Friday Nov 13, 2015

Questions Asked, Answered from Webcast: 3 Ways to Power Collaboration and Mobility

Thanks to everyone who joined us earlier this week on our live webcast “Three Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility”. For those who missed it or are interested in catching, the webcast replay, the on demand recording is now available. You will also find a copy of the presentation for download there.

We also thank you for your questions and interest. Due to limited time, we were able to drive real time responses to most, but not all, questions. So, for good measure, I have captured relevant questions and answers from the live webcast here. Please do keep the communication going. Feel free to post your comments and questions here, start your free trial at: and visit us at for more information on the solutions and potential next steps for you. We are committed to making your cloud journey easier and more meaningful.

Can Documents Cloud be used with

Yes. Oracle Documents Cloud comes with REST APIs that allow you to easily integrate with or any other CRM, ERP, on premises or SaaS applications and other systems.

Do we need to buy Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to enable mobile use of Process Cloud? Same question for Documents Cloud?

Both Oracle Documents Cloud and Oracle Process Cloud come with their native mobile applications that can be easily installed from your mobile store. The great advantage of these Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions are that they easily plug and play together. So, if for example, you are looking to build a custom mobile app for sales reps or to serve a specific function, you can easily build the mobile app with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service that will drive content with Documents Cloud and processes using Oracle Process Cloud.

How do you maintain data segregation for security and compliance?

Security is a key tenant for Oracle PaaS solutions. Oracle Documents Cloud support data and user seggregation. For example, you can have a public instance and a separate private instance to support your security and corporate policy compliance. You can even segregate on user types. Plus, you have granular privileges control for folder sharing, link sharing, link expiry and such to enforce data and information security.

What is the benefit of using Process Cloud over Oracle BPM?

Oracle Process Cloud offers you a subscription based business process management service in the Cloud. Designed for business users, it allows for rapid process design and automation by users off any device without IT reliance. One of the major benefits to using Oracle Process Cloud is that Oracle handles the installation and uptime. Other benefits include easy integration with other Oracle Cloud services (including Oracle Documents Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, etc.), other Oracle and third party on-premises or Cloud systems.

Are Documents Cloud and Process Cloud integrated together?

Many of our customers, including Mythics, are indeed using these two solutions together to enhance their process automation and document collaboration activities. This means that processes can be kicked-off during content/document collaboration and in turn, you can attach a document to a process. In addition, both services have great REST APIs which allow users to drive their own integration with existing solutions and applications.

Is Documents Cloud public or private/on premise?

Oracle Documents Cloud is a service available in Oracle public cloud. You can see the related services on Given Oracle’s pedigree in on-premises content management with Oracle WebCenter Content, we are one of the leading providers to support hybrid, public and on-premises content management and sharing.

What branch of Oracle does the Documents Cloud Service fall under- for example, Customer Experience, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Resource Planning?

Oracle Documents Cloud Service is part of Oracle Cloud Platform for content and process. Oracle has the distinct advantage of leveraging resources, learnings and R&D from our on-premises Oracle WebCenter and Oracle BPM solutions as foundational elements to provide you the most comprehensive, holistic and proven cloud solutions. For more information, please visit

Mythics – are you doing document sharing as part of the process with external parties too (legal, for example)?

Currently, our process is internal only. However, we often communicate with external parties. Increasingly, we are recommending the Documents Cloud Service to do this. However, this is a shift in thinking. Many people are used to emailing files via email. It will take a while before this changes.

This is for Mythics – who is doing process modeling in the company? Are you involving IT or business analysts?

Mythics is an IT solutions company, so our business analyst functions overlap with IT. To compare with other industries, we are involving both sides of the company in process modeling.

Does Oracle Documents Cloud Services come with a document viewer?

Yes. Oracle Documents Cloud Service does have a document viewer that allows proper rendering of all document types on any device. In addition, Oracle Documents Presenter app allows you to present curated content directly off your tablet. Sales reps find the Presenter app particularly useful for impactful, visually appealing presentations right off their iPads, et al.

Does the document viewer/Documents Presenter support annotations capabilities for collaborations among users?

Yes. You can make and view annotations from Oracle Documents Cloud web application.

Will Sites Cloud be integrated with Documents and Process Cloud Services?

Quite like Oracle’s other PaaS services including Oracle Documents Cloud Service and Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle Sites Cloud will support integration with other Oracle PaaS services. In this webcast, for example, you saw an example of how community sites can benefit from pulling content, conversations and processes all in one place, all in context. You will continue to see more of this from Oracle in the coming weeks and months. Take a look at Mythics blog post on early impressions of oracle Sites Cloud Service, coming out of OOW:

Mythics – how do you see public institutions using Process and Documents cloud given the compliance requirements?

