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Did you ever had to transfer money from a bank account in one country to a bank account in another country? Ever had to use a friend or an escrow as an intermediary to save on bank fees?
Did you stay speechless when you completed the transfer and saw the exchange rate of your bank?
Its really a problem to find a friend who’s got bank accounts in those countries or a trusted escrow. Well, one startup is now offering to be your friend who’s got bank accounts in (almost) every countries.
Oracle Enterprise Manager has grown and matured a lot in the past few years with the latest release allowing you to fully manage your Cloud from a Single Interface. It’s not just Private Cloud or Public Cloud Management anymore, it’s actually Hybrid Cloud Management.
The latest offering, Enterprise Manager 13c, addresses both public and private cloud concerns through new enhancements that manage, migrate, test and deploy applications and databases across hybrid clouds, with 100% reuse of existing management tools and practices. These enhancements will provide centralized visibility and control to Oracle customers on their cloud journey, while helping to ensure that their existing company-wide standards are applied across the estate.
Oracle Enterprise Manager today is the nerve center of IT operations among thousands of enterprises, while it’s on the back of Oracle’s very own public cloud operation. This release has been focused to make monitoring cloud scale and resilient. One of the big things in this release is the unification of hardware and software management. See “Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Hardware & Virtualization Management”. Of course, there are many more new exciting features (see the full list) as well as hundreds of enhancements introduced into the existing features, but this is not the focus of this post….
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Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed with one click, either in your laptop, in a virtual machine or hosted in the cloud. Bitnami was sponsored by Bitrock, a company founded in 2003 in Seville, Spain. Despite being a modestly-sized vendor, they’ve managed to see great success convincing cloud vendors to use their application marketplace. What Bitnami does is actually rather simple, yet very valuable. Bitnami makes it easy to run your favorite server apps anywhere, with the focus on ANYWHERE
The ‘For Dummies’ brand with more than 200 million books in print and more than 1,600 titles, is the world’s bestselling reference brand. The past few years licensing the use of the books by large vendors seems to be very popular. These can often be picked up as print freebies at conferences or as ebooks online on specific topics online.
Oracle has been offering such eBooks for quite some time and in the past we have referenced several such titles available from Oracle. Here’s the list of currently available topics and ebooks offered freely by Oracle….
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As of January 2016, the World’s Leading Internet TV Service Netflix is running Live in More than 190 Countries.
For starters, let’s take a look at what Netflix is. Netflix is in short something like “online video club” where users pay a monthly subscription and have access to thousands of movies and series. Netflix is available on virtually any device that has an Internet connection, including personal computers, tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs and game consoles, and automatically provides the best possible streaming quality based on available bandwidth (and in HD resolution).
Since Netflix launched its streaming service in 2007, the service has expanded globally, first to Canada, then to Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to include 60 countries….
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The celebration of Christmas is inseparable from the family warmth, love, solidarity and, above all, the joy of children. There are times you may think you do not have someone to share these moments. Yet the redemption may be found in thing you did not imagine. Even under a damp tarpaulin in the back of a farm truck.
Another excellent short film entitled “Visitors” presented by the award-winning in Greek and International Film Festival, Theo Papadoulakis, sponsored by Bank of Chania and the wishes of Indigoview.
A house in Chania opened its doors to four unexpected “Visitors” and became a crib and a hug. A Christmas message of unconditional love, solidarity and humanity achieves to get people thinking, especially during the holy days of Christmas.
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Version 5.0 of the open-source virtualization software VirtualBox was released on July 9, 2015. This is the first major release of VirtualBox since 2012, and it contains substantial improvements. This latest release by Oracle, demonstrates its commitment to the software, which was acquired as part the purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010, and enables organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications.
Oracle VirtualBox 5.0 brings in a range of useful changes and improvements that truly justify a whole integer increment. On paper, the list of new features is impressive and useful. Some of it is geared toward home users, some toward server deployments, and all of it toward having a good and powerful virtualization product….
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Do you work with both MySQL and Excel? Are you stuck editing Excel file after Excel file, while you know that in a database things would be easier? Fetching data from a database to then get it into an Excel spreadsheet to do analysis, reporting, transforming, sharing, etc. is a very common task among users. Do you want to interactively “connect” to an MySQL database, retrieving content? Do you need to keep having office users updating excel sheets, while you still need to have the data on a database? MySQL for Excel is an application plug-in enabling data analysts to very easily access and manipulate MySQL data within Microsoft Excel. It enables you to directly work with a MySQL database from within Microsoft Excel so you can easily do tasks such as:
- Importing MySQL Data into Excel
- Exporting Excel data directly into MySQL to a new or existing table
- Editing MySQL data directly within Excel
Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to deploy and manage database clouds. Innovations such as Oracle Multitenant, for consolidating multiple databases quickly, and Automatic Data Optimization with Heat Map, for compressing and tiering data at a higher density, maximize resource efficiency and flexibility. These unique advancements, combined with major enhancements in availability, security, and big data support, make Oracle Database 12c the ideal platform for private and public cloud deployments….
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If you’re not already using Dropbox, I have to ask: What are you waiting for?
This popular service lets you easily sync files between computers, share with them others, and create backups. Best of all, it integrates so seamlessly with Windows — and other platforms — that you’re barely even aware that you’re using it. This program is a must-have for anyone who needs to make their files readily available to multiple users or computers.
…is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications.