Tuesday Sep 03, 2013

Announcing the General Availability of PeopleSoft In-Memory Project Discovery – The Key to Tapping the Potential of Unstructured Data

A Guest Post by Mark Rosenberg (pictured left), Oracle Senior Director, PeopleSoft Projects (ESA) and Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)

We recently launched a new analytical application focused on enabling project-driven organizations to answer complex questions that until now were all but impossible to address even with the latest business intelligence tools and technologies.

The new application, called PeopleSoft In-Memory Project Discovery, is a true example of an Oracle Engineered System in that we have architected a business solution that takes advantage of the latest Oracle Middleware and Hardware to accomplish something that would otherwise be too complex, expensive, and risky for almost any other organization to attempt to build on its own. By leveraging Oracle’s Endeca Information Discovery business intelligence technology and Oracle’s Exalytics hardware for high-performance analysis, we have built a dashboard-focused interface over the PeopleSoft Projects suite to give project-oriented executives and managers the ability to correlate structured project and resource data with associated unstructured data. Okay, I know: that sounds rather mundane. So, to illustrate why this is “much more than just another BI dashboard,” let’s take a look at an example.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

The Future of Project Management is Social

Rapid Ascent. Breakneck Speed. Lightning Fast. Perhaps even overwhelming. No matter which set of adjectives we use to describe it, social media’s rise into the enterprise mainstream has been unprecedented. Indeed, the big 4 social media powerhouses (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter), have nearly 2 Billion users between them. You may be asking (as you should really) “That’s all well and good for the consumer, but for me at my company, what’s your point? Beyond the fact that I can check and post updates, that is.”

I’ll dovetail this discussion to the project management realm, since that’s what I’m writing about. Speed is a big challenge for project-driven organizations. Anything that can help speed up project delivery - be it a new product introduction effort or a geographical expansion project - fast is a good thing. So where does this whole social thing fit particularly since there are already a host of tools to help with traditional project execution?

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