I recently attended Oracle OpenWorld. I noted several Public Sector organizations interest and adoption of Platform as a Service cloud tools. Process Cloud and Documents Cloud are industry agnostic tools and can be used different business areas. Specific to compliance requirements, not all public sector institutions have the same compliance requirements - some will require strict FedRAMP controls, where others have specific data security requirements. Oracle has done tremendous investments for data security across all solutions and these Cloud Platform services are no different. I also understand that Oracle is currently working to make all PaaS tools available in their government cloud data centers.

Can we try Oracle Documents Cloud Service today?

Yes. You can start your free trial of Oracle Documents Cloud Service today. Simply go to to register for the free trial.

Monday Oct 26, 2015

Reminder: WebCenter and BPM Exclusive Customer Reception is Today

If you are at Oracle OpenWorld, then don't miss:

  • Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
    11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

  • Pick your printed activity guide at one of the following places:
    Moscone W 2024 at 11 a.m. (during the strategy session CON9207)
    WebCenter, BPM, Social Network, Content and Process Demogrounds booths
    Customer Reception, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Exclusive Customer Reception (limited seating RSVP required)

Oracle WebCenter and Oracle BPM Customer Appreciation Reception

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Oracle WebCenter & Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) partners Bezzotech, Fishbowl Solutions, Redstone Content Solutions, Sofbang, Tata Consultancy Services, TekStream & VassIT invite you to a private cocktail reception at one of the Bay Area's premier primary destinations for live music & entertainment. Please join us and other Oracle WebCenter & Oracle BPM customers for heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at this exclusive reception.

Don't miss the opportunity to talk with fellow customers and executives from Oracle WebCenter & Oracle BPM Product Management, Product Marketing, and Oracle's premier Oracle WebCenter & Oracle BPM partners. We look forward to seeing you at this event.

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Friday Oct 23, 2015

Last Minute Tips for #OOW15

If you are not already there or on your way, you will likely be heading out to #OOW15 shortly. So, I thought I will do a quick snapshot of some information that may come in handy for you.

Monday at #OOW15

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Pick your printed activity guide at one of the following places:
Moscone W 2024 at 11 a.m. (during the strategy session CON9207)
WebCenter, BPM, Social Network, Content and Process Demogrounds booths
Customer Reception, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Exclusive Customer Reception (limited seating RSVP required)

Plan Your Week

Must-attend key PaaS General Sessions, Innovation Awards Ceremony

Focus on Cloud Content and Process

Focus on Digital Experience, BPM, Cloud Services

Information on keynotes is now available

Things to Know

Conference available on mobile – just download from your app store

PaaS Focus on Documents available

My Schedule is live for Oracle OpenWorld

Tweet Out Loud

Engage with us on twitter and other social media channels.

Use Hashtags: #OOW15 | #OracleDOCS | #OraclePCS | #OracleSCS | #WebCenter | #OracleBPM | #OraclePaaS

Converse with us at @oraclewebcenter @oraclepaas @oraclebpm

Because it is connected workplace redefined #OOW15

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

Activity Guide for OOW15 - Keep it Handy!

Heading to OOW15? Hope you have started to fill in My Schedule. We would also recommend downloading the mobile app for OOW15 available. Attendees with Apple iOS or Android devices can access Oracle conference information via the Oracle OpenWorld mobile app (available mid-October). Download the app from the Apple iTunes store or Google Play, and get news and updates, access your schedule and the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog, explore interactive maps, find exhibitors and sponsors, and discover social channels.

Second recommendation, bookmark the following Focus On Documents but also add the sessions you are interested in directly in your My Schedule. This allows you to pre-register for those sessions, comes in handy especially if those are filled to capacity.

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

And, find us Monday morning at David Le Strat's executive session to get a printed activity guide for all things Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM and Cloud Services, well only if you are into that sort of a thing... Regardless, you should check out our executive session:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Happy navigating #OOW15. We look forward to a very successful event with you.

Monday Oct 19, 2015

Plan Your Monday at Oracle OpenWorld - Must-Attend Sessions

Yes, it is true! The Oracle OpenWorld 2015 keynotes lineup has been announced. Be sure to check it out and add it to your My Schedule that is live now.

And as you plan your days ahead, here are the must-attend sessions, in addition to the keynotes, for you to add to your My Schedule for:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 a.m. | Moscone West—2024

Kick-off Monday by getting a complete overview of Oracle strategy and vision for digital experience and digital collaboration spanning our complete portfolio of Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) and Oracle Cloud Collaboration Services. This would be a perfect session to give you context and primer for the following sessions in this area, so don’t miss it!

