Category: SaaS

Cloud, From AT&T, IBM

Recently AT&T, IBM announced that they are going to share network to lure more customers to cloud. You can read more about this unique partnership from Bloomberg website : http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-09/at-t-shares-network-with-ibm-to-lure-more-customers-to-the-cloud.html

We think this is a very interesting development in cloud market. The interesting part is the collaboration between a technology company and a phone carrier to bring cloud offerings to the consumer that is happening for a first time I believe.

One of the key issues in public cloud adoption is addressing security concerns of the Organization. Knowing AT&T’s growing medium and enterprise business in providing internet services, this partnership can make “private cloud” more compelling minimizing the concerns on security and connectivity. We foresee more such partnership in future.

Share your views!

Venkatesan Sundaram

Senior Director, CRMIT

User Experience Of Oracle Fusion CRM

One of the major attractions (and useful features) of Oracle Fusion CRM is, its User Experience. The entire user pages are split into multiple areas such as:

  • Global Area (Common Tools and Services)
  • Regional Area (Specific Tools)
  • Local Area (Transactions, Information, Actions)
  • Contextual Area (Additional Information on what we are doing)

For example, let us say you are in Opportunities page and drilling down into a particular opportunity you are working on. As expectged, These details are displayed in Local Area. But look at what happens around this area.

Observe that Regional Area displays tasks linked to opportunities, that can be triggered in one click. You don’t have to leave the opportunity focus area to perform a task and this is possible via the unique user experience of Oracle Fusion Apps.

A related feature is Navigation. There is a dedicated Navigation option available on the Global Area (Similar to Menus in any desktop application) and on click of which you can look at all commonly accessed page, again with a single click.

Oracle Fusion CRM is not only fast, but also smart!

Oracle Cloud : An Introduction

You might have heard / read about cloud.oracle.com , Oracle’s newest offering to host your apps in cloud infrastructure. Here are some high level points for you to consider before deciding to use this cool service:

Infrastructure Provided:

  • WebLogic 11g
  • Data Cloud Services (Oracle)
  • Clustering
  • Directory Services
  • SSO
  • Deploy directly from Eclipse / JDeveloper
  • Monitor

Architecture: http://cloud.oracle.com/mycloud/f?p=service:architecture:0

What can be hosted?

  • Java / J2EE Apps (WAR / EAR)
  • Frameworks: ADF, Spring, Hibernate etc.,
  • Web Services (Only Inbound as of now)

Skills Needed

  • Development : Java / J2EE
  • Web Logic Administration

What Is Available already?

  • Oracle Fusion CRM
  • Oracle HCM
  • Oracle Social Network
  • More to come!

Cool, How do I register?

Here is the link : http://cloud.oracle.com/mycloud/f?p=service:sign_in:0::::P102_NEXT_APP,P102_NEXT_PAGE,P102_NEXT_ITEM,P102_NEXT_VALUE:service2,notify_me