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Hazard and Risk Management in Safety-critical Development

Intland Blog - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 Time:4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: Risk management is one of the most important QA activities in the development of safety-critical devices and software. The more complex a product (and its development project) gets, the…
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Ranorex User Voice – Make Your Ideas Count

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 14:31

A moment of sudden insight. An idea for a feature so amazing, it’d transform your testing task with Ranorex into a moment of enjoyable, reliable, automated testing bliss and save you a good few hours of work. As you’re not part of the Ranorex crew and simply won’t get to code this feature into our software yourself, your incredible idea will go to waste. At best, it’d make for a great morning coffee conversation with your colleague.

What if we told you that we found a place where ideas count, and counts turn into actual features on our product roadmap? At Ranorex, we refer to this magical place as Ranorex User Voice. Using this platform, you can be part of our journey to creating the best test automation software. After all, we share the same goal: Align Ranorex to your actual automated testing needs.

Ranorex User Voice – the right place for your ideas on Ranorex

We believe in providing a space where your ideas count. Let us know how we can make your test automation experience with Ranorex even better. Now, you can directly interact with our product management on the Ranorex User Voice platform by

  • submitting feature requests, and
  • voting to get ideas from other users prioritized. If you think an idea from another user is helpful to you, make sure to vote for it!
A few guidelines on how to use this platform:
  • Ranorex User Voice is not intended as a platform to report issues with Ranorex. If you find a bug or run into a problem with Ranorex, please use our Ranorex forum or contact our Support Team. We’ll be more than happy to help you.
  • Check if your idea isn’t already on our product roadmap, ready to be implemented soon.
  • Make sure your idea hasn’t already been suggested. Otherwise votes might be split between those two suggestions and they are both less likely to be implemented. Take this opportunity to vote for the other suggestion!
Do my ideas really matter?

They certainly do. We greatly appreciate your feedback. The more you contribute on this platform by submitting feature requests and voting for ideas, the more likely it is that your idea will make it on our product roadmap.

We’re looking forward to reading your feature requests soon!

Submit your first feature request Find out More about Ranorex User Voice

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DataStax Acquires DataScale

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 18:35
DataStax, the provider of database software for cloud applications based on Apache Cassandra, announced the acquisition of DataScale, a provider of cloud-based management services for data infrastructure. DataStax also announced the forthcoming a ...
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Sauce Labs Secures $70 Million in New Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 18:30
Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world's largest cloud-based platform for automated testing of web and mobile applications, today closed $70 million in growth funding from Centerview Capital Technology, IVP and Adams Street Partners. In conj ...
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Neo Technology Gets $36M Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 17:51
Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j graph database, has secured $36 million in new funding, further propelling graph technology into the mainstream and validating the value of the graph market as the space continues to heat up. Neo Technology has b ...
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Sencha Delivers New Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 17:16
Sencha has announced the next generation of its Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform. The Sencha Platform allows developers to design, build and test data-intensive web applications and deliver the right user experience, on the right scr ...
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Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps B2B Marketers Accelerate Lead Generation

Oracle Database News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 19:29
Press Release Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps B2B Marketers Accelerate Lead Generation New marketing automation and content marketing capabilities break down marketing silos and simplify cross-device content creation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle today announced enhancements to the marketing automation and content marketing capabilities within the Oracle Marketing Cloud that simplify digital marketing and empower marketers to deliver a truly personalized cross-channel customer experience. The latest additions to Oracle Eloqua and Oracle Content Marketing enable marketers to create and distribute content, and easily transform data in order to rapidly adapt to customer behavior and needs. This helps customers to increase sales and marketing collaboration, build stunning cross-device content and accelerate lead generation.

Ever increasing customer expectations are forcing B2B organizations to rethink established marketing processes in order to break down internal silos between marketing, sales and other customer facing departments and prevent a fragmented customer experience. To address this challenge, Oracle has introduced a new Content Portal, Program Canvas and Responsive Content Editor within the Oracle Marketing Cloud. These innovative new capabilities give marketers the power to align sales and marketing by making approved marketing content easy to find, track and share.

