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  1. 1. Highlights Inside • Oracle: Number 1 in Middleware • Oracle Buys Skywire Software • Empower the Green Enterprise Awards • Oracle Database 11g Shoots the Moon • Minnesota School Districts Earn High Grades with Oracle Enterprise Content Management The Chronicle The Newsletter • Public Sector • Western US/Canada • July 2008 WebCenter, SOA, Development clients," said Paul Daugherty, Number 1 in Tools. (For more information and Accenture's chief technology Middleware: Oracle a complete product list please architect. visit: www.oracle.com/goto/july1.) Unveils BEA’s Role in "The integration of the Oracle Fusion Product Strategy for • Oracle also plans to preserve and Middleware stack and the BEA expand the partner ecosystem - product family combined with Oracle's Next-generation including System Integrators, standards-based platform offers the Middleware Independent Software Vendors, potential of a compelling foundation for building solutions to fit the Value-Added Distributors and Value-Added Resellers - to help complex and varied collaborations Webcast Provides Insight into between people, software and Oracle Fusion Middleware Strategy ease the deployment of Oracle Fusion Middleware. machines in today's hospital and and Integration of BEA Products healthcare environments," said Rhett "Oracle is number one in Alden, Senior Architect, GE In a live webcast attended by partners Healthcare IT. and customers from around the world, middleware," said Oracle President Oracle President Charles Phillips and Charles Philips. "The addition of BEA products to the Oracle Fusion "Adopting SOA is a way to improve Oracle Fusion Middleware Senior Vice business performance. The combined President Thomas Kurian outlined Middleware Suite will accelerate innovation in our product offerings, Oracle & BEA middleware product Oracle's middleware strategy, which direction provides greater opportunity combines the best products from BEA and help our customers strategically implement middleware to more easily to execute an effective SOA strategy and Oracle Fusion Middleware and and deployment that can help lower provides continuity and investment build, deploy, and manage applications in a secure environment." costs, increase agility and mitigate protection for both customer bases. risks. HP will continue to leverage our "As a market leader in SOA consulting expertise in both Oracle • Oracle is #1 in middleware. implementation, Accenture has had and BEA products to help our joint Oracle's open, standards-based extensive experience and success customers accelerate SOA adoption offerings make it the leader in with both the Oracle and BEA and drive increased business value," modern middleware. middleware products. By combining said John McCain, senior vice leading products and technologies, president and general manager, • Oracle plans to deliver increased Oracle has created an Oracle Fusion Consulting and Integration, HP. functionality and capabilities Middleware road map that is across its broadened portfolio of consistent with Accenture's Oracle Fusion Middleware is a products. assessment of how a converged comprehensive, pre-integrated and product set would best benefit our hot-pluggable product line used by more than 65,000 customers • The company unveiled plans for clients. What's more, the worldwide in every industry. The the strategic BEA and Oracle convergence of the two products will increase the momentum of the comprehensive, standards-based Fusion Middleware products - solutions we develop at the Accenture family of middleware infrastructure including plans for Application Innovation Centers for Oracle, and products - ranging from the #1 Java Server, Tuxedo, BPM, provide a strong SOA platform for our application server to leading
  2. 2. Enterprise 2.0 portals and content provoking, and interactive customer and • How Oracle is delivering on its management products - provides partner breakthroughs showcased at Enterprise Performance companies and the public sector with Management strategy and the technology solutions they need vision, 12 months on from the when they need them. Oracle Fusion Inside Innovation, sponsored by Intel. Hyperion acquisition Middleware products are pre- Customers and partners will have the integrated with one another and with opportunity to meet and hear from their Oracle Database and Applications • Key benefits of Oracle's newly peers with more than 100 user group released enterprise performance products to enable a lower cost of and SIG meetings and numerous ownership. Unique hot-pluggable management system, and how networking functions. this adds value to your existing capabilities allow customers to extend existing investments in Oracle or SAP ERP For more information and to register, environment heterogeneous IT environments. please go to: Oracle Fusion