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Where to Go in San Antonio

In the heart of Texas, there is no other city like San Antonio, what better destination for this year's COLLABORATE 19, taking place April 7-11 . San Antonio's unique culture and scenic beauty make for the ideal conference destination. San Antonio offers a variety of delectable restaurants specializing in famed Tex-Mex cuisine and shopping destinat...
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The OAUG Analytics, BI and Big Data SIG Insider’s Guide to COLLABORATE 19

COLLABORATE 19 , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database solutions, is taking place Sunday, April 7 through Thursday, April 11 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The event is co-hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) , the Oracle App...
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The Reemergence of Oracle Analytics Cloud

"Oracle Analytics Cloud is the culmination of legacy on-premises Oracle BI, BI Cloud, Data Visualization Cloud and Essbase, all coming together into a complete analytics platform." - Patrick Callahan Learn more from author Patrick Callahan during the Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) case study at the COLLABORATE 19 – OAU...
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From a Sneak Peek to the Down and Detailed: COLLABORATE 19 Educational Content

Attend the COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum to gain the expertise and insight you need to get the most from your Oracle investments. Claim your early-bird registration discount before February 14 to get the best rates. Be our guest for a series of free webinars , February 4-8, 2019, with some of our COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum presenters. Get a sn...
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Encouraging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

One of the spare-time activities that I find extremely fulfilling is promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities with children in my local community. Simply beginning the STEM conversation may be all it takes to kindle interest in an educational and professional path a child may have never considered before. Orac...
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Keep Up with Oracle EBS Development

On Friday, October 5, Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12.2.8 and other updates that have been delivered this year. The announcement highlights Oracle's key areas of investment and enhancements to functional capabilities. For EBS customers, it's important to stay informed and up to date on product developme...
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The Little Things Mean a Lot

How many times each year do you do something that's seemingly inconsequential but has a big impact on your operations or your team's ability to get the job done? Think back over the past year. How did you make the best use of existing Oracle solutions to streamline a process that met the needs of your business end users and stakeholders? What did y...
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ROI, and Then Some. It’s Personal.

When I first ran for the OAUG Board of Directors, I was enthusiastic about this group's mission and felt that it was time for me to give back. Like so many other professionals using Oracle Applications, I had sharpened my knowledge, honed my skills and deepened my network by participating in OAUG activities and programs. Yes, it was time to give ba...
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Your Personal Brand

​You don't have to be a famous entertainer, politician or business leader to have a personal brand. No matter your sphere of influence, the ability to cultivate and convey the unique skills, knowledge and attributes you possess can greatly enhance the impact and results you achieve in your universe.

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Reasons to Be There

Attending the annual COLLABORATE conference is one of the most talked about experiences each year. The anticipation builds during the months leading up to the event. And, the post-event storytelling and sharing is equally as spirited. Here are some of the things Oracle Applications users are looking to accomplish this year:

Solve a problem. 

Everyone is talking about the cloud. But not all organizations are in a position to make a sweeping transition to cloud solutions. Maintaining existing ERP systems is still a reality for many. COLLABORATE 17 offers hundreds of sessions that focus on upgrading or enhancing existing implementations. Plus, you'll be able to meet management from the OracleDigital License Team that supports all customers that continue to invest in on-premises license applications (PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, EBS, etc.). 

Plan for the future. 

Speaking of cloud, there are more than 400 cloud-related sessions at COLLABORATE 17. Many of these explore how Oracle customers have already extended functionality with cloud solutions or present the key considerations – pros and cons – for helping you plan a move to the cloud. Use the convenient Agenda Builder to browse cloud education sessions and add them to your educational itinerary.

Stay on top of important changes. 

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Tips for High-Impact Networking

Connections Accelerate Your Professional Development

Planning your professional development as a young professional can be an intimidating process, but making time for in-person educational and networking events can be beneficial for the future of your career. In the article appearing in the Harvard Business Review, "How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time," Dorie Clark shares how to identify the best conferences and how to get the most out of your time at the conference to help grow your career and build your network.

COLLABORATE 17 is right around the corner, and we hope we will see you for a week of education and networking. Here are five tips to help energize your professional development efforts at the conference:

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Jim Grove
Great Article!
Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:30
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