“The very nature of B2B marketing is changing and as a result marketers need to rethink content strategies and work closer than ever with sales to generate and convert leads,” said Stephen Streich, senior director of product management, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “With the latest additions to Oracle Eloqua and Oracle Content Marketing, Oracle is empowering marketers to quickly create and share compelling content across their organization and reduce the number of steps required to identify and pursue new leads. This will drive efficiency across the marketing and sales process and ultimately help marketers improve the customer experience and lead generation.”

The new enhancements to Oracle Eloqua and Oracle Content Marketing enable marketers to:

  • Find, track and share content across the organization: The new Content Portal allows cross-functional sales and marketing teams to find and utilize the right content at the right time using search criteria including Sales Stage, Buyer Persona, Content Type and custom fields. Individual users can subscribe to content that is relevant for them which then triggers automated notifications as soon as new content assets become available. Easily embedded into any third-party application or page, the new Content Portal also allows users to work in the tools they know enriched with capabilities they need to easily find, track and share marketing approved content.
  • Improve speed to lead and data normalization: The new Program Canvas empowers marketers to quickly set up data transformations and data normalization workflows. A new Listener Framework makes the data workflows dramatically faster and more responsive by listening to lead scoring models, forms and new contact creation events to give marketers the ability to be more responsive to critical prospect behaviors. In addition, next-generation application integration capabilities significantly reduce the number of workflow steps necessary to manage and maintain data, improving speed to lead while keeping databases maintained.
  • Streamline and simplify responsive content creation: Slated for planned release in CY 2017, the new Responsive Content Editor helps marketers make content more meaningful and responsive by removing technical roadblocks.

The Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

  Contact Info Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

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Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Scale with Oracle Cloud Platform

Oracle Database News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 16:56
Press Release Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Scale with Oracle Cloud Platform Oracle Enables Companies of All Sizes to Succeed with Easy-to-Deploy Cloud Solutions

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle Corporation announced today that small and medium sized business (SMBs) turn to Oracle for strategic collaboration on their journey to the Cloud. SMBs are utilizing the benefits of enterprise-grade capabilities delivered by Oracle Cloud Platform for rapid application development, fast and predictable performance, reliable security, and elastic scalability to support their growth.

Oracle Cloud Platform offers an integrated offering across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to enable developers, IT and line of business leaders to leverage the Cloud. These offerings allow SMBs to develop, deploy and manage any application or workload. Oracle offers a strategic platform to help solve business challenges and ensure time-to-value with the cloud. This offering allows SMBs to utilize the same best-in-class features that enterprises leverage.

MCH Data Taps Oracle Database Cloud Service for Seamless Transition into the Cloud

MCH Strategic Data is a data services company headquartered in Sweet Springs, Missouri that specializes in collecting and compiling data from institutions in the education, healthcare, government and religious sectors. With its nimble 100-person staff, MCH relies on third-party vendors to manage many of its technology systems. When one of MCH Data’s vendors needed to be replaced, they standardized on Oracle as other vendors failed to meet their needs. Oracle Database Cloud Service provided an easy and fast transition to the Cloud as MCH Data was able to provision a complete Oracle Database Cloud Service environment in a few minutes and get started immediately without upfront costs.

“The power of data in the Cloud is in the ability to rapidly leverage it for business insights that drive our customers’ success,” said Brian Vogelsmeier, director of IT, MCH Strategic Data. “As collecting data is paramount to our business, we needed to pick a vendor that has best-in-class database Cloud technology that makes the back up to the database seamless, hence our choice to leverage Oracle’s services.”  

Pragmatyxs Standardized on Oracle Database Cloud Service, PaaS and IaaS for Efficiency, Security and 24/7 Availability

Pragmatyxs, a company that works with Fortune 500 clients to ensure smooth communications between their supply chain and finance systems, as well as the barcode and product labels mandated by regulatory bodies, also leverages Oracle. All of Pragmatyxs’ clients’ product labels must comply with industry and regulatory standards, across dozens of countries. Pragmatyxs had an Oracle Database on premises, in addition to using Java for product development.They chose to migrate both to the Cloud in order to reduce the amount of time that their spent on maintenance and support, without having the upfront hardware costs, without needing to know backup and recovery commands, and without having to perform complex tasks such as database software upgrades and patching.

