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Progress Announces Support for Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, The Fastest, Easiest Way to Integrate Any Data Source with Salesforce

Progress Software News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:30
Progress Announces Support for Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, The Fastest, Easiest Way to Integrate Any Data Source with Salesforce
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Out-Of-The-Box Support for Qt Testing

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:16
Full support for Qt for both the web and desktop environment is now part of Ranorex object recognition.  Start your out-of-the-box Qt testing now .


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Can Polarion’s All-In-One Unified ALM Solution And Integrations Coexist?

Polarion Software - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:50
Product Manager Clara Cismaru delivers a sneak preview into Polarion's new Integration Platform, coming early next year.
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T. Rowe Price on How to Stay Competitive with Open Source Governance

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:30
Webinar

To fully deliver on the promise of open source software (OSS), companies need to automate the management of open source from the point it enters the organization, throughout the development process, and across the supply chain. Without this level of logistical control over enterprise OSS usage, organizations face licensing, operational, and security risks.

While they navigate the complexities of OSS compliance, organizations are also trying to streamline the build process by deploying build automation and continuous integration solutions. Integrating OSS governance into build automation significantly improves business agility and development efficiencies.   

Join Michael Wasiak, ____ and Bill Weinberg, Director of Open Source Strategy at Black Duck, for a discussion on how integrating governance and build automation empowers software development organizations to:

  • Standardize use of selected open source components and versions by cross-checking build manifests against approved OSS component catalogs
  • Enable support of chosen OSS and coordinate OSS selection with integration and build
  • Increase re-use of software by highlighting pre-approved components
SF Campaign ID:  70160000000p4vl Asset Value:  Low value Redirect:  https://www.blackducksoftware.com/resources/webinar/t-rowe-price-how-stay-compet... Lead Segment:  License
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Oracle to Showcase Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Network-as-a-Service Orchestration with Full Business System Integration at Metro Ethernet Forum’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:10
Oracle to Showcase Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Network-as-a-Service Orchestration with Full Business System Integration at Metro Ethernet Forum’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 12, 2014News Summary

Oracle and InfoVista have been selected to demonstrate “CE 2.0 Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Orchestrated and Assured” at the Metro Ethernet Forum’s Global Ethernet Networking (MEF GEN14) event’s Proof of Concept Showcase. Taking place November 17–20 in Washington D.C., the showcase is the focal point of the GEN14 event and will highlight leading-edge implementations of dynamic cloud-centric services featuring innovations in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), service orchestration, and automated provisioning.

