OTN APAC 2014 : Perth – Day 2

Day 2 started at 03:30 local time, so I got about 5-5.5 hours sleep. After doing a bit of work on the computer I went for a swim at the beach. I would like to say I was very brave and marched in, but I...
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Will Campaigning Ever End? It Shouldn’t.

Now that the U.S. midterm elections have passed, you have to feel good about getting a break from all the ads regardless of your political affiliation. That is, unless you live in a state with a...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Perth – Day 1

I got up at 04:00 local time and spent the morning working through some stuff on the computer. Due to not reading tweets properly, I missed going for a morning swim at the beach with Bjoern and Connor. Day...
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OTN APAC 2014 : The Journey to Perth

It was a pretty uneventful morning. I did my normal trick of checking everything was turned off, then checking again, just in case… I breezed through baggage drop-off and security in record time,...
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Office 365 Dominance Grows with New Markets

Microsoft is releasing Office 365 into another nine countries, bringing its total market penetration to 140 of 196 countries worldwide. The fact that you can now get Office 365 just about anywhere there...
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Cardinality Feedback

A fairly important question, and a little surprise, appeared on Oracle-L a couple of days ago. Running 11.2.0.3 a query completed quickly on the first execution then ran very slowly on the second execution...
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Join Forbes and Oracle for CX Service Journey Mapping Workshops this December in a City Near You

Are you passionate about customer service? Do you fall asleep at night brainstorming ways to better engage customers, empower agents, and adapt quickly to market changes? Then we have just the event...
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OTN APAC tour 2014 stop 0 – Singapore

Wait? Stop 0? How does that work? One reason may be that there is a lack of a universal understanding of what to call the first element of a finite set. Like floors in a building. Things you learn on tours...
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Listening Makes Technology (and Stuff) Work

Meg Bear, group vice president of Oracle Social Cloud, uses an interesting term when she discusses the role of listening in the customer relationship: humility. That doesn’t come up often when discussing...
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Australia’s Enterprise Mobile Leaders – An Interview with Simon Canil

There’s a lot to be learned from technology leaders. Continuing on from our previous interview, we've published another article with Simon Canil from Colab who has kindly taken time out to...
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