Oracle Documents Cloud Service—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9183]
12:15 pm | Moscone West—2024

Get a 360-degree perspective on what makes Oracle Documents Cloud Service (OracleDOCS) much more than just a simple enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution. Understand the product strategy, get a sneak peak of the solution and hear first-hand from customers to see how OracleDOCS has become a quintessential solution for today’s digital enterprises.

Oracle Process Cloud Service and the Oracle BPM Suite—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9181]
1:30 pm | Moscone West—2024

Want to learn how your business can rapidly automate processes in a fully managed cloud environment that saves you time and money? Then you can’t afford to miss this strategy session where our product experts would outline the vision and product roadmaps for both Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle Business Process Management Suite. Walk away with knowledge on successful implementation best practices.

Oracle WebCenter Sites Strategy and Vision [CON9191]
2:45 pm | Moscone West—2024

You would want to be there for the strategy, roadmap and demo discussion of Oracle WebCenter Sites. Oracle WebCenter Sites is a strategic platform for enabling companies to reinvent their business online and deliver the next-generation digital experience. Get first hand information on how you can empower your business users with intuitive, business friendly solution to deploy marketing sites and community engagement sites with minimal IT reliance.

Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware: Accelerating Digital Transformation [GEN10761]

4:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis—Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)

Don’t miss this General Session with Oracle Executive Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware Development Inderjeet Singh where he presents details about new capabilities in Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware for mobile and web experience management, the Internet of Things, application programming interface management, big data enrichment, cloud computing, and on-premises portability.


Don’t forget to register for the following Hands-On-Labs taking place on Monday. Space is limited so you may want to add these to your schedule now.

Oracle Sites Cloud Service for Marketing Sites and Communities [HOL10788]
2:00 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Mendocino I/II (2nd Floor)

Digital Experience: Exploring Oracle WebCenter Sites 12.2.1 A/B Testing [HOL10474]
3:30 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom III (3rd Floor)

Networking Event

WebCenter and BPM Customer Appreciation Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Register at:

An exclusive networking event put together at one of Bay Area’s premier entertainment destinations. RSVP is required though OOW registration is not required.

And don’t miss our product showcases at Oracle Demogrounds in Moscone South every day through the conference.

For a full listing of sessions, happenings, events, etc please bookmark the following:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

See you at #OOW15 next week!

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

Inside the OOW Session: Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services

Digital has transformed everything, and more than anything, it has changed our expectations. Our expectations as a consumer are that information is available at our fingertips, information about product and services we are looking for, their competition, peer reviews, service levels, and much more. We expect faster sales cycles, quicker turn around, 24 X 7 information availability and exchange and up to date integrated social, mobile and web engagements.

And we take these experiences as a consumer to our workplace. As employees we expect similar experience at our workplace, from our work tools. That our work is no longer a place but an activity – we take it anytime, anywhere on any device; that information is connected and contextual and securely available and that we are able to engage with our ecosystem round the clock, using any channel that we have at our disposal - mobile, web and social. We expect our work to be automated and to be social-, mobile- and cloud-enabled.

So, how is this new digital world reflected in our products and in our roadmaps? Join our executive, David le Strat who heads product management and strategy for Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM and Cloud Collaboration solutions, as he discusses Oracle’s roadmap for Digital Experience and Cloud Collaboration.

Get insights into what’s coming in innovations in our products and cloud services solutions and hear first-hand about the latest developments in our Cloud Platform services that include Documents Cloud Service, Process Cloud Service and our newest offering, Sites Cloud Service. Drive your company’s roadmap as we share ours for digital collaboration, and for WebCenter and Business Process Management product offerings designed for digital experience and digital operations excellence.

Join us. Be sure to add this session to My Schedule.

CON9207: Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services
Monday, October 26
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

We will see you there!

Learn about this and other Oracle Webcenter, Oracle BPM and Cloud Content and Collaboration sessions at OpenWorld in the following guides.

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld, Customer Reception, Latest News, and More

The OpenWorld edition of Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) newsletter is now out. Take a look to get more information on the exclusive Customer Reception we are hosting in San Francisco on Monday, October 25th; the must-attend sessions for you to hear from Oracle executives, subject matter experts, customers and partners to know the latest strategy, vision and roadmaps for both our on-premises and cloud solutions; the latest news features, product collateral, industry insights, and learn more about upcoming events and activities.

If you are in the area and have not registered for Oracle OpenWorld, you can still attend our Customer Reception so do RSVP today. And don't forget to add your favorite Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM and Oracle Cloud Content and Collaboration solutions to your My Schedule that is now live on Oracle OpenWorld website.

Not attending Oracle OpenWorld this year? No worries, this newsletter still has plenty of information for you to know the very latest happening in Oracle WebCenter, BPM and Cloud Collaboration world. Happy reading!

