Partner.
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Oracle Announces Oracle Alta User Interface Design System - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:49
Press Release Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer Experience Used by Oracle’s cloud applications, cloud services and available for customer-developed applications, new UI design principles deliver elegant user interfaces and experiences for web and mobile applications

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary Alta Mobile native phone screen

Oracle Alta UI Mobile native phone screen.

The consumer web and mobile applications experience is setting significantly higher standards for enterprise application user interfaces (UIs). To address customers’ increased UI expectations, Oracle has developed the Oracle Alta User Interface, a design system and set of guidelines that enables developers to deliver strikingly modern, simpler, and more engaging UIs across web-based and on-device mobile applications. The Oracle Alta UI is the new standard for Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud-based services and is supported by Oracle’s development tools and frameworks for mobile, cloud, and web-based applications.

News Facts

Oracle Alta UI is a new user interface design system that enables developers to create modern, visually pleasing, consistent, and engaging interfaces that can be easily distributed across all delivery channels.

The Oracle Alta UI design system provides a set of guidelines and best practices. The system is based on years of user experience and usability implementations and analysis by leading UI and design specialists.

Oracle Alta UI-based applications feature a simplified component structure and more open space to keep the focus on data.

Alta Mobile UI dashboard

Sample Alta Mobile UI dashboard—this runs like a native tablet application.

The Oracle Alta UI system is based on four design principles:

  • Design for mobile first
  • Keep layouts simple and uncluttered
  • Provide a clear information hierarchy
  • Engage users with more visual content

The system is used to develop Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Cloud Portal, Developer Cloud, Documents Cloud, and Mobile Cloud, the latest versions of Oracle Fusion Applications, and mobile applications including Oracle Mobile Timecards for Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Mobile and Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile, with many more to come.

Oracle Alta UI console

Example of an Oracle Alta UI console in a browser.

With the Oracle Alta UI, developers and interface designers can create better user experiences across their web and mobile applications by focusing on fewer elements and cleaner designs aimed at accelerating performance and information delivery.

Oracle Alta UI principles are conducive to responsive UI design that can adjust to different devices and display resolutions, delivering a nearly seamless experience regardless of the platform being used.

Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.0 and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) 12.1.3 and later include support for Oracle Alta UI, enabling developers to build custom applications and extend Oracle Applications using the design system.

Oracle has published a best-practice roadmap for developers looking to employ the Oracle Alta UI, including how to:

Oracle Alta UI dashboard

Example of an Oracle Alta UI dashboard page in a browser.

  • Create new UI design patterns: providing details on common UI patterns with new best practices
  • Support responsive design: allowing for the creation of UIs that adjust to different devices and display sizes
  • Support web and mobile applications: offering detailed guidelines for both web and mobile application UI design
  • Integrate principles seamlessly with Oracle's development frameworks: Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle ADF Faces support the guidelines through their UI components.
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Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Applications Deliver on the Promise of Real-Time Enterprise - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:48
Press Release Oracle Applications Deliver on the Promise of Real-Time Enterprise by Leveraging Oracle Database In-Memory Oracle Applications can achieve over 1,000x faster performance running on Oracle Database In-Memory

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary Oracle Database In-Memory Learn more about Oracle Database In-Memory

In today's high-speed, always-on world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies with whom they do business. Meeting these increasing expectations can be difficult, especially when decision-makers must wait hours or days to extract vital information from terabytes of data deep within the enterprise. The pace of business can force managers to decide between making an immediate and less informed decision or delaying business decisions until the analytics come through.

To address this challenge and enable executives, managers, and employees to pinpoint opportunities, negotiate smarter, and better engage customers, Oracle introduced the Oracle Database In-Memory option, new software that lets Oracle Database customers create a real-time enterprise. Taking advantage of the extreme performance delivered by Oracle Database In-Memory, some of Oracle's business applications have seen performance gains of over 1,000x, enabling users to quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to their customers, and continuously optimize key processes. With Oracle in-memory applications, jobs that used to be run overnight become on-demand or real time, reducing processing times from hours to minutes or even seconds. Instead of waiting, employees can work—with more current data than was ever possible before. The ability to combine real-time data analysis with subsecond transactions on existing applications enables organizations to become real-time enterprises. And that enables new business strategies and operational efficiencies across the organization.

