- The first IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University: Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials
The first Oracle IT Architecture certification, Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, is now in general availability from Oracle University. The certification covers the Oracle Reference Architecture material published under the IT Strategies from Oracle library and includes Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.
- Automation Framework Architecture for Enterprise Products: Design and Development Strategy | Anish Shrivastava
Anish Shrivastava's brand new OTN technical article makes the case for automation in the implementation and testing of ERP product suites using a structured automation framework design and development methodology.
- Webcast: Andy Mulholland on the Top 10 Tech Trends Driving Business Innovation - July 19 - 10am PT / 1pm ET
Capgemini CTO Andy Mulholland's blog was a great source of insight into the trends—technological and otherwise—that affect enterprise IT. While Mulholland has recently handed that blog over to colleague Ron Tolido, he's still speaking out on what's shaping the IT landscape. You'll get a chance to hear him live in this Oracle Webcenter webcast on Thursday July 19, 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET.
- Digitally Relevant | Capgemini CTO Blog
"One thing is for sure: no matter what channels will emerge, shoppers expect a seamless integration between all of them, including online, social media, mobile devices, smart TVs and physical stores," says Capgemini CTO blogger Ron Tolido. "Pretty sure as well: most retailers will thus embrace all of these channels, in order to stay aligned with the quickly evolving needs of their customer base – albeit with remarkable differences, depending on regions, markets, segments and demography."
- Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 | Oracle's Virtualization Blog
The first of a promised series of posts from the Oracle Virtualization team blog highlighting Oracle Virtualization-themed sessions, hands-on labs, and other events at Oracle Openworld 2012 in San Francisco.
- Progressive Architectures at the Royal Bank of Scotland
Ben Stopford, Farzad Pezeshkpour and Mark Atwell discuss the Manhattan processor, beyond messaging with ODC, Risk, data virtualization, and collaboration in banking in this presentation from QCon London 2012.
- The Rebirth of the In-Memory Database | Ben Stopford
"The argument for using in-memory solutions is simple," says Ben Stopford. "If data storage requirements can be constrained to a single address-space the complexity of the problem domain is dramatically reduced. The knowledge of any piece of data is microseconds, or even nanoseconds, away. There is no need to page information into and out of memory; it is all there at your fingertips, ready to be processed."
- Opportunities in Cloud Computing | Oracle Certification
"Cloud computing is set up to make life extremely simple for end-users, but the model pushes the complexity to back-end systems," says Paul Sorensen. "These complex systems require very highly-skilled IT professionals...to successfully develop, implement, administer and maintain them."
- Looking Towards the BI Apps 11g Part 1 : BI Apps 11g Product Roadmap | Mark Rittman
Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman launches a new series of posts covering what's happening in Oracle Business Intelligence.
- Java tops list of top 10 IT skills in demand | ZDNet
Citing a recent Dice report, Joe McKendrick explains that Java developer is top among the positions "cited by hiring managers and recruiters [at] about double or triple the frequency of other skill sets in the employment marketplace."
Thought for the Day
"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
— Charles Babbage
(December 26, 1791 – October 18, 1871)