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Medical: A Risk Management Data Model

Polarion Software - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:09

In our previous blogs I described [blog 1] and [blog 2] the regulatory requirements related to product risk and the elements required to build a database for use in the risk management system. The following is a discussion of the risk management data model and how the evaluation of risk can be accomplished using the […]

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Progress Named a Visionary in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

Progress Software News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:01
Progress Named a Visionary in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms
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codeBeamer User Conference 2016

Intland Blog - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:00
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VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

VisibleThread - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:25
VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

From Network World with Mark Gibbs
Published: June 06, 2015

Network World

Good content means better user engagement but without tools to help you, polishing the text on a large site for maximum impact can be a nightmare

One of the problems with producing online content is polishing it to meet the expectations and needs of your audience. I’m not talking about the topics you cover but rather issues such as readability (how complex the text is), consistency of terms (whether your company and product names are used as intended), and how you compare to the competition. This is where a service called Clarity Grader published by VisibleThread could be of great assistance.

VisibleThread’s Clarity Grader is a derivative of the company’s VisibleThread for Docs document checking technology designed for proofing of sales proposals and bids:

Run a compliance scan on the solicitation. We check for all instances of ‘will’, ‘must’, ‘shall’ in any docs including, SOWs and large RFPs. With one-click, you can generate a first pass starter Excel Compliance Matrix. This shreds all content, not just the occurrences of will and shall. / With ‘Concept Tracking’, VisibleThread allows you setup your core competencies in a dictionary. You then scan for these indicators across multiple solicitation PDFs or MS Word docs. You can scan SOWS (Statements of Work), PWS (Performance Work Statements), TOs (Task Orders) right up to large RFPs in minutes.

The software also goes a lot deeper into the content including poor language use analysis, “win theme” checks, supporting team reviews of documents, and readability analysis. The online service uses the latter feature with a Web interface to scan sites and create reports for both your own content and that of your competitors.

READ MORE: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2932555/asset-management/visiblethread-clarity-grader-improving-your-online-content.html


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Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing

Oracle Database News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:41
Press Release Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing Strategic alliance provides robust cloud offering to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world

Tokyo and Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 5, 2016

Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan today announced that they have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads. To help organizations in Japan capitalize on this opportunity and confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services—such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud—will be powered by Fujitsu’s datacenters in Japan. Under the new strategic alliance, Fujitsu will work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

By bringing Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services to FUJITSU Cloud Service K5, Fujitsu and Oracle will provide a high-performance cloud environment to meet the IT and business needs of customers. Specifically, Fujitsu will install the Oracle Cloud services in its datacenters in Japan and connect them to its K5 service in order to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services. The first Oracle Cloud Application that will be offered to Fujitsu customers under the joint offering is Oracle HCM Cloud. As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will implement Oracle HCM Cloud to gain unprecedented insight into its workforce throughout the company’s worldwide network of offices.

"We at Fujitsu support the digital transformation of our customers, and aim to contribute to optimized customer systems and business growth with the roll out of our Digital Business Platform MetaArc," said Shingo Kagawa, SEVP, Head of Digital Services Business & CTO, Fujitsu Limited. "In particular, we offer the core cloud service on MetaArc, K5, which addresses systems of engagement (SoE)(*1) and systems of record (SoR)(*2). Oracle is a leader in Japan's database market segment and possesses strong capabilities in the SoR domain. Now, as we look to strengthen MetaArc and K5, taking part in this strategic alliance with Oracle will work to meet the cloud needs of our customers."

“In order to realize the full business potential of cloud computing, organizations need secure, reliable and high-performing cloud solutions,” said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. “For over three decades, Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together using our combined R&D, product depth and global reach to create innovative solutions enabling customers to scale their organizations and achieve a competitive advantage. Oracle’s new strategic alliance with Fujitsu will allow companies in Japan to take advantage of an integrated cloud offering to support their transition to the cloud.”

“We strongly believe this cloud alliance will support Japanese companies to drive digital transformation,” said Hiroshige Sugihara, President and CEO, Oracle Corporation Japan. “This will be a gateway for customers to achieve standardization, modernization, and globalization.  This initiative will differentiate us from other cloud providers by emphasizing real enterprise cloud solutions, while offering Japanese companies access to best of breed technology in the new Cloud era.”

The combination of these innovative solutions including Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle HCM Cloud, and K5, will enable Fujitsu and Oracle to deliver mission critical systems over a cloud environment within Fujitsu’s datacenters while maintaining the high levels of performance and reliability that had previously been achieved in on-premise environments. Furthermore, with the Oracle Cloud provided from Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art datacenters, which boast a high level of capabilities in Japan, customers using K5 or Fujitsu’s hosting services will have access to use invaluable cloud services.