News Facts

Oracle business applications have achieved performance gains of up to 1,000x running on Oracle Database In-Memory.

Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with virtually any existing Oracle Database-compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch, and it has already transformed the performance of business applications spanning Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle ERP), Oracle Supply Chain Management (Oracle SCM), and Oracle Customer Experience (Oracle CX).

Examples of these transformative applications include:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite in-memory cost management: Achieved more than 1,003x faster processing with a large automotive costing data set (2 billion cost rows, 14 million parts, 17-level BOM). With this dramatic improvement in processing time, customers now can perform what-if simulations on cost changes and instantly visualize their impact to the overall business. Leveraging this in-memory technology, users now will be able make critical business decisions in real time—quickly analyzing the impact of cost changes on profitability; instantly recalculating inventory, in-transit, and production balances; and performing make-buy decisions in time to help boost the bottom line.
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Achieved more than 1,030x faster performance, providing the information businesses need to optimize routes in real time to improve on-time delivery, reduce empty miles and turnaround times, and increase efficiency.
  • Oracle's Siebel In-Memory: Achieved 1,247x faster performance, allowing customers to conduct real-time ad hoc patterned queries in a contact-center scenario.
  • Oracle's Demantra Predictive Trade Planning: Achieved 102x faster worksheet performance to provide sales and marketing managers with the ability to quickly analyze demand and promotions data at a very granular level. This helps marketers understand a promotion's profit and revenue on a real-time basis and optimize promotional spend with a global view of trade ROI.
  • Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management: Achieved 1,700x faster performance for a sales order query and can now put the power of real time in sales teams' hands by providing immediate answers to unanticipated customer questions.
  • Oracle's PeopleSoft General Ledger: Achieved 1,300x faster performance in general ledger pivot grids, providing iterative financial position analysis in real time by allowing organizations to make earlier decisions for the financial period, speed account reconciliation, and shorten financial period close. Where before analysis of 195 million ledger lines and 250 business units could take more than four hours, customers can see the results in 11.5 seconds.
  • Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center: Achieved 76x faster performance that allows businesses to quickly solve their supply disruptions and unexpected demand fluctuations.

With Oracle Database In-Memory, organizations can transform the performance of Oracle Database-compatible applications by automatically and transparently taking advantage of columnar in-memory processing, without additional programming or application changes.

  • "Businesses are looking for a competitive edge in today's high-speed, always-connected world, where customers are more demanding than ever," said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. "The real-time responsiveness enabled by Oracle Database In-Memory can deliver insights at the moment that important decisions need to be made. By combining the power of Oracle's business applications with our in-memory technology, organizations can out-innovate competitors, delight customers, and improve the bottom line."

    "As organizations look for better ways to pinpoint opportunities faster, negotiate smarter, and engage customers better, access to real-time information is critical," said Lyle Ekdahl, senior vice president general manager, JD Edwards, Oracle. "The extreme performance delivered with Oracle Applications running on Oracle Database In-Memory enables organizations to continuously optimize processes and make rapid data-driven decisions, allowing them to transform into more agile and efficient businesses."

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Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle's application product teams have conducted benchmark testing of their respective application product suites with the Oracle Database In-Memory option and Oracle engineered systems using industry-standard testing tools and methodologies, such as Oracle Load Testing. Tests were conducted using both generally available product and products under development in controlled laboratory environments.

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The contents, materials, and information provided in benchmark reports are provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. The results and numbers reported in the benchmark results are collected after running the engineering benchmarks on internal servers in controlled laboratory conditions. These results are not necessarily audited by any third party, and oracle does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or reproducibility of these results. Oracle reserves the right to remove or make changes to the contents of these benchmark results at any time without notice.

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Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:47
Press Release Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements Help Sales Teams Optimize Efficiency and Performance to Increase Sales New smartphone applications, industry solutions, and customization and integration features help organizations generate more revenue

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary

Customer expectations are rapidly changing, and organizations need to change the ways they sell accordingly. To help sales teams achieve more efficiency and drive sales, Oracle has introduced major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud that include new smartphone and tablet applications, prebuilt and drill-down reporting capabilities for analytics, new partner relationship management capabilities, and industry-specific solutions. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, organizations can rapidly innovate to meet customers’ changing needs by enabling sales professionals to plan, prospect, collaborate, and close more effectively and efficiently.

