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Businesses See Big Benefits to Offering Individualized Customer and Employee Experiences But Struggle to Deliver, Says New Study

Oracle Database News - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Businesses See Big Benefits to Offering Individualized Customer and Employee Experiences But Struggle to Deliver, Says New Study 81 percent of organizations surveyed note an important link between cloud solutions and the agility required to offer more individualized employee and customer experiences

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2016

84% of C Level Executives

Today, Oracle announced the findings of its report “The Era I Enterprise: Ready for Anything”—which surveyed 300 C-level executives across 10 industries to understand how prepared organizations are to address the fact that consumers increasingly expect, and even demand, to have it their way—whether transacting, communicating, working, or simply enjoying leisure time. The new report revealed that most organizations are dealing with this shift—84 percent of respondents say their organization has experienced a trend toward customers wanting a more individualized experience and 70 percent have experienced this trend from employees—but fewer than 20 percent give their organization an “A” in its ability to offer those experiences.

“Today, whether shopping for an item, making reservations, examining a bill, evaluating projects, or viewing medical information, the digital age has brought us to a point where we now expect the ability to make real-time decisions, transact, and customize options at the tap of the screen. In the new service-driven economy, innovative enterprises must focus on two things: taking care of their customers and taking care of their employees,” said Bob Weiler, executive vice president, Global Business Units, Oracle. “Our study reveals that organizations are unprepared to manage the need for personalization in Era I, but those seeking a competitive advantage stand to gain tremendously. Those that invest in their customers and employees will reap the benefits now and into the future.”

Inability to Individualize Reduces Competitiveness, Leaves Money on the Table

Nearly two-thirds of respondents—across the Communications, Education and Research, Engineering and Construction, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Public Sector, Retail, and Utilities industries—say the shift is a growing challenge in their ability to compete effectively. Drilling down even further, organizations estimate that if they were able to successfully offer customers and employees a highly personalized experience, they would earn an additional 18 percent in annual revenue. For a $1 billion company, that is $180 million a year.

Cloud Will Help Organizations Get Ready for Anything 97% Think They Can Deliver

To gain the flexibility needed to succeed in Era I, nearly all organizations (97 percent) believe IT investments—from business intelligence tools to customer experience solutions to industry-specific applications—will play a vital role in improving their ability to offer individualized customer and employee experiences. Furthermore, 81 percent believe there is an important link between cloud-based IT solutions and their ability to offer an individualized experience.

In terms of benefits, managers believe personalization will lead to greater customer and employee retention. In fact, organizations believe they could increase employee satisfaction by 94 percent if they were to offer a highly individualized employee experience and more flexible, industry-specific applications that help them to thrive on the job.

Leaders Get Personal 81% See the Link Between Cloud Based

Further proof that agility is a key business enabler, the study found that organizations that have increased their revenue by more than 10 percent in the last year are significantly ahead of the curve when it comes to offering individualized experiences. Forty-nine percent of Era I leaders can act on customer feedback versus just 18 percent of other organizations, and 38 percent of leaders can respond effectively to changing market conditions versus just 10 percent.

Access the full report—which delves extensively into how prepared organizations within each industry are as well as the resources they need to meet Era I needs.

Contact Info Greg Lunsford
Oracle
+1.925.899.4231
greg.lunsford@oracle.com Mary Tobin
O’Keeffe & Company
+1.503.658.7396
mtobin@okco.com About Oracle

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

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

Safe Harbor

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

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New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine Delivers Next-Generation Flash Performance, Massive Storage Capacity, and Real-Time OLTP

Oracle Database News - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 13:00
Press Release New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine Delivers Next-Generation Flash Performance, Massive Storage Capacity, and Real-Time OLTP

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2016

Today Oracle released the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine, introducing game-changing performance, capacity and availability, all at no additional cost. Oracle Exadata continues to lead the industry with breakthrough technology that delivers extreme performance and the best price/performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.

Oracle Exadata X6 features the latest, fastest Intel Xeon processors, ultra-fast InfiniBand networking, scale-out Oracle Exadata Storage Servers with all-flash or disk plus flash storage, and Oracle Exadata’s exclusive Storage Server Software. Since its 2008 debut, Oracle Exadata has redefined the integration of hardware, software and cloud, introducing dozens of breakthroughs that are unmatched by any other database, systems or cloud vendor.

