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ezScrum

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:58
ezScrum is an open source project management tool for scrum.
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Artillery

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:53
Artillery is an open source modern, powerful and easy-to-use load testing toolkit. Use it to make your applications stay scalable, performant & resilient under high load. You can test complex applications with multistep scenarios on HTTP, WebSock ...
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5 Principles of Agile Testing & How Ranorex Fits In

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:39

Agile has changed the way we approach development and testing. At least it should. Release cycles are shorter, requirements change rapidly and quality standards are higher than they’ve ever been. To have the slightest chance at scoring a medal in the agile testing games, we’ve got to understand the rules of the game and get the right tools. So let’s get at it together.

I am trying to break down the requirements agile testing should meet on five basic principles. Based on these, I’ll show you the benefits we’ve experienced ourselves when using Ranorex for agile testing and how your team will also benefit from using Ranorex for agile test automation.

Fast feedback

Best case scenario: You test the full range of functionality for every single code change. When performing continuous testing, it’s essential that the whole development team gets immediate feedback on the executed tests. Therefore, an easy to access and easy to read reporting mechanism is indispensable. This is where our test reports step in. You can fully integrate the lightweight test executables of our test suites into any continuous integration systems and share the resulting easily understandable report files with the whole team to ensure a high level of transparency. Not fast enough? You can also get live feedback during test execution: Simply open the test report while the test still runs to see if any test cases have failed so far. The earlier you know, the faster you can react.

Progressive Report

High level of automation

Fact is that manual testing is slow, labor intensive, inconsistent and buggy. If you want to rapidly respond to changing requirements and constant code changes, a high-level of automation is absolutely essential. Next to basic unit tests, acceptance tests and integration tests are highly important to test the full range of functionality. To reduce time and increase quality, test automation has to be an integral part of the project from the beginning. You can use Ranorex Studio to automate your entire range of UI tests.

High Level of Automation

Low overhead

Sometimes, it make sense to create a simple throwaway test, which is used only in one specific sprint. In these cases, there’s neither time nor resources for a big setup. Using Ranorex Studio, you can easily automate such tests and integrate them in your existing test environment. The lightweight test automation projects of Ranorex result in executable files, which you can directly trigger from command line. The executable files inform you if the test has failed or succeeded. In addition a report file can provide detailed information about the test run. Perfect conditions to integrate into any continuous integration process.

Lightweight-Execution

Termination of testing roles

In an agile software development process, the whole team is responsible for quality. The borders between the traditional understanding of testers and developers blur. So, typical testers should be able to write unit tests or simple integration tests. In contrast, developers should also record UI tests. Using the broad set of tools ideal for all skill sets, you can set ideal conditions for developers and testers to work together on projects. Pick and choose – it’s up to you: Easily create script-free automated tests using the Ranorex Recorder, or quickly create and edit tests entirely in C# or VB.Net.

One Tool Different Skill Sets

Termination of testing phase

Finally in agile iteration cycles, there’s typically no time for a sequential processing of all testing levels (unit tests, integration tests, system tests, acceptance tests…). Therefore test automation has to be an integral part of the project from the beginning. As Ranorex Studio does not rely on dependencies, you can create test scenarios at any time. As soon as you know how the UI will look like, you can implement an automated test and refine the detailed paths of the repository elements as you go along.

UI Test Driven Approach

As a result we’ve seen, agile testing is based on a high level of test automation. To set the ideal conditions for your team, make sure to get a tool, or a set of tools, that enable you to directly integrate automated testing in your continuous delivery pipeline, ensure a high level of transparency and enable collaboration within your team.

See the benefits for yourself

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Open Source Security Provider Black Duck is the “Leader” in Independent Research Firm’s Assessment of Software Composition Analysis Providers

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:27
Open Source Security Provider Black Duck is the “Leader” in Independent Research Firm’s Assessment of Software Composition Analysis Providershleclair Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:27

Research Report: “developers use open source components as their foundation, creating applications using only 10% to 20% new code”

BURLINGTON, MA – Feb. 23, 2017 – Black Duck, the global leader in securing and managing open source software, was named the leader in The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis, Q1 2017, which was released today.

In Forrester’s comprehensive, 38-criteria evaluation of “the six (SCA) providers that matter most and how they stack up,” Black Duck was the only company placed in the Wave’s “leader” classification.

