Oracle President Mark Hurd gave the keynote at Collaborate, and this report on what he said is full of great facts. “Oracle has acquired 100 companies since the PeopleSoft acquisition. By the end of May, Oracle will have spent $4.8 billion on acquisitions this fiscal year.”
Oracle’s Richard Bingham talks about getting Fusion Apps to Co-exist with the Apps Unlimited applications, and details the different options available for both packaged integration and ‘enabled’ integration.
Alex Antonatos (the ‘Apps Consultant’) has seen Fusion Mobile for CRM and has kindly posted a review and screenshots of what he found. It’s also the first time that we’ve heard of ‘Oracle Voice’ outside of slide decks – it’s really exciting that it works well.
This training video was highlighted by Niall Commiskey on his blog. It walks you through the Fusion Apps concept of ‘Human Workflow’ (essentially workflow that contains steps requiring manual intervention).
A report from the Economist on how to get the most out of Big Data. As you would expect from the topic, this isn’t just an opinion piece, the suggestions are backed with good data (support login required).
A quick 9 minute podcast with Oracle exec Jeremy Ashley (VP, UX). Jeremy tells us what’s coming next in the Fusion Apps suite, including the Fuse UI (for Self Service and Mobile users). It uses the same view objects as the full-strength ‘professional’ UI (so it inherits standard Fusion security, single-signon etc) and is built entirely in ADF.
Marc Benioff says this is the “Best video I’ve seen in a while”. It’s a bold claim, but it is very interesting to see that wearable tech isn’t just about Google Glass, and there are a lot of other directions that inventors in this area are heading in.
Innovation within the games industry is still strong. This inventive setup allows the field of view to be extended past the edge of the television screen. The Radial Wobble effect, in particular, would really add to the immersive feel of some games.
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