News Facts Oracle today announced that Oracle and InfoVista will demonstrate a joint proof of concept (PoC), “CE 2.0 Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Orchestrated and Assured,” at the MEF GEN14 Proof of Concept Showcase. The PoC will demonstrate self-serve ordering of NaaS, dynamically orchestrated and assured, across service provider and wholesale partner networks, with full integration into critical business processes and designed for network technology abstraction. Oracle and InfoVista will present industry-leading capabilities for service providers and enterprises alike in the PoC, including: Self-serve ordering of a complex Carrier Ethernet product as if it were a simple IT service—unassisted customer ordering experience from any device, anywhere, with full integration into the service provider’s critical business processes NaaS orchestration, including automated ordering of wholesale e-access—dynamic order decomposition and orchestration, leveraging end-to-end service design and automated service delivery within a multiprovider, multinetwork, and multivendor environment NaaS assurance—real-time performance assurance of delivered NaaS capabilities, with dynamically synchronized service visualization, on-demand SLA monitoring, and self-service dashboards NaaS agility—layered IT architecture and design environment that decouples commercially offered products from the underlying technical services and network technologies to abstract and localize the impact of changes for faster and more flexible operations Virtual network control layer leveraging SDN principles—abstracting complex multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and Metro Ethernet service implementations from the NaaS orchestration layer leveraging service-to-resource abstractionsAdditional Information The “Oracle, InfoVista Network-as-a-Service Orchestrated and Assured” demonstration will be located at the MEF Gen14 Proof of Concept Showcase in the main exhibition hall at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.Supporting Quotes “We are delighted that industry leaders such as Oracle and InfoVista are bringing their innovative approach to the Proof of Concept Showcase,” said Nan Chen, president of the MEF. “The showcase will display how Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV, and service orchestration technology can be used to create new business models for all stakeholders. MEF GEN14 attendees will be able to witness, firsthand, what is possible in this new world of service delivery at this exciting new event.” “As enterprises continue to embrace cloud-based services and applications, service providers need to offer a more dynamic network control experience to their key customers,” said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Oracle and InfoVista’s demonstration of dynamic NaaS orchestration and assurance over a complex network, and integrated with business processes, provides an MEF standards-aligned design blueprint for how service providers can turn this opportunity into reality.”Supporting Resources Oracle Communications Oracle Communications Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery Oracle Communications Rapid Service Design and Order Delivery Oracle Communications Network Resource Management Oracle Communications Business Services Videos Business Services Transformation Offer Design Order Capture Order Lifecycle Management Awards: Oracle Communications Business Services Solution Wins TM Forum 2014 Solution Excellence Award Related Articles: TM Forum Quick Insights: Enterprise Services—Show Me the Money Connect with Oracle Communications on Diigo, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTubeAbout MEF The MEF is the defining body behind the global market for Ethernet services. It will be showcasing its Third Network vision at the industrywide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event taking place November 17–20, 2014, in Washington DC. With an anticipated audience exceeding 1,200 attendees, GEN14 is the must-attend networking event of the year for professionals involved in the CE services and technology industry. GEN14 will bring together 115+ CE, SDN, NFV, and cloud expert speakers from across the globe. Participants will consists of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud service providers; midsize to large businesses; government organizations; utilities; network technology vendors; press; analysts; and investors. For GEN14 registration and other information, see www.gen14.com.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.

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

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Contacts

Katie Barron

Oracle

+1.202.904.1138

katie.barron@oracle.com

Janice Clayton

O’Keeffe & Company

+1.443.759.8151

jclayton@okco.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle to Showcase Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Network-as-a-Service Orchestration with Full Business System Integration at Metro Ethernet Forum’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:10
Oracle to Showcase Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Network-as-a-Service Orchestration with Full Business System Integration at Metro Ethernet Forum’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 12, 2014News Summary

Oracle and InfoVista have been selected to demonstrate “CE 2.0 Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Orchestrated and Assured” at the Metro Ethernet Forum’s Global Ethernet Networking (MEF GEN14) event’s Proof of Concept Showcase. Taking place November 17–20 in Washington D.C., the showcase is the focal point of the GEN14 event and will highlight leading-edge implementations of dynamic cloud-centric services featuring innovations in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), service orchestration, and automated provisioning.