News Facts Oracle Sales Cloud Learn more about Oracle Sales Cloud
  • Building on its commitment to help sales teams sell more, know more, and grow more, Oracle today announced the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud.
  • Oracle Sales Cloud Release 9 helps organizations increase sales and optimize efficiency though enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific solutions.
  • Optimized for mobile devices, the latest release includes new mobile apps such as Oracle Voice, Oracle Mobilytics, and Oracle Sales Cloud Call Report that help sales teams quickly execute transactions and activities and allow for analysis of forecasts, pipelines, and deals while on the move.
  • To provide organizations with deep domain knowledge and purpose-built applications that are designed to meet their unique sales needs, lower costs, and reduce implementation times, the new release also includes industry-specific sales solutions for communications, high technology, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, and financial services.
  • Learn more about Oracle CX Sales Solutions
  • To further enhance productivity and give sales teams more comprehensive analysis and greater customer visibility, the new release adds new subject areas and attributes to the extensive lineup of prebuilt reports that are included in Oracle Sales Cloud.
  • Sales teams can also personalize Oracle Sales Cloud to meet the unique needs of their organization, with full custom object support.
  • Oracle's standards-based open and flexible platform enables integrations with other best-of-breed customer experience (CX) applications such as Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Commerce, resulting in a 360-view of the customer and enhanced closed-loop reporting.
Sell More, Know More, Grow More with Oracle Sales Cloud

Oracle Sales Cloud is part of Oracle Customer Experience Cloud, which empowers organizations to create consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, sales professionals can benefit from:

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  • Enhanced productivity and predictability: Intuitive forecasting allows sales managers to review, analyze, and adjust forecasts while mobile, improving productivity and predictability and offering opportunities for coaching in the field.
  • Improved collaboration: Sales staff can easily log customer engagements using a tablet or smartphone, capturing what was discussed or what products were presented and then sharing with the wider team for enhanced collaboration.
  • Streamlined partner relationship management: Partner sales staff can qualify leads and register opportunities in a simplified partner portal, and channel account managers can view a dashboard with key metrics and manage partners while working on mobile devices.
  • Simplified administrative processes: Contract and sales agreement templates help drive efficiencies by standardizing corporate contract policies and negotiation workflows while also supporting internal controls and compliance with contractual obligations and regulatory requirements.
  • Optimized sales performance management: Sales managers can reduce manual, time-consuming work with automated processes that help easily migrate territory geographies and rules, import currency conversion rates, and export quotas.
  • Integrated customer data management: Streamlined data enrichment processes enable company and contact data from Dun and Bradstreet to be imported, while Oracle Sales Cloud's enterprise data quality engine improves data integrity by identifying duplicates in real time.
  • "Today's dynamic sales environment is more complex than ever before. To meet rapidly changing customer expectations, organizations need to rethink the sales process and empower their sales teams with fast, easy, and modern sales tools," said Ken Volpe, senior vice president, product development, Oracle. "Today's announcement reinforces Oracle's commitment to providing sales professionals with the most simple, intuitive, and efficient sales tools. With the enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific solutions included in the latest release of the Oracle Sales Cloud, we are helping sales teams drive efficiencies and ultimately increase sales."

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Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:46
Press Release Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud to Help Businesses Streamline Their Enterprise Business Processes Complete solution offers flexibility for customers to migrate to the cloud at their own pace

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary

For companies trying to strengthen their core business, technology—especially cloud technology—can play a key role in optimizing operations. To help customers looking to streamline processes such as finance, procurement, and project portfolio management, Oracle has updated Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud) to provide a fast, cost-effective way to strengthen core operations.

News Facts Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Learn more about Oracle ERP Cloud
  • To help businesses streamline their enterprise business processes, Oracle has delivered updates to Oracle ERP Cloud.
  • Oracle ERP Cloud Release 9 includes a broad portfolio of applications that are tailored to meet the needs of customers in specific industries, including higher education and public sector.
  • Available in 23 languages and more than 50 countries, Oracle ERP Cloud is designed for incremental cloud adoption, which lets customers move to the cloud at their own pace in phases that fit their business model and operational needs.
  • Significant mobile enhancements make it easier for Oracle ERP Cloud users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to.
  • Oracle ERP Cloud is composed of Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud (Oracle PPM Cloud).
Enhancements to Oracle Financials Cloud include:

Enhanced mobile capabilities help the modern finance department improve productivity:

  • A simplified mobile interface delivers real-time financial results anytime, anywhere, from your tablet or desktop.
  • The Mobile Financial Reporting Center is integrated with Oracle Social Network social solutions to enable better collaboration among team members.
  • A new "sunburst" view helps promote interactive understanding of key data.

