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Business insight in minutes with Oracle Stream Analytics

Oracle Stream Analytics (OSA) is the only stream analytics tool available on premises, at the edge and in the cloud for business users to answer enterprise level questions about Fast Data.

OSA is a powerful and instant insight business tool that makes Stream Analysis as easy as working in Excel. With more than 20 statistical, general industry, machine learning and spatial patterns, […]

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Oracle PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrades: Elevating Success

What makes an upgrade successful? In the next few weeks, I’ll focus a series of articles on the steps we believe are important to make your Oracle PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade successful.

To begin, I discuss what you can do to prepare for the upgrade, secondly, I will cover detailed planning for the upgrade, and finally I’ll focus on the upgrade project […]

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Choosing the Right Collaboration Tools

With cloud technologies at the front of our product platforms, Microsoft have started releasing new products at lightening speed. With a myriad of overlapping capabilities, including Microsoft’s new collaboration options, how do you determine the tools required and how to collaborate?

There are numerous options to choose from including Microsoft SharePoint on-premises, SharePoint Online, OneDrive For Business, Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams, […]

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Choosing the Right Collaboration Tools

With cloud technologies at the front of our product platforms, Microsoft have started releasing new products at lightening speed. With a myriad of overlapping capabilities, including Microsoft’s new collaboration options, how do you determine the collaboration tools required and how to collaborate?

There are numerous options to choose from including Microsoft SharePoint on-premises, SharePoint Online, OneDrive For Business, Office 365 Groups, Microsoft […]

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Can You Sail Without A Compass?

In an increasingly uncertain business environment, with rapid changes in both the technical and competitive landscape, strategy matters more than ever. Strategy to organizations is like a compass to sailors; it provides direction and helps with navigation.

These days, senior executives in organizations recognize and understand the importance of strategy formulation and execution. However, many admit their organizations fall short. According to […]

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Partnership Conference, Tools Further Collaboration and Interoperability

Reflecting on the Infoway Partnership Conference last month, the major themes were collaboration and interoperability. There was also a reminder from a number of speakers to design software or standards in an environment where feedback is actively incorporated and a real-world problem is being solved. It was a great conference for me — I was able to finally meet […]

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Detecting Anomalies in Sound, a Proof of Concept

Let’s try to solve the problem of finding anomalies in sound. Microphones are the most common universal detectors, they are small, cheap, reliable and present in all cell phones. They can be used almost anywhere. Therefore, the problem of processing sound, not just speech, is in front of us right now. This is a classic example of attacking a low-hanging fruit […]

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There is nothing standard about deviation, you don’t have to say yes though

We plan. We mitigate risk. We test. And Implement. However, more often than not there is deviation from the plan. Recently this effected a project that I was on so I felt compelled to write. There are reasons for deviation such as ambiguity allowing for scope creep or conflicting projects with different objectives. It is also unrealistic to expect any project […]