Thursday Oct 01, 2015

My Journey from Content Administrator to a Solution Consultant and the Lessons Learned

Guest post by Scott Smith, Redstone Content Solutions

I had the opportunity, about eight years ago, to transition into a role where I was administering Oracle WebCenter Content installations. I learned a lot over the next several years about Oracle, and their partner community.

When I first became our company’s Oracle WebCenter Content Administrator, we had four production servers (clustered into two – two server domains) running WebCenter Content 10g. As of one year ago – there are ten servers (clustered into five – two server domains) running WebCenter Content 11g.

We expanded the number of content items from just over 320,000 to more than 7,000,000 and Oracle WebCenter allowed us to scale easily. Oracle and an Oracle partner helped us through the growth transition.

This growth resulted in some challenges to ensure that the system was always running at its peak capability. As the system expanded to accommodate new functionality and metadata requirements, the need to rebuild the Oracle WebCenter Content index became a daunting task. With regular index rebuilds, the search speeds were acceptable, but not always optimal. We never considered an alternate platform since we knew that we were running the most robust and easily configurable system on the market. We had to learn to manage the expectations for how often we could rebuild the index and what could be expected in terms of search speed from complex searches.

As my career has transitioned and progressed, today I find myself “on the other side” of the fence. I have indeed joined the world of consulting with the very Oracle partner I had come to rely on in my "previous" life.

I now find myself in the position of being envious of those system administrators we serve today. The current release of Distributed Index (DI), from Redstone Content Solutions, has eliminated the need to manage expectations related to index rebuild and search times. Distributed Index integrates with Oracle WebCenter Content (it has been designated by Oracle as an Oracle Validated Integration). DI is an integration that allows an Oracle WebCenter Content Administrator to define and build multiple indexes against their content repository. These indexes can be distributed across hardware that is independent from the current Oracle WebCenter Content architecture. This further reduces search times and index rebuild times.

Some of the features and benefits include:

  • Faceted search
  • Ability to set-up multiple/individual indices based on profiles (See Image)
  • Horizontal and vertical scalability
  • Multi-threaded rebuild
  • Add and search content during a rebuild
  • Create and build an index without restarting the content server
  • Robust administrative page for maintenance of indices
    • Provides real-time feedback on status of an index and ETA on rebuild completion (See Image)
As my career continues to progress, I am excited about the possibilities that exist. I can help companies progress beyond what they thought was possible. They can continue to expand their use of Oracle WebCenter, and the tremendous functionality that it offers. The ability to provide support and solutions that bolster the return on investment for Oracle WebCenter customers is just one of the many reasons why I see a bright future in our partnership with Oracle.

Do not forget to utilize those partners who have experience and can help guide you with proven services and solutions that can smooth out those little bumps on the road to success.

To learn more about Redstone Content Solutions and Distributed Index, please follow the links below, or join us at Oracle OpenWorld 15 where we will be co-hosting this year’s Oracle WebCenter Appreciation Event.

For more details on the event and how to register, please see here.

You can also leverage the following resources to dig deeper into the combined solution:

Emerson Live Webcast Recording

Distributed Index in Action Demo

About the author:

Scott Smith is a WebCenter Consultant with Redstone Content Solutions. Scott has held a number of positions over his 30+ year career. Most recently, before joining Redstone, he spent 10 years with School Specialty Inc., where he was a Project Manager, Business Analyst, ETL Specialist, and Content Engineer.

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

Focus on Digital Experience, Cloud Collaboration, Content and Business Process Management

Each year at OOW, we drive the best and most innovative sessions for our attendees. This year is no different. With over 30 speaking sessions reflecting strategy and perspectives from our executives, technology experts, customers, partners, user groups and industry thought leaders; 10 live product demos; and 7 hands-on-labs devoted to Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) and our Cloud Content and Collaboration solutions, we are excited to showcase our product innovations, customer successes and vision at OOW 2015.

This Year’s Highlights:

  • Over 30 sessions featuring customers and partners like Lincoln Financial Group, the Sherwin Williams Company, Nextel, South California Gas Company, TekStream Solutions, Capgemini, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mythics and many more
  • A Meet the Experts session on Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on “Oracle’s Digital Experience Strategy: Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM, and Oracle Cloud Services”
  • 7 live product demo stations; 6 hands-on labs sessions, including Cloud labs focusing on Documents Cloud, Process Cloud and offering sneak previews of upcoming cloud services.
  • Innovation Awards ceremony with winners and representation from Digital Experience, BPM, Documents Cloud Service and Process Cloud Service

Must Attend Sessions:

Don’t miss the Strategy and Vision sessions for the overall portfolio and each of the respective solution and cloud technologies. We invite all customers to attend these not-to-be-missed sessions that can help organizations plan their roadmaps. Attendees will also get an opportunity to hear from customer organizations on implementation successes.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Documents Cloud Service—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9183]
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Process Cloud Service and the Oracle BPM Suite—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9181]
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle WebCenter Sites Strategy and Vision [CON9191]
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm | Moscone West—2024

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oracle WebCenter Portal Strategy and Vision [CON9187]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Sites Cloud Service: Rapid Building of Mobile-First Digital Experiences [CON9199]
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle WebCenter Content and Other Oracle WebCenter Solutions: Vision and Strategy [CON9182]
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle’s Digital Experience Strategy: Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM, and Oracle Cloud Services [MTE10051]
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm | Moscone South—301

There are many more sessions highlighting customer successes, partner discussions, persona and/or industry based discussions, Cloud/PaaS lessons, live product demonstrations and Hands-On-Labs (HOL) sessions so do bookmark the following links for a complete listing:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

Note that My Schedule is live for Oracle OpenWorld now. Customer and partner attendees can use My Schedule to plan and optimize time during the conferences by building personalized conference schedule beforehand. We recommend adding the sessions mentioned above and the others of interest from the Focus On documents.

WebCenter & BPM Auxiliary Events at OOW:

In addition to regularly scheduled programs of sessions, hands-on labs and demos, we have planned additional events for our customers and partners to actively engage with the Oracle and partner teams, and network with their peers. These auxiliary events include:

· Customer Appreciation Reception – Monday 10/26 – 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Invite and RSVP | OOW Registration NOT Required)

· Innovation Awards Ceremony (CON10374) – Tuesday 10/27– 4:00pm - 5:30pm, YBCA Theater (OOW Registration Required)

· Oracle Appreciation Event at OOW 15 with Elton John, featuring Beck – Wednesday 10/28 – 6:30 pm – 12:00 am (Event Information)

Your Conference on Mobile:

Attendees with Apple iOS or Android devices can access Oracle conference information via the Oracle OpenWorld mobile app (available mid-October). Download the app from the Apple iTunes store or Google Play, and get news and updates, access your schedule and the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog, explore interactive maps, find exhibitors and sponsors, and discover social channels.

Social Media Communications:

We will be highlighting our key session on Oracle WebCenter blog periodically. In addition, please use the following hashtags to discuss OOW on your channels and follow along on @OracleWebCenter and @OracleBPM

#OOW15 | #OracleDOCS | #OraclePCS | #OracleSCS | #WebCenter | #OracleBPM | #OraclePaaS

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Customer Appreciation Event and bookmark:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

Looking forward to a great #OOW15 together!

Monday Oct 01, 2012

Oracle Social @ OpenWorld

 Hi there -  Wanna know what going on at Oracle Open World and Social?

 Here are the hot tips!

 Do you want to see  the Oracle Social Engagement Center in action ?

You can explore the power of social publishing (Vitrue)  and the live social  monitoring of  the Social Buzz around OpenWorld.
Let's see if you appear in the Tweeter stream :-).

Visit us  at Moscone South main entrance (foursquare place)  and meet  the Oracle Social Geeks  , @dankmbp and team.

Are you a  social developer  and want to discover Oracle Social Network (OSN) ?

cool - you can still  join the OSN Developers Challenge , take the OSN technical preview tour and meet our WebCenter evangelists Jake (@theappslab) and @noelportugal.

Do you want to meet the Oracle Social Geeks and have some fun? 

Then join us at the Social Plaza @ Oracle OpenWorld event on Tuesday, October 2, Noon–8:00 p.m. at the  Mint Plaza, Fifth Street between Mission and Market.

cu you all at #oow

OOW 12: Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together

If you were among the thousands of folks that filled the Moscone Center Hall D last night to hear Larry Ellison’s keynote, this will be old news to you.  If you weren’t able to catch the session, Larry covered Oracle’s fundamentally different approach to delivering technology that is engineered to work together to give customers extreme performance, simplicity, and cost savings. As you many know, innovating for growth requires the right investments and the right technology. And Oracle is equipped and ready.

If you are attending Oracle OpenWorld, you’ll want to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the following activities!