Middleware is Click here to register for this FREE supported by an ecosystem of more Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2008 online event. Don't miss your exclusive than 11,000 independent software opportunity to increase your vendors, value-added resellers and organization’s competitive advantage. system integrators. For additional information visit: Event Host: http://www.oracle.com/middleware. Charles Phillips, President, Oracle Achieving To listen to the reply click here! Management Featured Speakers: John Kopcke, Senior Vice President, Excellence with Oracle Business Intelligence and Registration For Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Global Business Unit Oracle OpenWorld Performance Thomas Kurian, Senior Vice President, Oracle Server Technologies 2008 Now Open! Management Development On Wednesday, July 16th, join __________________ Registration for Oracle OpenWorld San Oracle President, Charles Phillips, Francisco 2008 is now open. One of the and Senior Vice Presidents John world's largest events dedicated to Kopcke and Thomas Kurian as they helping enterprises understand and discuss: Achieving Management harness the power of information will be Excellence with Oracle Enterprise held September 21-25 at the Moscone Performance Management Center in San Francisco. The Keynote line up is scheduled to include industry Over the past decade, companies leaders and executives from HP, Intel achieved operational excellence by "Empower the Green and Oracle among others. using enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship Enterprise" Awards The event will offer more than 1,700 management, and supply chain educational sessions on Applications, management solutions to automate Are you using any of Oracle's business Database, Middleware and Industries transactional processes such as applications or technology products to presented by Oracle product “quote-to-cash”, “procure-to-pay”, and help protect the environment? Maybe management, partners and customers. “develop-to-release”. In today’s highly you’re using Self-Service E-Billing to Designed to provide an inclusive and competitive environment, the next move to paperless invoicing or content sharing environment, Oracle boardroom discussion is about Advanced Compression to reduce disk OpenWorld will integrate elements of differentiating with management space and power usage? If so, submit Enterprise 2.0 using Oracle's social excellence and automating strategic a nomination for an "'Empower the networking tool, schedule builder, online processes that increase value from all Green Enterprise" award. planner, and blogs. A special program lines of business. for developers returns this year with an This honor will go to customers and extra day of sessions and hands-on- Attend this webcast to hear from their partners (SIs, consultants, ISVs, labs. Oracle executives, AMR Research, etc.) who are using Oracle products to and Oracle customers. In one hour, take an environmental lead while also Attendees will have access to two you will learn: reducing costs and improving Exhibition Halls with over 450 partners efficiencies. • The value of management featuring their latest offerings, more than processes like “gain-to-sustain”, 250 live product demos in the Oracle Nominations are due by August 22. “investigate-to-invest”, and DEMOgrounds and a dynamic, thought- Winners will be notified by late August, “analyze-to-adjust” receive a free OpenWorld pass, and
  3. 3. be honored at a special OpenWorld rumbles with an impressive array of ceremony. performance and management aids, Industries Business elegant application testing, standbys Strategy Click here more information and the that earn their keep, and the promise nomination application. of lower storage requirements,” wrote Sean McCown in a June 4, 2008, In a recent 13-minute AppCast __________________ InfoWorld article titled, “Oracle (mp3), Sonny Singh, Senior Vice Database 11g Shoots the Moon.” President, Oracle's Products and Industries Business Unit, discusses Oracle Buys Skywire Oracle's extensive footprint for The author noted that Oracle industries and the details around Software Database shops will find at least five Oracle's industries business “life changers” in Oracle Database strategy, which focuses on providing 11g, including Real Application complete, open, and integrated On June 23, 2008, Oracle Testing, which Sean stated is so solutions. announced it has entered into an compelling, it’s almost enough agreement to acquire Skywire reason on its own to upgrade to You can find this and other Oracle Software's application software Oracle Database 11g. “There's not a AppCasts on Oracle.com. Oracle business. Skywire Software is a shop out there that doesn't make AppCasts are online audio interviews leading provider of insurance and code changes, and they all need a (podcasts) that bring you