Issue #21 – 20th September 2013
News and Latest Developments
Oracle Open World
Holger Mueller (Principal Analyst with Constellation Research) has outlined the key points he’d like Oracle to address at OpenWorld. He shares his questions on Fusion, Apps Unlimited, Hardware, Taleo, Java and 12c.
Scott Ewart from the Oracle HCM blog shows us how the Oracle Social Network changes HCM and enables us to use applications that could not have been built before.
A fun little quiz on Fusion Apps. Can you pick the right answers on the history and hype of Fusion?
Brett Beaubouef writes on the ‘ERP the Right Way!’ blog how to define project scope, what the make-up of a scope document is and the pitfalls of doing it incorrectly.
Sebastian Anthony from the Extreme Tech blog summarises the state of the SmartWatch market – which is very hot right now after product releases from Samsung and Sony – and why they’re not quite there yet. He also holds out hope for a disruptive market entry from one particular vendor.
A construction company in Korea is about to begin building “the world’s first invisible tower.” The Tower Infinity will stand 450 meters tall and be situated near the Incheon Airport just outside of Seoul. It sounds very impressive, but we’re not quite sure about building an invisible skyscraper next to an airport.
An IT Manager from North Carolina is attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean by clinging to helium filled balloons – likely inspired by a famous Pixar character. Here’s how he did (link).