“We launched our Cloud based label printing service for our partners and remote facilities which was a strategic initiative for our business. We have 15 employees, so we needed a solution that was the most efficient and secure with 24/7 availability” said Paul Van Hout, CEO and Founder, Pragmatyxs. “By using Oracle Database Cloud Service, PaaS and IaaS. Pragmatyxs utilizes Oracle’s Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Messaging and Cloud Service. We are maximizing the efficiency promised by the Cloud while giving our customers a better, more configurable product. With Oracle, we can stay ahead of the industry and compete like we never could before.”

IQMS ERP Selects Oracle Cloud Platform to Offer Customers Cloud Backup and Industry-Leading Security

After 27 years of offering manufacturing operations applications entirely under a licensed, on-premises model, IQMS ERP, a comprehensive manufacturing MES and ERP software system, now offers the choice to subscribe to the software as service running on Oracle Cloud Platform. This allows them to offer customers capabilities they didn’t have before, such as Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service alongside its IQMS application, providing the tools for companies to analyze and visualize the extensive Internet of Things (IoT) data that IQMS collects on factory-floor machine performance. Similarly, IQMS has started offering Oracle’s Cloud backup service, for both Cloud and on-premises versions of IQMS. Since IQMS applications run on the Oracle Database, the Cloud backup service drew immediate interest from customers.

“For its reliability, price point, and strong security, the real value of Oracle Cloud Platform is being able to offer customers more services along with added simplicity,” said Gary Nemmers, CEO and President, IQMS. “If any component fails, factories stop and that can’t happen. With Oracle Cloud Platform, our customers have benefits like more extensive data encryption than they run in house and some are have even freed up resources previously tied up with on-premises datacenter maintenance.”

“We are proud to be helping businesses of all sizes build, grow and compete in the Cloud,” said Ashish Mohindroo, Vice President, Oracle Cloud. “With a single, connected cloud, Oracle offers SMBs more than just subscription software. We are proud to be a strategic partner to help explain how all of the pieces of our cloud work together to help solve business challenges—by helping SMBs build innovative applications and solutions for sales, marketing, finance and reporting, to talent and recruitment drives.”

In addition to subscription pricing that’s SMB-friendly, Oracle has improved the buying experience to help enable customers be successful with their cloud purchases. Oracle created The Accelerated Buying Experience to make purchasing cloud services fast and simple. Rather than taking weeks to execute a transaction, customers can now complete their purchases in a matter of hours or a few days.

Key features include:

  • Data Management
    • MySQL Cloud Service
    • Oracle Database Cloud Service
    • Exadata Express Cloud Service
    • Big Data Cloud Service
  • Cloud Native Application Development
    • Application Builder Cloud Service
    • Application Container Cloud Service
    • Java Cloud Service
    • Mobile Cloud Service
  • Integration
    • Application Integration Cloud Service
    • SOA Cloud Service
  • Application and Cloud Management
    • Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service
    • Log Analytics Cloud Service

To learn more about Oracle’s SMB offerings, please visit us at oracle.com/smb.

To learn more about what the Oracle Cloud Platform, please visit us at cloud.oracle.com.

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.

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Magneto

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 16:00
Magneto is an open source Android testing tool. Magneto is written in Python for Android devices. It utilizes the uiautomator tool via a Python wrapper and pytest as a test framework. Magneto was built by Automation Engineers for Automation Engin ...
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Cosmic Ray

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 15:53
Cosmic Ray is an open source mutation testing tool for Python
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Black Duck Receives M&A Advisor Award for Financial and Professional Services Product/Service of the Year

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 15:03
Black Duck Receives M&A Advisor Award for Financial and Professional Services Product/Service of the Yearhleclair Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:03

On-Demand Open Source Audit and Open Source Risk Assessment services cited for value and excellence in Information Management, Data and Research

BURLINGTON, MA – Nov. 14, 2016 – Black Duck, a global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced that its On-Demand Open Source Audit and Open Source Risk Assessment services have won M&A Advisor’s 2016 Financial and Professional Services Product/Service of the Year award. Black Duck was cited for value and excellence in the Information Management, Data and Research category.

Black Duck’s selection was announced on Nov. 9 at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards event, a yearly celebration for firms and professionals in the M&A industry. The awards event at the New York Athletic Club was held in conjunction with the M&A Advisor Summit. At the Summit, Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley and On-Demand VP & General Manager Phil Odence headed a panel discussion highlighting the growing importance of open source due diligence during M&A transactions.

