Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Oracle Powers The Cloud

Come learn why Oracle offers the broadest, most complete integrated offerings for enterprise cloud computing and get the inside scoop about Oracle's comprehensive cloud roadmap.

Register now for your Oracle Powers the Cloud Pass and be there as Oracle reveals breakthrough cloud news during Oracle OpenWorld on Thursday, October 6 (Oracle OpenWorld full-conference registrants get automatic access to Oracle Powers the Cloud activities).

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Friday Sep 30, 2011

Learn About All Things CRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is crucial to the success of most businesses, and Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is the place to learn more about both the present and future of CRM. But with more than 120 sessions, 24 demos, and a CRM Pavilion, where do you begin? Start with this trio.

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Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

Engineered for Extreme Performance

What could be better than a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, networking with the worldwide Oracle community, and a full-on rock concert experience at the Oracle Appreciation Event, sponsored by CSC, Intel, and NetApp, Inc.?

How about all of the above, plus learning first-hand what all the buzz is about with the newly announced Oracle SPARC SuperCluster and SPARC T4 Servers. Be sure to book this trio of can't-miss sessions on your schedule.

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Monday Sep 26, 2011

Virtualization Reality Highlights Oracle OpenWorld

By Monica Kumar

Four Essential Oracle VM Server Sessions

Do you want to realize the full potential of virtualization beyond simple server consolidation? How about making enterprise software easier to deploy and manage in a cloud? A ton of virtualization content becomes reality at Oracle OpenWorld 2011. Don’t miss these essential sessions detailing Oracle VM Server for x86 and SPARC:

  • What’s New with Oracle VM Server Virtualization for x86 (Session 15595), Monday, October 3, 2:00 p.m., Moscone South 102. Attend this session to get the latest updates on Oracle VM 3.0 and see how you can take your datacenter to the next level of efficiency.
  • Getting the Most Out of Oracle VM Server for SPARC (Session 15605), Monday, October 3, 11:00 a.m., Moscone South 252. Discover the latest enhancements and best practices in SPARC virtualization.
  • Oracle Virtualization General Session (Session 15593), Tuesday, October 4, 10:15 a.m., Moscone South 103. Hear Oracle senior executives discuss the overall virtualization strategy for Oracle, including both desktop and server virtualization.
  • Meet Oracle Virtualization Experts (Oracle DEMO Grounds), Monday through Wednesday, Moscone South. Chat with engineers, support staff and experts who have first-hand knowledge of Oracle Virtualization solutions.

For a complete guide, download Focus on Virtualization (.pdf) and stay connected: Twitter/ORCL_Virtualize, Facebook/OracleVirtualization, Blogs/Virtualization, and watch relevant videos on YouTube/OracleVirtualization.

Thursday Sep 22, 2011

Anywhere Access to Oracle Applications and Desktops

By Chris Kawalek

Three Must-See Desktop Virtualization Sessions

Do you want to securely access Oracle Applications or full desktops from nearly anywhere? How about accessing all of your healthcare applications on the go from an iPad? You can do all of this today with Oracle desktop virtualization. Don’t miss these essential sessions:

  • One-Click Access to Enterprise Applications with Oracle Desktop Virtualization (Session 15612), Monday, October 3, 12:30 p.m., Moscone South 252. This session will provide an in-depth explanation of how to use Oracle desktop virtualization with enterprise applications from Oracle and others.
  • Oracle Desktop Virtualization: Complete, Open, and Integrated (Session 15610), Monday, October 3, 2:00 p.m., Moscone South 302. Discover how Oracle Sun Ray Clients, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad are being used in enterprises today.
  • Oracle Virtualization General Session (Session 15593), Tuesday, October 4, 10:15 a.m., Moscone South 103. Hear Oracle senior executives discuss the overall virtualization strategy for Oracle, including both desktop and server virtualization.

For a complete guide, download Focus on Virtualization (.pdf) and stay connected: Twitter/ORCL_Virtualize, Facebook/OracleVirtualization, and watch video from the event on YouTube/OracleVirtualization.

Come Swim with the Dolphins

By Monica Kumar

Enjoy an Ocean of MySQL Content and Activities

Dolphins are thriving at Oracle! Join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 and see how Oracle is driving MySQL innovation hand in hand with the users and community. We have an ocean of MySQL content for you to choose from, including these highlights:

  • MySQL General Session: The State of the Dolphin (Session 20281) Monday, Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Salon 9. Don’t miss this executive session with ­Tomas Ulin, VP of MySQL Engineering, as he discusses MySQL strategy, roadmap, new features, and what’s in store for the upcoming MySQL releases.
  • Ticketmaster: Building the Fastest Ticketing Site with MySQL and Oracle Database (Session 21340) Monday, Oct. 3, 5:00 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate B. Join Ed Presz, VP, Database Services, and Jorge Chereque, Director of Infrastructure at Ticketmaster, as they discuss why they chose a combination of MySQL and Oracle Database for powering one of the world’s largest online ticketing sites.
  • Getting the Most Out of MySQL on Windows (Session 20264) Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1:15 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate C2. Did you know that Windows is the #1 development platform for MySQL? In this session, learn about all the tools at your disposal to get the most out of MySQL on Windows.
  • MySQL Community Reception Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:00 p.m., Foothill G. Join the MySQL team for fun and festivities while networking with your peers and MySQL community members. RSVP now to save a spot.
  • Hands-on Lab—MySQL Workbench: Developing MySQL Applications on Windows (Session 30580) Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11:45 a.m., Marriott Marquis, Salon 10/11.
  • Meet the MySQL Experts at the MySQL demopods, Monday through Wednesday, Moscone South, Oracle DEMOgrounds.

