Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hyperion, Weblogic, Support, EBS, Cloud Computing, APEX


Tim Tow helps out those of you moving to Windows 7 with a posting on his blog this week on: Windows 7 / Essbase Installation Tutorial


James Bayer has a variety of solid techno postings on his blog. Here's a handy-looking example: A Simple Job Scheduler Example - WebLogic Server Clustered Timer


Another one of those great 'keys to the kingdom' posts from Chris Warticki of Oracle Support: Oracle Support – New Year – Back to Best Practices


The E-Business Suite Technology blog updates for this week:

Cloud Computing

We've blogged often on the subject of cloud computing, which is either a key new technology or another buzzword, perhaps both. There is a brief summation of a lengthy article in MIT's Technology review posted to the Risks Digest list, here. As I've said before, the Risks Digest is a fascinating and often scary mailing list with articles on all manner of havoc and mayhem involving IT. Here is the summation with link to the article:

Security in the Ether: Cloud Computing? Or "Swamp" Computing?

Lauren Weinstein
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 11:04:16 -0800
Security in the Ether: Cloud Computing? Or "Swamp" Computing?   
[From NNSquad, Network Neutrality Squad,]  
An important article worth reading:  (MIT Technology Review)  
My personal "thumbnail" view on this is that:  
a) Cloud Computing" holds enormous promise.  
b) Most of the key security and other operational issues associated with cloud
computing are solvable, including aspects of pervasive encryption that would 
protect cloud computing clients from potential snooping by theoretically 
postulated unscrupulous cloud service providers.  
c) The financial and intellectual resources (including basic policy analysis) 
required to understand and solve these problems on an *a priori* basis, rather 
than on an "after there's a mess" reactive basis, are in general insufficiently 
emphasized and deployed.  
d) Given (c), not all of the current rush to cloud computing on today's widely 
available platforms can necessarily be justified as wise, particularly where 
sensitive and/or privacy-critical data is involved.  Or in other words, Cloud 
Computing can be a Really Good Thing if done right, but let's not get the cart
in front of the horse.

People are starting to kick the tires on the new APEX release, and so far the impressions seem quite positive, like this posting at John's Blog.

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