Expanded global features address needs across geographies:

Mobile Financial Reporting Center

Mobile Financial Reporting Center integrates with Oracle Social Network to enable better team member collaboration.

  • Cross-currency payments enable users to pay invoices across currencies, regardless of where they are located.
  • Legal entity-based sequencing and rapid implementation for country-specific sequences simplifies legal compliance.
  • Centralized payments and receipts across business units enables invoices to be paid across multiple business units, reducing transaction and administrative costs.
  • Tax Box Allocations help prepare VAT declarations.

Streamlined integration, setup, and processing makes it easier for anyone to use and benefit from Oracle Financials Cloud:

  • Oracle Financial Accounting Hub Report Cloud provides robust mobile reporting on Oracle E-Business Suite accounting data without any additional configuration.
  • Seamless integration between Oracle Financials Cloud and Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud) streamlines the quote-to-cash process.
  • Integration to travel partner GetThere helps improve booking experience and provides visibility to travel costs and travel booking violations.
Enhancements to Oracle Procurement Cloud Include:

Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud is designed to help companies and organizations capture and qualify suppliers with accurate information. Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud enables organizations to:

  • Qualify and assess suppliers to support supplier programs, compliance, and sourcing award decisions.
  • Gather supplier information through internal and external qualification questionnaires.
  • Promptly alert users when new information might affect supplier qualifications, capabilities, or risk.
  • Provide insight to supplier qualifications and policy compliance.

Oracle Procurement Cloud Release 9 includes several features designed to increase efficiency, including:

Project Team Member Mobile

Project Team Member Mobile enables team members to update, change, and progress existing tasks conveniently—anytime, anywere.

  • Local Punchout Item Search, which unifies the search and browse experience to enable local search of supplier punchout catalog content. This is designed to help people quickly find what they are looking for and minimize the changes to look and feel across supplier sites.
  • New Supplier Registration Request in self-service procurement, which allows people to quickly request a new supplier that is not yet set up.
  • Supplier Import and Update Enhancements have been dramatically improved to include additional information and allow updates as well as new supplier creation.
Enhancements to Oracle PPM Cloud Include:

To help drive profitability, the latest release of Oracle PPM Cloud introduces several new features in Oracle Project Financial Management Cloud:

  • Oracle Grants Management Cloud is a new product designed to help effectively manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization. It enables organizations to track, control, and report on grants budgets, commitments, and expenditures. It supports the full post-award lifecycle from the initial receipt of the award to allocating funding to projects, invoicing grant expenditures, and final reporting.
  • A new Budgetary Control feature lets organizations keep tabs on spending and ensure cost overruns are prevented or identified.

New project-execution capabilities in Release 9 can help project organizations deliver their projects more efficiently:

  • Resume-based searches can make it easier to match the right resources to the project work. Searches also will be able to help organizations manage the staffing impact of events such as project date changes.
  • Enhancements for organizations using Agile development processes and a new integration with Oracle Fusion Innovation Management can help companies support their product development processes.

New mobile and social capabilities are designed to keep the project team engaged with modern, mobile, and social applications:

  • Project Team Member Mobile, a new feature in Release 9, enables team members to update, change, and progress existing tasks conveniently, anytime, anywhere.
  • Oracle Project Manager Cloud Mobile enables project managers to use native gestures on the tablet to reveal project detail through the task hierarchy to see the latest progress, even while onsite or away from the office.

Additional enhancements help to simplify solutions and business processes:

  • New services and interfaces across multiple functional areas, including grants, assets, and project and resource management, help customers integrate with different systems.
  • Project opportunity management capabilities will enable organizations to create projects from opportunities and plan delivery of the engagements. This can help sales and delivery teams work together during the sales cycle, ensuring projects are properly planned and resourced and accurately tracking the cost of winning new business.