the latest document management business solid way of reproducing production updates about Oracle applications applications. workloads to certify those changes from customers, partners, and Oracle without affecting the production product experts. The Oracle AppCast With Skywire Software and the environment. Real Application series is hosted by Cliff Godwin, pending acquisition of AdminServer, Testing does the trick,” he explained. Senior Vice President, Applications Oracle is expected to accelerate the Technology, Oracle. formation of the most complete Other top features Sean identified in software suite for the insurance the article include: Snapshot enterprise to include Oracle's Standby, Active Data Guard, database and middleware for Advanced Compression, resource JD EDWARDS WORLD technical infrastructure, Oracle management improvements, SQL applications to support general tuning, and health checks. A9.1.2 STATEMENT OF DIRECTION NOW business and insurance-specific The bottom line, wrote the author, is functionality, plus Skywire Software “Oracle Database 11g will be AVAILABLE and AdminServer to further support welcome relief to DBAs responsible insurance policy life cycle for testing changes against a Oracle’s JD Edwards World entered a management. production workload. The way that new age with A9.1, the Renaissance Data Guard and Real Application Release. As a result, JD Edwards In addition, Skywire Software's Testing work together is sheer World customers can now more customer communication poetry, and no doubt most shops will confidently consider JD Edwards management and document quickly come to rely on the World as a centerpiece in their efforts automation capabilities will expand combination. The automatic health to align business and IT strategies. Oracle Enterprise Content checks will help DBAs sleep better, Management. though they may initially be leery of Fulfilling our commitment to help JD the SQL tuning feature. Result Edwards World customers protect their The transaction is subject to Cache will be a big hit with advanced investment, by continually extending customary closing conditions and is users, and Advanced Compression and evolving JD Edwards World expected to close in the second half will reward the smart DBA who capabilities to deliver even more value, of 2008. manages it carefully.” is proven in our Statement of Direction for A9.1.2, the next step in World’s For more information, read our press To learn more about Oracle “reawakening.” Building on what was release. Database 11g, visit the Customer begun with A9.1, solutions for JD Wiki and the Oracle Database Insider Edwards World customer needs are __________________ newsletter. continuing to come to fruition in A9.1.2. InfoWorld Lab Test: Oracle Database 11g Senior Vice President, Shoots the Moon Sonny Singh, Oracle's enormous 11g release Discusses Oracle’s
  4. 4. to find the correct location of the Assessment physical files or search through multiple files to find the information they need; the records are now easily Immediate SOA Analysis, and securely accessible by authorized Results and district personnel right at their desks; Recommendations Time savings - the process of converting documents to microfiche, The Oracle SOA Assessment provides and retrieving the microfiche when a comprehensive analysis across needed, was resource intensive; using multiple dimensions of your TIES’ Deployment of the new system, records are quickly scanned and loaded into the system, organization's SOA capabilities. Based on the Oracle Level 5 SOA Maturity Oracle Enterprise and then immediately available to Model, the assessment results and users. Content Management recommendations are designed to help your organization plan a Software Earns High Because Oracle Universal Records successful strategy for SOA adoption. Management provides Department of Grades from Defense 5015.2 Chapter 2 and 4 Click here to begin your SOA Minnesota School certification, TRMP meets the State of Minnesota's security standards for assessment, and discover more Oracle SOA resources. Districts records management. Award-Winning Offering Enables "Districts are required to retain student Schools to Simplify Processes, records permanently. Some employee records and payroll information have to Reduce Storage Costs and Improve Management of Employee, Student be stored for as many as 30 years. On R12 E-Business Suite and Organizational Records paper, those records begin to take up a lot of space, and the cost of housing Support Resources those files goes up every year. One TIES, a joint powers technology and district scanned eight pallets of records Thinking about an R12 upgrade or services cooperative owned by 38 into the system and made a large new installation? school districts in Minnesota, is using room usable for other functions in the Oracle(r) Universal Records process," said Elizabeth