How to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
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How to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
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The digital customer experience

To celebrate our three year #CXO Twitter chat anniversary Lynn Teo, former chief experience officer of McCann Erickson, Peg Fitzpatrick, head of social strategy at Canva, Michelle Morris, associate director of client experience at Crowe Horwath and Brian Mayer, customer experience architect and consultant, join us to discuss the digital customer expereince.

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Moneyball is the true game-changing application of data analytics

Sport is just a branch of the entertainment industry. As such, I don't expect that big data and analytics (a la Moneyball) will play a more decisive role in athletic competitions than they do in, say, determining whether Broadway actors exit stage right or stage left after the climactic scene. Under any future scenario, the trained professionals who perform for us out on the field or in the arena will continue to let their skills and intuition guide their in-the-moment decisions.

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Oracle rebuts Oregon claims about troubled health care site

Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.
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Intel’s Data Center Group generates US$3.1bn revenue

Q1 2014 results show revenue is up 11% year-over-year
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Intel’s Data Center Group generated revenues of US$3.1bn in Q1 2014, up 11% from last year in its Q1 2014 results.

The company’s total capital spending for Q1 2014 totalled $2,689m which is up from $2,174m in Q1 2013.

Intel said in the first three months of this year it formed the Internet of Things Group and additionally changed its organizational structure to align critical objectives, which changed is Chief Operating Decision Maker reviews.

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VMware releases cloud-based disaster recovery service

Targeted at businesses using vCloud Hybrid
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VMware has launched a cloud-based disaster recovery service aimed at providing a simple and cost-effective solution for businesses using its vCloud Hybrid Service.

The service is available across all VMware’s vCHS data centers in the UK and US.

The service continuously replicates virtual machines to a virtual data center within vCHS, with a recovery point objective of up to 15 minutes.

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SAP invests E20m in Russian data centers

Facilities will host the company's cloud portfolio
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SAP is spending 20m on two data centers in Russia, one in Moscow and one just outside the city.

The data centers will host the company’s cloud portfolio from public to managed and hybrid cloud options, according to the Russian press.

The company said it is investing in the data centers partly to comply with Russian data protection legislation and partly to attract more local businesses to its platform.

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Oracle Roundtable: Practical Approach for Private Clouds

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Big data and analytics for insurance: Make it personal

Insurers investing in the science of data and analytical capabilities can now monetize their data with greater certainty, creating value by customizing one-on-one policyholder interactions and personalized offers that quickly service their requests. Read the story that data can tell for insurance providers.
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