Contact Info Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations Division
Candice van der Laan
Oracle
+1.650.464.3186
candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com Junko Ishikawa, Norihito Yachita
Oracle Japan
pr-room_jp@oracle.com Notes

1. Systems-of-Engagement (SoE)
Systems that implement digital transformations, including business-process transformation and new-business development.

2. Systems-of-Record (SoR)
Existing systems that record company data and perform business processes.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.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.

About Oracle Japan

Oracle Corporation Japan was established in 1985 as Oracle Corporation’s subsidiary in Japan. With the goal of becoming the number one cloud company, it provides a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and cloud platforms, a suite of products to generate valuable information from big data, and a wide variety of services to support the use of these products. It was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2000 (Company code: 4716). Visit oracle.com/jp.

Fujitsu and Oracle Alliance History

Since entering into a database OEM contract in 1989, the two companies have been providing customers with optimal solutions. Currently, as an Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Diamond level partner, Fujitsu is providing system integration services worldwide. In addition, in the SPARC/Solaris server business, Fujitsu entered into a sales contract with Sun Microsystems in 1983 and a development agreement for SPARC chips in 1988, and further strengthened the relationship with Sun Microsystems through a Solaris OEM contract in 1993. Since Oracle's subsequent acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the two companies have maintained a close, collaborative relationship to the present day.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the US and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This press release is solely for the purpose of providing information and does not constitute an implied contract.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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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Candice van der Laan

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Junko Ishikawa, Norihito Yachita

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Test Automation Day 2016 – Insights

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:52

Conferences are always a fantastic way to meet people and exchange ideas with other test automation experts. The Test Automation Day is a major software testing conferences that is dedicated to test automation. This year, it took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 23rd. This inspiring conference was packed with test automation experts, software testing professionals and leading IT organizations. Not only did we get to listen to thought-provoking keynotes, but also had interesting talks at our Ranorex booth. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions at our booth:

Is Ranorex just a Capture & Replay tool?

Ranorex is more than a just simple Capture & Replay tool. It is a versatile test automation software that offers a range of tools suitable for every skill level. While you don’t need any programming skills to create and maintain your tests with the Ranorex Recorder, you can also create your automated tests manually.

How can I create my automated tests without using the Ranorex Recorder?

Test automation engineers will especially love the Ranorex Spy. It is a powerful tool that enables you to obtain UI elements from your application under test. Simply open the Ranorex Spy in Ranorex Studio and track the UI elements you want to automate. You can drag these elements directly from the Ranorex Spy into the central Ranorex Object Repository. From there, you can then further drag them either into the action table, or the code editor. Here’s where it gets interesting: Usually, UI elements are used more than once in each test case. When adapting an element in the central repository, this change will be true for all occurrences of this element – both in code and in the action table. The benefit? You don’t have to adapt each element manually, which will save you a lot of time.

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AutomateWithoutRecording.mp4 How does Ranorex support the collaboration between developers and domain testers?

The Ranorex Object Repository is the central point of collaboration between developers and domain testers. This central repository is used to manage UI elements. When you record a UI element with the Ranorex Recorder, or track an element with the Ranorex Spy, Ranorex will automatically create a repository element in this central repository. Thus, when changing a repository element in the Ranorex Object Repository, the changes are automatically applied both in the code and the recording module. This does not only ease team collaboration, but also test maintenance.

How does Ranorex support creating and editing test automation projects in code?

If you’re into coding, you’ll benefit from the Microsoft .NET framework and can write code in C# and VB.Net. You’ll also love the new code editor enhancements, which have just been released with our latest major software release: Ranorex 6.0. You can find further information on the new code editor features in this blog post.

Does Ranorex support automated testing of mobile applications?

Ranorex enables automated testing of mobile Android and iOS applications. You can test hybrid, native and mobile web applications. The benefit? You can connect your mobile device to Ranorex Studio using either a USB or Wi-Fi connection. For more information on mobile test automation with Ranorex, please visit our dedicated Ranorex User Guide section.

At the end of this blog post, we just couldn’t resist letting you in on this hilarious incident that occurred at the Test Automation Day this year. Unaware of what was about to happen, we’re busy talking to prospective clients at our Ranorex booth, when a woman came up to us and asked: “May I touch your balls?”. :-) We’ll leave it up to you to imagine the look on our faces!

