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    Customer and employee engagement is critical to a successful business model, and in this on-demand world, engagement on and through mobile devices has been shown to yield very positive returns.  Oracle Mobile customers Dubai Airports and National Pharmacies discovered this after using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to automate their employee processes and to acquire and engage customers. You can read, and watch, each of their stories below:


    Dubai Airports

    Dubai Airports, one of the largest airports in the world with over 60 million annual passengers and $1.7 billion in revenue, wanted to automate all of its employee lifecycle processes. It turned to Oracle, and was able to use Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS), combined with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service, to build out and fill process gaps, integrate those processes with its existing architecture (which included Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle EBS-HR and Taleo), and then extend those processes onto mobile devices so that employees could access them anywhere, anytime.  The entire implementation took only 16 weeks to deploy, and the mobile deployment through Oracle MCS only took three weeks!  This solution maximized both employee and HR productivity by making talent development and management completely available through mobile devices.




    National Pharmacies

    National Pharmacies, an Australian pharmacy group with 100+ stores that has been serving the Australian health community since 1911, wanted to empower its customers and increase both their membership and engagement. The healthcare retailer uses a membership model, where its customers pay an annual fee to secure special benefits and discounts on products that the company sells.  As National Pharmacies expanded, it realized that it needed to meet the needs of modern consumers, with their desires to connect, engage, and purchase through mobile channels. Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, National Pharmacies was able to provide 24 hour, real-time access to customer membership profiles and registration/renewal information, as well as access to a mobile purchasing catalog, a health appointment booking tool, and a members-only health knowledge base.  By providing these mobile tools, the pharmacy group reduced new member on-boarding time from 14 days down to several minutes, it reduced call center volume by 30%, and postage costs (member applications used to be mailed) by 50%. Using Oracle MCS simplified several of National Pharmacies' more traditional customer engagement strategies, and has allowed the company to scale in the on-demand world.




    Please share these customer stories with your friends and colleagues, and don't forget to follow us @OracleMobile and to join the conversation on LinkedIn.


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    I’m trying to write this blog post with classeur.io.Just like Martin I’m also searching for alternative ways to write blog posts. I don’t want to completely migrate my blog to a new platform, so I’m searching for a way to write in Markdown and deploy to Blogger.Why Markdown?Since our development of APEX Office Print... [Read More]

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    Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (OAF or "OA Framework") user interface libraries and infrastructure.  Since the release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 in 2013, we have released several cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues.

    These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Pack. "Cumulative" means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

    The latest OAF update for EBS 12.2.5 is now available:


    Where is this update documented?

    Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are here:

    Who should apply this patch?

    All EBS 12.2.5 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS 12.2.5 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

    What's new in this update?

    This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS 12.2.5 bundle patches.

    This latest bundle patch also includes new fixes for several critical issues:

    • Partial Page Rendering event queuing fails in Internet Explorer 11 and Chrome browsers
    • Inability to reset the value of a read-only text input bean mapped to a list of values
    • Columns selected while creating a view are not displayed after running a query against the view
    • An error message is displayed when trying to import a personalization
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    Take this opportunity and register now for the Oracle PaaS Partner Community Forum that will be held in the Le Méridien Lav, Split, Croatia on March 27th & 28th & 29th 2017 with hands-on training on March 30th & 31st 2017. PaaSCommunityForum

    Join us for a week full of keynotes, breakouts, hands-on sessions and networking opportunities. The conference will update you on the latest Middleware solutions & cloud services including:

    • Process Cloud Service & BPM Suite & BPM Suite 12c
    • SOA Cloud Service & Integration Cloud Service & SOA Suite 12c
    • Mobile Cloud Service & Application Builder Cloud Service & Mobile & Development tools
    • Java Cloud & Application Container Service & Developer Cloud Service & WebLogic 12c
    • User Experience and Enrich SaaS with PaaS
    • Internet of Things Cloud Service

    For details please visit the registration page at www.tinyurl.com/PaaSForum2017

    When and Where
    • Start Time: Mar 27, 2017 11:00 AM
    • End Time: Mar 29, 2017 5:00 PM
    • Location: Split Croatia

    For details please visit the registration page at www.tinyurl.com/PaaSForum2017

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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    There are still a few seats left for the "Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 on-premises and in the Cloud" workshops Roy will give in January and early February 2017. And again, ONLY real tech stuff will happen in these workshops. ONLY customer cases we worked with will... [Read More]

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    In Dutch they say, "Nieuwe kansen, nieuwe prijzen", at the start of the latest installment of a game show, lottery, etc. Well, each new year offers new opportunities, with new rewards, and here we are in 2017.

