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HCM Cloud: Considerations and Insights

During the planning of OAUG Cloud Week 2018 , I had the opportunity to connect with many customers and experts who are sharing their stories as part of the educational webinar series, July 9-13. In this Q&A, one of our presenters, Dawn Holmes, shared insights related to Oracle HCM Cloud. Join the OAUG for Cloud Week, July 9-13, 2018. This week ...
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Oracle Reaffirms Commitment to EBS Customers

Over the past year, the OAUG has kept you up to date on Oracles' announcements about product support and release timelines for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers. Yesterday, Oracle informed us of additional changes to the EBS – Premier Support policies . The communication from Oracle summarized these key points: ​ Oracle reaffirms its commitme...
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Cloud: How Do We Get There? And Why Should We?

With around a month to go before OAUG Cloud Week, Oracle have just announced Soar – "the last upgrade you will ever need .". Soar represents a package for getting on-prem customers to the cloud. With around 15% of on-prem customers now shifted to the cloud (as of their Q3 results statement), Oracle is clearly trying to remove those barriers to entr...
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Top Recommended OAUG Sessions from the COLLABORATE 18 Track Leads

COLLABORATE 18  brings attendees  1200+ educational sessions and events  that provide an abundance of choices, and perhaps, a few tough decisions.  ​To make the process of customizing your personalized agenda a bit easier, key OAUG education volunteers, heavily involved in planning the conference, have weighed in with their...
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3 Ways to Make a Cloud Implementation Fail (or Not)

We are all now pretty much in agreement (although some of us more enthusiastically than others). It's not IF we're moving to the cloud, it's WHEN.  "So," you're probably asking, "How do I implement infrastructure, platform and applications in this brave new cloud world without messing it all up?" In other words, "How do I spin this cloud thing...
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12 Don't-Miss Cloud Sessions at COLLABORATE 18

Attend COLLABORATE 18 to raise your expertise on maximizing on-premises applications, navigating a path to the cloud or optimizing your business in the cloud. With Oracle cloud solutions spanning Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Data as a Service (DaaS), customers have more options t...
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Balancing Act: Supporting On-Premises EBS with Sights Set on the Cloud

Live webinar explores options, answers questions A recent survey* among members of three Oracle users groups confirms what some of us knew intuitively: on-premises systems remain in place in a majority of our organizations while interest in adopting cloud solutions grows. It's an increasingly common balancing act – supporting the status quo while l...
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The live webcast with Cliff Godwin to discuss the EBS Roadmap and cloud migration paths has been rescheduled for March 15: https:... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:33
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Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud – The Right Way

Hybridization Offers Choice and Agility for Government Agencies By William Sanders, guest author Find out how your organization can securely move your mission-critical applications to the cloud by attending Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speaker...
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if you're attending Oracle's Federal Forum on December 14, be sure to look for the OAUG in the Innovation Pavilion to discover how... Read More
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EBS News from Oracle OpenWorld

During OpenWorld, I had the opportunity to speak with Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle E-Business Suite, Cliff Godwin, in an exclusive Facebook Live interview. For me, this was truly a highlight of the week. For our community of EBS users, the recorded interview presents a lot of important information about many new ...
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On Point and On the Calendar

As most of you know, in April, the OAUG, Quest and IOUG hosted the annual COLLABORATE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. What you might not know, is that the OAUG is hosting a month-long Best of COLLABORATE 17 educational series, presented via webinar and beginning in August. 

The Best of COLLABORATE 17 – OAUG Forum is a collection of some of the top conference presentations, determined largely by feedback obtained from the surveys completed by session attendees. Team leaders from the OAUG Education Committee review the overall ratings per session along with the attendance numbers to identify the highest-rated and highest-attended conference sessions. The selected sessions represent and address some of the most critical challenges our users community is facing. The content is on point, and it's on the calendar. 

What's coming up in week one? 

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I was unable to attend this year COLLABORATE conference. Thanks for making it available. I am excited to attend the ones that ar... Read More
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Choices: Defining Your Path to the Cloud

For many Oracle Applications customers, the adoption of cloud solutions is a journey with unique objectives and timeframes. The users community includes customers across a continuum of cloud adoption phases, including many that report their on-premises environments will remain in place for some time.  During COLLABORATE 17, Steve Daheb, senior...
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Focus 2017: Changing IT Roles and Security

"I think some of the key themes that we are going to be talking about are the changing roles within the IT community as cloud applications become more prevalent; how cloud changes people's roles within their companies and the other skills they need to learn."  - Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President  Read more in "5 Questions with OAUG President...
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Oracle Database Support Extension

Oracle Announces Continuation of Free Extended Support for the 11.2.0.4 Database Christine Hipp, Los Alamos National Laboratory If you have 11.2.0.4 Oracle databases that you were planning on purchasing extended support for, Oracle has just announced the continuation of the free extended support. The prior expiration date was May 2017, wh...
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What’s Your Altitude?: Cloud Panel

Cloud Panel: Are Oracle "On-Premises" ERP Customers Lost in the Cloud? Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1 p.m. EST This OAUG eLearning virtual panel discussion provides pragmatic information and candid discussion about Oracle cloud solutions along with observations relevant to "on-premises" Oracle customers. Everyone is invited to gain direct acce...
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Looking forward to this - there are lots of examples of companies taking the leap to cloud applications. Areas such as how to achi... Read More
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On-Premises Customers Need A Strong Voice, Too!

President's Corner Welcome to the New Year! I am looking forward to serving you this year as the OAUG president and having the opportunity to talk with you each month through this forum. Please feel free to reach out and let me know what topics you would like to see discussed. Throughout much of last year, we were hearing that customers remaining w...
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