6 Reasons Why Companies Need IoT by: Kirk Carlsen

 

imageDuring my time as a professional cyclist, I learned that the more information and technology I could leverage, the faster I rode. As technology improved, the data and insights I collected from daily training optimized my performance. I monitored things like heart rate, power, and nutrition and incorporated all of it into my routine. The more I analyzed and integrated this data into my training regimen, the better I began to understand how sensitive each individual aspect of my lifestyle was and how information delivered key indications of my fitness. In a sport where races are won and lost sometimes by inches, any increase in my fitness, even if it was only one percent, could mean the difference between winning and losing. If I could have connected my entire body to sensors that delivered real-time insights to increase performance, I would have.

In athletics, I was just touching the surface of how to incorporate information technology into understanding human potential. Luckily for business, similar enterprise transformations are possible today by using key technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT). With the visibility and analytics delivered by connected devices, companies can make the right decisions at the right time, safeguarding profitability and customer service. And not unlike cycling, small percentages in improvement for a business could mean the difference between establishing competitive advantage or dropping behind the pack. So, here are six key reasons why I think organizations across every industry need to adopt IoT into their digital transformation strategy.

1. Increase Visibility Across Siloed Business Functions to Improve Business Maturity. Read the complete article here.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Hack a Smarter Customer Experience? March 28-29, 2018 Oracle HQ

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Join us for our second biannual two-day "Hack a Smarter Customer Experience" event at the Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores!
This technical challenge will consist of showcasing a unique use case which utilizes an Oracle Customer Experience SaaS technology and Oracle PaaS or ISV solutions.
A successful solution will be one that allows customers to achieve one or more of the following:
The Challenge
Showcase an Oracle Customer Experience use case from Marketing, Sales and/or Service that features an innovative Oracle PaaS component and solves a business problem in one or more of the following categories:

  • Innovative Customer Loyalty Solutions
  • Innovative User Experiences (use Content and Experience Cloud to build unique UIs, chatbots, augmented reality, voice, etc. solutions)
  • Connected Experiences (connecting the end users seamlessly to each other, their data, devices, solutions, etc.)

Given that a hackathon is a contest, we will be judging you on how well you have executed and demonstrated your solution. Feel free to come up with a crazy use case, but be prepared to sell it and prove it works.

Schedule & Location: March 28-29, 2018

Oracle Conference Center
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065

For details please visit the registration page here.

Oracle Applications User Experience update

imageThe Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team is happy to share with readers that the UX Magazine Awards competition has named us the best in-house UX team! We wrote about the announcement on The Oracle Blog, where we also mentioned a win in the “Experience Digital Strategy” category, also from UX Magazine, as well as an honorable mention in the Social Good category from Fast Company for our work on the Asteroid Explorer, an interactive tool for NASA’s Minor Planet Center that was designed and built by Oracle employees.

· Building a smart UX is about delivering a personalized, contextual user experience. Emerging technologies are tools we can use to help design that smart UX. Read more from Oracle GVP Jeremy Ashley on Forbes.com’s OracleVoice.

· We are constantly testing new concepts and investing to make it easy for everyone to smoothly transition into the workplace of the future. GVP Jeremy Ashley discusses that and more in this recent CIO Review article, “User Experience at the core of Innovation.”

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Are MicroServices the Death of BPM and Case Management? By Jan Kettenis

 

When reading about MicroServices you could get the impression that orchestrated business processes or even case management applications will soon become legacy. I seriously doubt that, considering the challenges you will face with creating a landscape of MicroServices that will be able to support some of the characteristics that gave birth to BPM and Case Management in the first place. Also, Martin Fowler’s primary guideline concerning MicroServices is "don’t even consider MicroServices unless you have a system that’s too complex to manage as a monolith". In the following I discuss the issues you might face with Business Process and Case Management in a pure MicroServices architecture. My conclusion being that MicroServices will not be the death of BPMN or Case Management. On the contrary, it probably is going to help delivering on some of their promises we so far seem not always be able to deliver upon.
Update 23-03-2017: you may also be interested to learn that Netflix (one of the examples you will always find when people point to a successful MicroService implementation) found the need for a Netflix Conductor: a microservices orchestrator.

Business Processes and Cases Are Not MicroServices

Let’s face it, BPM is about (stateful) orchestration. MicroServices are supposed to be stateless, and its business capability should not depend on others to complete its work, which makes it like the opposite. In BPMN the order in which activities are executed is prescribed or ‘orchestrated’ as we say, by ‘flows’ that go from one point to another. Read the complete article here.

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An IoT Asset Monitoring Experience

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Boost your supply chain effectiveness by quickly blending powerful insights from IoT devices with business applications to create next-generation services. Watch the video here.

