"Increasingly organizations want to embed BI directly into business processes, so decision points in a process are actually determined based on analytics and intelligence." says Somayiji "OBIEE 11gR2 includes a very useful feature called the Action Framework that allows business users to invoke business processes (BPEL) based on values of the key indicators."
"All organizations have an Enterprise Architecture. What varies over time is the type of technology used to implement the business. For example, when Sears started retailing back in the 1800s their DBMS of choice was a paper-based ledger. Now lots of whirling disks support the operation. " -- Eric A. Stephens
"Writing applications for the iXXX family in general is easy if you decide to stick to whatever feature WebKit offers," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. "Beside the fact that the actual HTML5 draft still is not a final specification and things are going to change, it is the only option for large enterprise apps with a big number of users."