Oracle Open World: The Thomas Kurian Keynote

I'm sitting in the nice blogger section of the keynote arena again. This time I'll be blogging the Intel and Thomas Kurian keynote.

Keep refreshing for updates.

Intel President and CEO Paul S. Otellini has a theme of time.
The performance results around the Intel processors is pretty impressive. I'm not a processor guy but I'm sufficiently wowed. One thing that a guy like me does get into from Intel is their Mash Maker software. Check it out.

Now Up: TK. Theme: Putting Information to Work. Sharing. (playing nice with others and eating your vegetables to be covered next year)

Information Integration: tap heterogeneous sources, improve quality, manage relationships. How: Oracle Data Integrator (with Profiling), Hyperion Data Relationship Manager, Oracle BI.

(Lost wifi again - dang...)

The rest of the entry blogged in TextPad and posted later today.

On to Business Intelligence. Laundry list of features and capabilities.
BI desktop gadgets are cool. Viewing KPIs on my iPhone. Curiosity or Value Add?
BI Publisher, EE and Essbase is a nice analytics package. Add in UCM to store and manage BI Publisher reports and templates and you've got a keen match.

Now (drum roll....) Performance Management: New Product EPM Architect. Predictive Analytics is hip and cool. Crystal Ball allows scenario or gaming based outcomes that can then inform your budget and planning.
Annotations and Collaboration in the financial planning technology to "help during the closing process". Secure collaboration is cool. Annotations are important. They should be stored securely in an auditable management system.

(Lost wifi again! !@#*&^#)

The Gallup BI testimonial video was quite good. It provided some nice context and business cases that made the technology value proposition more "real".


Sharing information is also key.
Unstructured information storage: Oracle Universal Content Management
Overview of conversion technology, storage capabilities, digital image and video management, scan and capture, retention and records policy enforcement, and archiving.

Nice shout out to SES.

Great promo of Redstack Solution Packs (integration of FMW with Apps to content enable them).

Rick Schultz does a demo of the WebCenter, UCM, and Beehive working together. WebCenter is the central group area. Beehive is task oriented collaboration space. When docs are done being worked on, they're promoted to UCM. UCM manages all the unstructured information and surfaces it up through WebCenter, Portal, and WCM.

Information Sharing with people: Oracle WebCenter and Beehive.
TK promotes portals capability for participation, interaction, and communities.
Rick demos WebCenter and UCM again. This time he shows the WebCenter task and activity stream and how users can do all their tasks right from the WebCenter UI.
WebCenter doesn't just surface information from transactional systems (e.g. Siebel), it also allows workers to interact with those back office systems right from the context of WebCenter spaces.
When combined with UCM's capabilities for web and digital asset management a Siebel task informs web presence and is updated all from the same place. Folios capabilities are shown which makes collaborative content creation easy and managed.

Nice demo of tagging and linking of UCM content from within WebCenter.

Information security: Oracle Identity Management
As information becomes increasingly accessible, authorization and security is much more important.
OID has nicely integrated authentication and authorization capabilities.

off to the next thing...

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