The use of open source software is ubiquitous worldwide and it is an essential component in application development today, often comprising 50 percent of the code in an application. The rapid growth in open source usage has created significant security and management challenges. Identifying the open source in use is an increasingly important aspect of technical due diligence in M&A transactions in which software assets are a significant part of the business valuation.

Shipley said “Our customers have known for a long time that our On-Demand Audits and Open Source Risk Assessments deliver tangible value in M&A transactions. The M&A Advisor is one of the most trusted sources for information in the industry and we appreciate their recognition of our value. As open source usage continues to increase worldwide, the need for and the demand for products that help buyers assure that their open source is secure and effectively managed will continue to grow. It’s very clear that more and more buyers and sellers in M&A transactions will make sure they’ve been ‘blackducked’ during the process.”

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to publish insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, and today is the world’s premier leadership organization of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals.

Black Duck was one of five finalists in its category. The finalists were selected from the nominees during the first stage of evaluation, and an independent panel of judges with deep M&A transaction experience reviewed all of the product and company data the finalists provided before selecting the ultimate award winners.

About Black Duck

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, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.
 

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Oracle Service Cloud Enables Brands to Transform the Customer Experience by Unlocking the Value of Internet of Things Data

Oracle Database News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Service Cloud Enables Brands to Transform the Customer Experience by Unlocking the Value of Internet of Things Data New integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud helps brands deliver smart and proactive customer service experiences and accelerate IoT projects

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle today announced an innovative new solution that enables brands to quickly and efficiently leverage insights from the Internet of Things (IoT) to power smart and connected customer service experiences. Powered by a packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud, the new solution helps brands enhance the customer experience, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs by using IoT data to predict customer needs and proactively address customer service issues.

The explosive growth of the Internet of Things gives organizations the opportunity to deliver innovative new services faster and reduce risk by connecting, analyzing and integrating data-driven insights from connected “things” into business processes and applications. To help brands capitalize on this opportunity to drive next-generation customer service experiences, Oracle has introduced a new packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud. The new IoT Accelerator is an open source integration that also includes implementation documentation to easily configure, extend and deploy.

“The Internet of Things is fundamentally changing the way consumers interact with brands and in the process, it is creating volumes of data that organizations can leverage to transform the customer experience,” said Meeten Bhavsar, senior vice president, Oracle Service Cloud. “By delivering a packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud, we are able to accelerate the time to value, while lowering the complexity of IoT projects. For brands, this also means they can easily take advantage of IoT data and make it actionable across engagement channels to deliver exceptional customer service experiences.”

Oracle Service Cloud helps brands seamlessly integrate IoT device data into existing omni-channel operations. For example, Denon + Marantz, a leading provider of premium branded equipment, is leveraging customer insights from more than 200,000 connected devices globally to deliver personalized, positive and consistent customer experiences worldwide.

“Denon and Marantz products have always provided a high quality, immersive musical experience and with IoT data, we now have the opportunity to extend that first-class experience to our customer service team,” said Scott Strickland, CIO, Denon + Marantz. “Leveraging Oracle Service Cloud’s IoT integration capabilities, we have been able to improve our customers experience and increase our internal efficiency and knowledge base. In addition, we can leverage IoT information via the Oracle Marketing Cloud to target campaigns based on how a consumer actually uses the product and not how we think they use it.”

The Oracle Service Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Suite, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud Suite empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

The Oracle IoT Cloud enables customers to connect to any device generating data, perform real-time and predictive analytics on device data and extend business processes within enterprise applications. With Oracle IoT Cloud, users can rapidly build IoT applications for preventive maintenance and asset tracking using pre-built integrations with Oracle Platform as a Service, Oracle cloud applications and third-party applications.

For more information, please read about thelatest November 2016 Oracle Service Cloud release including the Internet of Things (IoT) Accelerator or check out the Modern Service Experience blog.

Contact Info Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

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University System of New Hampshire, The College of New Jersey, and University of Wyoming Turn to Oracle Cloud to Drive Institutional Excellence

Oracle Database News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:00
Press Release University System of New Hampshire, The College of New Jersey, and University of Wyoming Turn to Oracle Cloud to Drive Institutional Excellence The industry’s most complete and modern Cloud solutions for finance help higher education institutions drive student success through improved financial operations

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle today announced that The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and University of Wyoming have selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and University System of New Hampshire has selected Oracle Enterprise Management (EPM) Cloud to advance educational opportunities by digitizing and modernizing their financial, planning, and budgeting systems. With predictive capabilities and the power to scale, Oracle Cloud solutions for finance will transform the way these institutions do business and support their future growth.  

