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      • MicroScope: September 2014

        September 2014

        Includes:
        • A brave new world: VMware announces converged solutions
        • Say goodbye to the old-SQL curriculum
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      • How cloud is saving lives

        09 September 2014

        Includes:
        • Can IT change the course of history? The story of Graham Tottle, the IT guy trapped in Iraq
        • Case study: Startup Versarien moves to SAP cloud
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      • Social networks in the enterprise: Collaborate seamlessly

        CIOs have swung from dismissing social networks in the enterprise to applauding and seizing on their potential to boost business productivity and creativity. In this SearchCIO handbook, we examine the latest trends in enterprise social networking, the tools that enhance collaboration and the role of CIOs in this communications revolution.

        In our first piece, business writer Christine Parizo finds out how the San Jose Sharks and other organizations are using enterprise social networking tools in a seamless, engaging and effective manner. In our second piece, expert contributor Harvey Koeppel introduces the acronym SMAC into his analysis of how social media technologies, as well as mobile, cloud and analytics, have transformed business communications. In our third piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen dubs social networks in the enterprise the new email, and explicates how IT should handle these new tools.

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      • Security issues in Vanets

        This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series analyses the security risks of Vehicular ad-hoc networks (Vanets), an important component of intelligent transportation systems.

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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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      • Nailing down a business case for Oracle Fusion Applications

        Oracle Fusion Applications, a suite of enterprise resource planning applications, get a lot of air time. Still, evidence has shown that adoption has yet to hit a blistering pace. While Oracle promises the new applications will bring genuine business value to an organization, some of the hurdles -- among them, cost -- have kept businesses away.

        In this three-part guide, readers will benefit from an in-depth look at how well -- to the surprise of many users -- Oracle Fusion Apps thrive in the cloud. Further, they'll learn why and how to determine the best fit for their organization from Oracle's catalog. First, IT writer Robert Sheldon drills down on the development of Oracle Fusion Cloud Services -- how they came to be and where they're headed. And he gives a rundown of services offered. Next, Alyssa Johnson, Oracle Applications Users Group president, sits down for an interview and details the future of Oracle ERP systems and Fusion Apps. To close, ComputerWeekly writer Lindsay Clark explores the reasons -- despite high expectations for enterprise cloud applications and at least one notable example of a company running them -- Fusion Applications have yet to see a mass conversion.

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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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  • Enterprise Hadoop: Ready for prime time?

    Many vendors are pitching Hadoop as the foundation for enterprise data management environments that delivers information and insights to business users and serves as a hub for other data systems and applications. In the era of big data, the case for Hadoop is strong: Hadoop provides a cost-effective way to ingest, store and process large volumes of multi-structured data. With Hadoop, organizations can store all data in its original format and provide a system of record for the enterprise. Even more, they can bring the applications to Hadoop and process the data in place.

    But does reality square with the promise today? Are companies willing to trust their enterprise data to Hadoop? The big question is whether Hadoop is ready to support enterprise-scale, production environments where data can't be corrupted or inconsistent. Does Hadoop have adequate management, monitoring, backup, recovery and security features? What are the major gaps today and what are vendors doing to plug the holes? At what point can companies trust production computing environments to Hadoop? This report, based on a comprehensive survey of business intelligence professionals and interviews with experts in the field, addresses these questions.

  • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

    The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.

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  • Social networks in the enterprise: Collaborate seamlessly

    CIOs have swung from dismissing social networks in the enterprise to applauding and seizing on their potential to boost business productivity and creativity. In this SearchCIO handbook, we examine the latest trends in enterprise social networking, the tools that enhance collaboration and the role of CIOs in this communications revolution.

    In our first piece, business writer Christine Parizo finds out how the San Jose Sharks and other organizations are using enterprise social networking tools in a seamless, engaging and effective manner. In our second piece, expert contributor Harvey Koeppel introduces the acronym SMAC into his analysis of how social media technologies, as well as mobile, cloud and analytics, have transformed business communications. In our third piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen dubs social networks in the enterprise the new email, and explicates how IT should handle these new tools.

  • Security issues in Vanets

    This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series analyses the security risks of Vehicular ad-hoc networks (Vanets), an important component of intelligent transportation systems.

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