To assess the state of the SCA market, Forrester examined past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, and developed the evaluation criteria, which it grouped into three categories: current offering, strategy and market presence.

To address the market demand for more and better applications and to accelerate application development, developers “use open source components as their foundation, creating applications using only 10% to 20% new code,”¹ the Forrester report stated.

“Unfortunately, many of these (open source) components come with liabilities in their license agreements, and one out of every 16 open source download requests is for a component with a known vulnerability. To reduce these risks, security pros are turning to SCA tools,”² the Forrester report stated.

Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley said “being named the leader in Forrester’s software composition analysis evaluation is encouraging and is certainly how we think of ourselves. However, for those of us in the rapidly expanding open source ecosystem, probably the most significant element of this SCA Wave is Forrester’s point that ’developers use open source components as their foundation, creating applications using only 10% to 20% new code.’

Shipley said “the increasing global reliance on open source and its preeminence in application development increase the need for enterprises to deploy effective open source security vulnerability management tools. It is clear to us that the Forrester Wave report acknowledges the opportunity to reduce application security risk by securing and managing open source more effectively using SCA tools such as Black Duck’s,” Shipley said. 

To reduce application risk, according to the Forrester SCA Wave analysis, organizations are turning to SCA tools for the benefits of:

  • Gathering more information that helps identify and remediate vulnerabilities quickly
  • Automating scans to highlight license risk exposure
  • Flexible policy enforcement that increases alignment with business needs
  • Integrating products to support existing development processes

In its vendor profile, Forrester noted that Black Duck’s market-leading product, “boasts over 80 supported source code language formats, and it uses this strength to scan a broad range of developer preferences for both license risk management and vulnerability identification. Additionally, Black Duck provides an application bill of materials (BOM) for as long as users choose, and it monitors for any new open source vulnerabilities using vulnerability data that gets updated hourly. Users are notified of newly identified vulnerabilities in their BOM.

“Black Duck Software has very strong risk reporting and strong proactive vulnerability management capabilities, but its biggest differentiation comes from sound support for the fundamentals of license risk management, vulnerability identification, and policy management.”

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

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¹ 2015 State of the Software Supply Chain Report: Hidden Speed Bumps on the Road to ‘Continuous,'" Sonatype

² 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain," Sonatype

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Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry’s First VoLTE as a Service Offering

Oracle Database News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry’s First VoLTE as a Service Offering Oracle Communications and Tech Mahindra helping drive VoLTE adoption by bringing operators an affordable, powerful VoLTE solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 23, 2017

Oracle today announced that Tech Mahindra, a leading system integrator for network infrastructure services, and Oracle Communications  have partnered to deliver an end-to-end VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution based on Oracle’s IMS Core and Signaling products. The partnership, represents the industry’s first end-to-end VoLTE solution built on best-of-breed technology. The solution offers operators the ability to achieve a faster time to market with new VoLTE services, increased voice quality and greater network efficiency while significantly reducing cost and complexity.

Today’s connected world places considerable demands on traditional communication services and the underlying networks. As service providers grapple with the move to an all-IP future, the resources needed to upgrade networks and services is a significant obstacle. Wireless operators have long recognized the need to adopt VoLTE in order to remain relevant and prepare for interoperability with other networks in the future, but the price and difficulty of this adjustment has been prohibitive. 

Tech Mahindra’s VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution, powered by Oracle Communications technology, simplifies the path to an all-IP network by offering a fully virtualized solution that runs on common off the shelf hardware rather than relying on proprietary networking equipment. A typical service provider with an LTE data network can expect to service its first Oracle-enabled VoLTE call within 3-6 months of deploying the solution, often at significant cost savings compared to traditional vendors and in-house solutions.

“The need to drive increased network efficiency and coverage while offering enhanced voice quality necessitates the move to Voice-over-Packet technologies,” said Manish Vyas, CEO Tech Mahindra Network Services. “Leveraging Oracle technology, Tech Mahindra is enabling service providers to adopt VoLTE in a simpler and more cost-effective way, with a powerful end-to-end pre-integrated solution that is virtualized and offers industry leading capabilities at each function.”

