Oracle Moves To Ambitious Cloud Computing Plan


Even the most casual observer of enterprise software can see the growth and importance of cloud computing. For example, SAP’s purchase of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion and Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo for $1.9 billion make clear that cloud is now part of mainstream enterprise software.

Let’s have a look at the video snippets that explains the concept of cloud computing that provides  the significance of cloud computing help you understand the difference between infrastructure, platform, software as a service, public, private, and hybrid–and how do organizations make the right choice:


So, Oracle is quietly plotting ambitious cloud computing plan, and “The overall strategy is an ambitious one that features software (SaaS) and platform (PaaS) offerings, along with social collaboration tools, all leveraging the legacy database management systems that have made Oracle one of the biggest tech companies in the world.”

To help lead cloud transformation in your company, one should consider following these points:

  1. Share your expertise on moving to the cloud with line of business folks in your company
  2. Provide the facts about opportunities and risk when moving to the cloud
  3. Serve as the cloud-provider clearing house for your organization
  4. Help the business select the right system integrator
  5. Take the lead on developing your company’s a cloud strategy and transformation roadmap
  6. Help your business counterparts adapt to the new technology
  7. Assess on-premise systems to determine the best cloud migration path
  8. Create a long-term cloud delivery model and strategy
  9. Lead the effort to standardize security, backup, and other centralized policies as they relate to cloud computing
  10. Engage senior management to ensure that cloud computing initiatives support your company’s core strategies
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Oracle Enterprise-grade Cloud Applications To Leveraging True Advantage of Cloud


Deploying your business applications in the cloud can deliver both short and long-term benefits, including cost savings, improved agility, and faster innovation.

However, the full promise of cloud is not being realized by customers who entrust their business to multiple niche cloud providers. Having one cloud provider for customer relationship management (CRM) and another for human capital management (HCM), and then trying to glue these proprietary systems together while integrating to a back-office financial system can add to complexity and long-term costs.

Oracle’s cloud strategy centers around delivering the benefits of cloud—without compromise. Only Oracle provides enterprise-grade cloud applications and services.

Oracle enterprise-grade cloud applications empower you  with complete solutions and choice. From the richest functionality to integrated reporting and great user experience. It’s all available in the cloud. And it works not just with other Oracle cloud applications, but with your existing Oracle and third-party systems as well. This helps protect your current investments and extend their value as you journey to the cloud. With Oracle enterprise-grade cloud applications, you get the benefits of cloud plus more power, more choice, and more confidence.

To know more about how  you can realize the true advantage of Cloud with Oracle Enterprise-grade Cloud applications, read here

Oracle Identity Management in the Cloud


Guys,

Identity access management is a market in transition, for sure.Corporations are opening up more and more of their data to be accessed by employees, business partners, customers and people outside the organization. This change is particularly evident more in true in financial institutions, healthcare and retail. We know that IAM tools help IT departments manage the conflicting pressures of trying to secure data that is stored by someone else – a hosted service provider – and accessed by a device that’s not owned or controlled by the company.

If you want to learn about Identity Management and Middleware in the cloud, please click here the game designed just to showcase you how to secure the cloud using Identity Management.

Source:Ironman Cloud Operative

99oranges successfully implemented Oracle ESSO 11g


We at 99oranges recently did implementation of Oracle Enterprise Single Sign -On (ESSO 11g) solution for one of our India-centric clients, critically important for the safety and security of the country.

First, let me explain from the business perspective why we have implemented Oracle ESSO 11g for the client.

In such a strategically important heterogeneous enterprise environment, users need a unique password to access each and every enterprise application. And such a need for a unique password cause an exponential growth rate in passwords since creating a user individually for all these applications take up time for each system and the assigning of access control to users.

The whole process was troublesome and repetitive, causing unnecessary overheads in servicing these requests and inefficiency on the part of the users since a user has to sign into multiple domains. Don’t you think so. :)

Keeping in mind that most application provide as such no easy way to centrally control user passwords, users usually create credentials that are easy to memorize, containing easy-to-guess derivatives of names, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. And, we don’t have to say it again that such “obvious” passwords make it easy for unauthorized users to gain access to enterprise applications and data.

The Oracle IDM team at 99oranges suggested the client to deploy Oracle ESSO, which can help them eliminate their password headaches and overcome productivity losses.

Seemingly a very compelling reason for client to make an investment!

Watch out for our next post, where we’ll be discussing Use Cases about how our team have implemented Oracle ESSO 11g.

Oracle Identity Analytics: An Adaptable Solution


Oracle Identity Analytics provides vital identity intelligence with rich analytics, dashboards,and advanced compliance features that monitor, analyze, review, and govern user access to mitigate risk, build transparency and satisfy compliance mandates.

In the slide deck below, Naresh Persaud, Director, Identity Management, Oracle, discusses the features of  the Oracle Identity Analytics, which is an adaptable solution, that helps:

  • Optimize The DATA ETL
  • Simplify User Experience
  • Automate Remediation
  • Sustainable Role Management
  • Reduce Audit Findings

Have a look at the slide deck:

Time to invest in Social Recruiting...


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Mobile Sites vs. Mobile Apps: How HTML5 Changes the Math


A good resource comparing Mobile Sites to Apps:

In the mobile world, “age old” questions are those we’ve been asking for the last couple of years, like whether to build a mobile app or a Web site. Now, there’s no question that HTML5 is changing the mobile landscape. Functionality that used to be accessible only through apps is increasingly coming to browsers. Some think this will eliminate the need and the rationale for apps; others argue that apps still retain key advantages, such as the richest possible user experience, discovery through app stores, and total control over branding and look-and-feel.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/08/12/mobile-sites-vs-mobile-apps-how-html5-changes-the-math/

Architecting Your App in Ext JS 4


The scalability, maintainability and flexibility of an application is mostly determined by the quality of the application’s architecture. However, the time saved will be relatively low compared to the time spent on having to maintain, scale and often refactor your application later in the project. One way to better prepare for writing a solid architecture is to follow certain conventions and define application views, models, stores and controllers before actually implementing them.

Click the link below to have a look at the excellent tutorial which is seemingly most relevant to ExtJS 4.x:

Architecting Your App in Ext JS 4

Oracle Identity Manager upgrade - 9.x to 11g


OIM with its latest avatar in 11g has gone various architectural changes from its 9.x version. With this blog I intend to address the differences, which exist between both the versions and try to bridge gaps, which exist between both the versions.

I’ll be covering following topics as part of this blog:

  • Scheduler Engine
  • Notification Engine
  • Request Engine
  • Approval Process
  • User Management
  • Role Management
  • Reconciliation Engine
  • OES based permissioning model
  • T2P process
  • FormMetaData.xml related customizations
  • UI Costomizations
  • Usage of MDS export/Import

Wait for this blog to get updated. You will soon find some interesting material here.

99Oranges Launches Corporate Blog


99Oranges, an end-to-end Identity Management, Product Engineering, Web Solutions and Talent Acquisition & Management Services Company, announces the launch of its corporate blog.
I being the CEO of 99Oranges, shoulder the responsibility of writing the initial post, and am literally delighted to be doing so. With our sincerity to establish a direct relationship with our customers and our employees, this corporate blog has been launched, where our Consultants and Professionals contribute regularly to the blog, showcasing our technology capabilities, domain expertise and thought leadership.
The blog is started for the purpose of educating and informing the readers about technology, products, services, etc, and eventually we are geared towards harnessing tangible benefits in the form of customer information and lead generation, increased sales and new business opportunities for the growth of our corporate roadmap.
Enjoy Reading
Cheers!!!
Anuj