“Moving to Oracle ERP Cloud will enable TCNJ to react to rapid changes in higher education by proactively looking at our critical financial information in real time,” said Dr. Sharon Blanton, vice president and chief information officer at TCNJ. “The breadth and depth of Oracle’s Cloud solutions for finance offers us a cost-effective way to modernize our finance systems faster so we can direct more resources toward the advancement of our students, faculty, and staff.”

Oracle Cloud solutions for finance empower higher education institutions with better insights into financial, procurement, and grant information that help faculty and staff concentrate more resources on driving institutional innovation and excellence. The solutions enable higher education institutions to drive predictable performance, budget more accurately, and report with confidence.

“Oracle is working with higher education institutions to deliver innovative cloud solutions that offer more complete and impactful reporting to streamline operations and drive new opportunities in education,” said Hari Sankar, GVP of product management at Oracle. “We are proud to support academic success with Oracle Cloud solutions for finance, which frees up staff and faculty to focus on higher-value tasks in support of their students.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

Contact Info Joann Wardrip
Oracle
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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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Inflectra to Sponsor Florida Open Agile 2016

Inflectra News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to sponsor the rescheduled Open Agile Florida 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, November 18th, along with our partners OAT Solutions. We shall be at the OAT Solutions booth at the conference and hope to see you there.

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Shawnee State University Chooses Complete Oracle Cloud Suite to Improve Recruitment and Operations

Oracle Database News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 14:00
Press Release Shawnee State University Chooses Complete Oracle Cloud Suite to Improve Recruitment and Operations First state university in Ohio selects Oracle Cloud solutions to improve retention and streamline business practices

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 10, 2016

Oracle announced today that Shawnee State University is implementing the full Oracle Cloud Suite including Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, in addition to Student Cloud CX. The university also anticipates moving to the Student Management Cloud as part of the university’s efforts to prepare their students for future success using the latest technology. This adoption comes with a recent Ohio Governor mandate to lower the cost of education, which prompted the university to search for the best technology to modernize and optimize internal operations.

With a student and staff body of 3,800 students and 700 employees, Shawnee State seeks to be a leader in paving the way for universities of all sizes to transition to cloud services. Their previous IT department was too small to handle the level of needs for their constituents. However, through the implementation of Oracle’s Cloud solution, the university will be utilizing a single cloud solution that helps manage recruitment processes to seek out best-fit students; this also enables them to focus on serving their constituents in a timelier manner.

While previously using an on-premise service, ensuring that recruiters reached the right students, and that those prospects ultimately chose to attend the university, was a big problem that needed to be solved. Shawnee State was seeking a service that focused on the entire student lifecycle from student success to finances—all while providing a single cloud experience from a global perspective.

“We believe that implementing Oracle’s Cloud solutions will help us meet our priority of being a student-focused university, by leveraging the latest technology all under a single unified cloud experience,” said Elinda Boyles, vice president for finance and administration at Shawnee State University. “We are fortunate that Shawnee State University President, Rick Kurtz, has forward-thinking vision and commitment to the university’s long-term success. This effort will improve operational efficiencies and better align our IT resources,” she said.

Because Oracle seeks to ensure their customers have a seamless transition to the cloud, Shawnee State was able to easily integrate the modern technology with legacy systems. Shawnee State is live with Oracle’s Student Cloud CX, and are implementing the remainder of the suite now with an expected go live of June 30, 2017.

“Oracle’s commitment to Higher Education and proven expertise in the Cloud provide Shawnee State University with a modern, secure and scalable platform for growth,” said Rondy Ng, Oracle’s Senior Vice President, Applications Development. “Our next-generation cloud platform for Higher Education incorporates embedded analytics, an intuitive user experience, and built-in collaboration functionality to deliver comprehensive support for the business and student lifecycle with a focus on putting the student first.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

Contact Info Jennifer Yamamoto
Oracle
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jennifer.yamamoto@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.