"Oracle Exadata is used by four of the five biggest banks, telcos, and retailers in the world because it delivers dramatically better OLTP, analytics and mixed workloads," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technologies, Oracle. "The new Oracle Exadata X6 delivers flash performance that rivals DRAM performance, and much faster and more reliable OLTP. The same leading-edge Oracle Exadata technology is now available as a cloud service to enable the most effective database cloud service in the world."

Memory Level Performance with Shared Flash

Oracle Exadata X6 is the first and only database platform that combines leading-edge 3D V-NAND flash with database intelligence in storage to achieve near DRAM level throughput from shared flash. It achieves over 300 gigabytes per second of data throughput per rack, which is more than 10 times faster than competitors’ all-flash storage arrays. Oracle Exadata X6 enables in-memory performance at one-tenth the cost of pure in-memory platforms.

Oracle Exadata Breaks the Petabyte Barrier

The High Capacity variant of Oracle Exadata X6 uses state-of-the-art helium-filled eight terabyte (TB) disks to deliver more than 1.3 petabytes of disk capacity per rack. In addition, integrated intelligent flash caching delivers the performance of flash with the economics of disk capacity.

The Extreme Flash (all-flash) variant of Oracle Exadata X6 delivers more than 358 TBs of state-of-the-art NVMe flash per rack. This flash capacity exceeds the maximum capacity of competitors’ all-flash storage arrays available in the market today. Oracle Exadata can scale to more than six petabytes of flash with multiple racks.

Oracle Exadata’s industry-best Hybrid Columnar Compression technology is able to increase storage capacity by an average factor of 10X, providing dramatically better price-capacity for large data warehouses and consolidated database workloads.

Real-Time, All-the-Time OLTP

Oracle Exadata X6 breaks all barriers to real-time OLTP at any scale. Traditionally, OLTP scaling has been limited by random I/O bottlenecks, but Oracle Exadata X6 achieves over 5.6 million I/O operations per second per rack, easily outperforming competitors’ all-flash storage arrays.

Another barrier to OLTP performance has been inter-node server coordination. New Oracle Exadata InfiniBand-based algorithms such as the Direct-to-Wire protocol and Smart Fusion Block Transfers increase the speed of OLTP messaging by up to a factor of three.

All-the-time OLTP is supported through Oracle Exadata’s unique full-stack integration for instant detection of failures, sub-second redirection of I/O around failing devices, and fast problem resolution. Unique Database In-Memory fault-tolerance adds an additional layer of protection for the most performance-sensitive mixed workloads.

Oracle Exadata Database Machines are frequently used for database consolidations and mixed-workload applications. To help eliminate “noisy neighbor” interference with OLTP workloads, Oracle Exadata uniquely prioritizes critical workloads end-to-end from CPU, to network, to storage.

Exadata on the Cloud

In addition to purchasing the Oracle Exadata X6 for deployment on premises, Oracle now offers the option of using Exadata via the Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service.  Oracle experts deploy and manage the Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service.  The service offers all of the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition features and options and is available via metered or subscription licensing. 

Oracle also recently announced Oracle Cloud at Customer, which enables customers to run Oracle Cloud services on their premises.  All of the Oracle Database Cloud Services, including the Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Service will be available via this offering.

Additional X6 Engineered Systems

In addition to the Oracle Exadata X6, Oracle is announcing X6 upgrades for two additional Engineered Systems:

  • Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance incorporates the new X6 technologies to further enhance Oracle Database protection featuring completely automated recovery, restore, backup, and logging; sub-second RPO to eliminate data loss exposure; and increased database performance by offloading backup processing.
  • Oracle SuperCluster M7, integrated with Oracle Exadata X6 storage servers, is an ideal platform for Oracle Database and application consolidation solutions, allowing customers to maximize the performance and availability of both databases and applications in a single engineered system.
Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

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

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Medical Device Software Validation Terminology

Polarion Software - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 19:45

I was recently speaking with a colleague about the significant software validation burden on life science companies. I found it interesting how difficult it was to sort out our terminology.

The post Medical Device Software Validation Terminology appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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JSHint-Eclipse

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:00
JSHint-Eclipse integrates JSHint, a popular code quality checker for JavaScript, into the Eclipse IDE. This extension can be used to validate JavaScript files in Eclipse. Every problem found by JSHint is represented by a warning marker. The Probl ...
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RedwoodHQ

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:58
RedwoodHQ is a free Open Source test automation framework that works with any tool (Selenium, Appium, Silk, etc.) and is VERY easy to install! RedwoodHQ allows multiple users to develop automation code, create readable action/keyword driven test ...
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Linux Foundation

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:05
Linux Foundationblackduck Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:05

The Linux Foundation is the non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world.