News Facts Oracle today announced that Oracle and InfoVista will demonstrate a joint proof of concept (PoC), “CE 2.0 Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Orchestrated and Assured,” at the MEF GEN14 Proof of Concept Showcase. The PoC will demonstrate self-serve ordering of NaaS, dynamically orchestrated and assured, across service provider and wholesale partner networks, with full integration into critical business processes and designed for network technology abstraction. Oracle and InfoVista will present industry-leading capabilities for service providers and enterprises alike in the PoC, including: Self-serve ordering of a complex Carrier Ethernet product as if it were a simple IT service—unassisted customer ordering experience from any device, anywhere, with full integration into the service provider’s critical business processes NaaS orchestration, including automated ordering of wholesale e-access—dynamic order decomposition and orchestration, leveraging end-to-end service design and automated service delivery within a multiprovider, multinetwork, and multivendor environment NaaS assurance—real-time performance assurance of delivered NaaS capabilities, with dynamically synchronized service visualization, on-demand SLA monitoring, and self-service dashboards NaaS agility—layered IT architecture and design environment that decouples commercially offered products from the underlying technical services and network technologies to abstract and localize the impact of changes for faster and more flexible operations Virtual network control layer leveraging SDN principles—abstracting complex multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and Metro Ethernet service implementations from the NaaS orchestration layer leveraging service-to-resource abstractionsAdditional Information The “Oracle, InfoVista Network-as-a-Service Orchestrated and Assured” demonstration will be located at the MEF Gen14 Proof of Concept Showcase in the main exhibition hall at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.Supporting Quotes “We are delighted that industry leaders such as Oracle and InfoVista are bringing their innovative approach to the Proof of Concept Showcase,” said Nan Chen, president of the MEF. “The showcase will display how Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV, and service orchestration technology can be used to create new business models for all stakeholders. MEF GEN14 attendees will be able to witness, firsthand, what is possible in this new world of service delivery at this exciting new event.” “As enterprises continue to embrace cloud-based services and applications, service providers need to offer a more dynamic network control experience to their key customers,” said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Oracle and InfoVista’s demonstration of dynamic NaaS orchestration and assurance over a complex network, and integrated with business processes, provides an MEF standards-aligned design blueprint for how service providers can turn this opportunity into reality.”Supporting Resources Oracle Communications Oracle Communications Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery Oracle Communications Rapid Service Design and Order Delivery Oracle Communications Network Resource Management Oracle Communications Business Services Videos Business Services Transformation Offer Design Order Capture Order Lifecycle Management Awards: Oracle Communications Business Services Solution Wins TM Forum 2014 Solution Excellence Award Related Articles: TM Forum Quick Insights: Enterprise Services—Show Me the Money Connect with Oracle Communications on Diigo, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTubeAbout MEF The MEF is the defining body behind the global market for Ethernet services. It will be showcasing its Third Network vision at the industrywide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event taking place November 17–20, 2014, in Washington DC. With an anticipated audience exceeding 1,200 attendees, GEN14 is the must-attend networking event of the year for professionals involved in the CE services and technology industry. GEN14 will bring together 115+ CE, SDN, NFV, and cloud expert speakers from across the globe. Participants will consists of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud service providers; midsize to large businesses; government organizations; utilities; network technology vendors; press; analysts; and investors. For GEN14 registration and other information, see www.gen14.com.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.

Trademark

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

# # #

Contacts

Katie Barron

Oracle

+1.202.904.1138

katie.barron@oracle.com

Janice Clayton

O’Keeffe & Company

+1.443.759.8151

jclayton@okco.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Risk Management in Agile and Waterfall Environments

Intland Blog - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:09
Risks are inevitable in your software development lifecycle. Regardless of the specifics of your projects and whether you are using a Waterfall or Agile method, your team is sure to face some unforeseen or less expected issues during development. Preparing
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Risk Management in Agile and Waterfall Environments

Intland Blog - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:00
  Risks are inevitable in your software development lifecycle. Regardless of the specifics of your projects and whether you are using a Waterfall or Agile method, your team is sure to face some unforeseen or less expected issues during development.
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CA Technologies Brings New Innovation to Lifecycle Management

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 18:05
CA Technologies has announced availability of CA Application Lifecycle Conductor, a new lifecycle management solution that automates and manages application development spanning mobile to mainframe environments - from the initial service desk tic ...
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Altova Launches MobileTogether

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 18:04
Altova has announced the commercial availability of MobileTogether, a new, cross-platform mobile development environment. Beta testers of the platform agree: MobileTogether finally makes it practical for businesses to connect to their back-end da ...
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Oracle Dramatically Improves Developer Productivity with New Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4

Oracle Database News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:00
Oracle Dramatically Improves Developer Productivity with New Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4Enhanced analysis tools and support for the latest programming language standards in Oracle’s popular developer tool suite help companies easily build powerful, portable applicationsRedwood Shores, Calif. – November 11, 2014News Summary

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 enables developers to generate higher performing, reliable, and secure applications in record time. The latest release of Oracle’s #1 C, C++ and Fortran development environment for Oracle systems includes dramatically enhanced software analysis tools to help developers optimize application performance and quickly identify memory errors for improved application reliability. It also includes enhanced standards-based, high performance compilers with advanced optimization capabilities, resulting in the best application performance on Oracle’s newest SPARC and x86 systems.

