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September 16, 2008  9:46 PM

Oracle certifications: More than a piece of paper?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

How much is your Oracle certification worth? It's a question that's been asked many times, but for now, we seem to have an answer: Not as much (numerically, at least) as it once was. As pay for certified SAP skills is seeing...

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August 29, 2008  1:18 PM

Will ‘on demand’ stay ‘in demand’?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

What's the outlook of the Software as a Service (SaaS) business within the next two years? According to Lawson Software CEO Harry Debes, "the industry will collapse." Some may find this statement questionable, especially when many of the major software vendors - - even Larry Ellison, who has


August 19, 2008  8:05 PM

Determining the ‘don’t-miss’ sessions at Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle OpenWorld is less than five weeks away. You've already registered, made your travel plans and prepared your presentations. But what else can you do between now and the start of the world's largest annual Oracle conference?  It...


August 13, 2008  7:28 AM

PeopleSoft CRM, Oracle E-Business Suite lose their magic



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Have PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite lost their magic? If you take a look at Gartner's Magic Quadrant, then the answer is yes. This year, PeopleSoft CRM and E-Business Suite were nowhere to be seen on the...


August 5, 2008  8:27 PM

The WebLogic vulnerability vs. your worst Oracle security experiences



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle scored a 10 for security last week.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of those “best-you-can-get” 10s. It was a 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scale, a system for rating and assessing the impact of system vulnerabilities...


July 30, 2008  8:23 AM

Did SAP ignore Oracle’s legal warnings?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Conspiracy; espionage; "Project Blue;" massive illegal downloading; corporate theft on a grand scale. These are just a few of the many words Oracle has used to describe SAP's alleged illegal activity with its third-party support subsidiary, TomorrowNow. What are Oracle's latest accusations, and...


July 16, 2008  1:53 PM

Will Oracle keep BEA customers satisfied?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

Ever since the Oracle-BEA deal was given the green light by the federal government in February, we've all been asking the same questions: How will Oracle combine the two company's middleware offerings?...


July 8, 2008  9:53 PM

To blog or not to blog: OpenWorld prompts the question



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The Sept. 21 kickoff of Oracle OpenWorld 2008 is rapidly approaching, and many bloggers are asking the same question: To go or not to go? Some people are not too happy, claiming Oracle is suggesting- -or at...


July 2, 2008  7:30 AM

What is Oracle’s SaaS strategy?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

It’s no secret that Larry Ellison is in his business for the money. Therefore, his reason for laying low in the on-demand software industry -- he says software-as-a service (SaaS) isn’t...


June 18, 2008  8:38 AM

My top five Oracle 11g features



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle's 11g database has received some less-than-stellar press recently -- The Pythian Group accused Oracle of releasing misleading adoption rates, and


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