Monday Feb 03, 2014

How to Avoid the Perils of Patchwork Cloud Integration

Alignment between IT and business has hovered near the top of “Top CIO Priorities” surveys for years - but this elusive goal can be difficult to attain. The accelerating pace of business change and the exploding rate of technology innovation only make matters worse, as does the fact that business strategies and goals vary by functional perspectives, making IT-business alignment a multivariable equation.
Lines of business (marketing, sales, etc.) are increasingly bypassing IT to strike independent deals with cloud application providers, eventually forcing IT to integrate outside of IT best practices, resulting in a disparate, patchwork integration. These ad hoc architectures become more complex, more costly, and less agile than well-planned architectures with continual collaboration between IT and business.
“A successful cloud integration strategy requires executive sponsorship of IT involvement in all cloud application purchases. Furthermore, cloud integration goes well beyond simple point-to-point connectivity,” says Oracle Senior Principal Product Marketing Director Bruce Tierney. “To solve this issue, you need to enable a diverse set of connectivity options to a common platform that can seamlessly bridge dissimilar technologies in a consistent way when moving between the on-premises world and cloud environments.”
Oracle’s SOA-based integration platform, Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture, provides a comprehensive and flexible platform that allows companies to avoid a complex array of disparate integration tools and standards and is fundamental to Oracle’s cloud integration solution. Tierney says that one of the most efficient ways to create a cloud integration strategy is through Oracle AppAdvantage, a program that helps Oracle enterprise applications customers use Oracle Fusion Middleware to integrate, extend, configure, and secure their investments across all applications.
For example, when it comes to cloud integration, Oracle AppAdvantage guides companies through the process of moving business processes that are unique to individual lines of business or that frequently change out of core enterprise applications and onto a middleware layer that leverages open, standards-based integration and cross-application business process management. “It helps customers manage the scale of integration across on-premises and cloud applications, helping companies build agile, responsive business applications,” Tierney says.
Dive deeper into the details of IT-business alignment. Read the new white paper, “IT-Business Alignment: Why We Stumble and the Path Forward.”
Download the Oracle AppAdvantage customer booklet to learn how organizations like yours are leveraging Oracle AppAdvantage today - and schedule an Oracle AppAdvantage assessment.
And don’t miss the Cloud Integration resource kit. Download the new white paper, “Cloud Integration - A Comprehensive Solution” today.


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Sunday Jan 12, 2014

Building great-looking, usable apps

Are you a business analyst or developer looking for an efficient and effective way to build in a better user experience as you tailor an application? These experts, who are from the Oracle Applications User Experience team or have been trained by them, offer tips on keeping your applications usable, so that your users can be more productive.

  • Ultan O’Broin, Director, Oracle Applications User Experience, talks about making great-looking applications with a productive user experience in an interview for the Oracle’s Latin America OTN Tour.
  • Lonneke Dikmans, Fusion UX Advocate, writes about building in user experience in her article in O Tech Magazine,  “Stop Generating your User Interface! Start designing IT!”.
  • Sten Vesterli, Fusion UX Advocate, writes about ADF in his post, “ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large.”

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Saturday Nov 16, 2013

AppAdvantage IT Leader Program

The IT Leader program is aimed at building an Oracle AppAdvantage executive leader community. Participation is by-invitation only and open to executives at customer organizations that are leading business transformation in their organizations by using Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions with Oracle Applications. The program will drive thought leadership and provide networking & discussion forums.

As part of this program, we will set up some time for Rick Beers (Senior Director, Product Management at Oracle and an IT leader himself) to visit customer offices for a strategy briefing. We’d also use the opportunity to record a video documentary between the customer and Rick on the business, economic and organizational impact of Oracle AppAdvantage (the value achieved in using Oracle Fusion Middleware with Oracle Applications). This documentary-style piece will highlight the company’s investment in innovation and technology’s impact on Enterprise Applications architectures, business process excellence, organizational structures and competitiveness. Rather than a self-serving video, the idea is to build a documentary style piece that can be used by both Oracle and the customer to showcase thought leadership, innovation and serve as an example of a business transformation/platform modernization success story.

