Issue #27 – 7th February 2014
News and Latest Developments
Oracle has announced several changes with Release 8 of Fusion, including the much anticipated Time & Attendance solution, workforce modeling, additional global support for payroll and new languages.
Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Corente, a leading provider of software-defined networking (SDN) technology. It is expected the Corente’s capabilities will help Oracle manage and deploy global implementations within the cloud.
Richard Bingham has posted a primer on Business Intelligence within Fusion Apps. He describes the difference between reports and analysis and the tools that you’ll need to use for each.
Oracle has announced involvement with the OpenStack movement – an open source effort to bring a common set of standards to management of cloud infrastructure.
Floyd Teter has published a thought piece on the IaaS market. Oracle has announced that it’s going to compete with Amazon in the commodity server market, and Floyd thinks that they could win.
Dave Haimes spotted this almost unbelievable article where some hackers used USB thumb-drives to load infected software onto ATMs.
Herbalife’s seen a lot of improvements since they implemented Oracle HCM Cloud. The biggest one is the quality of the data and the ability to get that data to their executives. Here’s some of the key stakeholders giving their opinions.