    I haven't blogged for a while, simply because I've been too busy to do so. Oracle JET is taking up all my time. I've traveled a lot over the past months and that will continue, the first half of the year is almost completely booked full already. At the same time, there's NetBeans IDE or, should I say, "Apache NetBeans (incubating)", which is moving along really well. By that I mean everything in every sense, in that context, from the Apache process, to its continued development by Oracle engineers focused on supporting Java 9, to my continual promotion of it via demonstrations of how to use Oracle JET, to all kinds of dependencies that multiple large organizations have both on NetBeans as a development tool, tooling platform, and application framework.

    Oracle JET

    I must confess I'm really excited about Oracle JET, for being an open source, free, and library-based JavaScript toolkit. And, no, I'm not excited about just about everything in the world or even everything that my employer wants me to be excited about, i.e., there are enough things my employer has suggested I promote that I feel really lukewarm about and that didn't excite me enough to spend time understanding and promoting, simply because of not completely connecting to my areas of interest, etc.

    That's also something that's underhighlighted about Oracle as a whole—it is simply such a massive ecosystem of products that once you're connected to a part of it, you really do have a lifetime's worth of interesting work ahead of you. Oracle provides a lot of opportunity for learning and meaningfulness in that sense.

    Java Desktop

    So. Where does that leave my erstwhile enthusiasm for the Java desktop? Now that I'm a fullblown JavaScript enthusiast, spreading the gospel of browser-oriented development, have I simply dumped my many years of advocacy of the Java desktop?

    No, not at all. What I have done over the years is very simple and easy to understand—I have advocated tools and technologies for industrial application development. As opposed to what? Well, as opposed to game development, for example, which I've always considered a bit, well, trivial. I've always found it most interesting to focus on development that means something real, that makes a difference, whatever those phrases mean, as opposed to those that simply seek to entertain or that do little more than help fill time, though I don't want to necessarily pass moral judgement here either, since a lot of really skilled and artistic work is done in those areas, of course, at the same time. In general, I definitely prefer the complexities of solving problems for applications targeted for the back office, or behind the firewall, or in secure areas, over those targeted at non-technical end users.

    What does that mean, concretely, in terms of what I find meaningful, i.e., industrial application development? I have, and continue to do so, promoted the open source tools and technologies that, in my humble opinion, make sense when you're creating large enterprise solutions. Are you creating large applications in the areas of finance, human resources, logistics, and the like? Well, then, moving your data to "the Cloud" and your user interface to the browser, whether on mobile or desktop, makes perfect sense. (And the Oracle Cloud is truly comprehensive and stable, with a large ecosystem of knowledgeable experts and enthusiastic partners to help you. I know this, since I have interacted with many of them directly and personally over the past months.) Are you, on the other hand, creating large applications in the areas of bioinformatics, aerospace, and defense, where you want to make maximum use of desktop resources and graphic visualization and you have a lot of in-house Java desktop experience while the volatility of the JavaScript ecosystem is a real blocker for migration to the browser? Well, great, in that case, the Java desktop is perfect and you clearly need a lot more than Java toolkits such as JavaFX or Java Swing—you also need an application framework, module system, windowing/docking framework, and so on. In fact, you need the NetBeans Platform. Wait, is there place for both JavaScript and Java, both browser and desktop? Yes, of course there is—"the right tool for the right job" is simply the best approach to anything.

    Tools

    And, ultimately, you need a development environment to create your applications, regardless of where they are to be deployed. The best thing to do is to use open source tools and technologies, uniquely provided by NetBeans IDE, which is in the process of becoming an Apache project, which means that you can participate in its development process and roadmap far more than any other development tool in the history of development tools.

    Hurray, 2017 is going to be great and is filled with opportunities that all make sense and all have a logical place in unlocking data and turning it into actionable information. 