Friday Sep 28, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Preview: Let's Get Social and Interactive

On this blog, we often write about getting social and interactive.  Usually, we’re talking about how to create a social business or how to make the customer experience more social and interactive.  Today’s topic is about getting social and interactive as well. But this time we’re talking about getting social and interactive the old fashioned way, face-to-face at Oracle OpenWorld with fellow Oracle WebCenter customers, partners and experts and the broader Oracle community.  Here are some great ways to get social at OpenWorld outside of the exhibition halls and meeting rooms:

Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Fujitsu
Sunday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Yerba Buena Gardens & Howard Street Tent

You’ll definitely want to attend the Opening Ceremonies for Oracle OpenWorld 2012 on Sunday, September 30. Centered in Yerba Buena Gardens (YBG) and shimmying out to other venues, the Opening Ceremonies are not to be missed. Join other attendees for great food and drink, energizing music, networking opportunities, and more. While you’re at YBG (home of ORACLE TEAM USA’s America’s Cup Pavilion), be sure to meet the sailors who will be defending the 34th America’s Cup in 2013. Get a good look at the 161-year old Trophy itself—the oldest trophy still being contested in international sport. And at the AC72 boat display, view a model of the largest wingsail ever built.

Oracle WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
The Palace Hotel, Rallston Ballroom

Those Oracle WebCenter customers who’ve RSVP’d to attend the Oracle WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception shouldn’t miss this private cocktail reception at one of San Francisco’s finest hotels. Sponsored by Oracle WebCenter partners Fishbowl Solutions, Fujitsu, Keste, Mythics, Redstone Content Solutions, TEAM Informatics, and TekStream, this evening will provide plenty of time to interact with other WebCenter customers, partners and employees over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

Oracle Appreciation Event – Sponsored by CSC, Fujitsu and Intel

Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.—1:00 a.m.
Treasure Island, San Francisco

On Wednesday night October 3, Treasure Island will be engineered to rock as the Oracle Appreciation Event gets revved up and attendees get rolling. As always at the Oracle Appreciation Event, there will be unlimited refreshments, fun and games, the most awesome views of San Francisco from just about anywhere, and top notch entertainment.  Past performers read like a veritable who’s who of the rock and roll elite. Join us—it's our way of saying thanks to you for supporting Oracle and our flagship conference. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Treasure Island will be provided, so all you have to worry about is having a rocking night of your own.

Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival

September 30-October 4, Check schedule for venues and times.

Oracle presents the first annual Oracle OpenWorld Musical Festival, featuring some of today’s breakthrough musicians from around the country and the world including Macy Gray, Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff and The Hives. It’s five nights of back-to-back performances in the heart of San Francisco. Registered Oracle conference attendees get free admission, so remember your badge when you head to a show. With limited space at some venues, these concerts are first-come, first-served. So mark your calendars and get ready for the music to begin. See you there!

I hope this give you an idea of the many opportunities to socialize and interact with the Oracle community at OpenWorld, and if you’re a music lover like me, you’re in for a special treat as we debut our first annual Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival.  Check out the links below for more information on these events and the many featured performers:

Looking forward to seeing you at OpenWorld!

Thursday Sep 27, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Preview: Get Your Hands Dirty with Oracle WebCenter

Feel like getting your hands dirty with Oracle WebCenter during Oracle OpenWorld next week?  Roll up your sleeves and sharpen you skills sets by mastering Oracle WebCenter technology in one of our Hand-On Labs.  These labs are self-paced, practical learning sessions where you’re guaranteed to discover new ways to derive maximum benefits from Oracle WebCenter.  Experts will be available in person to answer questions and guide you through each lab.

HOL10208 - Add Social Capabilities to Your Enterprise Applications

Monday, Oct 1, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2

Oracle Social Network enables you to add real-time collaboration capabilities into your enterprise applications, so that conversations can happen directly within your business systems. In this hands-on lab, you will try out the Oracle Social Network product to collaborate with other attendees, using real-time conversations with document sharing capabilities. Next you will embed social capabilities into a sample Web-based enterprise application, using embedded UI components. Experts will also write simple REST-based integrations, using the Oracle Social Network API to programmatically create social interactions.

HOL10194 - Enterprise Content Management Simplified: Oracle WebCenter Content’s Next-Generation UI
Tuesday, Oct 2, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2

Regardless of the nature of your business, unstructured content underpins many of its daily functions. Whether you are working with traditional presentations, spreadsheets, or text documents—or even with digital assets such as images and multimedia files—your content needs to be accessible and manageable in convenient and intuitive ways to make working with the content easier. Additionally, you need the ability to easily share documents with coworkers to facilitate a collaborative working environment. Come to this session to see how Oracle WebCenter Content’s next-generation user interface helps modern knowledge workers easily manage personal and enterprise documents in a collaborative environment.

HOL10207 - Build an Intranet Portal with Oracle WebCenter
Tuesday, Oct 2, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2
Wednesday, Oct 3, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2

In this hands-on lab, you’ll work with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content to build out an enterprise portal that maximizes the productivity of teams and individual contributors. Using browser-based tools, you’ll manage site resources such as page styles, templates, and navigation. You’ll edit content stored in Oracle WebCenter Content directly from your portal. You’ll also experience the latest features that promote collaboration, social networking, and personal productivity.

