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      • Personal skills for professional success: influencing

        Mastering influencing skills opens doors for your career by improving not just the ways in which you interact with important groups of people, but also by increasing your self-confidence in your ability to communicate persuasively. The more confident you become the greater success you will enjoy. However, to be truly influential requires you not only to master the tools and techniques, but to be able to appreciate the benefits of what you’re recommending to those you’re trying to influence.

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      • Optimising your OmniPayments: Consumers, payments and the future

        Catering to the consumers of today means helping them pay how they want to. Yet with the plethora of options available in the market, it is vital for businesses to find the optimum time to implement new payment options. Developing a wider Omnichannel strategy can help retailers deliver on the overall shopping experience that the consumers of today and tomorrow expect e.g. loyalty, returns and refunds. This report, the culmination of months of research into consumer payment behaviours, has been created to provide a helping hand to anyone looking to take advantage of the new payment technology options at the optimum time for their business.

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      • Key legal and commercial issues with data centre services

        This briefing from law-firm DLA Piper looks at the main types of data centre services that are available on the market, common pitfalls to avoid when purchasing data centre services and some of the key legal and commercial issues to consider.

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      • Printing: a false sense of security?

        Few events can damage a company’s reputation and consumer trust more than the misuse or loss of sensitive personal data. As well as brand damage, data breach incidents can lead to substantial financial costs, including legal penalties. As more businesses move to a shared networked multifunction peripheral (MFP) environment, left unprotected, it is all too easy for unclaimed confidential or sensitive information to fall into the wrong hands – either accidentally or intentionally. This report discusses how secure printing technology can provide authentication, authorisation and accounting capabilities, helping businesses improve document security and meet compliance regulations. It draws on research carried out by Quocirca amongst 150 enterprises with over 1,000 employees in the UK, France and Germany.

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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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  • 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.

  • Cloud storage challenges and choices

    Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

    Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

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  • Personal skills for professional success: influencing

    Mastering influencing skills opens doors for your career by improving not just the ways in which you interact with important groups of people, but also by increasing your self-confidence in your ability to communicate persuasively. The more confident you become the greater success you will enjoy. However, to be truly influential requires you not only to master the tools and techniques, but to be able to appreciate the benefits of what you’re recommending to those you’re trying to influence.

  • Optimising your OmniPayments: Consumers, payments and the future

    Catering to the consumers of today means helping them pay how they want to. Yet with the plethora of options available in the market, it is vital for businesses to find the optimum time to implement new payment options. Developing a wider Omnichannel strategy can help retailers deliver on the overall shopping experience that the consumers of today and tomorrow expect e.g. loyalty, returns and refunds. This report, the culmination of months of research into consumer payment behaviours, has been created to provide a helping hand to anyone looking to take advantage of the new payment technology options at the optimum time for their business.

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