 The VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution is built on Oracle products that are used today in service providers around the world. Designed, deployed and operated by Tech Mahindra, it empowers service providers to offer the VoLTE services their customers demand with reduced operational costs and without requiring any internal skillset realignment.

“Oracle Communications is laser-focused on accelerating service providers’ transformation toward the software-centric networks of the future,” said Douglas Suriano, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Oracle Communications. “Tech Mahindra brings valuable experience in managed services, and this partnership will enable us to deliver the industry’s first end-to-tend VoLTE solution to service providers globally.”

The Oracle Communications technologies supporting the new VoLTE as a Service offering include Oracle Communications Core Session Manager, Oracle Communications Session Border Controller, Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server, Oracle Communications Policy Management, Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router and Oracle Communications Applications Orchestrator. To learn more about these products and other Oracle Communications offerings, visit: http://bit.ly/2kLCqqZ.

Contact Info Katie Barron
Oracle
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katie.barron@oracle.com Shalini Singh
Tech Mahindra
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shalini.singh7@techmahindra.com About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.2 billion company with 117,000+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 837 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

We are part of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after- market, information technology and vacation ownership.

Connect with us on www.techmahindra.com

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BBVA Banks on Oracle to Deliver a Better Mobile Experience to Customers

Oracle Database News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:00
Press Release BBVA Banks on Oracle to Deliver a Better Mobile Experience to Customers Spanish financial services provider chooses Oracle to enable customers to open accounts with mobile devices

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 23, 2017

Differentiating itself from competitors, while offering an enhanced experience to customers, Spanish bank, BBVA, is using Oracle Communications  technology to enable customers to open new accounts via their mobile devices in minutes.

The banking industry is under heavy scrutiny to validate and protect customer information.  BBVA has chosen a solution with comprehensive security features to enhance efforts to meet EU compliance requirements for confidential documentation and secure management of personal data, as well as standards for authentication, reporting and monitoring. BBVA chose Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller and Quobis Sippo WebRTC Application Controller as the foundation for its new platform because the technology is easily configured and integrates directly with the company’s existing internal systems.

“We live in an age of convenience where people can do everything from their mobile phones, whether it is to open a new account or to pay,” said Ignacio Teulon Ramírez, Digital Transformation - Customer Experience Director, BBVA. “We want to provide our customers with services in the way they prefer to consume them, and we want to provide them the best experience possible.”

Today, BBVA can provide a rich, real-time audio and video experience on a mobile phone or tablet. Jointly delivered by Quobis and in partnership with BT, the solution enables BBVA to validate customers’ identity so customers and prospects can quickly open a new account. The sessions can also be recorded for compliance purposes.

“Digital technologies are giving the financial services industry the opportunity to leap forward and provide products and services that match the digital lifestyle of their customers,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Our project with BBVA shows how large banks can differentiate themselves by creating a new banking experience. They have a clear vision and an understanding of their customers’ needs, as well as the technology that allows them to innovate while integrating seamlessly with their existing systems.”

Quobis and BT are Gold level members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

Contact Info Katie Barron
Oracle
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katie.barron@oracle.com Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
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kristin.reeves@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.

About Quobis

Quobis is leading the industry of browser-based communication solutions for services providers and enterprises with its award-winning Sippo product familiy. For more information about Quobis visit www.quobis.com

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. For more information about BT visit http://www.bt.com.

About BBVA

BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices.

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CloudBees Announces CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:22
CloudBee has announced the availability of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise to help enterprises accelerate software delivery and meet the rapidly growing volume of software development. This new offering from CloudBees provides everything needed by m ...
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New Release for Couchbase

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:01
Couchbase has announced a new release of the Couchbase data platform that powers web, mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) applications for digital businesses. The enhanced product suite now provides easier global application deployments, advance ...
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TestCast 6.11.1 supports TTCN-3:2016

Elvior - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:50


Elvior has released TesCast version 6.11.1. This major release supports TTCN-3: 2016 Core language; TRI 4.7.1  and TCI 4.8.1. For details see release notes. Customers can download TestCast new version from Elvior online support. Versions for Windows (.NET 3.5 and .NET4.5) and Linux are available
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RationalPlan 4.15 – Microsoft Project 2016 Integration and Projects Dashboard Gets Out of Beta