Oracle Solaris Studio is included in Oracle’s Software in Silicon Cloud and uses the Software in Silicon Application Data Integrity (ADI) feature to help developers find and fix memory errors with minimal overhead.

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 is free to download from the Oracle Technology Network site.

News Facts Oracle Solaris Studio provides a complete software development environment for building enterprise applications for deployment on Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and other Linux–based systems. Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 includes support for C++ 2011, a significant update to the C++ programming language standard. It also has enhanced support for popular Boost libraries and provides compatibility with GCC shared libraries, making it easy to deliver feature-rich, portable applications. The Oracle Solaris Studio Performance Analyzer has been completely redesigned, giving developers unprecedented insight into application performance. New features such as intuitive data organization, timeline visualization, code navigation, versatile data filtering, remote data analysis, and cross-architecture support, are available via a click of the mouse, significantly increasing developer efficiency. The Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer protects applications from coding vulnerabilities, including memory leaks and memory access issues. It provides fast and accurate identification of common coding errors and includes patented technology that ranks untested functions, helping increase overall code coverage and ensure application reliability. Oracle Solaris Studio high performance compilers support code generation for the industry’s latest generation of processors, including Oracle’s SPARC M6 and T5 systems, Fujitsu M10 systems, and Intel® Haswell-based systems, and deliver up to 4.8x greater performance compared to open source alternatives on industry standard benchmarks. Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 supports the OpenMP 4.0 parallel programming specification, the latest specification available from the OpenMP industry group. Most Oracle products for the Oracle Solaris platform are built using Oracle Solaris Studio, providing developers confidence they are using tools that have been thoroughly tested and optimized.Supporting Quotes “Oracle Solaris Studio engineers work closely with the Oracle Solaris and SPARC design teams to ensure the compilers generate the best possible code for Oracle servers,” said Don Kretsch, senior director, Software Development, Oracle. “The new analysis tools in Solaris Studio 12.4 offer features typically found in expensive third-party products and give developers the ability to create fast, reliable code.” “SAS delivers enterprise applications for high end business analytics and we require development and deployment platforms that are specifically optimized for business-critical applications,” said Bob Huemmer, software development manager, UNIX Platform Delivery, SAS. “The Oracle Solaris Studio development tools are world class; we use the Performance Analyzer on Oracle Solaris to tune and optimize our applications which also typically yields performance benefits across all of our platforms. We’ve seen impressive long term and consistent innovation for both Oracle Solaris Studio and Oracle Solaris. Rock solid, worry free binary compatibility translates to lower development and support costs, higher productivity and affords our Solaris customers the confidence to readily upgrade their systems to enable innovative functionality such as Kernel Zones.” “AsiaInfo, an industry leading supplier of software solutions and services for telecommunications, has been an Oracle partner for many years and our SMS Gateway solution is supported on Oracle SPARC T5 and Oracle Solaris 11,” said Mr. Fu Tingsheng, director of engineering, China Mobile Customer Data Business Division of AsiaInfo. “Oracle Solaris has proven to be a trusted platform for our applications, and the latest release of Oracle Solaris Studio delivers high-productivity features and tools that help improve our time to market. We used the Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer for memory leak protection and it helped us be more proactive and improve our efficiency by 50 percent. Our developers were impressed with the ease of use and depth of data provided by the Oracle Solaris Studio analysis tool suite.” Capitek, one of the leading suppliers in wireless access software in China, has a long history of using Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio for its Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) solution. “We are excited about the latest innovations in Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio for developing, analyzing and running our mission-critical applications. The Oracle Solaris Studio compilers are highly optimized for the latest Oracle systems and advanced analysis tools, such as the Performance Analyzer, allow us to easily profile our technology solutions for optimal scalability. The combination of Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio delivers a robust and reliable platform with high performance, high efficiency and high value,” said Jerry Chen, senior manager, Telecom Software Product Department at Capitek.Supporting Resources Oracle Solaris Studio Download: Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Oracle Solaris Oracle Linux Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud Connect with Oracle Solaris Studio on Facebook, TwitterAbout 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 www.oracle.com.

