5 Reasons Why You Need to Reinvent Your Recruitment Process

No one will ever win the war for talent because it’s a battle that will never end. But it’s important that companies have a recruiting strategy and practices that give them every advantage. In...
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November 5: Wave Broadband ERP Cloud Reference Forum

Join us for another Oracle Customer Reference Forum on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.  These Reference Forums are a great vehicle for you to advance later-stage...
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First Rows

Following on from the short note I published about the first_rows optimizer mode yesterday here’s a note that I wrote on the topic more than 2 years ago but somehow forgot to publish. I can get quite...
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The Power of the Oracle Database Proxy Authenticated Connections

We recently received this inquiry from a client: “Can an Oracle database account support two passwords at once so we can roll out updated credentials to application servers gradually rather than...
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First Rows

I received an email earlier on this year asking me my opinion of the first_rows option for the optimizer mode. My correspondent was looking at a database with the following settings: optimizer_mode=first_rows _sort_elimination_cost_ratio=4 He...
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on the road again: OTN APAC tour and rest of 2014

I should be packing right now. But as much as I love travelling, I yet have to grow fond of packing. So instead I am updating my blog which I have neglected a bit over the past months. But excuses are...
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CPQ Technology + Best-in-Class Processes = Sales Superiority

Our blog journey thus far has showcased the superior performance and customer satisfaction supported by configure / price / quote users within Aberdeen’s research.  Let’s seal the deal with...
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Webcast: Your Roadmap to Modern Customer Service this Thurs., 10/23 at 2 pm ET by Kelly Costlow

Want to become a Modern Customer Service organization but don't have a roadmap for getting there? Then join us for a
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Smaller Firms Nip at the Big Dogs in Gartner’s Portal MQ

Gartner cited six trends in its Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals, including a convergence of portal and Web Content Management (Web CMS) needs across enterprises. In addition, long-time traditional,...
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SAP CEO Boasts ‘We’re Better than Everyone Else’

Bill McDermott made one thing very clear in SAP’s third-quarter earnings call this morning: SAP is better than everyone else. Better than Oracle. Better than Salesforce. Better than Workday. Even...
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