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:18
Starting with RationalPlan 4.15 the Projects dashboard for the web client is out of beta, the process of adding resources was simplified and the performance of Timesheet view was improved. Additionally it was added the possibility to read Microso ...
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MeWatt Uses Progress to Accelerate Mobile Application Development for Internet of Things

Progress Software News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:00
MeWatt Uses Progress to Accelerate Mobile Application Development for Internet of Things
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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Presidents' Day Holiday February 20th, 2017

Inflectra News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in observance of the U.S. Presidents' Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday February 21st, 2017. 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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VoltDB 7.0 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:27
VoltDB, the enterprise-class database that powers business-critical applications in today’s connected economy, has unveiled the latest version of its flagship solution, VoltDB v7.0. A broad range of Industries, including telecommunications, ...
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New Release of Percona Server for MongoDB

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:35
Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced a solution bundle of updated products that enable any organization to create a robust, secure database environment that can be ...
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Cablenet Selects Oracle Communications to Modernize Infrastructure

Oracle Database News - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:14
Press Release Cablenet Selects Oracle Communications to Modernize Infrastructure Cablenet will deploy Oracle Communications’ full suite of IMS and VoLTE capabilities to dramatically simplify network design, deployment and operations

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 15, 2017

Cablenet Communications Systems, an alternative telecommunications provider that offers broadband services, fixed telephony and television, will use Oracle Communications technologies to modernize and future-proof its IMS network with Oracle Communications Unified Session Manager (OCUSM) and Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server (OCECAS). OCUSM’s next-generation converged core supports a variety of value-added services, such as a virtualized NFV-capable network architecture. With Oracle, Cablenet will be able to improve service agility, accelerate time-to-market and streamline ongoing operations to gain a competitive advantage and boost business results.

“Oracle’s NFV-ready IMS solution will provide Cablenet true service agility with out-of-the-box service creation for VoLTE and VoWiFi,” explains Yiannos Michaelides, Management Information Systems Manager for Cablenet. “Our Oracle solutions will reduce our OPEX significantly and provide an excellent return on investment.”

Oracle Communications Unified Session Manager will provide Cablenet with a complete set of standard-compliant 3GPP IMS functions and interfaces in a single solution. As such, Cablenet will be able to accelerate its IMS rollout and converge its disparate fixed and mobile access networks, laying the foundation for advanced services that span devices and locations. The NFV-capable solution will also allow Cablenet to minimize upfront investments while closely aligning ongoing capital expenditures with evolving business demands.

In tandem, Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server will enable Cablenet to accelerate its VoLTE rollout and will simplify the implementation of future services like VoWiFi and VoLTE. OCECAS simplifies application lifecycle management and provides carrier-grade performance and reliability for revenue-critical services.

“In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, our customers are constantly seeking solutions that will help improve their agility, streamline operations and accelerate time-to-market,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Oracle NFV enabled IMS solutions provide simplicity in design and operation, enabling a low cost of ownership and a faster and easier rollout of services such as VoLTE and VoWiFi. We’re pleased that Cablenet will be able to enjoy such positive return-on-investment with our OCUSM and OCECAS solutions.”

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Blanc & Otus
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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 to Help Businesses Better Support Global Operations with Seamless Tax Reporting

Oracle Database News - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00
Press Release Oracle to Help Businesses Better Support Global Operations with Seamless Tax Reporting New cloud tax and reporting solution helps tax professionals, CFOs, and controllers manage complex country-specific tax reporting requirements through automation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Oracle today announced a new finance cloud solution that helps companies, operating in multiple countries, meet complex taxation requirements and regulatory reporting standards imposed by each country. In our globalized economy, compliance with sophisticated tax and statutory laws around the world continues to be a constant challenge for finance professionals. Now these professionals can rely on Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud Service (TRCS), which streamlines tax reporting processes and manages complexity to ultimately enable compliance with new and existing tax regulations.

Oracle TRCS delivers an out-of-the-box cloud solution to help organizations automate their tax provision and country-by-country reporting (CbCR). TRCS enables seamless transparency between tax and finance to reduce risk and brings tax and finance functions together in a unified, secure, and scalable cloud platform. It also streamlines tax reporting processes, including data collection, workflow, data automation, and pre-built KPIs for audit flags.

