Wednesday, 21 September 2016

OpenWorld 2016 - Day 2 - Monday

More than just a conference theme.  Oracle is fully committed to all things Cloud
"Choose Your Cloud"

Oracle Cloud Machine

Choose your cloud ... and the choices are... "Public Cloud" or "Cloud at Customer".  So, for customers who don't want their data physically leaving their own data centres Oracle now have the "Cloud Machine" or "Cloud at Customer".  This is a simply brilliant idea and as far as I know none of the other cloud vendors has a solution like this.  In a nutshell you can have any of the Oracle IaaS, PaaS and SaaS cloud services but they're all hosted in a "black-box" machine which Oracle supply and maintain and which is located in your data centre.  This sounds like hardware rental but it's very different in that Oracle fully manage the device(s) and the Cloud services are all charged at the same Public Cloud rate. (there's a minimum starting config and you need to commit for a specific amount of time but you still pay the same rate as if you were on the Oracle Public Cloud).  Secured behind customers own firewalls and seamlessly integrated with Oracle Public Cloud this sounds like a neat solution to security concerns or corporate data policies which restrict the movement of data.

PeopleSoft Live Talk! Marc Weintraub and Greg Parikh

This entertaining PeopleSoft opener of the conference had a simple message....

The place to go for everything you need to know about PeoplerSoft Concepts, Applications, Technology, Peoplesoft on Oracle Cloud, and so much more.

The Spotlight Series and the Video Feature Overviews are also great places to go for information on PeopleSoft apps and tech.

Mark and Greg introduced the key themes for the PeopleSoft conference stream:

Jim Marion - PeopleTools Tips and Techniques

Standing room only at Jim's session. As always Jim delivered a valuable set of tips for using Event
Mapping, POI for reading & writing binary data, D3 libraries that are hidden away in PeopleTools 8.55 and Oracle JET components such as KnockoutJS.  Jim also gave a live and crystal clear walk-through of Fluid page design, what some of the UI layout issues are and how to solve them.  Jim has blogged extensively on JavaScript and more recently on JET here if you're a code monkey and enjoy this kind of thing.  Jim's technical skills combined the GreyHeller's mobile and security innovations should make a great combination.

These are just some of my highlights from this day at OpenWorld. As always the PeopleSoft team based on the Demo grounds are on hand to talk and listen to customers.  It's hard work to man these booths and so thank you to the PeopleSoft tools and apps people who make this such a valuable space at the conference.

PeopleSoft FSCM Showcase

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