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      • The Cloud Risk Framework

        Companies that are considering moving to a cloud computing model need effective metrics and analytics to help guide their decisions. This cloud framework is designed to help assess the financial risks of moving to the cloud. This paper is aimed at private or public entities with more than 500 employees, and considers risk from their perspective

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      • The DNA of the CIO

        The DNA of the CIO provides fresh insight into what it is to be a Chief Information Officer (CIO) today. For many years, CIOs have been talking about becoming a true partner to the business and the executive management team. ut, as Ernsy & Young's report, The DNA of the CIO highlights, relatively few have broken out of their comfort zones to actually become one.

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      • The Mindset of the Chief Information Officer

        This study evaluates the leadership role that Chief Information Officers performs in helping their organisations achieve their commercial goals. It examines the skills and behaviours that contribute to their success and considers the relationships the CIO has with the CEO, the executive team and other influential stakeholders. This study, which draws on interviews with leading CIOs, provides senior IT executives with insights to help them reflect on their leadership roles and to consider areas for their own professional development.

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      • The next wave of digitisation: setting your direction, building your capabilities

        Technology, internet and telecommunications industries are undergoing a fundamental change towards near-complete digitisation, with redefinition of existing business models and value creation systems. This Booz & Company study estimates that by as early as 2015, IT and communications will account for 30-40% of companies' investment budgets, and the ongoing digitisation of every industry will affect global economic value by between $12trn and $15trn in 2020, including market share shifts, cost improve­ments, price decreases and new value pools.

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      • Oracle's one-size-fits-all big data management strategy doesn't fit

        After Team Oracle's victory in the America's Cup, it's clear that the company is hot on big data -- and not just the technology necessary to make use of it. Oracle shops, too, need to be ready to take advantage of big data. And, as readers will quickly come to learn, staying afloat in the business of big data takes more than the one-size-fits-all concept at the heart of Oracle's big data management strategy.

        With a sea of options to choose from, however, that's easier said than done. In this three-part guide, SearchOracle editors will provide readers with the tools to select the right data management software for their organization. To begin, News Editor Mark Fontecchio examines the potential for database administrators in the evolving, complex world of big data. Will they still have a role once data scientists come to play? What can they do to remain relevant? Next, longtime contributor Robert Sheldon takes an in-depth look at two popular, and very different, approaches to putting big data to use -- and what those differences mean. To close, Sheldon examines the pricing considerations involved, and often missed, in evaluating two common approaches to Oracle big data architecture.

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      • Oracle analytics: Real time isn’t for everyone

        Gaining business insights from company data is no longer just something on the organizational wish list; it's a must-have. But that doesn't mean it's free. Oracle shops starting up business analytics projects must take heed and determine what information is most important and how quickly it should be processed. In this handbook, learn the differences between real-time and "right-time" analytics in Oracle environments, understand what is best for your organization and get the lowdown on real-time data integration and tools.

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      • How to evaluate data warehouse appliances

        This e-book provides detailed expert advice on how to evaluate, select and prepare your organization for a data warehouse appliance. Find out about the best data warehouse appliances on the market and how to utilize them to ensure success.

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      • Five technology trends for improved business intelligence performance

        In this e-book, data warehousing and BI expert Rick Sherman explains how you can take advantage of BI trends to ensure that you get the right information to the right people at the right times, so they can make the best possible decisions. Discover the five business intelligence technology trends you need to understand today that can help you quickly improve business intelligence performance in your organization.

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      • Managing batch jobs in Oracle application environments

        In this e-book, readers can learn about the history of batch processing and the various batch technologies that exist today. Learn what batch jobs are available in Oracle environments such as E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft, and find out when batch is appropriate for managing business processes, and when a more manual approach might be best.

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      • Comparing servers for Oracle database 11g upgrades

        In this e-book, readers can view a technical comparison of four servers capable of running Oracle 11g and determine which edition of Oracle 11g best fits their needs. Additionally, read expert advice on an in-place upgrade vs. an Oracle migration upgrade.

