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Overcoming Fear and Resistance to Embracing a Cloud Solution

Before documenting requirements, cultivating executive sponsorship and getting to the nuts and bolts of a recent Oracle Sales Cloud solution, we had to overcome some initial concerns and misconceptions.

Three things were top of mind: 

  1. A previous bad experience with a cloud product. 
  2. Mandatory, twice-a-year upgrades. 
  3. Security of our data. 

How did we resolve concerns to be able to move forward on a cloud implementation with confidence?

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Q&A: Essbase Security Hierarchies

Recently, an OAUG member submitted a question about establishing a security model to accommodate multiple user hierarchies across two Essbase platforms. I was honored to be tapped as a subject matter expert who could provide assistance. 

I thought others might have similar questions or, better yet, have additional ideas regarding Essbase security. So, I'm sharing the Q&A here. If you find this information helpful, please share with others. And be sure to leave a comment if you have experience working with security hierarchies or have additional questions.

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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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E-Business Suite Security: Reference Documents and Available Resources

As a result of several conversations with Oracle during OAUG Customer Support Council calls early in 2016, Oracle developed E-Business Suite Security: Reference Documents and Available Resources (Doc ID 2149625.1) as a collection point for EBS security information.

OAUG Members can finish reading the article and find the reference documents in the September issue of the Support in Focus newsletter. Member login required.  

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