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The Word from the Web - 09/25/09

Today's collection of what people are saying about Oracle OpenWorld is our first for the 2009 conference. Take a look at how presenters are preparing, what sponsors are saying, and where attendees are focusing in this week's edition of Around the World. If you've seen something we've missed this week, add it in the comments.

Oracle OpenWorld 2009 Special Report
The editorial staff at has put together a special report on the 2009 show. You can find links to news and resources, articles about the pending Sun acquisition, and track-specific guides.

VMworld Aftermath and Oracle OpenWorld Premath
As The Oracle Storage Guy, Jeff Browning, returns from VMworld and prepares for Oracle OpenWorld, he has some questions about VMware virtualization of Oracle database servers. Head over there to weigh in with your thoughts and experiences.

Oracle OpenWorld 2009: Infosys Sets the Stage for Innovation
Infosys CEO, S. Gopalakrishnan will be presenting his Seven Game Changing Trends keynote on Wednesday, October 14. There will also be 14 sessions by Infosys clients and executives exploring the journey of innovation.

OAUG Announces Creation of OAUG General Ledger Special Interest Group
The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG ) is the world's largest knowledgebase for Oracle Applications users. They 're holding the inaugural meeting for a new General Ledger Special Interest Group (SIG) on Sunday, October 11, at 10 a.m. in the Moscone Center. Visit the OAUG Oracle OpenWorld site for more information, including a complete list of the SIG meetings planned for this year's show.

"Oracle, the FDA, GS1 and Loftware: Improving Supply Chain Safety and Standards"– Upcoming OpenWorld Panel!
The Loftware Blog is excited about a panel scheduled Monday, October 12 at this year's event because it comes one week before the Food and Drug Administration's UDI conference where panelist and FDA Senior Advisor for Patient Safety Jay Crowley is scheduled to unveil the FDA interpretation of the federally mandated UDI law.

Reelin' in the tourists
San Francisco Examiner staff writer Mike Aldax takes a look at tourism in The City. Officials and business owners are hoping conferences, conventions, and events like Oracle OpenWorld 2009 will help restart the tourism economy. They've also included a handy event guide for October (we posted our own here and here as well).


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