Thursday Feb 28, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Enterprise IT: Strategies, Challenges, Outlook

This week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off a three-part series that focuses on strategies for meeting the challenges facing Enterprise IT in an evolving business landscape. My guests for this program are three members of Oracle's Enterprise Architecture Team:

  • Bob Hensle is Director of Oracle’s Technology Business Group Bob Hensle
  • Ronald Mayfield is an Oracle enterprise architect Ron Mayfield
  • Timothy Brown is a principal Oracle architecture consultant Tim Brown

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: This segment offers an update of IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO), an extensive collection of reference architectures, practitioner guides and other useful documentation created by members of Oracle’s Enterprise Architecture Team, and takes a look at how the information from ITSO was implemented at one company.
  • Listen to Part 2: Part two offers a look at how another company implemented architectures and practices from the ITSO library, and examines chief concerns among organizations in the face of rapidly evolving enterprise IT.
  • Listen to Part 3: The conversation about how organizations are dealing with changes in enterprise IT continues with a look at how those same changes are affecting IT roles, and what you can do to remain relevant.

Resources

Want to get you hands on documents from the IT Strategies from Oracle Library? Click here. If you're a registered OTN member, just use your OTN SSO credentials to login to access the material. If your not an OTN member, just complete the registration form to gain access to the ITSO Library.

Coming Soon

The next OTN ArchBeat Podcast features another virtual architect meet-up -- an open conversation among a panel of architects about whatever topics are on their minds. Want to suggest a topic? Want to participate in the panel? Drop me a line in the comments sections.

Change of plans! The next OTN ArchBeat podcast will feature a panel discussion about the increasing importance of Customer Experience (CX) in enterprise IT.

Stay tuned: RSS

Monday Feb 25, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Faves - February 17-23, 2013

It's Monday and that means it's time once again to gaze upon the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for last week (February 17-23, 2013).

  1. 30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary
    Technological innovation drives changes in business, which in turn drives further changes in technology. Are you prepared to survive and capitalize on those changes? This article from Business Insider offers some suggestions.
  2. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets - Scripted Template Generation from an existing vServer | The Old Toxophilist
    "As part of your Exalogic Virtual environment you may want to build vServer that will be used, going forwards, as a template for future vServers," says The Old Toxophilist , a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team. He shares a script in this blog post that will help you get that done.
  3. The Cloud as a Metaphor – notes from a debate on mobility | Isabel F. Penuelas
    "The actual explosion of mobile technologies and the widespread [use] of mobile connectivity is enabling companies to leapfrog some stages and launch digital mobile businesses without passing through the Web," says Isabel F. Penuelas. So that might change the architecture picture just a bit, no?
  4. How to Configure WebLogic Server to Send a Notification When Its Configuration is Changed | Pierluigi Vernetto
    A tip of the ArchBeat hat to Jan van Zoggel for pointing the way to this detailed technical post from .
  5. Running Oracle EBusiness Suite on AWS | Tom Laszewski
    Cloud expert Tom Laszewski shares tips and resources to help you get started.
  6. Getting started with Desktop Integration Suite | Kyle Hatlestad
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Kyle Hatlestad likes the Oracle Learning Library so much he shared a link to one of their videos, a newly released look at "Getting Started with Oracle Desktop Integration Suite ."
  7. Video: Oracle ADF Mobile Overview | Shay Shmletzer
    Oracle's Shay Shmeltzer offers an overview of Oracle ADF Mobile in this video.<
  8. Oracle Access Manager 11g WNA Identity Store Considerations and Configurations - Part 3 | Tim Melander
    The final post in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Tim Melander's three-part series on integrating Oracle Access Manager with Windows Native Authentication./
  9. OTN Yathra 2013 – Spreading the story of Oracle across India – (Half time) | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is at the halfway point in the OTN Yathra Tour of India. He shares his observations about his journey and the Yathra events in this fascinating post.
  10. Setting up WebLogic server for REST Web Services | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares a quick tech tip.

Thought for the Day

"The structure of a software system will reflect the communication structure of the team that built it"

Richard E. Fairley

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Feb 18, 2013

Video: Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema

Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network is the latest OTN article from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Services, prolific blogger and frequent speaker at community events. I caught up with Lucas on February 13, 2013 for this brief video interview in which he talks about the article and about his participation in the OTN Yathra Tour of India, happening this week.

Connect with Lucas
Oracle ACE Director

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - February 10-16, 2013

Twenty-six updates were posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page last week (February 10-16, 2013), most linking to blog posts and other content created by or featuring community members. The following list represents the top ten most popular posts.

