Fusion Weekly Issue #6 – 14th December 2012

There was no Fusion Weekly last week due to the UKOUG Conference.

News and Latest Developments

Oracle is stepping up its efforts to promote its cloud portfolio with a new world tour dubbed “CloudWorld.” The tour features senior Oracle executives, customers, partners and industry leaders sharing how they plan to use the Oraccle Cloud. Oracle president Mark Hurd will kick off CloudWorld on 15th January in Dubai.

Top Analyst Chris Kanaracus runs down the 7 key take-aways from 2012.

Functional

A new functional Fusion Blog

We only discovered this one thanks to David Haimes on Twitter, but hopefully it’s the start of some great content. One of the best things about it is that it’s written by people who are already implementing Fusion (to replace EBS). The posts so far are Financials based, but they’re doing HCM next.

Technical

Fusion CRM Composer Series Part I: Overview 

Over the next few weeks the Siebel Essentials Blog aims to share some insight into a special composer, namely the CRM Application Composer (aka CRM Composer) in Fusion CRM. Here’s the first installment, an overview of the features of CRM Composer.

Fuse – can you run it on a . . . ?

Jake from the Oracle Apps Lab has started a series of experiments to see which devices he can get Fuse running on. Also on Android.

Reading

Fusion Tap – A Game Changer?

Suman Adhikary of Wipro Technologies writes about the mobile offering from Oracle – Oracle Fusion Tap (OFT).

Oracle ADF Real World Developer’s Guide

ADF is the language that we’re all going to be getting familiar with. For those that learn best by reading, this sounds like a decent purchase.

It takes hard work, do the hard work 

An inspiring post from Joel Gasgoine (the founder of Buffer). There are a few great stories in there, but the Will Smith / treadmill anecdote is one to remember.

Listening

How Do I Build an App That Looks Like Fusion?

A conversation with Ultan O’Broin, Director of Apps UX at Oracle, discusses how to design and extend applications that take advantage of the huge effort has put into user experience research.

Watching

Oracle Fusion Tap

Linked above is a 20 minutes video on the launch of Oracle Fusion Tap (OFT) by David Kottcamp, Oracle’s Director of Product Strategy.

Analytics as a Service in 2013

Nick Whitehead, Senior Director for BI at Oracle UK talks about Oracle’s plans for offering BI in the cloud in 2013, particularly in the area of CX (Customer Experience) and analysing customer interactions.

and one more thing …

Thanks for calling Tech Support

It doesn’t state which Tech Support system was the inspiration behind this comic, but there are some similarities with our beloved Oracle Support.

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