Please nominate your customers for this program today.

For more information on Oracle AppAdvantage: Visit the page on oracle.com.

Read whitepaper: IT-Business Alignment: Why We Stumble and the Path Forward.


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Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Partnering with your Applications – The Oracle AppAdvantage Story

So, what is Oracle AppAdvantage?

  • A practical approach to adopting cloud, mobile, social and other trends
  • A guided path to aligning IT more closely with business objectives
  • Maximizing the value of existing investments in applications
  • A layered approach to simplifying IT, building differentiation and bringing innovation
  • All of the above?

Enhance the value of your existing applications investment with #Oracle #AppAdvantage
Aligning biz and IT expectations on Simplifying IT, building Differentiation and Innovation #AppAdvantage
Adopt a pace layered approach to extracting biz value from your apps with #AppAdvantage
Bringing #cloud, #social, #mobile to your apps with #Oracle #AppAdvantage

Embracing Situational IT
In the next IT Leaders Editorial, Rick Beers discusses the necessity of IT disruption and #AppAdvantage.
Rick Beers sheds light on the Situational Leadership and the path to success #AppAdvantage. Rick Beers draws parallels with CIO’s strategic thinking and #Oracle #AppAdvantage approach.
Do you have this paper in your summer reading list? Aligning biz and IT #AppAdvantage
What does Situational leadership have to do with Oracle AppAdvantage? Catch the next piece in Rick Beers’ monthly series of IT Leaders Editorial and find out. #AppAdvantage

Middleware Minutes with Howard Beader – August edition
In the quarterly column, @hbeader discusses impact of #cloud, #mobile, #fastdata on #middleware
Making #cloud, #mobile, #fastdata a part of your IT strategy with #middleware
What keeps the #oracle #middleware team busy? Find out in the inaugural post in quarterly update on #middleware
Recent #middleware news update along with a preview of things to come from #Oracle, in @hbeader ‘s quarterly column
In his inaugural post, Howard Beader, senior director for Oracle Fusion Middleware, discusses the recent industry trends including mobile, cloud, fast data, integration and how these are shaping the IT and business requirements.


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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

Partnering with your Applications – The Oracle AppAdvantage Story

So, what is Oracle AppAdvantage?

  • A practical approach to adopting cloud, mobile, social and other trends
  • A guided path to aligning IT more closely with business objectives
  • Maximizing the value of existing investments in applications
  • A layered approach to simplifying IT, building differentiation and bringing innovation
  • All of the above?

Enhance the value of your existing applications investment with #Oracle #AppAdvantage
Aligning biz and IT expectations on Simplifying IT, building Differentiation and Innovation #AppAdvantage
Adopt a pace layered approach to extracting biz value from your apps with #AppAdvantage
Bringing #cloud, #social, #mobile to your apps with #Oracle #AppAdvantage

Embracing Situational IT
In the next IT Leaders Editorial, Rick Beers discusses the necessity of IT disruption and #AppAdvantage.
Rick Beers sheds light on the Situational Leadership and the path to success #AppAdvantage. Rick Beers draws parallels with CIO’s strategic thinking and #Oracle #AppAdvantage approach.
Do you have this paper in your summer reading list? Aligning biz and IT #AppAdvantage
What does Situational leadership have to do with Oracle AppAdvantage? Catch the next piece in Rick Beers’ monthly series of IT Leaders Editorial and find out. #AppAdvantage

Middleware Minutes with Howard Beader – August edition
In the quarterly column, @hbeader discusses impact of #cloud, #mobile, #fastdata on #middleware
Making #cloud, #mobile, #fastdata a part of your IT strategy with #middleware
What keeps the #oracle #middleware team busy? Find out in the inaugural post in quarterly update on #middleware
Recent #middleware news update along with a preview of things to come from #Oracle, in @hbeader ‘s quarterly column
In his inaugural post, Howard Beader, senior director for Oracle Fusion Middleware, discusses the recent industry trends including mobile, cloud, fast data, integration and how these are shaping the IT and business requirements.


SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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