In Release 9 of Oracle PPM Cloud, reporting and analysis enhancements provide a better view of projects from sales to execution, at all levels of the organization:

  • Enterprise Project Structure, a new reporting hierarchy, several new reporting subject areas for Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence, and predefined sample dashboards and reports have been added to help provide better visibility.
New Features in Oracle ERP Cloud for Public Sector Include: Oracle Grants Management Cloud

Oracle Grants Management Cloud helps manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization.

Encumbrance Accounting and Budgetary Control for Public Sector help government agencies and municipalities to better plan and budget, control costs, and analyze actual and expected spending data.

Public Sector Sourcing helps ensure transparency and compliance with sourcing policies via Two Stage RFQ, Surrogate Bidding, Online Supplier Messages, and Negotiation Creation and Award Approvals.

New Features in Oracle ERP Cloud for Higher Education Include:

Key functionality targeting the higher education sector to support grants management and project-based funding.

A new cloud-based student information system is also under development. Oracle Student Cloud, targeted for 2015, is designed to manage the full spectrum of educational offerings, from traditional research-based institutions to nontraditional models focused on online learning.

Oracle Student Cloud is planned for integration with Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud to deliver a complete cloud-based solution for higher education.

Oracle ERP Cloud’s higher education enhancements all come with built-in mobile, social, and analytic features to improve productivity.

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Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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New Oracle Social Cloud Features - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:45
Press Release Oracle Enhances Social Efficiency and Simplicity with Expanded Social Station Capabilities New Oracle Social Cloud features help improve user experience and prove the business value of social

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary

Managing, responding, summarizing, and ultimately proving the business value of social activity to the enterprise is a business imperative today. To help customers manage social activity more effectively and demonstrate the business value of social programs, Oracle today announced new modules for Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud's social relationship management (SRM) platform. The new modules enhance customer visibility and agility with real-time data, reporting, and response features that help organizations prove the value of social programs, while working at the speed of social.

News Facts Oracle Social Cloud Learn more about Oracle Social Cloud
  • Extending its commitment to helping organizations socially enable the way they do business, Oracle today announced new modules within Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud's social relationship management (SRM) platform.
  • Oracle's Social Intelligence Center, Content Curation, Quick Post, and Social Media Mixer modules help organizations more effectively manage social capabilities and prove the business value of social programs through enhanced customer visibility and real-time reporting.
  • Social Intelligence Center offers customers real-time data visualization through its highly configurable and dynamic command center, which provides a range of unique views that give users rapid insights into social conversations and information.
  • Extending visibility and bringing social data to life, Social Intelligence Center also provides interactive data visualizations by geography, topic or theme, influencers, volume, and sentiment.
  • The new Content Curation module provides real-time content curation capabilities, enabling users to quickly discover content on specific topics, or for a particular social property, and react without leaving the Social Station workspace.
  • To further enable users to work at the speed of social, the new Quick Post module simplifies and streamlines publishing capabilities by supporting text, links, and photos, making it quick and easy for users to post content alongside other Social Station modules instead of switching between functions.
  • Social Media Mixer aggregates social platform data into a single real-time view, pulling content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and beyond into a single mixed view for better visualization, understanding, and context.
  • With an advanced yet intuitive user interface, Oracle Social Cloud's Social Station workspace offers a simple user experience to optimize social efficiency and help users deliver on social objectives faster. Alongside the three new modules introduced today, Social Station also provides Custom Analytics and Enhanced Calendar modules.
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Oracle Previews Mobile Application Accelerator for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:44
Oracle Previews Mobile Application Accelerator for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service Nontechnical staff can now create cross-platform mobile applications for tablets and phones visually, using only a browserORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 News Summary

As mobile devices become the primary means for accessing information, enterprises must find a way to accelerate mobilization. For many, the answer lies in giving business-side workers the ability to mobilize their own business processes. To address this requirement, Oracle is announcing the preview of Mobile Application Accelerator, a new capability in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. Mobile Application Accelerator is a cloud-based offering that brings mobile application development capabilities to professionals with no previous software development experience. With Mobile Application Accelerator, program managers, power users, and business professionals can develop mobile applications quickly and visually through their web browser.