About Shawnee State University

Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. Founded in 1986, and located along the Ohio River in historic Portsmouth, Ohio, the university offers a range of signature programs, including Game Design, which has been nationally ranked for six years in a row.

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Software QA Needs Changing in Connected World

Polarion Software - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:29

We expect connected devices to simply work. As more “things” adopt connectivity – thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) – there is an evolving need for quality assurance (QA) and software test management, as development and QA departments face new challenges. QA processes must be implemented throughout the entire product development lifecycle. Polarion QA […]

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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Veteran's Day Holiday November 11th, 2016

Inflectra News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Friday November 11th, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Veteran's Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Monday November 14th, 2016. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.

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Oracle Cloud Helps Organizations Discover Profit Winners

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Cloud Helps Organizations Discover Profit Winners Organizational managers and finance executives can easily identify hidden costs and profits with new profitability and cost management solution delivered in the cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 9, 2016

Oracle today announced a purpose-built solution for finance executives and organizational managers to understand specifically what drives profitability, continually assess how resources are being consumed, and take action. Although under constant pressure to improve performance, many organizations lack visibility into what drives cost and profit. Cost, revenue, and operational systems are often fragmented, unconnected, and dispersed, making it difficult to understand the true profitability and costs of the business.

Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) enables business users to understand the root causes behind costs and revenues. Users can quickly and easily determine the profitability of customers, products, geographies, and sales channels, and take action to improve profitability and lower costs.

“What you don’t know about where your business is making and losing money can really hurt you. In today’s high-paced and increasingly competitive global business climate, it’s essential that your organization focuses resources and cash on the right priorities,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president of enterprise performance management at Oracle. “PCMCS enables organizations to easily identify their profit winners and address inefficiencies, ultimately improving business agility and profitable revenue growth, while minimizing costs.”

Built for the Cloud, Oracle PCMCS delivers new capabilities and innovation in the Cloud, while also leveraging best practices from Oracle’s on-premises offering, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management.  The solution allows organizations to keep their general ledgers “thin,” fast, and efficient by performing detailed calculations outside the general ledger. Business users can identify profit potential and areas of cost savings with simple one-click reports and dashboards, without reliance on IT. The Cloud solution delivers pre-built reports including profit curves, scatter plots, and traceability, and includes features for detailed financial modeling and ad hoc reporting. Oracle PCMCS handles large data sets, and easily integrates with multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, as well as with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and on-premises offerings.

No matter the industry, Oracle PCMCS helps determine where best to spend limited investments and scarce resources to get the biggest impact:

  • Financial services: Banks can gain visibility into complex cost allocations and calculate costs down to product, consumer, and branch.
  • Healthcare: Organizations can provide accurate charge coding in patient profitability.
  • Higher education: Institutions can view the full cost of a course by calculating everything needed to deliver the course, including the cost of building the course.
  • Telecommunications: Companies can apply network costs directly to a product that consumes actions on that network, such as minutes or data.
  • Transportation: Organizations can calculate all costs of moving a plane from point to point, including capitalization on plane, crew, and station costs at each airport, which can be allocated based on factors like number of passengers carried or number of flights taken.
  • Utilities and public services: Users can allocate all shared costs, such as facilities and support staff, into services required while providing transparency for government oversight.

“Businesses today can struggle with knowing exactly where their profit comes from, as traditional financial statements don’t tell the full story, and general ledgers can be inefficient and cluttered,” said Mike Willhelm, managing director at Huron. “Oracle PCMCS enables businesses to easily get insights into profits and costs and act on them quickly. In addition, it integrates well with ERP business processes.”

“The Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service strikes the perfect balance between configurability and ease-of-use, and is a welcome addition to Oracle’s market-leading family of cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management applications. It’s the ideal solution for a wide range of allocation based business processes, including management reporting, product and customer profitability, shared service costing and chargebacks, and operational transfer pricing,” said Mike Killeen, senior vice president at Edgewater Ranzal.

Oracle PCMCS 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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University and college websites are struggling to learn the lessons of writing in plain English

VisibleThread - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:30
University and college websites are struggling to learn the lessons of writing in plain English In its largest ever study, VisibleThread identifies that 99% of university and college websites do not meet target readability standards

 

global-education-cover-2016-copiaCambridge UK, Monday 9th November 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released the results of its largest ever clear language study of 415 University and College websites in 6 countries.