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Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team has new content to share for partners, developers, and those interested in learning more about extending the Oracle Applications Cloud.

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· Oracle Partner Network (OPN) webinar replay: In “HCM Cloud UX Extensibility: Making The Mojo,” members of the Oracle Partner Network can learn how easy it is to make some UX mojo by extending the Oracle HCM Cloud. Longtime UX advocate Floyd Teter shares his wisdom and insights with the viewer. Starting with an overview of the strategy behind the HCM Cloud UX, viewers will then learn about extending that strategy to their own specific needs. From integrating a brand, logo and artwork to providing contextual information with infolets, learn to leverage the HCM Cloud UX to improve user adoption. Replay

· Partners, learn how to sell the Oracle SaaS User Experience: Get up to speed on the Oracle UX via the UX Guided Learning Path on the Oracle Partner Network with this course, Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience Implementation Specialist. This path helps Oracle Applications Cloud partners in sales and presales roles sell the cloud. It discusses Oracle’s UX investment in the cloud and offers guidance on positioning the benefits. This path is current through Release 11 and will soon be updated with R12. The updates only cover the difference, release to release, so it’s best to stay current with what’s coming.

· Partners, learn how to personalize the Cloud UX for customers: Learn about everything from customizing the appearance to integrating pages using PaaS4SaaS. Learn about key tools that help you package, preview, and publish customizations safely without affecting users in this guided learning path, Oracle Applications Cloud Extensibility Implementation Specialist. Understand how the simplified UI improves cloud extensibility while preserving the UX.

The OAUX team also takes this learning on the road for workshops with Oracle partners. Read about a recent workshop in the U.K. in this post, “Designing and Building Oracle PaaS Cloud Applications: Never the Same Experience Twice.”

IN NEW YORK: Oracle hosted its annual Cloud Analyst Summit for 35 industry analysts on Jan. 17 in New York. The OAUX team showcased Smart UX, one of the team’s key FY17 initiatives. (For more on that strategy and how keywords “automate, advise, and discover” fit in, read this post on the VoX blog.) Later in the day, Oracle Executive Vice President Steve Miranda gave a nod to the evolution of the Cloud Applications UX in his “Oracle SaaS Momentum and Roadmap” presentation. Analyst Dennis Howlett, from Diginomica, blogs about the presentation and the Oracle UX in this recent post.
A SPECIAL REQUEST: We’ve launched a new set of social channels that will focus on sharing the OAUX strategy and what drives the evolution you see in the Cloud UX. To keep up with what’s new, we encourage you to like and follow our new OAUX Facebook page and OAUX on Twitter.

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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with Oracle Process, Document, and Social Cloud Services

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This video shows how you can take advantage of collaboration capabilities to remove friction, spanning multiple systems in your enterprise by leveraging Oracle’s Process Cloud to share documents and Oracle’s Social Network Cloud to manage notifications. You will see a demonstration of how these capabilities can help remove the “friction” from the Engineering Change Process.
Disclaimer: The capabilities shown in this video are possible, but not delivered as generally-available (GA) integrated products. Consulting services would be required. Watch the video here.

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Oracle Cloud World – SaaS momentum continues by Den Howlett

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Oracle believes the current enterprise cloud wars are being fought at the application or SaaS level. This is an arguable position given that some commentators believe that Amazon dominates the cloud world by some orders of magnitude. More on that in a later story but for now I’m concentrating upon the momentum Oracle is gaining based upon the presentations we saw at Oracle Cloud World last week.

The journey

Oracle’s SaaS journey is now more than 10 years old. If that seems like a lifetime then you’d not be wrong but it gives an indication of just how hard it is to build well formed enterprise class applications. For its part, Oracle has faced numerous challenges but from what we saw and heard from customers, it is well on the road to fueling the all important pipeline that replaces the on-premises revenue with cloud subscriptions. This is far from trivial. Mark Hurd, co-CEO Oracle pegs the company’s SaaS revenue at 95% of all cloud revenue.

As we have come to expect, Steve Miranda, EVP Application Development at Oracle was bubbly and confident, bringing on customers who spoke freely about their experience, detailing developments and discussing the momentum behind Oracle SaaS apps. Read the complete article here.

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User Experience Lab Tour Oracle HQ

 

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See firsthand how Oracle develops Cloud Applications based on the most exciting emerging technology. To learn more, visit http://oracle.com/usableapps. Watch the video here.

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Enrich SaaS with PaaS updates presentations for CX, ERP and HCM

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At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) the latest Enrich SaaS with PaaS material is available:

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your Oracle and Non-Oracle SaaS.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your CX Cloud.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your ERP Cloud.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your HCM Cloud.pptx

· Enrich SaaS with PaaS technical patterns.ppt

For additional Enrich SaaS with PaaS information please visit the wiki and the tag.

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