In this article by Yuli Vasiliev, author of Oracle Business Intelligence: The Condensed Guide to Analysis and Reporting, you'll look at the basic concepts behind Business Intelligence. Proceeding with the discussion on data and information, it then moves on to describe what business questions you might need to answer, and how to find those answers from the data available at your disposal.
Listed as short bullets, here are the main topics of the article:
- Basic introduction to data, information, and Business Intelligence
- Answering basic business questions
- Answering probing analytical questions
- Asking business questions using data access tool
- Deriving information from existing data
- Accessing transactional and dimensional data
Read Oracle Business Intelligence : Getting Business Information from Data in full
In this article, by Sharan Oberoi & Amit Sachdev, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration, we will discuss the NAV Security Architecture including security recommendations and best practices. Securing our applications is of paramount importance these days. Security becomes even more critical when it is our organization's financial data that needs to be protected.
Essentially, there are a few components of securing the Dynamics NAV application. They are as follows:
- Network security
- Hardware security
- SQL database and Classic database security
- Dynamics NAV access—roles, users, logins, and permissions
In this article, by Andrew Zhu, author of Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 we will cover:
- Hosting a workflow service in IIS7
- Hosting workflow in ASP.NET
- Hosting workflow in WPF
- Hosting workflow in a Windows Form
Sametime Connect is the stand-alone Sametime client that you can use to connect with Sametime networks without using Lotus Notes for e-mail. The Sametime Connect client is as functional as the embedded client and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
In this article, by Marie L. Scott & Thomas Duff, authors of IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials, you'll learn how to:
- Install the Sametime Connect client on a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop
- Set up the connection to the Sametime server
- Log into and out of the Sametime Connect client
- Set up user preferences
- Install Sametime Connect add-ons for additional Sametime functionality
- Upgrade your Sametime Connect client
- Testing a WF program with unit test framework
- Debugging a WF program
WF4 is a process engine, as well as a visual program language, shipped along with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. Traditionally, when we design a long-running application, we break a large application into lots of small code blocks to address the business logic and use a database to store the intermediate data. With the growing complexity of logic, managing code blocks and authoring logic workflows becomes difficult. Now, with WF4, we can design and create distributed, long-running programs easily.
This article by Andrew Zhu, author of Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4 cookbook, provides recipes that will help us understand basic information about WF4 programming like:
- Creating the first WF program: HelloWorkflow
- Creating a WF program with C# code
- Initializing a WF program with InArguments
- Creating a WF program with OutArgument
- Creating a WF Program with InOutArgument
- Using variable in WF program
- Running a WF program asynchronously
- Customizing a MyReadLine activity with bookmark
- Converting WF program instance to XAML
- Loading up a WF program from a XAML file
The adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) is increasingly becoming one of the most popular approaches for boosting overall organizational excellence. Built on Oracle's SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Suite infrastructure, BPM Suite 11g provides enhanced support for application integration services and business events, Web 2.0 and E2.0 style collaborations, and high scalability. It is a full-featured, enterprise-grade BPMS that has sufficient easy-to-use features to make it also suitable for small departmental quick-win projects.
In this article by Heidi Buelow, Manoj Das, Manas Deb, Prasen Palvankar and Meera Srinivasan, authors of the book Getting Started with Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 - A Hands-On Tutorial, we will learn to create a BPM application.Read Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1: Creating a BPM Application in full
Before we discuss about fine-tuning the performance of the database for Dynamics NAV, it is important to discuss some key features of the Dynamics NAV application that comprise the core architecture of the application, and the majority of performance issues could be attributed to improper use or misuse of these features.
In this article, by Sharan Oberoi & Amit Sachdev, authors of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration, we will cover:
- Using indexes/keys in Dynamics NAV
- Investigating the performance of the database
- Updating statistics
Oracle WebCenter Suite is the industry's most comprehensive enterprise portal platform designed for business users, unified with business applications, Enterprise 2.0 services, and social communities. It incorporates Web 2.0 content, collaboration, and communication services. However, without proper guidance on developing performance-critical enterprise applications, it is easy to make the wrong design and technology decisions.
In this article by Ashok Aggarwal, author of Web 2.0 Solutions with Oracle WebCenter 11g, we will do the following:
- Walk you through creating a custom WebCenter application that leverages the Discussions Service
- Present a handful of task flows
- Show you where to find key pieces of information required to configure your Discussions Service connection in your custom application
- Learn how to integrate a custom WebCenter application with the Wiki and Blog Services, specifically, using an IFrame and using the Web Clipping Portlet