Thursday, January 29, 2009

Saving, EBS, Privacy, APEX, Recovery, Patching, New Year of EBS


It's a subject on everyone's mind these days. Chris Warticki has a great post this week on ROI from Oracle and Oracle Support, including a link to 16 examples on how to cut costs and save in this posting.


From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog this week: 


Well, International Data Privacy Day has come and gone and I don't feel any more invulnerable. Maybe that's why it's celebrated (or marked? I don't think one can actually celebrate data privacy). In any case, the Talking Identity blog has a posting about it with some good links.


The David Peake on Oracle APEX blog has a nice techie posting on Preserving User Saved Interactive Reports.



You should never have a big gap in logs and need to recover, right? Well, no, but I've been there, as have most DBAs I know, and I've helped several clients in that boat over the years. Here's a posting with link to a document in Alejandro Vargas' Blog to help:


The actor David Niven once summarized his advancing age this way: "Once you hit fifty, it's just patch, patch, patch."

 The DataCenter Automation and Configuration Management blog has a very intriguing article this week on patching.  If there is one thing I hear consistently from clients, it is that complex, manual patches cause pain. The goal is to have fire and forget patching with an intelligent program that decides precisely what is needed and applies it. We've eliminated the old goal of humanity, getting roadmaps that fold up easily, not causing frustration, by buying GPSes. So all that is left is curing the common cold and the whole autopatching thing. Posting here: 

An EBS New Year

The In Depth Apps - Oracle eBusiness Suite starts the Year of the Ox with a summary of last year's EBS highpoints and some informed and prophetic glances into the future:

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