"Today’s economy requires companies to be smarter and make faster decisions that ever," writes Rob Reynolds. "Doing this requires complete visibility across your enterprise so that you can make the right decisions to attract/retain customers, grow their business, and minimize their costs."
Oracle Service Bus (formerly AquaLogic Service Bus) users can now leverage the Oracle adapters through a new JCA transport, opening the door to a wide range of connectivity options.
Lean business methodology, with its sharp focus on delivering customer value, can be a good thing. "The problem with that, " warns Frank Buytendijk, "could be that you stop innovating. Customers usually don't ask for innovation, they just want to do business hassle-free."
"Hear the words “enterprise architecture” and many people will turn away automatically. It’s not that they aren’t aware that technology drives so much of the modern world, they just think it doesn’t apply to what they do." ZDNet's Dion Hinchcliffe
Venkat Janakiraman describes how to use Persistent Connection Pools, what he calls "one of the nice little features of the BI Server."
'Innovation doesn’t always have to be products and services," writes Frank Buytendijk. "Business models can be innovative as well. . .Business model innovation usually is about ‘breaking the code,’ where code would mean the way you usually do things--how you believe things work. Innovation is finding a way to eliminate those limiting beliefs."
OracleNerd guest blogger Ted Simpson describes how he runs "a major ERP suite on a tight budget with only a handful of staff."
"Usually the migration to a new major release of a software product is quite an undertaking," Observes Oracle ACE Director Mike van Alst. "This is certainly true for Oracle SOA Suite 11g. That said, there are more than enough reasons to go for 11g, as it delivers a whole lot of new functionality that you might need."