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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Oracle Accelerate - Not Just Smart but Timely

    Ovum has been following Oracle's Accelerate program over the last couple of years because they thought it is a smart strategy for penetrating the upper mid-market. Although Oracle developed Accelerate largely in response to slowing growth in its core large-enterprise market, the program seems prescient as the global business climate...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    ONE Oracle News for Midsize Organizations - Issue 04

    Midsize companies have their size and agility on their side. To make the most of your agility advantage against larger competitors, streamlining your processes is one of the best steps you can take. Why? Because it will help you improve flexibility, accelerate responsiveness, boost efficiencies, lower costs and, ultimately, increase...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    ONE Oracle News for Midsize Organizations - Issue 05

    In this issue of ONE, we look at how the combination of insight and effective customer-facing processes can help you outshine your competitors and impress your customers enough to keep them with you. Find out more about how Oracle can help you retain your customers.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Oracle Business Brief - Keeping hold of your customers, especially in tough economic conditions

    You know as much as anyone about the challenges faced by midsize organizations. There are always competitors with deeper pockets, customers demanding more for less, and suppliers giving preferential terms to larger organizations. How can you sharpen your competitive edge? Read this white paper to learn how Oracle can...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Information Governs: Run Your Business Better - and Prove It

    In the past, organizations have chosen to tackle governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) projects among different departments and business units. As a result, this myopic strategy can be costly, inefficient and get in the way of agile business operations. Read this white paper to learn about Oracle's comprehensive GRC platform...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Information Governs: Oracle Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    Enterprises must achieve strategic objectives while operating within prescribed boundaries. To help executives meet these challenges, Oracle delivers a comprehensive GRC platform that works across heterogeneous environments. Oracle combines risk intelligence and analytics, end-to-end support for cross-industry and industry-specific GRC processes, and best-in-class controls enforcement and data security, so you...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    All Things On Demand

    Traditional customer relationship management (CRM) systems fall short when it comes to usability, deployment and payment speed. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) 1.0 offers such features, but it is limited in other respects. Adam May, director of product management at Oracle, explains how Oracle On Demand provides all of the business features users...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Ready or not, here comes the cloud

    Clouds do many things well, but fixing performance problems isn't one of them. For that you need a world-class application server. Learn how application delivery problems continue to frustrate IT managers and how to move to the cloud without losing your sanity.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Oracle WebLogic Suite ActiveCache and Increasing ROI: A Technical Perspective

    Over the last few years, most enterprises have come to realize the increasingly higher costs of acquiring, housing, powering, cooling, managing and maintaining large-scale and mission critical systems. In keeping pace with technical and business needs of our customers, Oracle has introduced Oracle WebLogic Suite, our most powerful, flexible and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enterprise Performance Management - The Japanese State of the Art

    What can companies do to improve enterprise management systems? What are the critical success factors? Learn about the impact of enterprise performance management and why businesses are finding it difficult to extract insight and create impact. This white paper examines the state of EPM in Japan and the challenges faced...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Financial Management Solutions - Preparing U.S. Companies for the Transition to IFRS

    Transitioning to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) offers U.S. businesses the benefits of global standards and controls. But there are also tremendous challenges: capturing the right data, ensuring information consistency and reliability, managing multiple frameworks, and understanding the accounting impact. Read this white paper to learn how Oracle's Financial...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Executive Paper: Oracle Crystal Ball

    Increase revenue. Decrease costs. Reduce development time. Every day you strive to meet these goals. And each business decision you make either enables you to advance toward them - or impedes your progress. Spreadsheets and other data analysis tools lack the functionality, capacity, and power to do the necessary...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    State of the Portal Market

    In light of the current economic environment, many organizations are feeling pressure to drive greater operational transparency, align costs with revenue fluctuations, and create more flexible business processes that allow them to better respond to the volatile market conditions. Enterprise portal platforms can help address and alleviate these pressures, as...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Data Grids and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

    This free white paper demonstrates that a data grid infrastructure, built with clustered cahing, can help you avoid "weak link" vulnerabilities that can sabotage SOA strategies. Learn: How the challenges of selecting an SOA strategy can affect the underlying middleware infrastructure How SOA can improve data availaility and reliability...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Advanced Consulting Enterprises: Mapping Database Solutions to Your Needs

    Guardianship Program of Dade County is a non-profit private agency that provides guardian services for indigent adults in Miami-Dade County in South Florida. Guardianship Program is involved in all decisions - paying bills, medical treatments, rent - for each person in its system. Keeping track of each decision for each...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    Case Study: Oracle Database Products Have Been an Integral Part of Analytics Partners' Success as BI Consultants

    Analytics Partners, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the leading BI consultants and solutions providers in the Southeast, with more than 20 full-time consultants and approximately $5 million in total revenue. Right around the time Analytics Partners was launched, nQuire was acquired by Siebel, which was subsequently acquired...

