Oracle Applications Unlimited Live: It's Virtually an Event
By oracletechnet on Mar 05, 2009
Now, Oracle Applications Unlimited, IMO, has been one of Oracle's more successful customer-communication programs. In the early days of the Oracle-PeopleSoft-JD Edwards integration, the support and investment policies for "traditional" (that is, non-Fusion) apps were murky and plagued by FUD; Oracle Applications Unlimited played a major role in draining that swamp. If you are a customer using one of these apps (or others that have followed) and after two or three years don't have at least a basic understanding about these policies, you have some very late homework in front of you.
If you are one of those people - or maybe you just want to hear the latest updates - a virtual event on March 11 called Oracle Application Unlimited Experts Live! is worth a visit, especially since you don't even have to leave your chair. (Getting the latest roadmap for Applications Integration Architecture, an increasingly important factor here, is reason enough, probably.)
The agenda includes a live keynote from Oracle Apps Development chief Ed Abbo, as well as several demos and chat sessions with experts in the Social CRM, Talent Management, BI, SCM, HCM, and even "Green" areas.
I am skeptical of the virtual event concept generally, but in the current travel-upon-pain-of-death conditions, it could well become a format that I learn to appreciate. I fully expect to see more of them in the next year than in the previous 10 put together. (In fact, here's another one from Oracle - a recent Enterprise 2.0 virtual conference, available on demand through June.)
It doesn't really matter what I think though - if you appreciate the format, that's all that matters. Let me know if you do, and we will consider it for our Developer program in the future.