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      • Giving your Oracle hardware performance a shot in the arm

        The performance of your databases and applications- both customer-facing and internal- are essential to your business’s success. And in the quest to improve performance, sometimes trying to dissect and fix code and tune important queries can be time consuming and expensive. You can’t just throw a bunch of hardware at the problem, since not all server hardware is created equal. This expert resource details how to pick the best server hardware for your Oracle environment. Also included is a report on how to determine where the database bottlenecks are and then find the right tools to help open them up. And finally, examine the increasing role that random-access memory (RAM) is playing in database and application environments.

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      • Must-know BI and reporting trends for Oracle eBusiness Suite adopters

        Are you able to effectively leverage and report on Oracle eBusiness Suite data? Read this expert e-book to find out the latest technology trends that may affect your BI and reporting strategy. Learn more about how to get the most out of included BI/reporting features, when to use OBIEE and when you may need to consider alternative tools.

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      • Key applications trends for Oracle developers

        Since Forms technology is widely in use in many Oracle environments, it's critical that developers and IT professionals understand Oracle's short- and long-term plans that could affect their strategies. Read more about the key applications trends for Oracle developers that may affect how your organization uses Oracle Forms, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

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      • A step-by-step guide to scaling your Oracle databases

        This e-book provides a step-by-step guide for choosing the best scalability methods and approaches for Oracle databases to ensure that cost-conscious administrators meet their two most important goals these days: making sure the project maximizes end user satisfaction while keeping expenses to a minimum.

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      • E-book: Managing Oracle virtualization projects

        Read this e-book to learn how to start an Oracle virtualization project, determine if your production database is ready to run in a virtualized environment, and decode the often complex licensing and support policies around virtualization technologies.

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  • Business Information

    Cloud computing, mobile devices and massive amounts of data flowing into organizations are combining to put heavy pressure on business systems. To adapt, organizations have been forced to transform the way in which corporate information is managed.

  • Business Applications Digest

    Essential resources for business and IT professionals tasked with designing an enterprise-wide business applications strategy – covering issues on cloud vs. on-premise applications, evaluation and purchase tips, implementation and upgrade best practices.

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  • Forging the path to tomorrow's CRM

    Perhaps no two words have more of an effect on business today than "customer experience." Consumers have a wealth of options for buying products and services -- and they're not shy about letting the social media sphere know when they’re not happy. To keep them coming -- and coming back -- organizations need to ensure that the experiences they’re serving up are nothing less than stellar.

    In our e-book series, The Risks and Rewards of Customer Experience Management, readers will get practical advice and real-world insight into strategies that place the focus of organizations' operations and processes on their customers. The first chapter concentrates on automation in the contact center. It will explore the technologies, such as interactive voice response and virtual agents. And it will examine what organizations need to evaluate when deciding which processes to automate and which areas will always need a human touch. The second installment delves into digital marketing, mobile applications and social media. It's no longer enough to send the same message to all customers; messages now must be personalized -- and soon, based on where customers are at any given moment. The chapter will look at location-based automated marketing and the pros and cons -- including the loss of privacy -- associated with such practices. The final chapter digs deep into the role of analytics in customer experience management plans, scrutinizing data harvesting methods and ways to use big data to augment customer experiences. And the chapter will look at times when knowing all about your customer goes horribly wrong.

  • Market trends tell the future of predictive analytics deployments

    Predictive analytics employs statistical or machine-learning models to discover patterns and relationships in data, thereby enabling the prediction of future behavior or activity. Long used by credit card companies, predictive analytics -- and now self-service predictive analytics -- is making inroads in organizations of all sizes. Based on a survey of more than 3,000 IT and business professionals, this report analyzes their responses to provide information on implementation status, maturity of implementations, value and vendors of predictive analytics tools.

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  • The Cloud Risk Framework

    Companies that are considering moving to a cloud computing model need effective metrics and analytics to help guide their decisions. This cloud framework is designed to help assess the financial risks of moving to the cloud. This paper is aimed at private or public entities with more than 500 employees, and considers risk from their perspective

  • The DNA of the CIO

    The DNA of the CIO provides fresh insight into what it is to be a Chief Information Officer (CIO) today. For many years, CIOs have been talking about becoming a true partner to the business and the executive management team. ut, as Ernsy & Young's report, The DNA of the CIO highlights, relatively few have broken out of their comfort zones to actually become one.

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