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

Contact Info

Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
+1.425.945.8306
michelle.jenkins@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
dsmith@blancandotus.com

  
Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Dramatically Improves Developer Productivity with New Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4

Oracle Database News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:00
Oracle Dramatically Improves Developer Productivity with New Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4Enhanced analysis tools and support for the latest programming language standards in Oracle’s popular developer tool suite help companies easily build powerful, portable applicationsRedwood Shores, Calif. – November 11, 2014News Summary

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 enables developers to generate higher performing, reliable, and secure applications in record time. The latest release of Oracle’s #1 C, C++ and Fortran development environment for Oracle systems includes dramatically enhanced software analysis tools to help developers optimize application performance and quickly identify memory errors for improved application reliability. It also includes enhanced standards-based, high performance compilers with advanced optimization capabilities, resulting in the best application performance on Oracle’s newest SPARC and x86 systems.

Oracle Solaris Studio is included in Oracle’s Software in Silicon Cloud and uses the Software in Silicon Application Data Integrity (ADI) feature to help developers find and fix memory errors with minimal overhead.

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 is free to download from the Oracle Technology Network site.

News Facts Oracle Solaris Studio provides a complete software development environment for building enterprise applications for deployment on Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and other Linux–based systems. Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 includes support for C++ 2011, a significant update to the C++ programming language standard. It also has enhanced support for popular Boost libraries and provides compatibility with GCC shared libraries, making it easy to deliver feature-rich, portable applications. The Oracle Solaris Studio Performance Analyzer has been completely redesigned, giving developers unprecedented insight into application performance. New features such as intuitive data organization, timeline visualization, code navigation, versatile data filtering, remote data analysis, and cross-architecture support, are available via a click of the mouse, significantly increasing developer efficiency. The Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer protects applications from coding vulnerabilities, including memory leaks and memory access issues. It provides fast and accurate identification of common coding errors and includes patented technology that ranks untested functions, helping increase overall code coverage and ensure application reliability. Oracle Solaris Studio high performance compilers support code generation for the industry’s latest generation of processors, including Oracle’s SPARC M6 and T5 systems, Fujitsu M10 systems, and Intel® Haswell-based systems, and deliver up to 4.8x greater performance compared to open source alternatives on industry standard benchmarks. Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 supports the OpenMP 4.0 parallel programming specification, the latest specification available from the OpenMP industry group. Most Oracle products for the Oracle Solaris platform are built using Oracle Solaris Studio, providing developers confidence they are using tools that have been thoroughly tested and optimized.Supporting Quotes “Oracle Solaris Studio engineers work closely with the Oracle Solaris and SPARC design teams to ensure the compilers generate the best possible code for Oracle servers,” said Don Kretsch, senior director, Software Development, Oracle. “The new analysis tools in Solaris Studio 12.4 offer features typically found in expensive third-party products and give developers the ability to create fast, reliable code.” “SAS delivers enterprise applications for high end business analytics and we require development and deployment platforms that are specifically optimized for business-critical applications,” said Bob Huemmer, software development manager, UNIX Platform Delivery, SAS. “The Oracle Solaris Studio development tools are world class; we use the Performance Analyzer on Oracle Solaris to tune and optimize our applications which also typically yields performance benefits across all of our platforms. We’ve seen impressive long term and consistent innovation for both Oracle Solaris Studio and Oracle Solaris. Rock solid, worry free binary compatibility translates to lower development and support costs, higher productivity and affords our Solaris customers the confidence to readily upgrade their systems to enable innovative functionality such as Kernel Zones.” “AsiaInfo, an industry leading supplier of software solutions and services for telecommunications, has been an Oracle partner for many years and our SMS Gateway solution is supported on Oracle SPARC T5 and Oracle Solaris 11,” said Mr. Fu Tingsheng, director of engineering, China Mobile Customer Data Business Division of AsiaInfo. “Oracle Solaris has proven to be a trusted platform for our applications, and the latest release of Oracle Solaris Studio delivers high-productivity features and tools that help improve our time to market. We used the Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer for memory leak protection and it helped us be more proactive and improve our efficiency by 50 percent. Our developers were impressed with the ease of use and depth of data provided by the Oracle Solaris Studio analysis tool suite.” Capitek, one of the leading suppliers in wireless access software in China, has a long history of using Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio for its Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) solution. “We are excited about the latest innovations in Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio for developing, analyzing and running our mission-critical applications. The Oracle Solaris Studio compilers are highly optimized for the latest Oracle systems and advanced analysis tools, such as the Performance Analyzer, allow us to easily profile our technology solutions for optimal scalability. The combination of Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio delivers a robust and reliable platform with high performance, high efficiency and high value,” said Jerry Chen, senior manager, Telecom Software Product Department at Capitek.Supporting Resources Oracle Solaris Studio Download: Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Oracle Solaris Oracle Linux Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud Connect with Oracle Solaris Studio on Facebook, TwitterAbout 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 www.oracle.com.