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    Someone on the Forums (yes, we read and respond!) noticed they couldn’t add Bytes or Time to their plan displays in Oracle SQL Developer. So we just made all of the columns available now, even if a few them might not make sense, i.e. TEMP_SPACE, OTHER. Preferences – Database – Autotrace/Explain... [Read More]

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    With so much happening in the cloud these days, you don’t want to miss the Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for 12c R1 Administrators Training

    Why Take Oracle Database 12c R2 New Features Training?

    Oracle Has the Worlds #1 Database for Cloud Scale Simplicity

    New data management capabilities enable companies of all sizes to confidently and easily migrate workloads to the cloud. Its massive cloud scalability and rapid analytics deliver faster time to insights, greater agility and real cost savings.

    Whether you're developing applications or looking to migrate data management to the cloud, you now have instant access to enterprise-grade database capabilities.

    Oracle Database Cloud drives real business value, as it can support a true hybrid cloud deployment strategy with 100 percent compatibility. Count on the same experience, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

    Explore Oracle Training Courses

    Our flagship course, Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for 12c R1 Administrators, teaches you about the new and enhanced features of Oracle Database 12c Release 2.

    See how these features apply to different areas of Oracle Database, including multitenant, security, availability, performance, diagnosability, manageability, partitioning and SQL.

    • This course is essential for accessing Oracle Database on the cloud and understanding the value behind the features administrators use in their everyday work environment.
    • If you're not currently using Oracle Database 12c R2, don’t worry. We have learning paths available to get beginners as well as experts up to speed on these new features.
    • In the coming months, we'll be releasing additional Oracle Database 12c R2 courses and certifications to help database administrators get a better feel for the cloud, while learning what's needed to keep databases running securely.
    • Let our experts guide you through this transition to empower you in your current job.

    This course covers:

    • Creating and managing application containers and applications in multitenant container databases.
    • Managing resources in a multitenant container database and pluggable databases with resource manager performance profiles and new memory directives.
    • Performing pluggable database flashback.
    • Upgrading the multitenant container databases and pluggable databases.
    • Managing security by using enhancements in unified auditing, system privileges, Privilege Analysis, Data Redaction, Transparent Sensitive Data Protection and Transparent Data Encryption.
    • Managing data availability by using Recovery Manager, Oracle Data Pump features and SQL*Loader enhancements, and by performing enhanced online operations.
    • Increasing the SQL performance by using the In-Memory Column-Store enhancements at deployment and SQL performance.

    Bookmark this page nowto stay updated on new offerings as they're released.

    We look forward to answering any questions you might have. Simply leave a comment below!


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    Dealing with a complex data type? Say, XML? Or, a nested table? If you want to see a ‘flat’ view of the data for that bit or a row when browsing a data set that contains that TYPE of data, you’ll want to check this preference. Using the code sample from OraFaq – thanks folks! –... [Read More]

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    Enhanced Elastic Stack integration

    The existing ORAchk & EXAchk integration with the Elastic Stack (previously called ELK stack) has been enhanced.

    Many new field tags have been added to the ORAchk & EXAchk JSON output.

    The extra tags allow dashboard filtering based on facts such as:

    • Engineered System type
    • Engineered System version
    • Hardware type
    • Node name
    • OS version
    • Rack identifier
    • Rack type
    • Database version
    • And more...

    The Kibana dashboard can be used to view health check compliance across the data center.

    Now with these new field tags results can also be filtered based on any combination of exposed system attributes.

    Collection Manager health score filtering

    A new filter has been added to the Collection Manager:

    Health Score <= ?

    This allows results to be filtered to only show collections where the health score is less than or equal to the value specified.

    The default value of the filter is 100, so will show all collections initially.

    A number of other existing Collection Manager field labels have been renamed for ease of use.

    Oracle Platinum Services supports Oracle Auto Service Request for qualified OEM fault events

    EXAchk will now check the Oracle Platinum Services monitoring agent, the monitoring user, monitored databases, and their diagnostic directories.

    This helps to ensure quality of Oracle Platinum Services monitoring and that relevant diagnostics can be supplied for faster fault resolution.

    Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool included

    ORAchk and EXAchk now include the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT).

    DBSAT analyzes database configurations and security policies to uncover security risks and improve the security posture of Oracle Databases.