There is a growing global movement for all website content to be clear, concise and relevant. For example, in the UK, the government’s Digital Service, issued its mandatory content design: planning, writing and managing content guidelines. In the USA, the Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) supports the use of clear communication in government writing. In Australia, the Office of Parliamentary Counsel has similar goals as does the Government of Canada.

VisibleThread analysed up to 100 pages on each of the 415 websites for the following key metrics:

  • Readability – How readable is the content?
  • Passive Language – Active Language communicates clearly. What proportion of sentences is passive?
  • Long Sentences – What proportion of all sentences are too long?
  • Word Complexity Density – How many complex, hard-to-understand words does the content contain?

The key findings are as follows:

  • Over 99% of University and College websites failed to achieve the target readability score of 60.
  • Only 23 out of the 415 Universities and Colleges analysed (5.5%) met the target passive language score of 4%
  • Long sentences abound on University and College websites. On some websites over 40% of the sentences contained more than 25 words. None of the websites analysed met the target score of 5%.
  • The sentence complexity measure varied greatly between websites. More encouragingly, 63 out of the 415 University and College websites (15.2%) actually met or exceeded the target score.

 

Teacher’s Pets and Bottom of the class

The southern hemisphere seemed to outperform the northern hemisphere in this study. Kaplan Business School (Australia) topped the 2016 Educational rankings in this study.  It scored moderately well in Readability. However, it ranked highly in complexity and passive voice although it was let down somewhat by its use of long sentences.

The National Tertiary Education scored just below the target readability score and performed extremely well for its avoidance of complex language. However, it was let down somewhat by its use of the passive voice and the number of long sentences.

Unfortunately, the University of Aberdeen (UK) website fell well below VisibleThread’s target scores in all categories. Amazingly, 39% of all sentences encountered contained more than 25 words. It was also near the bottom for the use of complex sentences. Its readability score was also in the bottom third. These factors combined negatively affected its overall clear writing score.

Similarly, the University of South Australia (Australia) fared poorly in its use of complex sentences. While its use of long sentences was marginally better, its use of active voice ensured that it did not hit the very bottom.

The top 5 Universities and Colleges were:

  1. Kaplan Business School (Australia)
  2. National Tertiary Education (New Zealand)
  3. University of Tennessee Knoxville (USA)
  4. Box Hill Institute (Australia)
  5. Avondale College (Australia)

 

global-education

The bottom 5 Universities and Colleges were:

  1. Northumbria University (United Kingdom)
  2.  Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  3.  Lincoln University (United Kingdom)
  4.  University of South Australia (Australia)
  5.  University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

 

 “This analysis clearly shows that Universities and Colleges have a lot of work to do to deliver clear, readable and understandable websites,” said Fergal McGovern, CEO of Visible Thread. “With the exception of a few noteworthy establishments, University and College websites continue to confuse visitors, reduce their attractiveness to potential students and, above all, fail to educate.”

The cost benefits that can be realised achieved by improving website clarity, allowing students to understand messages and to complete error-free operations online, are considerable.  Students and other website visitors no longer need to use other means of communication, such as telephone calls or face-to-face visits, to clarify information. The fact that such a tiny percentage of University and College websites have successfully implemented clear writing guidelines is disappointing. However, Visible Thread’s analysis shows that, in many cases, efforts are required in only one or two of the four key areas to deliver a massive improvement in overall readability.

The full report can be found here:

2016 GLOBAL EDUCATION WEBSITE CLARITY INDEX

 

Contact
Giovanni Maieli
giovanni.maieli@visiblethread.com

About VisibleThread

VisibleThread helps executives in large organisations govern content quality with less cost and risk. Communications, marketing and sales teams in diverse industries use our technology to improve many functions, including proposal development, contract review, and brand audits. Our software finds brand compliance, poor readability, and other issues in websites and documents. Unlike consumer-grade analysis tools, VisibleThread processes hundreds of documents and web pages in minutes. Fuelled with greater insights, customers reduce costs and automate manual processes across their organizations. For more information, visit www.visiblethread.com.

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CollabNet Announces DevOps Lifecycle Manager

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 17:21
CollabNet has announced CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM). This platform advances DevOps with innovation that connects software development with operations and the business in several new ways. CollabNet DLM improves processes by providing ...
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