 

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VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

VisibleThread - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 14:34
VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

NCMA World Conference 2016

Planning to attend the World Congress 2016 in Orlando next July?

Drop by booth 701 to see why 8 of the top 10 US government contractors use VisibleThread for Capture and Business Development.

NCMA World Congress 2016, sponsored by VisibleThread, is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together to engage, educate, and experience excellence. 

 

Where and When

July 24 – 27, 2016

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W Osceola Pkwy,

Kissimmee, FL 34746

 

See how to:
  • Make better bid / no-bid / teaming decisions.
  • Create a starter compliance matrix in under 3 minutes for any doc SOW, PWS or full RFP.
  • Validate that your ‘win themes / win strategies’ and ‘technical requirements’ are met in the proposal.
  • Measure the readability of your proposal, spotting wordy, difficult, or legally risky language.

 

More Info: NCMA World Congress 2016

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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Independence Day Holiday July 4th, 2016

Inflectra News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Monday, July 4th, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Independence Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday July 5th, 2016. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.

Regards

The Inflectra Team



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What’s coming in VisibleThread Docs 2.13?

VisibleThread - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 14:05
What’s coming in VisibleThread Docs 2.13?

 

This webinar is over. The slides and recording are here:

VisibleThread Docs – What’s New in Version 2-13 from VisibleThreadDOWNLOAD SLIDES

 

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

PrintIf you work government contracts and proposals, you know the story.

  • The agency puts out a new version of a SOW or proposal PDF. You need to figure out if any of the changes in the contract or solicitation will affect your strategy or approach.
  • So you use MS Word (or Adobe Pro) to compare. You review each change and list these in a spreadsheet or a doc. Creating that list is tedious but critical. It can take hours, especially for larger contracts.

On Thursday July 14th, at 11:45 ET, we’ll give you a sneak preview on what’s coming in our latest version.

Exciting new capability to compare and report on doc revisions, more flexible readability reports and more


REGISTER NOW

 

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Oracle Statement

Oracle Database News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:55
Press Release Oracle Statement

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 30, 2016

"Five years ago, Oracle made a software development announcement which accurately reflected the future of the Itanium microprocessor. Two trials have now demonstrated clearly that the Itanium chip was nearing end of life, HP knew it, and was actively hiding that fact from its customers. Oracle never believed it had a contract to continue to port our software to Itanium indefinitely and we do not believe so today; nevertheless, Oracle has been providing all its latest software for the Itanium systems since the original ruling while HP and Intel stopped developing systems years ago. Further, it is very clear that any contractual obligations were reciprocal and HP breached its own obligations. Now that both trials have concluded, we intend to appeal both today's ruling and the prior ruling from Judge Kleinberg."
-Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Oracle

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
1.212.508.7935.
deborah.hellinger@oracle.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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On-Demand: Business Benefits of ALM-PLM Integration

Polarion Software - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:50

Organizations have the ability to bridge the gap between application lifecycle management (ALM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) - with proper ALM-PLM integration providing immediate business implications.

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Progress Reports 2016 Fiscal Second Quarter Results

Progress Software News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 21:15
Progress Reports 2016 Fiscal Second Quarter Results
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Oracle Brings SPARC to the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Brings SPARC to the Cloud New SPARC S7 Products with Software in Silicon now available in Oracle Cloud, Engineered Systems and Servers

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 29, 2016

Oracle today announced major new additions to the SPARC platform that for the first time bring the advanced security, efficiency and simplicity of SPARC to the cloud. Built on the new SPARC S7 microprocessor, the latest additions to the SPARC platform include new cloud services, engineered systems and servers.  

While the business benefits of the public cloud are increasingly clear, many organizations have yet to move enterprise workloads to the cloud due to performance, security and management concerns. To help eliminate those concerns and enable organizations to confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, the new SPARC platform is designed from the ground up to economically improve on cloud computing delivery of the most critical business applications and scale-out application environments.

The latest additions to the SPARC platform are built on the revolutionary new 4.27 GHz, 8-core/64-thread SPARC S7 microprocessor with Software in Silicon features such as Silicon Secured Memory and Data Analytics Accelerators, which delivers the industry’s highest per-core efficiency and enables organizations to run applications of all sizes on the SPARC platform at commodity price points. All existing commercial and custom applications will run on the new SPARC enterprise cloud services and solutions unchanged with significant improvements in security, efficiency and simplicity.