    All DBSAT results are included within the ORAchk and EXAchk report output, under the check "Validate database security configuration using database security assessment tool".


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    Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (OAF or "OA Framework") user interface libraries and infrastructure.   Since the release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 in 2013, we have released several updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. 

    These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Pack. "Cumulative" means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

    The latest OAF update for EBS 12.2.4 is now available:

    Screenshot EBS 12.2.4 OAF Bundle Patch 14

    Where is the documentation for this update?

    Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are here:

    Who should apply this patch?

    All EBS 12.2.4 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS 12.2.4 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

    What's new in this update?

    Fixes are included for following critical issues:

    • Line separator for each row in table is missing in Workflow notification e-mail when viewed in Outlook mail client
    • Application menu entry in the Preferences sidebar was seen multiple times
    • Favorite created to open in a new window is opening in the same window from Framework Simplified Home page

    This is a cumulative patch for EBS 12.2.4.  It includes updates previously released as Bundle 13 and patch 24618945.

    This Bundle Patch requires the R12.ATG_PF.C.Delta.4 Release Update Pack as a mandatory prerequisite.

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    Introduction

    What is docker?

    Unless you’ve been living without internet access for the last two years, it would be hard not to at least heard of Docker. But, as an emerging technology not everyone has taken the time to work out what Docker is, where it fits in and how it can benefit you.
    So, what exactly is Docker? Here’s what Docker themselves describe it as:
    Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins of distributed applications.
    Essentially, Docker is a container based system for your applications. If you’re used to the concept of virtual servers, Docker provides further levels of abstraction for your application. Here’s a visual representation of how it differs:

    Rather than just being one part of the puzzle, Docker provides a number of components and tools to assist with the entire lifecycle management of the application. This includes the container environment, image management and orchestration.
    Docker started it’s life as an internal project within a hosting company called dotCloud, but quickly took off once they open sourced it in early 2013. Since then, it's benefited from over 15,000 software commits from over 900 contributors.

    Why use Docker?

    Now that you have a basic understanding of Docker, there are a number of great reasons to start using it.

    • It’s very fast. Start a Docker container can be complete in as little as 50ms. That’s not a typo, it really can be this quick! This is the advantage of having such high levels of abstraction, you reduce the number of components you need to run. This also means that there's very little to no overhead in it's implementation. Read the complete article here.

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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    Oracle GoldenGate for MySQL 12.2 is now certified on delivering to Amazon Aurora database. With this certification, Oracle GoldenGate users can use Oracle GoldenGate to deliver data to Amazon Aurora databases, including Aurora DB Cluster. 

    The supported configuration is remote apply with a connection to Aurora database endpoints. 


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    The obvious way to start this particular post is to pose a couple of simple questions: what is a state machine and why should you care? In general I would say that you don't need to know about or care about state machines. That's the beauty of using SQL for pattern matching. The MATCH_RECOGNIZE clause encapsulates all... [Read More]

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    Learn about popular container technology available in Oracle Linux

    • LXC provides application and operating system isolation without the need of a hypervisor.
    • Docker provides a means of building and packaging applications into lightweight containers.

    To learn about these technologies and much more, take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats:

    • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following streaming video of expert instructors at your own pace and booking time to get hands-on exercises when suits your schedule.
    • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the schedule to suit different time-zones. Live-Virtual events on the schedule include 16 January, 6 and 13 February, 27 March and 24 April 2017.
    • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. In-Class events on the schedule include:

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
     Brisbane, Australia
     20 March 2017  English
     Paris, France
     20 February 2017  French
     Hamburg, Germany
     27 March 2017  German
     Munich, Germany
     6 March 2017  German
     Milan, Italy
     3 April 2017  Italian
     Turin, Italy
     6 March 2017  Italian
     Johannesburg, South Africa
     6 March 2017  English
     Reston, VA, United States  30 January 2017  English
     Columbus, OH, United States  20 February 2017  English
     Roseville, MN, United States  20 February 2017  English
     Miami, FL, United States  24 April 2017  English
     Belmont, CA, United States  8 May 2017  English

    If you are using an earlier version of Linux, take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course in the following formats:

    • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours at your own pace.
    • Live-Virtual Event: Live-Virtual events on the schedule include 13 February, 13 March, and 24 April 2017.
    • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. In-Class events on the schedule include:

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
     Munich, Germany  13 February 2017  German
     Auckland, New Zealand  27 March 2017  English
     Johannesburg, South Africa  6 February 2017  English
     Pretoria, South Africa  26 June 2017  English
     Irving, TX, United States  22 May 2017  English

      Resources:

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      Maarten Smeets posted a nice article describing asynchronous interaction in BPEL and BPM using WS-Addressing and correlation sets. I wanted to use Service Bus 12c to force the callback to go through a Service Bus proxy instead of going directly to the consumer. This can be useful when the target service should not have the ability to call services outsite of its trusted domain or network.

      All sources can be found in my GitHub repository.

      WS-Addressing

      WS-Addressing provides a way for message routing and correlation using SOAP headers. It is an official specification. Service Bus, SOA Suite, JAX-WS and quite a lot of other frameworks and tools support it one way or the other. There are two versions of WS-Addressing: 200508 and 200408.

      In an synchronous interaction the following headers are important:

      • Request:
        • ReplyTo
        • MessageId
      • Callback:
        • RelatesTo

      In the request the ReplyTo specifies the address where the reply must be send to (or http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing/anonymous if no reply address is specified). The MessageId headers contains a unique id which can be used to to correlate the request to a future callback. In the callback the RelatesTo header contains the original MessageId. There are others headers for example Action which are important, but for creating an asynchronous interaction ReplyTo, MessageId and RelatesTo are all that are required.

      SOA Suite 11g and 12c support WS-Addressing (don’t mention SOA Suite 10g…) and provide out of the box correlation support. Using BPEL no code is required to use WS-Addressing for correlation (both as consumer and as producer).

      Test scenario

      A SOA composite will implement an asynchronous webservice (a fire & forget request followed by a future fire & forget callback). It will be exposed using a Service Bus project which will ‘hide’ the implementation for the outside world. For example the SOA composite might be running in a local domain, while the Service Bus project migt be running in a SOA CS cloud instance. This will allow to SOA composite to only receive traffic from ‘trusted’ networks and the Service Bus will handle all security.

      This will be the test setup, where SoapUI will play the external consumer: Read the complete article here.

      SOA & BPM Partner Community

      For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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      The technical skills gap is widening. As ICT graduate numbers fail to meet demand, companies must look to re-skill and certify business staff. 

      ICT job numbers in Europe have been growing at a tremendous pace since the start of the millennium, now totalling 7.7 million and accounting for 3.5% of the continent’s total workforce. But demand for ICT workers is growing even faster and, if current trends continue, there are likely to be 756,000 unfilled vacancies in Europe by 2020.

      These figures are revealed in a working paper by research and consultancy firm Empirica, using data from the Labour Force Surveys (LFS) of the EU-28 Member States and Empirica online job posting data.

      The research shows that the number of ICT jobs grew on average:

      • 3% per year between 2000 and 2010.
      • 2% per year between 2011 and 2014.
      • 72,000 excess open ICT vacancies in Europe estimated today and this number is continuing to grow.

      The most in-demand candidates currently are:

      • Core ICT practitioners, such as software and application developers.
      • Web and multimedia experts.
      • Database designers and administrators.
      • There continues to be high demand for management and plan/design staff, even though 459,000 such jobs have already been added in Europe in only three years – an average annual growth rate of 8%.

      It's a great time to get Oracle certifed.  The Oracle Certification Program certifies candidates on skills and knowledge related to Oracle products and technologies, such as Java, Oracle Database, MySQL, Solaris, Linux and Oracle Cloud. Credentials are granted based on a combination of passing exams, training and performance-based assignments, depending on the level of certification. Oracle certifications are tangible benchmarks of experience and expertise that help you stand out among employers.

      Technical skills shortage creates strain on Europe’s economy.

      The widening skills gap is likely to have serious implications, not only for European IT innovation, but also for Europe’s overall economic growth. Skilled ICT practitioners are needed in almost all industries of the economy, and indeed the majority (52%) of Europe’s current ICT employees do not work in the ICT sector. With hundreds of thousands of roles left unfilled, the European economy is likely to suffer as projects are not realised, tenders not submitted, innovations not made,

      ICT graduate supply far from meeting demand.

