Thursday, September 2, 2010

EBS, Collaborate, Security, BPEL, OWB, Blog of Note, Hyperion, EPM, Burnout, WiFi


This week at the E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Collaborate 11

Esoteric Security

Great, now even if you invest a fortune in extremely esoteric quantum crypto equipment to guard your data're still vulnerable. So far the system used by the ancients--training a trustworthy courier to keep secrets and sending him to the place the data is needed--seems to still be the best technique available: Hardware hackers defeat quantum crypto • The Register


Over at the Online Apps DBA blog there is a handy posting on Troubleshooting BPEL worklist integration with Oracle Single Sign-on.


The Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) Weblog has a recommendation for those upgrading to OWB Recommended OWB Patch before Repository Upgrade or Migration: 9802120

Blog of Note: Rittman Mead Consulting

You'll find a lot of postings here linked from the Rittman Mead Consulting blog. It's one of the best out there, with consistently high quality technical content. A couple of samples over the last week or two:

Oracle BI EE 11g – Authentication & Authorization – Weblogic Security


Oracle BI EE 11g – New BI Server Functions


Speaking of great blogs, In 2 Hyperion has a posting on Long Live The Essbase Add-In!


New EPM Documentation Portal Available on

The EPM Documentation Portal provides a single entry point to locate documentation, training and other useful information that assists with the implementation process and enhances a customer’s experience with our products.

The tool is available on from this link:

· On the right hand side of the page, click on Technical Information

· then Enterprise Performance Management Documentation Portal

which takes you to this page:


Over at Lifehacker, always one of my favorite general technology and office life blogs, is an article on the addictive nature of technology and how to keep it from consuming your life:

Why Technology Is So Addictive, and How You Can Avoid Tech Burnout


Wifi has become an increasingly important part of day to day life. Windows' wifi builtin is crude at best. Several of these programs look interesting, but I haven't tried them yet, so I can't give you a review. I plan to get the one that measures signal strength of Wi-Fi servers in your home area, though, since it would be nice to know that you are on a channel not getting interference from a neighbor:

6 useful Wi-Fi tools for Windows - Computerworld

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