Got Cloud? Get Mobile Too! By Tanu Sood

Now here’s a recipe – have some applications, sprinkle in a mix of cloud applications and then top it with mobile enabled applications and you have got yourself a digital enterprise! So long as your applications are "talking" to each other or are able to connect with user-friendly portals, sites or can be extended to mobile interfaces, you have got a winning recipe.

And the key ingredient in all of this – integration.
Take a cue from Ricoh Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd, a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems, and IT services. They have been implementing on a social, mobile, cloud strategy since 2010. Ricoh leveraged a SOA-based integration services layer across its entire enterprise to connect – Oracle and non-Oracle applications, front-end to back-end applications and on-premise to cloud applications. What’s more, Ricoh is leveraging the same integration infrastructure to extend their Oracle EBS application to mobile devices too. Plus, the company has built a social collaboration forum that is integrated with their RightNow knowledge database to build an "ideation" platform that not only sparks innovative ideas but sometimes serves as the first line of troubleshooting support for its customers.
And we have got it all on camera! Don’t miss this one-on-one interview with Ricoh’s CIO, Balaji Rangaswamy and a detailed architecture walk-through and discussion with an Oracle architect. Here’s a sneak preview of what you are in store for. Watch the video here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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