Value of Technical Capability Models by Phil Wilkins

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The use of Technical Capability models is not something I have seen a lot of use of, which is a little unfortunate as they can provide tremendous insight into an organizations IT needs.

Typically you want to use the Technical capability model to be used in conjunction with a business capability model, and this is where things can get tricky as developing the business views can take time.  I came across this short video which focuses on the more business aspect but helps explain the ideas behind the models:

Note how the model is largely groups of capabilities that happen in the business. Underlying this kind of diagram you would have a brief explanation of each capability.  If you want to go all out on EA modelling then you can link the capabilities to the documented associated processes etc.

Independently, the ideal is to then identify the technical capabilities that are likely to be needed. This will provide a similar looking model. The technical capabilities are probably best drawn from industry best practices, and specific business needs. The model should be completely product agnostic. The real value comes in by then mapping the technical capabilities to which business capabilities use. Read the complete article here

 

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5 Easy Ways To Determine If Your Company Needs Blockchain by Lisa M. Schwartz

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Blockchain, the cloud-based distributed ledger, is one of the hottest emerging business technologies. But how do you know if your company needs to create or join one?

To help you make that decision, you and your organization should ask (and answer) the following five basic questions:

1. Are we ready to lead a blockchain initiative, one that spans an industry or even multiple industries?

Blockchains provide a shared, immutable, secure record of transactions across a business network, so embarking upon a blockchain project will require your commitment to a process that goes beyond your own organization or business—“going big,” so to speak.

For example, a global shipping management company is going big with a blockchain to simplify the documentation process among ocean carriers, truckers, customs agencies, and logistics providers, projecting a 60% reduction in the time required to collect and confirm data from multiple parties.  One federal government—working with banks, customs, food and drug administration officials, and other organizations—is using blockchain to identify counterfeit goods and prevent fraudulent customs activity. To prevent contamination, large and small enterprises across food industry supply chains are exploring blockchain to verify and prove that food is safe at every stage, from point of origin to distribution, from point of sale to consumption. Read the complete article here.

 

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Oracle rolls out blockchain-based business apps By Lucas Mearian

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Oracle has announced a suite of SaaS applications based on its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service for the purpose of tracing and tracking supply chains through a transparent distributed ledger.

The four new cloud-based apps, unveiled at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference this week, are aimed at providing end-to-end traceability of transported goods, confirming the origins of the parts that make up those products and creating an auditable log for warranty and liability claims. One application, an intelligent "cold chain" service, tracks temperature-controlled products in a supply chain, such as pharmaceuticals and food, integrating with IoT devices embedded in those shipments. Read the complete article here.

 

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Blockchain across Oracle by Robert van Mölken

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Learn what the Blockchain is, what the differences between available blockchain platforms are, how to work with Oracle’s Blockchain Cloud Service, and how Blockchain can change the direction of your Oracle work and the focus of your customers.

Get the book here and for additional books please visit our community wiki here.

 

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Introducing Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service on-demand webcast

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Enterprises are looking to securely extend their enterprise network and to accelerate transactions across their partner ecosystem using blockchain. However, most offerings in the market are either limited in their capabilities or too complex to build compelling solutions with. Oracle offers an easier way to adopt blockchain and transform your enterprise with the industry’s most comprehensive, autonomous, and enterprise-grade managed blockchain cloud service.
Begin Innovating with Blockchain Now
  • Get a high-level overview of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service
  • Learn about the benefits of developing solutions with Oracle’s Blockchain
  • Watch a demonstration of Oracle’s service in action
  • Learn how global organizations are using Oracle’s Blockchain Service to innovate
  • Watch the on-demand webcast here.
  • For additional information get the Blockchain partner resource kit here.

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What’s new in Oracle IoT Production Monitoring by Harish Gaur

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Continuing with the “What’s new” series, we will look at what’s new in Oracle Production Monitoring Cloud over the last 3 months across three key innovation themes. For the uninitiated, Oracle IoT Production Monitoring (IoT PM application) monitors the performance of your factories at different levels, starting from a global perspective to then drill down to the health of specific machines. It gives you real-time visibility into your production process and helps you diagnose and predict production issues so that you can increase the uptime of your factories. It also helps you schedule maintenance so that you can minimize the disruption to your daily operations.

Digital Thread

IoT Apps enable frictionless hand-off across different stages of the supply chain, beginning with design & production to transport to field use.

The integration with Oracle Manufacturing Cloud is now available. Why is this important? Oracle Manufacturing Cloud enables engineers to quickly define the necessary data for their plant hierarchy, and create work definitions and design production process. With this new integration, Oracle IoT PM app can download work orders from Oracle Manufacturing Cloud, associate specific machines with the work orders, and view work orders in the factory view. As a factory manager, you can load the production plan by work orders and track their progress.