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

Contact Info

Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
+1.425.945.8306
michelle.jenkins@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
dsmith@blancandotus.com

  
Categories: Database, Vendor

New Oracle-Sponsored Study Highlights the Need for More Vigilant Enterprise Database Security

Oracle Database News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:01
New Oracle-Sponsored Study Highlights the Need for More Vigilant Enterprise Database Security 81 percent see privilege abuse and human error as the greatest risks to enterprise data, but lack the necessary security controls and safeguards Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 11, 2014News Summary

Data breaches cost organizations millions, damage their reputation, and result in lost customers and business opportunities. A new survey of 353 Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) database and IT professionals examines the state of enterprise database security, where the biggest risks lie, and how organizations can improve upon their security strategies.

News Facts To better understand the state of enterprise database security, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has released a global survey titled “DBA – Security Superhero: 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey.” The survey, conducted by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle, polled 353 IOUG database security managers, database administrators, and directors or managers of IT in companies spanning various industries including IT services, government, education, utilities, transportation, and financial services. Although the survey results show that organizations have a high commitment to enterprise security, it spotlights how ill-prepared most organizations are to both internal and external threats. Overall, the survey results indicate that organizations have weak preventive, detective, and administrative security controls, including limited internal controls on privileged users, lack of knowledge of where sensitive data resides, and inadequate monitoring of privileged-user activities. While 58 percent of respondents noted that databases were the most vulnerable part of their IT environment, the majority invested in securing areas of less risk such as the network, servers, and desktops. Key Findings More than three-fourths (81 percent) of respondents see human error as the greatest risk to enterprise data, followed by a fear of inside attacks (65 percent). Other concerns included access privilege abuse from IT staff (54 percent) and malicious code and viruses in their systems (53 percent). Despite these human risks, many respondents indicated they have relatively few safeguards in place against accidental or intentional staff abuse. Alarmingly, almost 40 percent of those surveyed admitted to not knowing which databases had sensitive or regulated information and 71 percent lacked safeguards or were unsure if any were in place to combat accidental harm to databases and applications. Today’s complex data environments may be affecting respondents’ abilities to implement comprehensive data protection efforts. Only 18 percent of respondents encrypt data at rest on all their databases. Further, only 46 percent of the respondents were redacting sensitive application data, leaving the rest open to casual users of those applications. Despite the well understood risks with proliferation of production data to non production environment, 45 percent of respondents use copies of production data for test and development and 41 percent of them have three or more copies of production data.Supporting Quote “We are in the age of mega-breaches—where breaches in the millions are becoming commonplace. For most organizations, it’s no longer a matter of ‘if’ an attack will occur, but ‘when,’” said Vipin Samar, vice president of database security, Oracle. “This survey highlights that many enterprises lack proper database security controls, and under the current heightened threat environment, they simply cannot afford to wait. It’s more important than ever for organizations to have actionable data security strategies in place to properly manage sensitive customer and organizational data.” “This survey is a powerful tool for both learning and educating, putting a fine point on the key security issues that keep superhero DBAs and their management awake at night. Exercising extreme data security diligence and data breach readiness is no longer an optional concern but rather a cost of doing business,” said John Matelski, President of the IOUG. “The survey highlights the insight and breadth the IOUG community of professionals contributes to the marketplace across sectors, professions, and geography.” Supporting Resources Survey: “DBA – Security Superhero, 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey” (link to survey) Podcast Interview: “DBA Security Superheroes – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” Connect with Oracle Database Security via Blog, Facebook, and Twitter Connect with Oracle Database via BlogFacebook, and TwitterAbout 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 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.