HOL10206 - Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g: Transforming the Content Contributor Experience
Wednesday, Oct 3, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2

Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g makes it easy for marketers and business users to contribute to and manage Websites with the new visual, contextual, and intuitive Web authoring interface. In this hands-on lab, you will create and manage content for a sports-themed Website, using many of the new and enhanced features of the 11g release.

See Your Favorite WebCenter Products in Action

Visit us in the exhibition hall to see demonstrations of WebCenter products.  Demo pod locations are in Moscone South, Right:

  • Oracle Social Network: S-244
  • Oracle WebCenter Content: S-246, S245
  • Oracle WebCenter Sites: S-247
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal: S-249
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Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Preview: Real World Perspectives from Oracle WebCenter Customers

If you frequent the Oracle WebCenter blog you’ve probably read a lot about the customer experience revolution over the last few months.  An important aspect of the customer experience revolution is the increasing role that peers play in influencing how others perceive a product, brand or solution, simply by sharing their own, real-world experiences.  Think about it, who do you trust more -- marketers and sales people pitching polished messages or peers with similar roles and similar challenges to the ones you face in your business every day?

With this spirit in mind, this polished marketer personally invites you to hear directly from Oracle WebCenter customers about their real-life experiences during our customer panel sessions at Oracle OpenWorld next week.  If you’re currently using WebCenter, thinking about it, or just want to find out more about best practices in social business, next-generation portals, enterprise content management or web experience management, be sure to attend these sessions:

CON8899 - Becoming a Social Business: Stories from the Front Lines of Change
Wednesday, Oct 3, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 3000
Priscilla Hancock - Vice President/CIO, University of Louisville
Kellie Christensen - Director of Information Technology, Banner Engineering

What does it really mean to be a social business? How can you change your organization to embrace social approaches? What pitfalls do you need to avoid? In this lively panel discussion, customer and industry thought leaders in social business explore these topics and more as they share their stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly that can happen when embracing social methods and technologies to improve business success. Using moderated questions and open Q&A from the audience, the panel discusses vital topics such as the critical factors for success, the major issues to avoid, how to gain senior executive support for social efforts, how to handle undesired behavior, and how to measure business impact. This session will take a thought-provoking look at becoming a social business from the inside.

CON8900 - Building Next-Generation Portals: An Interactive Customer Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Oct 3, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West - 3000
Roberts Wayne - Director, IT, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Mike Beattie - VP Application Development, Aramark Uniform Services
John Chen - Utilities Services Manager 6, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Jörg Modlmayr - Head of Product Managment, Siemens AG

Social and collaborative technologies have changed how people interact, learn, and collaborate, and providing a modern, social Web presence is imperative to remain competitive in today’s market. Can your business benefit from a more collaborative and interactive portal environment for employees, customers, and partners? Attend this session to hear from Oracle WebCenter Portal customers as they share their strategies and best practices for providing users with a modern experience that adapts to their needs and includes personalized access to content in context. The panel also addresses how customers have benefited from creating next-generation portals by migrating from older portal technologies to Oracle WebCenter Portal.

CON8898 - Land Mines, Potholes, and Dirt Roads: Navigating the Way to ECM Nirvana
Thursday, Oct 4, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Moscone West - 3001
Stephen Madsen - Senior Management Consultant, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Himanshu Parikh - Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture & Middleware, Ross Stores, Inc.

Ten years ago, people were predicting that by this time in history, we’d be some kind of utopian paperless society. As we all know, we're not there yet, but are we getting closer? What is keeping companies from driving down the road to enterprise content management bliss? Most people understand that using ECM as a central platform enables organizations to expedite document-centric processes, but most business processes in organizations are still heavily paper-based. Many of these processes could be automated and improved with an ECM platform infrastructure. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from Oracle WebCenter customers that have already solved some of these challenges as they share their strategies for success and roads to avoid along your journey.

CON8897 - Using Web Experience Management to Drive Online Marketing Success
Thursday, Oct 4, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West - 3001
Blane Nelson - Chief Architect,
Mike Remedios - CIO, Arbonne
Caitlin Scanlon - Product Manager,

Every year, the online channel becomes more imperative for driving organizational top-line revenue, but for many companies, mastering how to best market their products and services in a fast-evolving online world with high customer expectations for personalized experiences can be a complex proposition. Come to this panel discussion, and hear directly from customers on how they are succeeding today by using Web experience management to drive marketing success, using capabilities such as targeting and optimization, user-generated content, mobile site publishing, and site visitor personalization to deliver engaging online experiences.

