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Best Practices, Certification, Channels, Industry News, My Oracle Support, Oracle OpenWorld, SaaS and Security resources, news, and support articles.

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Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Advisor Webcast Recordings
Did you know that Advisor Webcasts are recorded and available for download?  Topic covered include many Oracle products as well as My Oracle Support.  Note:740966.1 has the details on how the program works.

As Passwords Die, Are We Witnessing Revolution or Evolution?

It would be pretty funny if the next ad for Apple’s iDevices touting TouchID happened to make the point using Google Glass (“In a world, where Glassholes are everywhere – behind you in line at Starbucks, sitting next to you on the BART, even lying in bed next to you – no passcode is safe!”). This article about the consumerization of shoulder surfing using Google Glass (and other wearables, to be fair) means that any kind of pin entry or pattern swiping can be captured, analyzed and figured out pretty quickly.

Oracle's Deal Won't Do Much for Its Cloud Computing Efforts

Micros still gets the vast majority of its revenue from sales of less sexy hardware and services, making the deal is more of an add-on for Oracle rather than a supercharged foray into cloud computing, writes Kevin Allison of Reuters Breakingviews.

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Oracle Database In-Memory Option

Oracle to Buy Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion

The deal for Micros Systems, a maker of software for restaurants and hospitality providers, is Oracle’s biggest since the takeover of Sun Microsystems five years ago.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 19-JUN-2014

APEX
(YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express lets us know that: Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2 now available!
SQL Developer

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Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Conference Call Humor
I think this is something we all can relate to.  It is hilarious!  Check out the video HERE.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-JUN-2012

12c In-Memory Option
The news is all over the place, so I'll just include a couple of items on our big announcement. One is the announcement itself: Larry Ellison Unveils Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality.

Oracle's Database of Youth

Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle’s chief, has positioned the new version of his flagship database as a great marriage of stability and change from a company now worth more than IBM.

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