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Why Managing Content from within WebCenter Portal Makes Sense

As you probably already know, a portal is typically used as an information dissemination tool. One that exposes content and small units of functionality from disparate sources in a clean, unified manner. So how does WebCenter Portal fit into the domain of content management? Why should it, and to what degree should it? This post […]

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5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design in a WebCenter Portal

In a previous post I outlined two techniques for building mobile-ready Oracle WebCenter portals. In this post I demonstrate how one of those techniques (Responsive Web Design – RWD) could look and also call out 5 high level steps to implementation. To implement the responsive portal shown in the video, I adopted a hybrid approach […]

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The Top 5 Things to Make Your WebCenter Portal “Lean”

Several years back, the IT research and advisory firm Gartner came up with the phrase “Lean Portal.” The term was invented to draw contrast to the traditional portals of the time, which were generally regarded as complex, expensive, and bloated with unnecessary features. Lean portals, by contrast, are those that are quick to implement, utilize modern web […]

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WebCenter Portal Builder vs. Portal Framework

WebCenter 11g ( and earlier) provides two distinct ways to build portals – portal builder and portal framework. The first approach relies on the pre-build “portal builder” application to construct portals (previously called “spaces”) primarily through a web-based administrative interface, while the latter relies on developers to design, configure and deploy their own custom Oracle ADF portal […]

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Oracle WebCenter Portal Strategy at OOW15

Oracle talks about WebCenter Portal and BPM as a portfolio to enable digital business. Portal provides the self-service capabilities through multiple channels and is enterprise ready. Oracle said they had a good year this year with the 11g version of portal. For the strategy, Oracle looks at who is the portal developer and what tools […]

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OOW 2015: Digital Experience and Engagement Roadmap

David Le Strat, Oracle’s Senior Direct of Product Management presented the strategy and roadmap for Oracle’s Digital Experience products including WebCenter, BPM and Oracle Documents Cloud Service, Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle Sites Cloud Service.  Oracle’s strategy starts with the digital experience, but also includes agility and engagement and finally operational capabilities. Oracle shipped […]

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2 Techniques for Building Mobile-Ready WebCenter Portals

This post describes and contrasts responsive web design and portal page variants then offers best practice recommendations around them with respect to WebCenter portals. Wikipedia describes responsive web design (RWD) as “an approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across […]

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Configuring AWS Route 53 for WebCenter

This is the third and final post in a series related to the implementation of Oracle WebCenter in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. In the first two I covered the setup of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances that reside in it. In this post, I’ll cover the […]

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Configuring the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for WebCenter

In a post last year, I provided an overview of an approach for implementing Oracle WebCenter in Amazon Web Services. I’ve decided to provide a bit more detail in the form of a three-part series covering the configuration of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and Route 53. In this […]

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Healthcare Interoperability – Motivators for Change

Having many siloed healthcare applications that don’t easily exchange information has been the trademark of health information technology, denying patients and providers the benefits that interoperable health information makes possible. Government regulations and the evolving healthcare landscape enforce the need for interoperability throughout the continuum of care. Integrated systems streamline data sharing, support population health […]

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How to integrate OBIEE dashboards in WebCenter Portal

Oracle WebCenter Portal is a web platform for creating intranets, extranets, composite applications, and self-service portals. One of its main strengths is its ability to allow administrators to decentralized much of the site built-out and maintenance, pushing it out to business users. One of the tools used to enable this business-executed administration is the Resource Catalog, […]

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Implementing Oracle WebCenter in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Oracle WebCenter is the center of engagement for business. It is a suite of tools (WebCenter Portal, Content, and Sites) that helps people work together more efficiently through contextual collaboration tools that optimize connections between people, information, and applications and ensures users have access to the right information in the context of the business process […]

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Modernizing Healthcare Interoperability with Oracle | #OOW14

Technology is opening up opportunities to move us further down the path of “best” outcomes AND more cost effectively than ever before. That is a tsunami that cannot be stopped. The use of personal health information in the delivery of care, optimizing outcomes and administering care within a cost context that our nation can afford […]

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Oracle and Panduit deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences

A trio of presenters at the Gartner Portal, Content, and Collaboration Summit in Las Vegas gave a talk on “Delivering on the Digital Experience Promise”. I found this to be insightful as a case study, but not revolutionary, more evolutionary. It was a great study in increasing loyalty and revenue from customers. The trio included: […]

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Patient Experience and Care Management

Almost everyone can relate to being a patient but not everyone can relate to the challenges of coordinated care management.  I’m here at the Patient Experience Summit at the Cleveland Clinic learning how providers will need to shift their culture and their resources to engage patients to be involved in their own care as well […]

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Oracle WebCenter Update

Oracle held a customer briefing today, March 26, 2012 highlighting updates to the WebCenter suite of products. If you are not familiar with WebCenter, it has four main components: Sites, Portal, Content and Social.  I posted a blog in November 2011 titled Oracle Web Center Explained! with details about WebCenter. This briefing covered the 11g R1 […]

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Oracle Goes After Documentum

No, Oracle is not buying Documentum as far as I know.  However, Oracle is feeling comfortable enough with their WebCenter suite of products to make a push to replace Documentum with WebCenter. For the last few days, Oracle WebCenter bloggers have been posting articles challenging companies to move off Documentum and replace it with WebCenter.  Oracle […]

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Oracle Announces Oracle Social Network

Oracle has jumped into the Cloud-based Social Networking space with its new Oracle Social Network offering.  Kinda of like Yammer and others, this is a secure private network running in the cloud.  This will be a subscription-based service and compliments Oracle’s other cloud based services just announced this week. The Oracle Social Network contains all […]

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Oracle WebCenter Explained!

Oracle’s big convention OpenWorld is going on this week.  I thought I’d take that opportunity to explore Oracle’s WebCenter Suite in some detail.  There has been some confusion in the past few years about Oracle’s Portal strategy, but it looks like they are finally offering a very strong product line in that space.  With the […]

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