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  • Presentations // Jan 2009

    iSeminar: How Emerging and Midsized Companies can Keep Costs Under Control

    An in-depth iSeminar covering how midsize and emerging companies can keep costs under control.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Oracle ONE - News for Midsize Organizations: How to Keep Your Costs Under Control

    Midsize companies have their size and agility on their side. To make the most of your agility advantage against larger competitors, streamlining your processes is one of the best steps you can take. Why? Because it will help you improve flexibility, accelerate responsiveness, boost efficiencies, lower costs and, ultimately, increase...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Leveling the Field: Powerful Software Solutions for Midsize Companies

    This paper highlights the value and benefits Oracle partners bring to IT implementations through the global Accelerate program?a fixed-scope/fixed-price approach that ultimately lowers costs to customers and speeds time to value. Readers will learn how Oracle partners using Oracle Business Accelerators combined with their own industry expertise enable companies of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    State of the Market: Microsoft SharePoint

    Microsoft SharePoint has captured the ECM market's attention. While some may argue that SharePoint is not a panacea and is perhaps being over-used, many organizations around the world are reportedly using it for one or more ECM-related projects. In fact, it is likely, based on the market data that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Web 2.0 at Work: Departmental Use Cases

    The introduction of Web 2.0 technologies into the enterprise greatly increases the value of your company's most important assets: employees' knowledge, relationships, and initiative. Making knowledge more visible increases innovation and shortens turnaround times. Increased collaboration accelerates productivity. Your company transforms into a more-socially connected organization that reacts faster and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Making Web 2.0 Work for Your Enterprise: Internal Deployments

    The social Web captures and makes accessible previously invisible knowledge, and ignites new conversations among employees that lead to new innovations that would not have previously occurred. After deploying a corporate wiki, an investment bank saw a 75 percent drop in e-mails on projects using wikis.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Making Web 2.0 Work for Your Enterprise: IT Deployments

    By integrating new blog and wiki capabilities with an existing company intranet, a pharmaceutical company maximized the reuse of existing applications, security, and content, leading to an increase in cross-team collaboration, a reduction in e-mail traffic, and growth in new innovations.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Business Agility: Strategies for midsize organizations

    Midsize companies have their size and agility on their side. To make the most of your agility advantage against larger competitors, streamlining your processes is one of the best steps you can take.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Preparing for Mission-Critical SOA with Next-Generation Governance Technologies

    Undoubtedly, SOA has entered the mainstream but that doesn't mean it should be embraced without caution and adequate governance practices in place. The arrival of next-generation SOA tools from leading vendors, means companies can now tackle governance issues sooner rather than later. These new tools provide the visibility, control and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node: Better Virtualization for Databases

    Availability is a growing concern for all customers. Information, and the databases underlying that information, have become more and more integral to business processes and products. Simply put, windows of downtime for planned maintenance no longer exist. This informative white paper explains how the new Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Duplicate of Patch

    Deployment procedures provide flexibility to incorporate the changes rising out of environmental conditions and technical requirements in one's environment. This unique ability provides the user with the advantage of combining the best practices defined for a task, along with user practices, to deliver automated solutions for complex, error-prone manual tasks....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead

    Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Management Excellence A Step-by-Step Strategy to Success

    Management processes require flexibility because they deal with uncertainties and can result in a range of outcomes. Using a strategy-to-success framework as your guide, your company can establish the best practice processes that lead to management excellence. This paper outlines a strategy-to-success framework that consists of six interrelated management...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Video: Globalization Best Practices: An Interview with Hackett President Wayne Mincey

    A brief webcast with Hackett President Wayne Mincey in which he discusses Globalization and touches on these key points: Globalization: a concept of "where do I get work done?" Impact of Globalization Real Value of Globalization Driving impact Leveraging technology

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Art of Social Sales

    Most of the time, we don't think of sales as "social." In fact, never is probably more accurate. But when it comes to dealing with the new customer?a social customer?the contemporary sales organization and even the individual salesperson are being forced to rethink how they actually sell. And that can...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Social CRM Comes of Age

    Since 2003, the impact of the social communications makeover has shifted ownership of the customer/company relationship to control in the hands of the customer - which changes how businesses must respond to that customer. Discussions of the value of the company moved outside the company's walls to the enclaves of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Retailers' Response to the Global Economy Downturn ? Enabling Immersive Shopping Experiences

    The global retail industry is now moving towards the attainment of total immersive shopping experience (ISE) abilities - integrated customer relationship management (CRM) software suites - based upon a common enterprise information model and tightly connected with solid merchandising and store execution systems - will represent the key technological enabler...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Web 2.0 and Sales Process Management

    This report discusses how Web 2.0 systems and applications can support management of sales processes.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How Do You Evaluate Which On-Demand CRM Solution Is Right for You?

    The three main drivers of SaaS adoption?low initial cost of ownership, speed of deployment, and low internal IT resource profile?make SaaS solutions attractive at any time, but even more so in times of recession, provided there is a bona fide business need and the initiative can reliably be expected to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Surviving and Thriving in the Customer-Driven Age

    The customer-driven age is upon us and succeeding in this environment requires a new set of goals and a new set of tools.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2

    Real Application Clusters with Oracle Database 11g, enables a single database to run across a cluster of servers, providing unbeatable fault tolerance, performance, and scalability with no application changes necessary. This white paper provides a technical overview of Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 with an emphasis on the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Lower IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2

    Organizations across the world are using grid computing with Oracle to make the most of their IT resources. And now, Oracle is making grid computing even more accessible. Learn how you can transform your business, budgets, and service levels with Oracle Database 11g Release 2. You'll discover how its new...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2008

    University of Otago Improves Application Availability and Scalability With Grid Technology

    Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university. In 2004, the University decided to replace the long-standing and outdated corporate database and application server platform, which was too costly to maintain. It was extremely time-consuming to build additional application services on that platform - and one...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2008

    Aeroplan Leverages Service-Oriented Architecture to Deliver Next-Generation Loyalty Services

    Aeroplan wanted to attract a broader range of consumers, offer more ways to earn miles, and expand its business partnerships to provide a greater variety of rewards. To execute this strategy, Aeroplan needed a technology infrastructure with the flexibility, scalability, and robust commerce capability to support countless consumer preferences and...

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