Descubriendo Oracle R12 en Oracle Argentina

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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!

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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

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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

Oracle E-Business Suite Reporting Tools Webcast

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IT Convergence will be holding its next Webcast, titled “Ace the Oracle E-Business Reporting Test” on Wednesday January 12th at 8:00 am Pacific11:00 am Eastern.

This webcast is aimed at previewing ways in which Oracle E-Business Suite users transform complex, tedious data into user-friendly and understandable information. Attendees will also get an idea on of how to choose the right reporting tool.

Specifically, ”Ace the Oracle E-Business Reporting Test” will focus on:

  • an outline of the reporting tools available to Oracle users, ie: BI Publisher, Discoverer, Noetix and Oracle Business Intelligence.
  • which reporting tools contain the elements needed to meet your business needs
  • provide an overview understanding of how each reporting tool works
  • ensuring scalability with respect to future upgrades

IT Convergence’s expert on Business Intelligence and E-Business Suite, Gustavo Gonzalez Figueroa, who is the Global Information Systems Director at IT Convergence and Tom McGrath, web developer at ITC will be presenting this Webcast.

The webcast is absolutely free of charge and is open to the general public. The only requirements are:

  • An understanding of one’s current reporting capabilities within E-Business Suite
  • An understanding on one’s future reporting requirements

The webcast will be held on the 12th of January at 8am Pacific-11am Eastern

What are you waiting for, reserve your spot now. Take advantage and click here to register for “Ace the Oracle E-Business Reporting Test”. You have nothing to lose, but you’ll gain some ´business intelligence.’


Improve your Oracle Skills and Knowledge

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After working in the Oracle space for12 years and in 8 countries, I still need training for a slew of technologies for either myself or my staff.

By training, I mean the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. 

As I came across this definition it made me reflect of the methods in which we used to train and how we employ these methods to develop the best teams. The initial concept we used was one that revolved around the idea of an “episode.” In this way of thinking, training is periodical: you acquire knowledge and update it once those concepts are put in to practice and thoroughly understood.

However, the point in between “training episodes” can be blurry and does not often get addressed by standard training methods. This is where exploration of new learning methods and collaboration with larger networks becomes valuable.

At IT Convergence, we have several education offerings that are the results of this exploration into new learning methods; all to help you experience the power of great Oracle solutions. One example is our free webcasts that we offer with the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) as part of their Vendor Product Awareness Series.

Another example is our public workshops that are also a result of partnerships with the OAUG and International Oracle Users Group (IOUG). These are instructor-led workshops on a number of Oracle technologies (Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Business Intelligence, Support tools – Oracle UPK Oracle Tutor) offered in over 10 different locations across the US. Each topic is defined with the users’ groups to provide solutions based on needs of highest importance within companies.

We’re currently in the process of creating Virtual Live Workshops (VLW). This will extend our reach and allow attendees to participate in our classes from anywhere with a computer and internet access.

If you and your staff need a special topic that is not discussed or sufficiently covered in our workshops, we also provide on-site education solutions. Our experts can prepare courses based on your company’s needs using our effective training methods.

We are passionate about workplace learning and increasing performance with better Oracle solutions. As the leader of our education initiatives, I’m happy to work with you and share our passion. I look forward to seeing you at our Oracle Applications Workshops.

In the mean time I invite you to stay in touch, you can leave a comment here, followIT Convergence’s Twitter feed and/or the Twitter feed we have set up especially for the Oracle Applications Workshops.