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Oracle database administration


September 23, 2008  12:26 PM

IOUG’s new chief gets competitive



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

"How many people have a (data) warehouse today?" Almost all hands shot up when Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) president and data warehousing expert Ian...

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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September 9, 2008  8:37 PM

Who’s in trouble now?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Lately, Oracle's accusations against SAP - - everything from corporate theft to massive illegal downloading - - have been all the legal buzz in the world of the software giants.  That is, until...


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 26, 2008  8:34 PM

An Oracle group for everyone



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

Are you an Oracle user working in K-12 education? Do you have a growing interest in archiving and purging data? Do you want to connect with other Oracle database and system administrators?

Then the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) has a place for you....


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 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...


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