Contact Info

Marcie Bradley
Oracle
+1.530.214.8068
marcie.bradley@oracle.com

Neil Desai
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5150
ndesai@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

New Oracle-Sponsored Study Highlights the Need for More Vigilant Enterprise Database Security

Oracle Database News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:01
New Oracle-Sponsored Study Highlights the Need for More Vigilant Enterprise Database Security 81 percent see privilege abuse and human error as the greatest risks to enterprise data, but lack the necessary security controls and safeguards Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 11, 2014News Summary

Data breaches cost organizations millions, damage their reputation, and result in lost customers and business opportunities. A new survey of 353 Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) database and IT professionals examines the state of enterprise database security, where the biggest risks lie, and how organizations can improve upon their security strategies.

News Facts To better understand the state of enterprise database security, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has released a global survey titled “DBA – Security Superhero: 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey.” The survey, conducted by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle, polled 353 IOUG database security managers, database administrators, and directors or managers of IT in companies spanning various industries including IT services, government, education, utilities, transportation, and financial services. Although the survey results show that organizations have a high commitment to enterprise security, it spotlights how ill-prepared most organizations are to both internal and external threats. Overall, the survey results indicate that organizations have weak preventive, detective, and administrative security controls, including limited internal controls on privileged users, lack of knowledge of where sensitive data resides, and inadequate monitoring of privileged-user activities. While 58 percent of respondents noted that databases were the most vulnerable part of their IT environment, the majority invested in securing areas of less risk such as the network, servers, and desktops. Key Findings More than three-fourths (81 percent) of respondents see human error as the greatest risk to enterprise data, followed by a fear of inside attacks (65 percent). Other concerns included access privilege abuse from IT staff (54 percent) and malicious code and viruses in their systems (53 percent). Despite these human risks, many respondents indicated they have relatively few safeguards in place against accidental or intentional staff abuse. Alarmingly, almost 40 percent of those surveyed admitted to not knowing which databases had sensitive or regulated information and 71 percent lacked safeguards or were unsure if any were in place to combat accidental harm to databases and applications. Today’s complex data environments may be affecting respondents’ abilities to implement comprehensive data protection efforts. Only 18 percent of respondents encrypt data at rest on all their databases. Further, only 46 percent of the respondents were redacting sensitive application data, leaving the rest open to casual users of those applications. Despite the well understood risks with proliferation of production data to non production environment, 45 percent of respondents use copies of production data for test and development and 41 percent of them have three or more copies of production data.Supporting Quote “We are in the age of mega-breaches—where breaches in the millions are becoming commonplace. For most organizations, it’s no longer a matter of ‘if’ an attack will occur, but ‘when,’” said Vipin Samar, vice president of database security, Oracle. “This survey highlights that many enterprises lack proper database security controls, and under the current heightened threat environment, they simply cannot afford to wait. It’s more important than ever for organizations to have actionable data security strategies in place to properly manage sensitive customer and organizational data.” “This survey is a powerful tool for both learning and educating, putting a fine point on the key security issues that keep superhero DBAs and their management awake at night. Exercising extreme data security diligence and data breach readiness is no longer an optional concern but rather a cost of doing business,” said John Matelski, President of the IOUG. “The survey highlights the insight and breadth the IOUG community of professionals contributes to the marketplace across sectors, professions, and geography.” Supporting Resources Survey: “DBA – Security Superhero, 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey” (link to survey) Podcast Interview: “DBA Security Superheroes – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” Connect with Oracle Database Security via Blog, Facebook, and Twitter Connect with Oracle Database via BlogFacebook, and TwitterAbout Oracle