Download a complete guide to MySQL at Oracle OpenWorld (pdf) and stay connected: Twitter/@MySQL, Facebook/MySQL, MySQL blog, and

Tuesday Sep 20, 2011

We Want Your Feedback

By The Applications User Experience Team

Participate in a Usability Session

Get the most from your Oracle OpenWorld experience: Participate in a usability feedback session, where your expertise will help Oracle develop unbeatable products and solutions.Sign up to attend a one-hour session during Oracle OpenWorld, and you’ll learn about Oracle’s future design trends including mobile applications and social networking, and how these trends will affect your users down the road.

Oracle’s usability experts will guide you through practical learning sessions on the user experience of various business applications, middleware, and more. All customer feedback sessions will be conducted October 3–5 at the InterContinental San Francisco, just a few steps away from Moscone Center.

Seats are limited for Oracle’s customer feedback sessions, so sign up now by sending an e-mail to with the subject line: Sign Me Up for an Oracle OpenWorld 2011 Session. For more information about customer feedback sessions and what you can learn from them, please visit the Usable Apps Website.

Monday Sep 19, 2011

Game Changer: Oracle Enterprise Manager

By Anand Akela

Special Event and Celebration

Get ready for a game-changer. Join Oracle Senior Vice President Richard Sarwal for a special event and post-event celebration for Oracle Enterprise Manager. You’ll be among the first to see Oracle’s complete cloud management solution in action. Arrive early for a chance to receive a complimentary pass to a reception that follows the event where you will enjoy food, drinks, and demos of the new product.

  • The Only Complete Cloud Management Solution--Oracle Enterprise Manager (Session ID 13782)
  • Monday, October 3, 5:00 p.m.
  • Novellus Theatre at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (adjacent to Moscone Center)
  • Registered attendees, log into Schedule Builder and add this session to your schedule today.

For more information, download the Focus On Oracle Enterprise Manager (pdf) for Oracle Open World 2011. And stay connected via the Oracle Enterprise Manager Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Cloud Services, On Demand

By Yaldah Hakim

Don’t Miss These Four Essential Sessions

During Oracle OpenWorld, discover how Oracle On Demand Cloud Services delivers enterprise-grade, end-to-end cloud services across Oracle’s complete stack by attending these four sessions:

  • Top 10 Things Every Finance Executive Should Know About the Cloud (Session 15206) Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11:45 a.m., Moscone West, Room 2005. What are the potential benefits, risks, and best practices in moving to the cloud? Join this lively panel discussion to hear how Oracle On Demand Cloud Services customers have transformed their businesses for the cloud.
  • Enterprise-Grade Security in the Cloud: So You Can Sleep at Night (Session 15741) Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:00 p.m., Moscone West 3003. Organizations are facing more security-related demands than ever before. And it’s keeping you up at night. Come learn how Oracle On Demand Cloud Services’ stringent security capabilities can help you sleep soundly at night and how you can leverage Oracle technology and Cloud Services to minimize your risk, and protect your data and systems.
  • How the Hybrid Cloud Can Accelerate Your Oracle Applications Strategy (Session 15200) Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:45 a.m., Moscone West 3000. Don’t miss this customer panel representing a variety of industries, to hear firsthand from their IT executives on why and how they have taken a hybrid journey to the cloud with Oracle On Demand Cloud Services.
  • Cloud Sourcing Trends (Session 15222) Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., Moscone West 2005. Is your company ready to move to the cloud? Join this informative and compelling session to hear new methodology for cloud sourcing and best practices regarding outsourcing cloud products and services.

Learn more about Oracle On Demand Cloud Services at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 and download the Focus on Oracle On Demand Cloud Services (.pdf) guide. And stay connected via Twitter/@Oracle_OnDemand, bookmark, and subscribe to the RSS feed.

Friday Sep 16, 2011

Stay Ahead with Oracle Primavera

By Sylvie MacKenzie

Add These Three Essential Sessions to Your Portfolio

If you use Oracle’s Primavera solutions, and you're attending Oracle OpenWorld, then the Oracle Primavera track is for you, featuring 19 sessions, hands-on labs, demos, and exhibits. The track is designed for you to gain valuable information on how to respond to a changing business environment, stay ahead of the curve, and effectively manage your entire project portfolio from prioritization to delivery. Here are three must-attend sessions:

  • The Evolution and Vision of Oracle Primavera for Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (Session 20806, Tuesday, October 4, 11:45 a.m., InterContinental San Francisco, Third Floor) Join Oracle Primavera executives General Manager Mike Sicilia and Senior Vice President Dick Faris for a comprehensive overview of Oracle’s Primavera family of applications, their past, and future.
  • Combining the Power of Your Enterprise Financial Management System and Project Portfolio Management (Session 20802, Thursday, October 6, 10:30 a.m., 3012 Moscone West) This panel discussion covers the combined power of Oracle’s Primavera P6 applications and your organization’s financial system, whether it involves Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion Applications, or Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise or JD Edwards applications.
  • Oracle Primavera Hands-on Labs (seven labs to choose from; see Focus on Oracle Primavera for more information) In self-paced, practical learning sessions covering everything from Oracle’s Primavera Contract Management and Primavera P6 solutions to Primavera Portfolio Management and Primavera Risk Analysis, you’ll discover new ways to derive maximum benefits from your Oracle software.

Download the Focus On Oracle Primavera guide (pdf) and stay connected via, LinkedIn, and Facebook/OraclePrimavera.


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