Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. They employ more than 21,000 people that strive to enhance the health, wealth, and careers of a 110 million people worldwide.
An Oracle customer for many years, Mercer uses Oracle Database Appliance for its EasyEnroll health and benefit administration software product, which is used by 7.6 million people across the globe.
We asked Lead Database Administrator Kari Jacobs why Mercer chose Oracle Database Appliance.
Today the Xen Project announced eight security advisories: XSA-191 to XSA-198. The bulk of these security advisories were discovered and fixed during the hardening phase of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 release (expected to come out in early December). The Xen Project has implemented a security-first approach when publishing new releases.
IT spend on innovation requires faster application development to keep up with business growth. Familiar approaches just don’t work. This is because companies are discovering that critical business applications are not just database or infrastructure, they’re really a combination storage, databases, and application servers.
The consequences of not choosing wisely when selecting new technology can be significant. By the time you tally up the cost of the software/hardware, the time spent implementing it, the effort on staff training, the migration away from legacy systems, and then any financial impact related to the new stuff not doing what you expected it to do… Well, it’s no surprise when upper management isn’t very polite about asking what the heck went wrong.
How many times have you been told that your IT budget was being cut? How often have you been told to do more with less? Perhaps not in so many words, but in resource reductions and in directives to optimize for cost.
I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.6.4 and 4.7.1. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.6 and 4.7 stable series update to the latest point release.