By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Nov 19, 2012
It's a short week here with the US Thanksgiving Holiday. So, before
we put on our stretch pants and get ready to belly up to the dinner
table for turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, let's spend a little
time this week talking about the Cloud (kind of like the feathery whipped
goodness that tops the infamous Thanksgiving pumpkin pie!) But before we dive into the Cloud, let's do a side by side comparison of the key ingredients for each.
|Cloud|| Whipped Cream
| Application Integration
||1 cup heavy cream|
|Security||1/4 cup sugar|
| Virtual I/O
||1 teaspoon vanilla|
|Storage|| Chilled Bowl
It’s no secret that millions of people are connected to the Internet.
And it also probably doesn’t come as a surprise that a lot of those
people are connected
on social networking sites. Social networks have become an excellent
platform for sharing and communication that reflects real world
relationships and they play a major part in the everyday lives of many
people. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and hundreds of
others have transformed the way we interact and communicate with one
Social networks are becoming more than just an online gathering of friends. They are becoming a destination for ideation, e-commerce, and marketing. But it doesn’t just stop there. Some organizations are utilizing social networks internally, integrated with their business applications and processes and the possibility of social media and cloud integration is compelling.
Forrester alone estimates enterprise cloud computing to grow to over $240 billion by 2020. It’s hard to find any current IT project today that is NOT considering cloud-based deployments. Security and quality of service concerns are no longer at the forefront; rather, it’s about focusing on the right mix of capabilities for the business. Cloud vs. On-Premise? Policies & governance models? Social in the cloud? Cloud’s increasing sophistication, security in applications, mobility, transaction processing and social capabilities make it an attractive way to manage information. And Oracle offers all of this through the Oracle Cloud and Oracle Social Network.
Oracle Social Network
is a secure private network that provides a broad range of social tools
designed to capture and preserve information flowing between people,
enterprise applications, and business processes. By connecting you with
your most critical applications, Oracle Social Network provides
contextual, real-time communication within and across enterprises. With
Oracle Social Network, you and your teams have the tools you need to
collaborate quickly and efficiently, while leveraging the organization’s
collective expertise to make informed decisions and drive business
Oracle Social Network is available as part of a portfolio of application and platform services within the Oracle Cloud. Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform with tools to rapidly extend and create new services. Oracle Social Network is pre-integrated with the Fusion CRM Cloud Service and the Fusion HCM Cloud Service within the Oracle Cloud. If you are looking for something to watch as you veg on the couch in a post-turkey dinner hangover, you might consider watching these how-to videos! And yes, it is perfectly ok to have that 2nd piece of pie