Black Duck sponsors and speaks at Linux Foundation events and is one of the major supporters of the foundation’s Software Package Data Exchange® (or SPDX®) initiative.

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/
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SourceForge

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:04
SourceForgeblackduck Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:04

SourceForge.net is the world's largest open source software development website. They provide free services that help people build cool stuff and share it with a global audience.

http://sourceforge.net/
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NIST

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:03
NISTblackduck Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:03

The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data represented using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance. NVD includes databases of security checklists, security related software flaws, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics.

http://nvd.nist.gov/
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CodePlex

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:02
CodePlexblackduck Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:02

Launched in June 2006, CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Built on Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008 Team Foundation Server, CodePlex hosts thousands of open source projects with support for source control, bug tracking, wiki pages, release management, forums, and project statistics. Additionally, CodePlex supports source control clients for Subversion and Teamprise. As of February, 2009, more than 230,000 software projects have been registered to use our services by more than 2 million registered users, making CodePlex the largest collection of open source tools and applications on the net.

http://www.codeplex.com/
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Rosenlaw & Einschlag

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:01
Rosenlaw & Einschlagblackduck Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:01

Rosenlaw & Einschlag's specialty is technology and computer law. They can help you with copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and other issues relating to intellectual property. They also understand the business aspects of technology, and can help you develop and implement an intellectual property strategy that supports your business objectives.

http://www.rosenlaw.com/
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Progress Software CFO, Chris Perkins, Announces Plans to Retire

Progress Software News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 21:20
Progress Software CFO, Chris Perkins, Announces Plans to Retire
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Progress Software Reports 2016 Fiscal First Quarter Results

Progress Software News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 21:15
Progress Software Reports 2016 Fiscal First Quarter Results
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Docker Released as Native Mac and Windows Apps

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:26
Docker, the organization behind the open platform for distributed applications, has announced the beta release of Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows. The two new releases represent significant software architecture changes that were made to op ...
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BlazeMeter Extends Capabilities in Open Source Performance Testing

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:11
BlazeMeter has announced new functionality giving developers freedom to run any combination of Gatling, The Grinder, Locust, Selenium and JMeter tests in parallel through a single unified control language, both locally and in the cloud.
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Cloud Foundry Establishes Technical Advisory Board

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:02
The Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced a new Technical Advisory Board, established to facilitate the debate, documentation and maintenance of a long term technical strategy for ...
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Kovair Software Adds Testing Capabilities to its LDRA Integration Adapter/Connector

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:57
Kovair Software, one of the leaders in Integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) announced the phase II release of its Omnibus Integration Adapter/Connector for LDRA Testbed, a leading product in providing core static and dynamic analysis ...
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IntelliJ IDEA Starts the JetBrains Toolbox 2016.1 Update

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:38
JetBrains has started to roll out the 2016.1 * update for JetBrains Toolbox with new versions of IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, CLion and PhpStorm. The entire line of products will be updated in the next four to five weeks.
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Self-Driving Cars? You May Not Need to Own a Vehicle

Polarion Software - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 22:57

Will you need to own a car in the future? Are self-driving cars going to take over?

The post Self-Driving Cars? You May Not Need to Own a Vehicle appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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swampUP - Jfrog User Conference

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:36

swampUP - Jfrog User Conference
Napa Valley, California
May 23-24

swampUP provides the perfect platform for the elite members of the DevOps and Dev communities to share their Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery best practices. You can share knowledge, exchange ideas, build relationships, and come together as a community in a comfortable setting. Like other conferences, you will have the chance to attend sessions and meet Artifactory and Bintray users from all over the world. Unlike other conferences, we have specially built our program so our community can relax, mingle, and have the flexibility to spend the evening in the amazing Napa Valley and discuss CI with a glass of wine at hand. 

Learn more.

 

Event Dates:  Monday, May 23, 2016 to Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Lead Segment:  License
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Cyber Security Gov

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:34

Cyber Security Gov
Washington DC
May 19-20

With a unique perspective on what is at stake, cybersecurity professionals are being called on as agents of change to influence and empower the government's progress at all levels and in new ways. Join us for the 4th Annual (ISC)² CyberSecureGov - a two-day cybersecurity training event in Washington D.C. designed to shake up the status quo and incite progress in new ways. 

Learn more.

Event Dates:  Thursday, May 19, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016 Lead Segment:  License
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