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Securing Oracle EBS can be a bit painful. Here are five quick tips to help you enhance Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) application security, prevent more SoD conflicts, and help alleviate the pain. Secure Your Oracle EBS Implementing an Oracle EBS system architecture is no small feat. It requires extra effort to secure your EBS app correctly, but is necessary for keeping your system safe and protecting your sensitive or confidential information from your competitors and unauthorized users within your organization. For instance, you might not have known that some responsibilities that appear to be set up for only querying tables for transactional or ...
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The way organizations “consume” enterprise software has changed dramatically since the advent of cloud computing and the widespread adoption of SaaS propositions. Instead of a major, disruptive upgrade project every three to five years, software updates are released (and deployed) on a much more regular basis. With its Cloud Applications , Oracle delivers new updates every quarter. This means every three months you’ll receive new functionality to help you efficiently and effectively manage your business. The subtext here is that anyone responsible for managing and supporting an Oracle Cloud Application running within a business needs to decide what features ...
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Authored by Justin Ruiz & Sarah Tarter of Rubrik DBAs are known for their masterful ability to untangle complex systems–but that’s not to say that the massive growth in database types and data and the ever-increasing need for business agility haven’t made their jobs more challenging. Given the range of applications DBAs must now support and the acceleration of database and data growth, today’s DBAs are tasked with managing terabytes, if not petabytes, of data across on-premises and cloud–and these numbers will continue to grow. In fact, IDC analysts estimate that data volume will more than double every two years . So how can DBAs maintain protection ...
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We have all had to make unimaginable changes from the way we work at home and in the office to how we help our families with students now going to class remotely in most cases. Under pressure and stress, it’s all too easy to let even critically important things fall by the wayside if they aren’t an imperative for the day. But that’s how progress slows and we fall behind! We don’t want you to stop learning and growing – as companies, teams and individuals. That’s why we’ve challenged ourselves to make learning and connecting as readily available as we can. We have also been strengthening our partnerships with other users groups to magnify our collective ...
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You are a successful individual contributor in your organization, and you've just been promoted to your first management position. Whether you're a technical expert or business functional expert, you now must adapt to new roles and responsibilities. This article discusses the new expectations that come with the role of manager as well as some of the skills and business acumen that will help you succeed. Role Differences of a Manager Versus an Individual Contributor As a successful individual contributor, you demonstrated success in very key skills. You are the expert in a technical or business area. You excel at identifying goals and responsible for ...
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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Delivers Value Now and into the Future Oracle rolled out Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12.2 in Fall 2013, delivering Online Patching along with new and enhanced business functions and UI modernization across the suite. Since then, Oracle has provided a steady stream of functional and UI updates to 12.2, as well as automation to optimize Oracle EBS environments running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI.) Oracle introduced Enterprise Command Centers in Fall 2018, continuing a pattern of innovation on 12.2. Increasingly, users can start their Oracle EBS sessions with discovery-oriented dashboards that bring together diverse ...
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If you are currently using Oracle Analytics Cloud, you won't want to miss the OATUG Analytics and BI eLearning Week session entitled: "Oracle Analytics Countdown: 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Oracle Managed Analytics Environment." @Doug Ross , a manager/architect with Performance Architects, will present 10 top best practice tips to help you maximize your experience with managing an OAC environment. Doug has spent the past three years delivering OAC implementation consulting for several customers. Although OAC is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering where the underlying analytics software is managed by Oracle, there are still a number of tasks that are ...
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Strategic procurement As the procurement process continues to become more strategic and collaborative, organizations are starting to realize the benefits of having a solid procurement strategy in place. However, understanding the strategic implications of every step and figuring out a way to implement it across all functional units of business is a distinct challenge. For modern procurement managers, identifying the purpose of the department is the first step. Unless you know the purpose of your departments, you will be unable to communicate effectively with your management team, leading to issues delivering on organizational goals. Here are some common ...
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Over the last few years I have been immersed in the Oracle Cloud community as our team at More4apps develop our new Oracle Cloud integrations, and I’ve noticed an interesting shift in the internal cultures of those in the Oracle community who have taken the brave leap into Oracle Cloud. That shift, in my opinion, is positive in the long run, but for those experiencing it, has possibly felt something like pulling teeth. While Cloud, technologically, is a big shift for any organization, the cultural shift it also requires should not be taken lightly. On premise Oracle ERP systems have been around for years, and most organizations, more or less , used the same ...
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As governments worldwide put stay-at-home measures in place, organizations moved quickly to have their employees work from home while continuing normal business operations. It fell on IT managers to rapidly respond with an optimized IT infrastructure that ensured complete business continuity. Cloud computing, with its flexibility and IT agility, is a major component for optimizing operations. Migrating to the cloud adds several benefits , such as scalability with new technologies, lower cost of ownership, and security patching. In 2018, according to LogicMonitor’s Cloud Vision Study , main factors to move to the cloud are “IT agility, excelling at ...
