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Archive for October, 2009

Welcome to GeoVation | GeoVation Challenge

Posted by pridham on October 30, 2009

GeoVation is all about doing interesting, exciting and worthwhile things with geography. There are two competitions – the GeoVation Ideas Challenge and GeoVation Awards Programme.

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How to Better Protect Business Data Using Continuous Data Protection

Posted by pridham on October 27, 2009

Continuous data protection tools fill the data protection gap left by high availability and disaster recovery tools. Continuous data protection automatically captures transaction and object changes that occur between tape saves. Yet all three technologies are vital components in any data protection strategy. By combining continuous data protection, high availability and disaster recovery, Knowledge Center contributor Bill Hammond explains how you can best protect your company’s vital business data.

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Amazon Launches Relational Database for the Cloud

Posted by pridham on October 27, 2009

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), a new web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. The database is based on the MySQL platform, the company said.

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IT needs to prep for carbon trading, green build-outs

Posted by pridham on October 27, 2009

The Green Grid, which helps the IT industry manage its energy use, has analyzed current and pending energy regulations in Europe, and concluded that datacenter managers need to be proactive about limiting their energy use and plan expansion carefully.

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Global Warming a Cooling Concern for Americans, Report Finds

Posted by pridham on October 26, 2009

A report from Pew Research Center discovered a sharp decline in the percentage of Americans who believe in evidence supporting global warming. The poll, conducted Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 among 1,500 adults reached on cell phones and landlines, found that 57 percent think there is solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades. In April 2008, 71 percent said there was solid evidence of rising global temperatures.

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Why Oracle Must Decide Soon About Keeping MySQL

Posted by pridham on October 26, 2009

Industry experts have varying opinions on whether Oracle should divest itself of MySQL so: a) it can conclude the $7.4 billion Sun Microsystems acquisition, and b) satisfy people who are concerned that Oracle will own a database monopoly. But most agree on one thing: No one really knows what Oracle’s intentions for MySQL really are.

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Adobe, Salesforce Push Rich App Dev in the Cloud

Posted by pridham on October 26, 2009

Salesforce.com and Adobe Systems have announced a new solution that brings together the developer productivity power of the Salesforce.com Force.com platform with the richness and ubiquity of the Adobe Flash Platform.Together they are enabling a new generation of cloud-based rich Internet applications RIAs, officials of both companies said.

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Oracle Applications for Midsize Companies Knowledge Zone

Posted by pridham on October 22, 2009

Oracle Applications for Midsize Companies Knowledge Zone.

Oracle revamps Accelerate offerings to include per month service.

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Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 Supported with Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite Technology

Posted by pridham on October 21, 2009

Our recent article about our internal use of automated regression testing tools within E-Business Suite Development prompted many questions about the Oracle Application Testing Suite. I’m pleased to announce that the Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 is supported for use with the E-Business Suite.

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Browser-Based: Building Applications in the Cloud

Posted by pridham on October 18, 2009

Combine Oracle Application Express and Amazon EC2.

With tightening budgets, IT departments are looking to reduce startup costs for new departmental and other application development projects. One option is to use the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for developing and deploying Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express applications. Oracle Application Express is browser-based, so you need only provide the URL for the cloud environment to your developers and end users. In addition, the multitenant capabilities of Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express enable multiple development teams and their associated applications to coexist within a single database instance on Amazon EC2.

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