“Tax reporting is a complicated process, especially for businesses operating in multiple countries, which needs automation to help keep up with the increasing demands,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president of enterprise performance management (EPM) at Oracle. “Oracle TRCS enables organizations to transparently unify tax and finance data in the cloud, with pre-built best practice tax reporting, and provides a platform to significantly improve the broader tax function.”

With a strong tax framework that includes workflow, dashboards, segregation of duties, and transparent calculations, Oracle TRCS allows tax departments to spend more time on analysis and planning instead of on data reconciliation, which can be a complex and time-consuming task in the ledger or stand-alone tax provision system. Oracle TRCS was built for the cloud with the business user in mind and introduces new capabilities and innovations built on best practices from Oracle’s on-premises offering—Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision. By efficiently planning, reporting, and automating tax—with transparency and auditability, regardless of country of operation—TRCS also enhances CbCR, US GAAP, IFRS, and statutory tax reporting.

Additional features include:

  • Task management and calendaring framework that is configurable and integrated with finance systems; businesses can automate the whole tax calendar including tax filing dates, tax provision, and audit management tasks
  • Supplemental data management tool that is configurable and provides a centralized repository for manual input
  • Pre-built dashboards and reports that deliver simple self-service reporting
  • Configurable dashboards that provide analysis across total tax, including direct, sales & VAT, fixed assets, property tax, and more
  • Oracle Smart View for Microsoft Office provides powerful ad hoc analysis for all tax reporting data
  • Direct data integration with source finance systems, including both cloud and on-premises applications

Oracle TRCS easily integrates with multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, as well as Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and on-premises offerings, and specifically enables the sharing of data, metadata, and processes with the finance function during the financial close cycle.

“Many companies have still managed their global tax reporting processes through Excel and struggle to make the step into applying technology,” said Bart Janssen, Partner, Deloitte Tax Lawyers. “I am certain that with TRCS, the threshold for making that leap for many clients will become lower.”

Oracle TRCS is available now for existing and new customers. Businesses can choose flexible deployment options to best fit their needs. For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle EPM Cloud on Twitter.

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IP Telecom Implements Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance to Boost Growth of its Data Protection & Recovery as a Service Business

Oracle Database News - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:56
Press Release IP Telecom Implements Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance to Boost Growth of its Data Protection & Recovery as a Service Business IP Telecom and Oracle worked together to implement this Cloud Business solution to ensure 100% data protection

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Oracle Portugal today announces that the telecommunications leader IP Telecom has selected Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance), the industry’s only solution to offer end-to-end data protection for Oracle databases, eliminate data loss exposure and maintain business availability, to ensure their national market customers have access to Data Protection & Recovery as a Service as a Cloud Solution.

IP Telecom is a company held by Infraestruturas de Portugal specialized in telecommunications, Corporate Cloud and Information Security solutions. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance was implemented jointly by Oracle Portugal and by IP Telecom and will be available in its Cloud Solutions portfolio.

Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is the first appliance ever to eliminate data loss exposure for critical Oracle Databases. When using traditional solutions to restore a database, businesses typically lose all data generated since the last backup—often hours to days of critical data. The Recovery Appliance also dramatically reduces the impact of backups on production servers and networks, virtually eliminating the need for lengthy backup windows. The cloud-scale architecture enables a single Recovery Appliance to manage the data protection requirements of thousands of databases, avoiding the cost and complexity of disparate backup systems.

The solution now available is a result of the partnership agreement signed in June 2016 between Oracle and IP Telecom, aiming to assure the availability of a proper and innovative offer, with customized scaling, based on Oracle’s recognized high-service levels offered by Infrastructure as a Service, which has competitive advantages of real value added.

According to Rui Ribeiro, General Manager of IP Telecom, "This first joint offer with Oracle means that we provide an unparalleled level of data protection to our Cloud national market customers. For us, the information of all our customers is critical, so we seek to create value-added and reliable offerings, ensuring that our customers focus only on their business, because they know that their data is safe and available with our Solutions.“.

Hugo Abreu, Country Manager at Oracle Portugal, said:

“Existing data protection solutions fail to meet the demands of critical databases because they treat databases as simply files to copy rather than as transactional systems with specific data integrity, performance, and availability requirements. With traditional backup solutions, business data is lost, end users and customers are impacted, and deployment and management are complex and fragmented. Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance tightly integrates advanced data protection technologies with Oracle Database to address these challenges head-on, enabling IP Telecom to offer its clients an efficient and effective protection and recovery service for one of their greatest asset: data."