News Facts Previewed today at Oracle OpenWorld, Mobile Application Accelerator, a new capability in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, enables nontechnical staff to build their own mobile applications. Oracle’s Mobile Application Accelerator feature allows users with no coding experience to rapidly and intuitively produce mobile applications without coding. Mobile Application Accelerator provides an instant, live view of the application even while editing, without requiring the typical development and release cycles. No deployment step is required. The new mobile capability allows users to develop secure, user friendly, and engaging mobile applications that run on both iOS and Android phones and tablets by leveraging Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Cloud, part of the Oracle Cloud. The Mobile Application Accelerator development environment offers the ability to develop mobile applications from both desktops and mobile devices without the need to install mobile development environments. By giving new classes of professionals the power to create mobile applications, Mobile Application Accelerator reduces users’ ever-increasing demands on IT for mobile access to data and processes. Based on a set of best practices for UI design, Mobile Application Accelerator makes it possible for users to create mobile applications leveraging multiple page templates and connect them to various back-end systems with Oracle Mobile Cloud. Developers can use Oracle Mobile Application Framework to further enhance mobile applications created with Mobile Application Accelerator. This capability provides continuity of development tools and framework between power users and developers and increases collaboration. Supporting Quote "Oracle’s Mobile Application Accelerator significantly reduces the complexity of mobile application development, giving business users the ability to quickly develop their own mobile applications,” said Chris Tonas, vice president, Mobility and Development Tools, Oracle. “By delivering Mobile Application Accelerator via Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle is eliminating the need to configure desktop development environments, enabling rapid development and deployment of mobile solutions by new categories of professionals.” Supporting Resources Oracle Mobile Cloud Service Oracle Mobile Application Framework Oracle Mobile Oracle Fusion Middleware Follow Oracle Mobile via YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco  Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer Experience

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:42
Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer ExperienceUsed by Oracle’s cloud applications, cloud services and available for customer-developed applications, new UI design principles deliver elegant user interfaces and experiences for web and mobile applications ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 News Summary

The consumer web and mobile applications experience is setting significantly higher standards for enterprise application user interfaces (UIs). To address customers’ increased UI expectations, Oracle has developed the Oracle Alta User Interface, a design system and set of guidelines that enables developers to deliver strikingly modern, simpler, and more engaging UIs across web-based and on-device mobile applications. The Oracle Alta UI is the new standard for Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud-based services and is supported by Oracle’s development tools and frameworks for mobile, cloud, and web-based applications.

News Facts Oracle Alta UI is a new user interface design system that enables developers to create modern, visually pleasing, consistent, and engaging interfaces that can be easily distributed across all delivery channels. The Oracle Alta UI design system provides a set of guidelines and best practices. The system is based on years of user experience and usability implementations and analysis by leading UI and design specialists. Oracle Alta UI-based applications feature a simplified component structure and more open space to keep the focus on data. The Oracle Alta UI system is based on four design principles. Design for mobile first Keep layouts simple and uncluttered Provide a clear information hierarchy Engage users with more visual content The system is used to develop Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Cloud Portal, Developer Cloud, Documents Cloud, and Mobile Cloud, the latest versions of Oracle Fusion Applications, and mobile applications including Oracle Mobile Timecards for Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Mobile and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile, with many more to come. With the Oracle Alta UI, developers and interface designers can create better user experiences across their web and mobile applications by focusing on fewer elements and cleaner designs aimed at accelerating performance and information delivery. Oracle Alta UI principles are conducive to responsive UI design that can adjust to different devices and display resolutions, delivering a nearly seamless experience regardless of the platform being used. Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.0 and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) 12.1.3 and later include support for Oracle Alta UI, enabling developers to build custom applications and extend Oracle Applications using the design system. Oracle has published a best-practice roadmap for developers looking to employ the Oracle Alta UI, including how to: Create new UI design patterns: providing details on common UI patterns with new best practices Support responsive design: allowing for the creation of UIs that adjust to different devices and display sizes Support web and mobile applications: offering detailed guidelines for both web and mobile application UI design Integrate principles seamlessly with Oracle’s development frameworks: Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle ADF Faces support the guidelines through their UI components.Supporting Quote “The Oracle Alta User Interface represents a breakthrough in usability for Oracle customers and developers,” said Chris Tonas, vice president of Mobility and Developer Tools and Frameworks, Oracle. “It offers an intuitive and visually engaging user interface, and raises the bar for modern enterprise applications across the industry.” Supporting Resources Oracle Alta UI Oracle Alta UI for Mobile - Design Patterns, Icon Design Guidelines Oracle Alta UI for Web - Design Patterns, Icon Design Guidelines Oracle Mobile Oracle Mobile Application Framework Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Mobile YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Join us for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco. Register to attend. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Enhanced Integration Between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite Helps Customers Secure Mobile Applications