Schweizer, Already involved in an R12 Management and Oracle Distributed Chief Executive Officer, TIES upgrade or new installation? Document Capture as the foundation for its award-winning TIES Records "The district employees really Oracle offers a number of resources Management Project (TRMP). appreciate the process improvements. to help you plan and drive a Capturing documents and loading successful upgrade project Using TRMP, districts are able to them into the system is much easier replace aging microfiche systems, than the previous process of managing • The Upgrade Guide provides a paper files and siloed document thousands of paper files or converting consolidated list of information that management software with an everything to microfiche," said Helmut helps you evaluate and plan your integrated records management Porcher, Director, Systems Software upgrade project. It follows the solution that enables them to simplify and Operations, TIES Evaluate, Plan, Execute and and automate the capture, Optimize structured phases you management and disposition of For more information click here for the are already familiar with to achieve multiple record types within a single, press release. an efficient upgrade with minimal easily managed platform. risk. As a result of the Oracle-powered deployment, districts have achieved significant results including: Reduced storage costs - multiple pallets of paper files have been captured and stored on the system, • The E-Business Suite R12 eliminating the need to pay for physical Information Center offers the housing for the records; latest published information, conveniently presented by Improved access to records - by category and in chronological creating a central, electronic repository order to make it easy to use. for records, employees no longer have Free Online SOA
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  6. 6. technologies and best practices for UPCOMING EVENTS addressing today’s most critical Oracle Server Tech challenges in the public sector. Title: Overview of the Transparent Users groups provide a forum to discuss, share information and learn Gateway for DB2 The seminars are formatted to July 16 8:00 a.m. (MDT) more about Oracle's products and deliver information quickly, with View Summary services. The following local groups sessions lasting 15 minutes or less. hold regular meetings, provide New seminar topics will be added Oracle Fusion Middleware training sessions and invite Oracle regularly featuring experts on a Title: Oracle Universal Content representatives to demonstrate new range of technologies and public Management: Tips and Techniques products. sector issues. The first group of for Creating Useful Metadata Design topics now available for viewing July 23 Also visit the Global User Group include: 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Meeting Calendar. View Summary • Oracle Solutions for REGIONAL USER Government Title: Oracle Imaging and Process GROUP MEETINGS • Oracle GRC Applications Suite Management (IPM) in a Shared Service Environment for Public Administrations: The Puget Sound Oracle Users Group July 29 Path to Strengthening Citizen Bellevue 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Confidence July 14-18, 2008 View Summary • Drowning in Your Data? Find San Diego OAUG Title: Constructing a Highly the Answers with Enterprise San Diego Scalable, Resilient and Secure Business Intelligence for the July 17, 2008 Application Service System Public Sector. August 27 Southwest Regional OAUG To view the seminars go to 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Irvine oracle.com/industries/government/i View Summary July 25, 2008 ndex.html and click on the links under “Internet Seminars” at the PeopleSoft Enterprise JD Edwards Southern California bottom right. Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise: Talent (SCUG) UG Management Benchmarks and Best Long Beach ____________________ Practices August 13, 2008 July 15 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Northern California Oracle Users View summary Group San Ramon Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus August 21, 2008 Solutions 2008-2009 Financial Aid US Regulatory 4 Northern California PeopleSoft July 15 Regional User Group 12:00 p.m. (MDT) Fremont View summary November 7, 2008 ADVISOR __________________________ WEBCASTS Title: Oracle’s User Productivity Kit View the current Support (UPK) 3.1 – Delivering Value Across Services Web Seminar All Oracle Applications Schedule August 5 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Oracle E-Business View summary Title: Oracle’s User Productivity Kit (UPK) 3.1 – Delivery Value Across Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise: All Oracle Applications PUBLIC SECTOR August 5 Customer Relationship Management – Understanding and Using InfoSync SEMINARS 9:00 a.m. (MDT) August 12 View Summary 10:00 a.m. (MDT) New Internet Seminars Target View summary Title: Announcing UPK Application Public Sector Challenges Specific Content for E-Business Title: Proactive Steps for Getting Suite Oracle has launched a new series Ready for your PeopleSoft Upgrade August 12 of seminars delivered via the August 14 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Internet that examine the latest 10:00 a.m. (MDT) View Summary
