"The blogosphere is moving away from conversations," laments James McGovern, "and towards simply using it as a platform to communicate thinly veiled media relations sanitized press releases where all forms of communications are void of conversation.
A quick overview of the results of Oracle's “Turning Information Into Power” research report, which indicates that "consumers are concerned about home energy costs and are interested in renewable energy, but their interest is not yet translating into action."
"It's doom and gloom out there," writes Dain Hansen. "Ghost towns of foreclosures, GDP contracting, jobs shrinking, stimuli amuck. The only profitable forms of business left today seem to be Whiskey, Cable television, and... Data Integration."
Two presentations from Trond-arne Undheim
Dain Hansen offers a complete list of the entries in John Goodwin's ODI/Essbase/Enterprise Performance Management blog series.
Dain Hansen reports that "Oracle has unveiled that it will now include both Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Warehouse Builder Enterprise ETL, formerly an add-on option to Oracle Database, as the two components of Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition (ODI-EE)."
The final installment in a three-part panel discussion featuring Oracle ACEs Bex Huff and Vince Salvato and Oracle ECM product management director Billy Cripe.
According to Jason Williamson, the push by organizations to get off the mainframe is often "a function [of the] actual application that is running on the mainframe instead of the lack of ability in the hardware itself."
"I sometime run long-running processes," says Oracle ACE Lewis Cunningham. "Currently, I have the database email me a status when it's finished. Now I will have it tweet to me."
"Opening up in the States is something we’ve always wanted to do," says Mark Rittman.