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:40
Enhanced Integration Between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite Helps Customers Secure Mobile ApplicationsDeeper integration makes it easier for mobile front-end developers to secure their applications as part of a complete mobile application lifecycle management strategyORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 News Summary

With mobile technology playing an ever-increasing role within businesses, security continues to be a major concern for enterprises deploying mobile applications. A recent CIO Strategic Marketing Services and Triangle Publishing Services survey reports that 93 percent of respondents cited concern over data loss and other security breaches related to mobile devices, with BYOD being a key contributing factor. While mobile holds the promise of better productivity and the ability to obtain information and make faster decisions, anytime, anywhere, it can open organizations to increasing security threats. To simplify secure mobile application development, Oracle is deepening the integration between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite as part of the mobile application lifecycle management process. This integrated approach makes it easier for developers to create a seamless user experience, without compromising security.

News Facts The latest version of Oracle Mobile Application Framework delivers in-depth integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite. The new functionality provides a single-step, design-time experience that enables Oracle Mobile Application Framework-based applications to leverage the Oracle Mobile Security Suite container protection services, including authentication, encryption, data-leak protection, corporate policy enforcement, selective wipe, and single sign-on. Integration between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite simplifies the mobile application development process by extending existing corporate identity to native mobile applications for a simple and powerful end-user experience. Oracle Mobile Security Suite’s container-based approach provides users with a secure workspace for sensitive corporate data, and the suite’s mobile identity capabilities provide users with virtually seamless access to consumer and enterprise applications. Integrated Solutions Simplify and Provide Additional Security With Oracle Mobile Application Framework, enterprises can leverage their investments in the Java and/or JavaScript programming language to develop rich consumer and enterprise apps for smartphones and tablets. The enhanced integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite enables: Streamlined processes for securing mobile applications: New deployment wizards support streamlined processes for securing mobile applications by wrapping Oracle Mobile Application Framework applications with Oracle Mobile Security Suite in both Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse to create trusted secure applications by injecting policies for single sign-on, data leakage prevention policies, and data encryption. Once wrapped, trusted applications are available in the container on the user’s mobile device. Better security for on-device data: Integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite’s internal API allows Oracle Mobile Application Framework-based applications to secure data at rest by encrypting all local data stored on the device in files or databases. Integration with existing server security management solutions: Oracle Mobile Application Framework is fully integrated with Oracle Access Management Suite, allowing organizations to leverage industry standards such as OpenID and OAUTH2 to enable seamless single sign-on across their mobile and web applications from a single service. A central location for management of privileges: Oracle Access Management Suite can be used to control device access privileges. Device fingerprinting restricts lost or stolen devices from accessing applications without the need for mobile device management technology. Enhanced login security: Oracle Mobile Application Framework applications together with Oracle Access Management support strong authentication. Access to sensitive features and data can be restricted by step-up authentication, including soft tokens such as those generated by the free Oracle Mobile Authenticator. Integrated enterprise app store as part of the build process to automatically load applications secured by Oracle Mobile Security Suite into an enterprise’s app store, integrated with that enterprise’s security policies for identity and access.Supporting Quote "Data and application security cannot be an afterthought. Developers need integrated security solutions built into their mobile development tools—not solutions bolted on later,” said Chris Tonas, vice president, Mobility and Developer Tools, Oracle. “The integration provided with the newest version of Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite melds mobile application development and security together from the start.” Supporting Resources Oracle Mobile Application Framework Oracle Mobile Security Suite Oracle Mobile Oracle Mobile Application Framework Technical Overview and Data Sheet Oracle Access Management Suite Oracle Mobile YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Oracle Identity Management Blog, Twitter, Facebook Join us for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco. Register to attend. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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