The integration with Oracle Maintenance Cloud is now available. Why is this important? Using Oracle Maintenance Cloud, now it’s possible to import machines from the SCM Maintenance Cloud into Oracle IoT Production Monitoring Cloud Service. When an incident is created against an imported machine in Oracle IoT Production Monitoring Cloud Service, the incident automatically translates into a work order in the SCM Maintenance Cloud. For example, if a threshold rule triggers an incident when a device associated with a machine is overheating, a work order corresponding to the incident automatically gets created in the SCM Maintenance Cloud. Incidents can be triggered by a business rule in reaction to an event (machine has overheated), by proactive detection of anomalies behavior (machine may overheat) or by predicting the future state of the shop floor machine (machine will overheat in 48 hours from now). Read the complete article here.

 

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Oracle Cloud – Using AI cloud Platform to find a parking spot by Johan Louwers

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One of the new and upcoming parts of the Oracle cloud is the Oracle AI Cloud platform. In effect this is a bundle of pre-installed frameworks and libraries who are tuned to run on the Oracle cloud infrastructure. One of the deployments in the Oracle AI Cloud Platform is OpenCV. When you are working with incoming visual data this might be of much interest to you.

OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision) is a library of programming functions mainly aimed at real-time computer vision. Officially launched in 1999, the OpenCV project was initially an Intel Research initiative to advance CPU-intensive applications, part of a series of projects including real-time ray tracing and 3D display walls.

Example usecase
as an example usecase for using OpenCV from the Oracle AI Cloud Platform we like to outline a theoretical case where on a regular base pictures of a "old fashion" parking space at an airport are being uploaded to OpenCV. based upon the images that are being send to OpenCV on the Oracle AI Cloud Platform the system can detect on which part of the parking area most open spots are and direct visitors to this area. Read the complete article here.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter April 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

This month community newsletter focus on the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum which took place April 8th– 12th in Spain. As part of this newsletter you get access to the conference presentations, demos and hands-on training material. Make us of it, become trained & certified, publish service offerings, host customer cloud test drive events, build proof of concepts based on the Oracle Cloud Platform.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The April edition is a summary of the #PaaSForum.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity!

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Prepping for the Oracle AI Cloud: Machine Learning by Léon Smiers

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This blog is part of a series on the introduction of the Oracle AI Cloud as part of the Oracle PaaS offering. In the first blog, The business case for the Oracle AI Cloud, we describe the capabilities and usage scenarios. The second blog, Prepping for the Oracle AI Cloud: libraries and tools, provides an overview of Python and the available data science and machine learning Libraries in the Oracle AI Cloud. In this blog, we will we will delve into the basics of machine learning and take a detailed look at the scikit-learn library in order to be prepared for the next blog on the “Deep Learning Frameworks” feature of the Oracle AI Cloud.

Machine Learning

Machine learning makes it easier to extract answers from data. It uses models and data, lots of data, to train a model in making a prediction. The goal of this training is to create an accurate model that answers (or predicts) our questions correctly based upon a set of measurements of specific data features. The distribution of the features then helps in finding groupings, also known as classifications. These classifications then in turn give input to the prediction. By continuously evaluating the results, we are able to improve the learning algorithm. Read the complete article here.

 

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Thanks for attending the Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019

imageThanks for your huge investment to spend a week attending the Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019 in Spain. Partners are key for Oracle’s PaaS & Fusion Middleware growth – Thanks for your Specialization & Contribution. Special thanks to all presenters and trainers your content rocks! With 785 attendee days the conference is the largest PaaS partner event in EMEA.

During the community day partners and ACEs presented best practices and customer success stories. As part of the business & OPN track partners received the latest updates on cloud pricing, marketing services to promote your service offerings, and the WEDO showcases. On Tuesday Ed Zou and Martijn Vlek introduced in their keynote the Oracle Cloud Platform including a blockchain and a visual builder live demonstration. The Oracle product management team updated you on the latest PaaS innovations like processes with embedded machine learning, integration SDK, digital assistant, content and experience cloud with embedded virtual reality and APIs. On Wednesday attendees could choose from four different track: Enterprise Process & Integration or Development tools & DevOps or Application Development or an Innovation track. For SaaS partners we offer a virtual Innovate, Extend and Integrate SaaS tack. Special thanks to Lucas Jellema and the ACE team who wrapped up the conference with a showcase using multiple PaaS services to build a shopping solution live on stage. Within the last two days different hands-on trainings take place. A two days integrate, innovate and Extend SaaS workshop. A two days Hackathon to build a rapid prototype. Or 12 different half day labs where attendees could make their own choice.

As a summery and call to action we would like to invite you to:

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In case you could not attend in Spain all presentations and training material will become available at our community workspace (membership required).

 

Thanks for attending the conference & labs and a good trip home.

Jürgen Kress

 

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