  1. Webcast: Cultivating IT Innovation with Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
    Mohamad Afshar, Vice President, Oracle Exalogic Product Management, discusses the strategies used at leading companies to promote innovation inside and outside of IT, and how Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata fit into those strategies.
    Webcast Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
  2. SOA and Oracle Fusion Middleware for the Busy IT Professional | Dr. Frank Munz
    "Not everybody is starting up JDeveloper first thing in the morning in order to work with Oracle SOA Suite," says Dr. Frank Munz. "Let’s face it: Instead of being an SOA expert, any given IT specialist is more likely a certified DB admin, a Java developer or somebody who was just told by his manager to take care of that Oracle Service Bus installation." If that description fits you, do yourself a favor and read Munz's post.
  3. Podcast: What's Really Going to Matter in 2013? - Part 2
    Part 1 focused on what's hot, Part 2 focuses on what's not, as the panel discusses the trends, technologies, and other aspects of enterprise IT that will lose steam in 2013.
  4. How To Troubleshoot OEM 12c Cloud Control Auto-Discovery | Jeremy Schneider
    Pythian blogger Jeremy Schneider shares notes and references related to his effort to troubleshoot problems encountered during an upgrade from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 on an Exadata V2.
  5. Video: Lucas Jellema: SOA, Events, BPM, and Oracle ADF
    By the time you see this Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema will on his way to India to participate in the OTN Yathra Tour. But I caught him at home this morning for a brief conversation about his latest OTN article, SOA, BPM, Oracle ADF and more.
  6. WebLogic, Coherence and the G1 Collector | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE René van Wijk's detailed post covers garbage collection, the Oracle JDK, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Coherence.
  7. Webcast: Data Warehousing Trends for 2013
    Join Dan Vesset (Program VP, Business Analytics Research, IDC), Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda (Director and Principal Database Architect, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide), George Lumpkin (VP, Product Marketing, Oracle) and Margaret Hamburger (Principal Product Director, Oracle) for a discussion of the top 10 data warehousing trends for 2013.
    Date: February 19, 2013
    Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
  8. Oracle BPM, UCM, and Humantasks | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind has been working with Jan van Zoggel in preforming tests to detemine "the best fit for the combination of BPM, UCM and Humantasks." Marcel's post shares links to several blog posts that detail the results of those tests.
  9. Tech salaries 'see biggest jump in a decade': survey | Joe McKendrick
    As reported by ZDNet's Joe McKendrick: "Dice, the online tech recruiting site, finds plenty to be upbeat about in the tech market, particularly for certain markets and skillsets. If you're a big data professional in New York or Silicon Valley, you can write your own ticket. But the opportunities extend far and wide." Have you benefited from the hot market for IT pros?
  10. Tailoring Fusion Applications in the Cloud Explained
    This post from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations Blog aims to explain "what you can and cannot do to Fusion Applications (Release 5) that are deployed as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) via the Oracle Cloud."

Thought for the Day

"Companies should make their own enterprise systems as often as network security companies should manufacture their own aspirin."

Phil Simon

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Feb 11, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Facebook Favorites February 3-9, 2013

Here's the list of Top 10 most popular items shared with the community via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of February 3-9, 2013.

  1. New SOA White Papers | Jürgen Kress
    Jürgen Kress's post includes links to Creating an SOA Roadmap, A Framework for SOA Governance, and Determining ROI of SOA through Reuse," three recent white papers from members of Oracle's Global Enterprise Architecture Program. These papers are part of the IT Strategies from Oracle library, an extensive collection of reference architectures, practitioner guides, and other essential documents for architects.
  2. Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum in Lima, Peru | Bruno Borges
    "Middleware is much more than just running Java EE applications," says Bruno Borges in this post about his involvement in last week's Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum in Lima, Peru. His post includes his presentation from the event, covering next generation middleware solutions.
  3. Winter time is training time! | SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog
    Stay in, stay warm, and improve your technical skills with this list of online BPEL and BPMN training resources assembled by Jürgen Kress.
  4. Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema's OTN article shows you how to use events in Oracle SOA Suite 11g "to have business processes impact each other in a meaningful way with maximum decoupling."
  5. AYTS: Summary of The SOA Challenge | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind follows up an earlier post on the the SOA Challenge that is part of Oracle's Are You The Smartest program with this review of his latest efforts in preparation for the test.
  6. Webcast: Fast Data - Turning High Velocity Data into Value
    You've heard of Big Data, but what about Fast Data? Join Hasan Rizvi, Executive Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, in this webcast to learn what Fast Data is and how it relates to Big Data. Register now.
    Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Time: 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
  7. E-Book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies & Cloud Considerations & Connectivity
    Jürgen Kress shares information on how you can get your free copy of the e-book Cloud Architecture for Dummies.
  8. Creating an hierarchical user structure in embedded LDAP of Weblogic | Aldo Schaap
    A detailed how-to post from AMIS Technology blogger Aldo Schaap.
  9. SOA/BPM:Incoming Message dispatcher (Part 1 of 2) | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind's post describes a solution implemented at a customer site to dispatch incoming messages in an Oracle SOA/BPM environment. Part 2 of the series is also now available.
  10. Event: OTN Yathra 2013
    Six Oracle user community conferences in six cities across India, beginning Saturday 16 Feb in Dehli, then moving on to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Register now.

Thought for the Day

"It may be the early bird that gets the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese."

— Anonymous<</p>

Source: softwarequotes.com

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