Your Handy Guide to WebCenter at Oracle OpenWorld

Want a quick and easy guide to all the keynotes, demos, hands-on labs and WebCenter sessions you definitely don't want to miss at Oracle OpenWorld? Download this handy guide, Focus on WebCenter. More helpful links:

* Oracle OpenWorld
* Oracle Customer Experience Summit @ OpenWorld
* Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook
* Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter
* Oracle OpenWorld on LinkedIn
* Oracle OpenWorld Blog

Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Preview: Oracle WebCenter Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss

The beginning of Oracle OpenWorld is only a few short days away. This week on the WebCenter blog, we’ll focus in on the sessions you definitely don’t want to miss while you’re in San Francisco next week.  Monday, October 1 will be a day focused on strategy.  Here are the sessions you want to add to your calendar:

CON8268 - Oracle WebCenter Strategy: Engaging Your Customers. Empowering Your Business

Monday, Oct 1, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West – 3001

Start things off with Oracle WebCenter’s Christian Finn, Senior Director of Evangelism and Roel Stalman, VP of Product Management to learn more about the Oracle WebCenter strategy, and to understand where Oracle is taking the platform to help companies engage, customers, empower employees, and enable partners. This session will also feature Richard Backx, Business IT Architect/Consultant, for the Dutch telecom, KPN. Richard has played a key role in the roll-out of WebCenter products for KPN’s multibrand portals with a specific focus on creating the best customer journey platform for all the company’s digital channels. Business success starts with ensuring that everyone is engaged with the right people and the right information and can access what they need through the channel of their choice—web, mobile, or social. Are you giving customers, employees, and partners the best-possible experience? Come learn how you can!

Dig deeper into WebCenter’s strategy for its ECM, portal, web experience management and social collaboration in the following sessions:

CON8270 - Oracle WebCenter Content Strategy and Vision

Monday, Oct 1, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Moscone West – 3001

Oracle WebCenter Content provides a strategic content infrastructure for managing documents, images, e-mails, and rich media files. With a single repository, organizations can address any content use case, such as accounts payable, HR onboarding, document management, compliance, records management, digital asset management, or Website management. In this session, learn about future plans for how Oracle WebCenter will address new use cases as well as new integrations with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications, leveraging your investments by making your users more productive and error-free.

CON8269 - Oracle WebCenter Sites Strategy and Vision

Monday, Oct 1, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Moscone West - 3009

Oracle’s Web experience management solution, Oracle WebCenter Sites, enables organizations to use the online channel to drive customer acquisition and brand loyalty. It helps marketers and business users easily create and manage contextually relevant, social, interactive online experiences across multiple channels on a global scale. In this session, learn about future plans for how Oracle WebCenter Sites will provide you with the tools, capabilities, and integrations you need in order to continue to address your customers’ evolving requirements for engaging online experiences and keep moving your business forward.

CON8271 - Oracle WebCenter Portal Strategy and Vision

Monday, Oct 1, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Moscone West - 3001

To innovate and keep a competitive edge, organizations need to leverage the power of agile and responsive Web applications. Oracle WebCenter Portal enables you to do just that, by delivering intuitive user experiences for enterprise applications to drive innovation with composite applications and mashups. Attend this session to learn firsthand from Oracle WebCenter Portal customers like the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, extend the value of existing enterprise applications, business processes, and content; delivers a superior business user experience; and maximizes limited IT resources.

CON8272 - Oracle Social Network Strategy and Vision

Monday, Oct 1, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West - 3001

One key way of increasing employee productivity is by bringing people, processes, and information together—providing new social capabilities to enable business users to quickly correspond and collaborate on business activities. Oracle WebCenter provides a user engagement platform with social and collaborative technologies to empower business users to focus on their key business processes, applications, and content in the context of their role and process. Attend this session to hear how the latest social capabilities in Oracle Social Network are enabling organizations to transform themselves into social businesses.

Attention WebCenter Customers: Last Day to RSVP for WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception

Oracle WebCenter partners Fishbowl Solutions, Fujitsu, Keste, Mythics, Redstone Content Solutions, TEAM Informatics, and TekStream invite Oracle WebCenter customers to a private cocktail reception at one of San Francisco's finest hotels. Please join us and fellow Oracle WebCenter customers for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at this exclusive reception. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and talk with executives from Oracle WebCenter product management and product marketing, and premier Oracle WebCenter partners. We look forward to seeing you! RSVP today.


    Oracle WebCenter is the center of engagement for business—powering exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. It connects people, process, and information with the most complete portfolio of portal, Web experience management, content, imaging and collaboration technologies.


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