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Webinar: Measurably Improve Requirements Management and Software QA

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:36
We are proud to announce a German-speaking co-webinar presented by Ranorex and Polarion Software entitled " Measurably Improve Requirements Management and Software QA ".



In today's world, development cycles are getting shorter, and moreover quality should be improved while costs are reduced. This can only be achieved through the full integration of requirement management, project management and testing along with a significant increase in automation.

In this webinar you will learn how using Ranorex together with Polarion can measurably improve your requirements management and software QA through collaboration.

Join the presenters for this web seminar to be held on November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. CET.
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Morris Medical Monday: Work Item Type “Problem Report”

Polarion Software - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 18:36
Polarion Consultant Daniel Morris examines the "Problem Report" type Work Item in Polarion's MedPack Solution for medical device development.
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BlazeMeter Unveils Version 3.0 Unlimited Testing Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 18:28
BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced BlazeMeter version 3.0 at AWS re:Invent. The next-generation back-end automated testing framework facilitates continuous te ...
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Developers Making the Most of Language

From all around the globe, we salute a couple fantastic .NET developers who know how to never stop learning – no matter what the language!  Great work Ayman and Daniel.

Ayman Farhat

ncover_mvp_ayman_farhat_twitterAyman Farhat, based in Lebanon, enjoys solving problems through building useful software. We love the focus on being useful, helpful and quality in any application out there!  Not one to sit around, he continues to learn and explore new ways to do just that. He doesn’t limit himself to a single platform or technology, rather he is always on the lookout for learning new concepts, tools and frameworks.

He is particularly interested in contributing to open source projects, and writing about interesting topics related to programming and software development. You can follow his blog, projects and github all from his personal website here or keep track of his thoughts on twitter @aymanfarhat.

Daniel Palme

ncover_mvp_daniel_palme_twitterLocated in Germany, Daniel Palme has been a consultant for the past decade guiding clients on Microsoft/.NET and web technologies,  along with software architecture and application development. He has a focus on these tools and technologies: ASP.NET (MVC), HTML5, WPF and WCF. However, he has worked in countless number of other languages and tools. He typically finds himself as a technology consultant for long-standing projects where he gets to round out his already impressive skillset.

He contributes to a variety of open source projects looking to build higher quality code. You can follow along with what is new in his world and what projects he is working on at his blog or by following him on twitter @danielpalme.

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Qulice

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:29
Qulice is a static analysis quality control instrument for Java projects. It combines a few static analysis tools and pre-configure them. You don't need to use and configure them individually any more.
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OpenCover

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:27
OpenCover is a code coverage tool for .NET 2 and above, support for 32 and 64 processes with both branch and sequence points.
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