Tuesday, February 19, 2008

JD Edwards, Backup and Recovery, Data Vault Meets EBS, Business in China

JD Edwards

Well, I went over to the JD Edwards Advisor blog, one of my favorite resources on JDE, and they recommend a couple of blogs, Server Manager for JD Edwards , and another blog, that is one of my personal favorites, the Oracle Infogram! Like the old wine commercial used to say: Thank you for your support!

Backup and RECOVERY

If a DBA gets no other job done, creating backups that can actually be recovered is THE JOB. If you lose the data, what are you administering? Another couple of recovery horror stories today (with lessons learned) over at Alejandro Vargas' blog.

Data Vault and EBS

According to Stephen Chan's consistently outstanding blog (I can't remember a posting of his I didn't link to from him), Oracle Data Vault is now certified with EBS.

It's a painful truth, but sometimes curiosity crosses the line into intrusiveness, ambition becomes aggression and greed wins out over morality. For myriad years this has been the human lot. That's what Data Vault is about. Data Vault allows you to defend your data from outside threats. But more importantly it allows you to strictly segregate data so that only people with a 'need to know' can read the data. Yes, that means that even the DBA isn't permitted to look at certain data if the business has defined that data as off limits. I know that all my readers are beyond reproach, but this application will allow you to defend against all those nasty, hypothetical DBAs who are out there chuckling about how they make more money than their friends by reading tables in the database.

Opinion: Doing Business in China

The China Law blog, one of the best blogs for those interested in doing business in China, has a very good (and opinionated) article on setting up a joint venture in China vs. just using a contract. They stress, I think correctly, that there are risks and difficulties involved in a joint venture that may outweigh any advantages. Read about it here.

Another good blog on the realities of business in China is the Silk Road International blog, which has a good article today on precisely that, some of the realities of doing business in China vs. the theory described in neat business books and courses.

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