IT Convergence gets in the social media revolution

Social media is about people and about business. IT Convergence is transforming the marketing strategy and adapting to this new world.

There’s a great video from Erik Qualman, author of the book Socialnomics which talks about how the revolution of social media is happening right now.

  • Kindergartens are learning on iPads
  • If Facebook were a country, it’d be the world’s 3rd largest
  • A new member joins LinkedIn every second
  • Some universities have stopped distributing e-mail accounts
  • Electronic readers have surpassed traditional book sales
  • YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world.

Check out the Socialnomics 2 minutes video here.

So, given the facts, at ITC we took a step forward recording a series of videos to support the new marketing strategy with a Twitter account, LinkedIn group and Facebook page.



Please check out the videos and feel free to provide comment or feedback.

R12 Workshop at Harvard University

Starting this November, Oracle E-Business Suite 11i users will need to begin paying extended support fees. To avoid the extra costs, you’ve got to upgrade to Oracle R12.

And IT Convergence wants your R12 upgrade to succeed. That’s why we’re inviting you to our new Oracle R12 Upgrade Strategy and Planning workshop. During four days of active planning you’ll develop an Oracle R12 Upgrade plan while learning to take advantage of most relevant Oracle R12 new Features.

Join the workshop IT Convergence is offering at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center on the campus of Harvard University:

Oracle R12 Upgrade Strategy and Planning Workshop

To be held from September 19th to 22nd, 2011.

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Understand Oracle R12’s functional architecture and common essential features
  • Validate your Oracle R12 upgrade project plan by learning from veteran R12 implementers
  • Know how Oracle R12 new functionalities can help you reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

A rapid return on investment in Oracle R12 is just a click away!

The cost of attending Oracle R12 Upgrade Strategy and Planning workshop? Value of leading a successful R12 Upgrade? Priceless.

for the Oracle R12 Upgrade Strategy and Planning workshop!


IT Convergence is grateful to Harvard University for allowing us to conduct this and other events on their beautiful campus. All related content of this offering and associated trademarks are the sole property of IT Convergence. All people associated with the marketing and delivery of the class are employees of IT Convergence and are in no way associated with Harvard University. IT Convergence is a global Oracle Certified Partner and a Five Star Partner of OAUG.


Descubriendo Oracle R12 en Oracle Argentina

Oracle, IT Convergence y LatinOAUG se complacen de invitarlo a un nuevo workshop de la serie “Descubriendo Oracle R12”, en el cual se presentará al nuevo método para implementaciones de soluciones de negocios Oracle (OUM), un caso de éxito de implementación de R12 en Argentina, y 10 pasos a seguir a la hora de iniciar la implementación.

A realizarse el Martes 21 de Junio de 2011, de 9 a 13 hs. en Oracle Argentina, Juana Manso 999 7mo Piso, C.A.B.A.

Agenda del workshop:

9:00 – 9:30 hs Desayuno
9:30 – 10:00 hs Alianzas & Customer Care – Oracle
10:00 – 10:30 hs Presentación del Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Global – Steven Hughes – Director Ejectutivo OAUG
10:30 – 11:00 hs Oracle Unified Method (OUM): El nuevo método para implementaciones de Soluciones de Negocios Oracle
11:00 – 11:15 hs Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 hs Implementación de R12 en Argentina: IT Convergence – Problemática Impositiva. Presentado por Gustavo González
12:30 – 13.00 hs 10 Pasos a seguir para preparase para el Upgrade a R12 – IT Convergence

Esperamos contar con su presencia y le recordamos que el evento es gratuito pero las vacantes son limitadas. Regístrese hoy mismo!


Upgrade to R12 and enjoy the new features now!

Everyone knows that you do a technical upgrade to Oracle R12 first, then bring R12’s new features on-line in a second phase, right?

But couldn’t you save time, cut costs, and improve ROI if you could knock out both steps with one blow?

The good news is that you can do both, and you can begin learning how at our webcast:

Have your cake and eat it too:
Upgrade to R12 and enjoy the new features now
on May 16th
at 8:00 am Pacific/11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Gustavo Gonzalez

REGISTER for our May 16th free webcast!

A Special Q&A from the Collaborate 11 Virtualization Presentation

Q&A from Collaborate 11 Presentation: Your Questions Answered

IT Convergence’s Gustavo González delivered the hot topic presentation entitled “Oracle E-Business Suite Environments running on Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Linux” at the Collaborate 11 event recently. Many questions came up during the Q&A session following the presentation and a copy was requested by attendees.


1. How much is the Oracle VM Software?

Oracle VM can be freely downloaded, embedded, and distributed without breaking the terms of the licensing agreement. This does not refer to crippled or demo versions of the software. This includes the full Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager. Oracle is the only major virtualization vendor that has a no-cost, non-crippled management console for virtualization.
Oracle does not charge for Oracle VM, and support contracts are optional. This means that Oracle is unique in the market, as it provides the only enterprise-grade Linux distribution and virtualization platform that can be used to create virtual machines that are not encumbered by restrictive IP licensing term.

1. What is virtualization exactly?

At its simplest level, virtualization is a technology that fakes out hardware, making an operating system think that it is running on a standardized hardware configuration. The software that handles this abstraction layer is called a hypervisor.

An operating system runs inside of a virtual machine, which is just a container managed by the hypervisor. The hypervisor manages and distributes the processor, memory and I/O resources of the physical server between multiple running virtual machines, which in reality reduces the amount of actual physical servers.

2. What benefits will I get from this?

• Minimized downtime and impact on performance of the applications.
• Reduced hardware maintenance and monitoring costs.
• Decreasing of the recurring licensing and costs (TCO).

3. Why Virtualize?

• Maintenance Cost: cut the cost of maintaining hardware
• Physical space: decrease the space needed in the data center by reducing the number of boxes
• Power consumption: reduce power consumption in the data center
• Elasticity: ability to increase or decrease the virtual servers (or Virtual Machines) based on business needs