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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Video Podcasting

Over the past few weeks, the team here at Oracle has been working on leveraging video to assist with our messaging. The exercise has been interesting to say the least, people have different ways of presenting and the method of capturing this on video lends itself to a number of challenges. Anyway, after a couple of concepts we have come up with a format that with a little extra tweaking should prove to be informative.

The short version of the video is below, have a look and please feel free to pass back comments through this blog. We look forward to any feedback as always.


Friday, April 11, 2008

WEB 2.0 for the Enterprise Technology Day

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

10g Protected Enterprise Workshop RIP – Long live the 11g Protected Enterprise Workshop

The 10g Protected Enterprise Workshop has come to an end. From the 7th to 9th April we ran the last iteration of the 10g RAC OEM Workshop. The team, Barry Matthews, Martin Lambert from Oracle and Stuart Zorbas, Scott McNamara from HP, would like to thank all the attendees who gave up their time to attend. From the feedback we have received these workshops have be a very well received.

Unfortunately a person could not make it due to “production problems”, maybe they need protection for their enterprise.

So stay tuned.

We will be announcing the 11g workshop soon. Also due to the popularity of these workshops we will be extending the range to cover new 11g features like Real Application Testing, Active Data Guard and Snapshop Standby and Advanced Compression.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A New Acquisition in the ECM Space

As predicted in one of my earlier posts..

...I think that we will see more acquisitions and/or mergers happening during 2008-2009. There are a number of tier-2 players in the ECM space that are ripe for acquisition and there are a number of hardware vendors that might look to expand their footprint within their own customer base through new initiatives around ECM and the intelligence these products bring to the storage or server environments. Vignette, Interwoven et al. fit firmly into this arena - potential suitors may include HP, Dell or Sun. saw the announcement that HP has made a move to acquire Tower Software, a Canberra based supplier of ECM (records predominately) software - TRIM.

I still predict that we will see 1 or 2 more acquisitions in the ECM space during the course of 2008, HDS have yet to make a move for example. I wish Martin and the guys at Tower all the best and good luck with the future under the HP umbrella.