  7. 7. View summary Visit the Oracle Events Calendar Jul 30 Web Seminar: Accelerate here! Your E-Business Suite Title: UPK Application Specific Applications Into Content for PeopleSoft Enterprise Jul 16 Next Steps to Enterprise Overdrive with Oracle August 19 Data Center United States 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Transformation…Let’s View summary Get Started Jul 30 Oracle CRM On Demand United States Briefing and Demo Title: How eBill Payment Leverages Reception with Elite 8 Customer Self-Service to Improve Jul 16 Achieving Management Long Beach Customer Service and Lower Costs Excellence with Oracle September 9 Enterprise Performance Jul 30 Oracle Siebel CRM On 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Management Demand Lunch and View summary United States Learn Vancouver JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Jul 17 Oracle’s Agile Product Title: Oracle’s User Productivity Kit Lifecycle Management (UPK) 3.1 – Delivering Value Across Webcast Jul 31 Oracle Denver BEA All Oracle Applications United States Townhall and Welcome August 5 Event 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Jul 22 Oracle Business Denver View summary Intelligence Workshop United States Jul 31 Virtualize Your Enterprise Title: Auditing Solution for JD with Oracle VM Edwards EnterpriseOne – 21 CFR Jul 22 Oracle CRM On Demand United States Part 11 Demo & Cocktail August 6 Reception Aug 2 Oracle at ESRI 8:00 a.m. (MDT) Toronto International User View summary Conference 2008 Jul 24 Oracle and Blue Stone San Diego Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise: International Hyperion Customer Relationship Management – Strategic Finance Aug 3 Oracle at National Child Understanding and Using InfoSync Webinar Series Support Enforcement August 12 United States Association Conference 10:00 a.m. (MDT) San Francisco View summary Jul 24 Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management Aug 4 Oracle’s BEA Welcome Title: Update: UPK Application Webcast Event Specific Content for JD Edwards United States Redwood Shores EnterpriseOne August 26 Jul 25 Oracle at Southwest Aug 4 Oracle at LinuxWorld 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Regional Application 2008 View summary User Group San Francisco Irvine JD Edwards World Aug 5 Oracle’s BEA Welcome Title: JD Edwards World: Jul 28 Oracle Enterprise 2.0 Event Demonstration of Netting AR and AP Bootcamp Sandy Transactions Redwood Shores Aug 5 Public Sector Oracle August 19 Content Management 11:00 a.m. (MDT) Jul 29 Oracle Day Briefing View summary Denver Sacramento Title: Equal Employment Opportunity Jul 29 Oracle Contact Center Aug 6 Oracle’s BEA Welcome (EEO-1) Overview for JD Edwards Applications: Find the Event World Solution That’s Right For Los Angeles August 26 You 11:00 a.m. (MDT) United States Aug 6 Healthcare iSeminar: View summary Reduce IT Administration Jul 29 Realize the Full Potential Costs for User Access of Linux with Oracle Management Unbreakable Linux United States United States ORACLE EVENTS
  8. 8. Aug 6 Oracle’s Elite 8 CRM On Seattle Southern California Demand Briefing Hospitals Seattle Aug 13 Oracle at JDE Southern Los Angeles California Regional User Aug 6 Public Sector Oracle Group Aug 20 Oracle Business Content Management Long Beach Intelligence (BI) Briefing Workshop Redwood Shores Aug 13 Oracle CRM On Phoenix Aug 6 Oracle at Northern Demand Webcast California CRM Summit United States Aug 20 Oracle R12 Application Redwood City Briefing with Hitachi Aug 14 Oracle BEA Townhall Consulting Aug 7 Oracle’s BEA Welcome and Welcome Event Woodinville Event Portland Costa Mesa Aug 28 Oracle BEA Welcome Aug 14 Oracle Business Event Aug 7 Oracle Sales Analytics Intelligence Symposium Toronto and Oracle Marketing with the Economist Analytics Denver Sep 21 Oracle OpenWorld 2008 United States Aug 18 Oracle at the Customer San Francisco Self Service Conference Aug 12 Oracle’s BEA Welcome 2008 Event La Jolla Scottsdale Aug 18 Oracle Citizen Service Aug 12 Oracle at the JDE Web Seminar If you would like to receive future Community Event United States copies of this newsletter or be Seattle removed from the mail list please Aug 19 Oracle Business drop an email to Aug 12 Lower the Cost of Intelligence (BI) brooke.wittenburg@oracle.com. Compliance with Oracle Workshop iSeminar Salt Lake City United States Aug 19 Oracle’s PeopleSoft Aug 13 Oracle’s BEA Welcome Application Day – Event