Contact Info Sarah Fraser
Oracle PR
+1.650.743.0660
sarah.fraser@oracle.com About IP Telecom

IP Telecom is a telecommunications company and a specialized services operator in the areas of telecommunications, information systems and technologies.

Recognized as a benchmark in this area, the company has a qualified team able to design valuable solutions tailored to the needs of each client and which guarantees its "turnkey" implementation.

Operating in Portugal since 2000, it is led by the management of the Portuguese highway and railway infrastructure - Infraestruturas de Portugal, part of the IP Group.

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Customers Across Industries Adopt Oracle Management Cloud to Improve User Experience and Application Delivery

Oracle Database News - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:56
Press Release Customers Across Industries Adopt Oracle Management Cloud to Improve User Experience and Application Delivery Customers use Oracle Management Cloud to increase performance and decrease cost of traditional systems-of-record and DevOps-oriented systems of innovation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Oracle today announced that Oracle Management Cloud is experiencing exceptional growth with nearly 950 new customers and partners across the globe within its first year of availability.  FORS, IDEA Cellular, and Safexpress are among the many organizations around the world choosing Oracle Management Cloud to help improve IT resource utilization, increase DevOps productivity, and ensure that critical applications are up and running.

Part of the Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle Management Cloud is a suite of next-generation integrated monitoring, management, and analytics cloud services that leverage machine learning and big data techniques against the full breadth of customers’ operational data. Oracle Management Cloud’s unified platform helps customers improve IT stability, prevent application outages, and increase DevOps agility, as well as assists in hardening security across their entire application and infrastructure portfolio.

“Across the globe, companies have embraced the new agility of cloud computing,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president, Systems Management and Security, Oracle. “While this new environment is great for rapid innovation, it is extremely difficult for development and operations management and staff to keep pace with constant change. Oracle Management Cloud was developed to allow developers to focus more on coding and less on infrastructure while it helps operations staff to efficiently manage fast changing applications and infrastructure – whether customers bought the underlying technology from Oracle or any other vendor; without restrictions upon where it’s running.”

Oracle Management Cloud Revolutionizes Systems Management for Customers Around the World and Across Many Public and Private-Sector Verticals

Telecom:  “Idea is the third-largest telecom service provider in India,” said Prakash Paranjape, CIO, IDEA Cellular. “Given the digital revolution India is going through, we felt that business transformation needed a new management approach. Oracle Management Cloud has allowed us to use contemporary technologies to predict reasons behind a cause through its machine learning capabilities. It has helped us correlate sources of data and logs from multiple components which previously were not looked into.” 

Logistics: “With Oracle Management Cloud, we have been able to manage our IT more efficiently and detect problems before they impact users,” said Sanjay Bakshi, senior manager, IT, Safexpress. “For example, we are able to detect issues like slow transactions and resolve them proactively and faster, which is making a difference in our customer experience.” 

Value-Added Distributor:  “Using Oracle Management Cloud raises quality and expands the range of services available to our partners in their projects,” said Andrey Tambovsky, director of Technology, FORS Distribution. “Administrators use the next-generation analytical tools to improve the quality of services available in the hybrid cloud. We strongly recommend that our partners and their customers use Oracle Management Cloud for in-depth analysis and monitoring of infrastructure and equipment in their own data centers and are ready to assist them in the implementation of these projects.”

Recent Releases Demonstrate Commitment to Customer-Focused Innovation

Oracle Management Cloud’s frequent releases provide an ongoing stream of exciting new customer-centric features that are automatically available in the cloud service’s Software-as-a-Service management platform.  Top features released in the last few months include:

  • Better application performance monitoring through new synthetic end-user monitoring, native mobile application monitoring and APDEX end-user experience rating
  • More efficient log analytics with automatic outlier identification and trend correlation using machine learning-based clustering
  • Smarter IT analytics using improved visualizations and host resource instrumentation, as well as a new database performance tuning application
  • Deeper infrastructure monitoring for popular network devices, public cloud IaaS on Amazon and Oracle as well as monitoring for Oracle PaaS
  • Seamless cross-service navigation with topology-aware exploration for monitored applications that is shared across all Oracle Management Cloud services

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For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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