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When you’re searching for innovative solutions and adjusting to “the new normal” wouldn’t it be great to find real answers from real people who’ve already solved the same challenges? Those people are here and they’re sharing what they know so you can work smarter, not harder. In this short video, several OATUG members share why they turn to OATUG when they need answers. Here are just a few of the ways OATUG helps members get the trusted, reliable answers they need: The Knowledge Base In thousands of case studies, conference presentations, articles, and webinar recordings, OATUG members share their experiences, successes, and lessons ...
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In the weeks since the close of the OATUG Forum Online, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the event, the virtual community we built together, and the knowledge our presenters shared. I began working with OATUG in December 2019 when plans for COLLABORATE 20 were already in full swing. In March, as companies and individuals around the world were beginning to make enormous adjustments to address the growing COVID-19 crisis, the conference was shifted to a virtual event called OATUG Forum Online. The OATUG Education Team worked with presenters and volunteers to quickly schedule the 200 sessions slated for this event, and to make the educational content ...
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This is not a brief on how to manage and experience excellent productivity while working from home; it is a treatise on how working from home affects you as a person. So I am not proposing an approach for managing your days—rather, this short read might give you some pointers on how not to manage your time. First of all, a warm thank you and deep appreciation from the bottom of my heart to those who are fighting for the rest of us in dealing with the aftermath of this COVID-19 pandemic. And, heartfelt condolences to those who have lost a near and dear one due to this medical calamity. Working from Home (or WFH in common parlance) has been something employees ...
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The movie opens with a scene from a New Year’s Eve party. It’s Gatsby themed, and long strands of fake pearls and swaying fringe make a striking visual as the camera sweeps the dance floor. Now the scene cuts to a large family -- multiple generations -- gathered in an expansive lodge-like setting, a fire roaring at the hearth while the patriarch raises a toast to “Health, wealth and the best decade this family has ever seen!” The director treats us to glimpses of similar celebrations, large and small, happening all around the world. Then she cuts to a hospital. A patient codes. The health care workers in the room don’t look sad. They look scared. One of ...
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First and foremost, I hope you and yours are healthy and safe during these difficult times. When I last addressed you here, OATUG was excited to be preparing for our COLLABORATE 20 conference in Las Vegas. We had planned our parties. We were excited about the connections we would have with one another. We had lined up our education sessions. We were preparing to celebrate 30 years of OATUG. Then, the world changed, in the most unexpected and unprecedented ways imagined. I am writing these words to you in early May, at a time when it is difficult to anticipate what our life on the job is going to look like five days from now, let alone five months. ...
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While I have worked with OATUG for a year and half, now, supporting both the board and the membership, I came from the world of board management in non-profits. I have a little first-hand knowledge here. Corporate philanthropy is merely that act of giving. To be honest, it can make you feel good and possibly give your organization a little exposure, maybe some free marketing. What I have experienced since working with OATUG is this group gets it. The members of OATUG take it one step further – social responsibility. This organization isn’t giving for potentially mutually beneficial gains – OATUG gives to a non-profit where our events are held. It isn’t ...
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As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grow, we hear from our customers, IT managers, the demands placed on them to ensure strong business continuity and disaster recovery plans. Legacy hardware can be a hindrance in those plans, especially during these times. This doesn’t have to be an ongoing worry: We can help you break free from this trap…and we can do it remotely. Martin Novak, IT Manager at Professional Target Marketing (PTM), needed to protect one of the company’s main assets. A large database of customer information was mission-critical for the company, and Martin knew he needed to ensure business continuity and put a strong disaster recovery ...
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Though Cloud applications get a lot more press, Oracle EBS is still the platform of choice for many of the world’s largest and most complex entities. Oracle’s Cliff Godwin, Sr. Vice-President of Product Development, kicked off the OATUG Forum Online on Monday with these eye-opening stats on what just a handful of customers are doing with the power of EBS: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services processes 4.5 million claim transactions and issues $1.58 billion in payments daily. Dell processes more than 22 M orders worldwide annually. Starbucks manages its global supply chain for 30K stores, 45 distribution centers and 8 plants, including ...
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Almost exactly a year ago, OATUG Customer Support Council chairmen @Vivek Puri and @Brian Pellegrin shared with you here that -- due to the certification timing of Oracle EBS with Oracle Database versions beyond 12.1, Oracle had waived extended support fees for Oracle Database versions 11.2/12.1 for Oracle Database licenses used for Oracle E-Business Suite through December 2020. Today we’re excited to share that – after continuation of dialogue between the OATUG Customer Support Council, the EBS Development team and Oracle Proactive Support – a further extension has been granted: Extended Support uplift fees have been eliminated for Database 12.1.0.2 ...
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OATUG FORUM Online - MEETUPS & HAPPY HOURS Networking and making connections have always been a vital part of the COLLABORATE – OATUG Forum experience, and so we’re bringing that here, too! These interactive sessions will be hosted on Zoom, so be ready to turn on your camera and engage in these virtual networking opportunities during this live event. Tuesday, April 21 5 pm EDT: Women in Technology Meet Up Wednesday, April 22 5 pm EDT: Virtual Happy Hour #1 Thursday, April 23 5 pm EDT: EPM (Hyperion) Meet Up with Al Marciante (Oracle Sr. Director, Product Management) ...
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