      One of the major problems facing Europe is its lack of ICT graduates. Instead of increasing with demand, the numbers of ICT graduates have actually been in decline since 2006, when they peaked at 129,000. The most dramatic decrease has been in the UK, where the number of ICT graduates today is down to just 63% of the number it used to be in 2003. And yet qualifications are still highly sought after in the European job market. The share of computer science graduates in ICT recruitment has increased significantly over the last 10 years, and so too has the share of graduates from other disciplines – such as mathematics, engineering, and social sciences – who possess the skills and qualifications needed to fill ICT positions that would otherwise remain vacant.

      Beyond filling ICT roles: why companies must reskill and certify their cross-functional staff in order to compete.

      As the struggle for ICT talent intensifies in Europe, companies are increasingly looking to reskill their existing business employees to take on more ICT functions and job roles. But while ICT has traditionally been a field in which outsiders – in terms of formal education or career trajectory – play a crucial role, today’s businesses are paying increasing attention to formal ICT qualifications and industry certification. Indeed, recent research (e-skills QUALITY study: www.eskills-quality.eu) shows that certification has become crucial for ICT practitioners across all backgrounds. We can safely assume, then, that industry certification will become especially important in adapting traditionally non-ICT employees to meet demanding technical staffing needs.

      But far from being a last-ditch attempt by companies to fill ageing ICT requisitions, cross-skilling employees from the business side should instead be seen as a strategic masterstroke. The reason has to do with innovation. Reports show that companies generally tend to leave innovation projects to the IT department. This approach is a mistake on two counts.

      Firstly, innovation requires an understanding of both business and ICT – and IT employees frequently suffer from a lack of knowledge of business operations. Secondly, successful innovation is actually more likely to come from the business side than from IT. The Empirica research shows that the relation between non-IT staff and IT staff involved in driving IT based innovation is 60/40 – both in terms of initiation and implementation. And this, despite many business employees lacking in the IT knowledge needed to effectively address innovation. Therefore, companies that boost the technical skills and qualifications of their business staff will not only be able to fill critical ICT roles faster, but will also exponentially increase their ability to innovate, and by consequence, their competitiveness.

      Certified – ICT as a rewarding and recession-proof career.

      It is also notable that between 2008 and 2010, when the crisis hit other labour markets hard, ICT employment actually increased – by on average 2.65% per year. Employees from all backgrounds can significantly boost career prospects with ICT training and certification. Not only are salaries likely to rise considerably as the skills gap increases, but a career in ICT is among the safest for surviving current European austerity, and any future recession.

      Whether you are a business leader or an individual contributor, working in IT or non-IT, technology training and certification must be on your list of priorities. Your career, your business, and Europe’s future may depend on it.

      Find out more about Oracle’s training and certification programs here.


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    • 01/12/17--06:34: Patching EBS on Oracle Cloud
    • When running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, the application tier always runs on Oracle's Compute Cloud Service (IaaS). As with on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments, you are responsible for applying Oracle E-Business Suite application patches.  You may manage the environment with your corporate staff or optionally work with Oracle Managed Cloud Services or an Oracle partner to administer (patch, clone, upgrade, etc.) your EBS environment.

      EBS Patching Utilities

      Oracle E-Business Suite includes patching utilities that are used to patch the application code. The same utilities are employed in patching both on-premises EBS environments, and EBS environments running in Oracle Cloud.

      The primary Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 patch application utility is adop (AD Online Patching). An example of using this command-line utility is shown here:

      For more information about adop usage and options, refer to the following book:

      With Oracle  E-Business Suite Release 12.1, the patching utility is adpatch (AD Patch). For more information about adpatch, refer to the following book:

      For both Release 12.2 and 12.1, you may optionally use Application Management Suite to apply Oracle-delivered patches and custom patches to environments running on-premises and in Oracle Cloud.

      References

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      What ORDS Standalone is     ORDS Standalone webserver which is Eclipse Jetty, https://eclipse.org/jetty/ .  For the standalone, ORDS sends output to STDOUT, it runs on the command line.  That means there's nothing like a control commands like startup, shutdown,status nor log files, access logs.  It's bare bones... [Read More]

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