“We are still in the early phases of cloud computing adoption and as the market matures, organizations will increasingly move critical enterprise workloads to the cloud,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “To enable our customers to take advantage of this next stage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, we are focused on delivering proven enterprise-grade services such as the Oracle SPARC platform in the Oracle Cloud.

Some of the key features of the new SPARC platform include:

  • Effortless Security: The latest additions to the SPARC platform are designed for security and compliance and utilize Silicon Secured Memory capabilities to address malware attacks and programming errors. Wide-key encryption ciphers and hashes enable a fully encrypted cloud with less than two percent performance overhead. In addition, security is further enhanced through verified boot, immutable content that prevents unauthorized changes, enforced secured updates and a trusted and secure hardware and software supply chain that does not rely on intermediaries.
  • Breakthrough Efficiency: By taking advantage of the open APIs in the processor and integrated Data Analytics Accelerators, which deliver up to 10x greater analytics performance spanning enterprise, big data and cloud applications, the latest additions to the SPARC platform reduce latency and cost. When compared to the x86 servers, the fully integrated S7-2 and S7-2L servers delivers up to 100 percent better per core efficiency, 1.7x better per core Java performance efficiency, 1.6x per core database OLTP performance efficiency, and 2-3x more bandwidth for high-traffic analysis and cloud apps.
  • Straightforward Simplicity: Taking integration a step beyond the server, the Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 Engineered System dramatically simplifies the top four most challenging aspects of enterprise computing: security and compliance; high availability; patching and administration; and performance tuning. By eliminating the need for a standard platform or OS and reducing security and database administration time and effort, the new Engineered System enables organizations to:

    • Secure systems by default by eliminating enterprise security expertise requirements
    • Automate compliance monitoring and auditing in order to maintain the secure state of the system over time
    • Make service resiliency effortless by taking advantage of a high availability operation that is engineered in to the hardware and software
    • Ensure the platform will always be up to date with the latest software and security enhancements through simple full stack patching
    • Enhance database and application performance through automatic performance tuning.

The new SPARC S7 processor-based cloud services and systems deliver commodity x86 economics and significant enterprise-class functionalities for security and analytics with Software in Silicon. They include new Oracle Cloud Compute platform services, the Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 Engineered System and Oracle SPARC S7 servers. These new products are designed to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and include fully integrated virtualization and management for cloud.

The new Oracle SPARC Cloud service that is now part of the SPARC platform is a dedicated compute service to provide organizations with a simple, secure and efficient compute platform in the Cloud. The new service extends the complete suite of cloud services that Oracle provides to help organizations rapidly build and deploy rich applications—or extend Oracle Cloud Applications—on an enterprise-grade cloud platform.

To extend the security and performance benefits of the Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems to mid-size computing, Oracle has also introduced Oracle MiniCluster S7-2. Through full application and database compatibility with SuperCluster M7, Oracle MiniCluster enables organizations to reduce hardware and software costs at a fraction of the cost of commodity solutions. The new Oracle Engineered System is designed to support multi-tenant application and/or database consolidation, remote office/branch office computing demands and test/development environments.

Oracle has also introduced new additions to the SPARC server product line that extend the M7/T7 portfolio to address scale-out and cloud workloads at attractive new low price points. The new two-socket SPARC S7 servers are available in different configuration options that are optimized for either compute or storage and IO density and include Software in Silicon offload features for malware attack prevention, no compromise encryption and data analytics acceleration.

Contact Info Sarah Fraser
Oracle PR
+1.650.743.0660
sarah.fraser@oracle.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: A Traceability Data Model

Polarion Software - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:37

The first task of any product development process is generally to discover, define and link the items of interest for that product. This is best accomplished in a logic Flow Diagram, and is the basis for developing the Design V&V test plan, and risk Management framework.

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Metavine Announces Genesis Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:29
Metavine announces the release of Metavine Genesis™, an open, expert system driven, declarative software development platform that transforms the way intelligent Cloud and IoT applications are designed and deployed. Genesis is application d ...
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Resin.io Gets $9 Million Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:21
esin.io, provider of a modern DevOps management platform for connected devices, today announced that it has secured $9 million in funding from DFJ, GE Ventures, Ericsson, and Aspect Ventures. Resin.io was founded in 2013 with a mission to use lin ...
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BlazeMeter Contributes Latest Developments to the JMeter Ecosystem

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:17
BlazeMeter has released a number of key contributions to the JMeter community, helping to advance JMeter from a scripting and load generation tool to a more complete environment where practitioners can develop, debug and execute tests.
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New Cloud-based Banking Solution Targets Default Debtors, Improves Customer Experiences

Oracle Database News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:00
Press Release New Cloud-based Banking Solution Targets Default Debtors, Improves Customer Experiences

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 28, 2016

Financial institutions looking to recoup delinquent accounts while maintaining a positive association with their brands have a powerful new tool: Oracle Banking Collections. The cloud-enabled solution announced today provides lenders a more comprehensive look at debtors’ total financial pictures and features so they can more easily repay their loans.

While credit card and mortgage delinquencies are currently stable, there is a significant rise in student and auto loan defaults. In fact, Fitch Ratings stated that the 60-plus day delinquency rate for subprime car loans climbed to 5.16% in February of this year, the highest level in nearly two decades. The collections process is complex, inefficient riddled with fraudulent activity.

"With today’s choices and technology available, consumers demand solutions that put them at the center and in control of their options. It is a unique situation to apply a customer first mindset when it comes to handling delinquent accounts, but if done correctly, the benefits of such an offering should help to lead to improved contract rates and be a real help to delinquent borrowers,” said Marc DeCastro, Research Director, Consumer Banking at IDC.

“The Federal Reserve reported that as of March 31, 2016, total household debt in North America alone was $12.25 trillion. Oracle Banking Collections provides financial institutions a single system for comprehensive collection activity across all products related to a delinquent account. The collections process is designed for the digital world with efficient workflows, improved decision making and intuitive customer centric capabilities that empower the consumer with self-service remediation,” said Chet Kamat, senior vice president Banking Products for Oracle Financial Services. “Financial Institutions can choose to deploy the solution on the Oracle Cloud or on premise.”

Each year financial institutions waste millions of dollars attempting to solve their debt collection problem with the age-old tactic of throwing 3rd party debt collection agents who may use decades-old technology riddled with inaccurate borrower data, at the problem. The actions by collection agents, who know nothing about the customer or customer's relation with the financial institution, can border on harassment with phone calls at all hours, dunning letters and the threat of lawsuits. The new Oracle Banking Collections offering is helping financial institutions and their collections agencies improve collections on delinquent accounts by offering three unique and powerful capabilities:

1. Detailed insights into a borrower’s entire relationship with the financial institution, enabling collections agents to know more about who they are communicating with and how best to have a meaningful conversation about remediating the account.

2. A single system of record for all collections activity, helping to support compliance with strict collections regulations including those set forth by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

3. Unique self-help features that enable the consumer to proactively determine a remediation plan for their account and avoid the collections process altogether.

  • The unique features of the Oracle Banking Collections can be found here.

Contact Info Valerie Beaudett
Oracle Corporate Communications
+1.650.400.7833
valerie.beaudett@oracle.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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BlueData Delivers Summer Release

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:59
BlueData, provider of the leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced the new summer release for the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software. This new release offers comprehensive security controls along with enhanceme ...
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7 New Time-Saving Code Editor Features

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:40

Writing code is tricky enough. You shouldn’t have to spend hours improving its readability or worry about unnecessary typos causing build errors. Ranorex 6.0 now makes a ton new code editor enhancements available, which will help you quickly write clean and easily maintainable test scripts. Here’re 7 of the most fantastic time-saving features:

1. Code templates

We all love the custom code templates in Ranorex Studio. Using the tab key, you can now access multiple predefined templates, such as the for/for each loop. Icing on the cake for all us coders!

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Code-Templates.mp4 2. Context specific actions

Improve your code structure with these amazing new context specific actions. Simply move newly created classes into specific files, or right click on the edit pencil to check for null or undefined variables. These are just a few examples – give it a try!

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Available-Actions.mp4 3. Refactoring

Wouldn’t it be great if you could replace complex code fragments with small, easily readable methods? The extract method enables you to group your fragments to methods. You can further give them a clear name that explains their purpose.

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Refactor.mp4 4. CamelCase search functionality

Find what you’re looking for faster with the CamelCase search functionality! CamelCase identifies the segments of compound words and uses the capital letters to list potential search results.

5. Auto insertion of using

Start saving time when using namespaces! Type in a class using the auto-complete functionality. Ranorex will then automatically add the specific using directive of the needed namespace.

6. Introduction of new methods

And yet another feature that will save you time: When calling an unknown method in code, you can now easily implement it with the context specific action ‘introduce method
’.

7. Switch on enum

This little feature comes in quite handy and enables you to write code faster. When typing a “switch” statement where the condition is an enum the cases are automatically prefilled.

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These and many more fantastic features are available with Ranorex 6.0. Update your Ranorex Studio now (yes, it’s free!) and start coding!

 

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