White Papers by Company: Oracle

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Positioning the CIO as a Powerful Business Partner

The IT environment of today is simply too complex to rely on outmoded ways to keep the organization functioning and thriving flawlessly. A CIO must be a true business partner, someone who can not only drive out costs from day-to-day operations, but strategically manage IT to enhance revenue and profits.
In this informative whitepaper from Oracle, learn about a new approach to IT governance that will transform the CIO's role and the role IT plays in the organization. No longer just a service provider, the CIO becomes a powerful business executive who skillfully maneuvers a portfolio of assets that achieve measurable growth in revenue and profits.

In this informative whitepaper learn how you can:
* Become a visionary portfolio manager who skillfully controls three major asset classes: applications, intellectual capital, and financial capital.
* Transform IT into a streamlined revenue and profit center.
* Implement an IT governance process that will reduce costs, maximize resources, and make the IT portfolio a central component in an enterprise investment portfolio that is the key to sustainable business success.

A Strategy for Governing IT Projects

Making the right IT investment decisions is both critical and challenging. Are you constantly being asked to "service the gap" between where the enterprise currently is and where it wants or needs to go? Today overseeing a mix of technologies, and in many cases, disparate IT organizations, is the norm and adds complexity. How can you help ensure that only the projects that provide the highest value to the business actually get implemented, even across such a diverse technology landscape?

Learn an effective step-by step planto ensure success and gain a powerful competitive advantage:
* Understand the benefits and challenges of implementing an IT governance solution.
* Make the right IT investment decisions that align with strategic business goals
* Reduce costs and maximize resources.
* Improve processes and collaboration across the enterprise.

Virtualization with Oracle Solaris 10

This white paper outlines an integrated virtualization strategy that uses the right technology in the right place to optimize the datacenter and gain greater efficiency and improved flexibility at less cost.

Benefits of Application Rationalization: Reduce Costs and Improve Service with a Systematic Approach

At one time, it was enough for an organization to review its portfolio of applications as an isolated event in response to a critical issue such as noncompliance, a merger or acquisition, or a budget crisis. However, such a model in these economic times leads to billions of dollars in lost advantage and efficiency, and exposes organizations to security and business risks.

As the on again, off again economic recovery continues, organizations are continuing to keep a sharp focus on reducing costs in order to fuel investment in innovation. Yet they are continuing to rely on out-dated application and technologies jeopardizing their two- pronged approach to delivering enterprise value. One of the key drivers of improved efficiency and streamlining the business is application rationalization.

In this whitepaper, learn about the benefits and challenges of getting an application rationalization effort started and implementing a strategic plan to quickly demonstrate results:

* Effectively plan and control all types of business or technology investments-deploying objective, auditable processes and metrics, while facilitating collaboration among all stakeholders.
* Rationalize current spending and quickly identify where investments are paying off-or are not paying off
* Optimize support for the business.
* Provide ongoing governance to get the highest possible return on investment

Improving project success rates with a PMO

No project plans to fail. Yet 19% of all projects still do - and another 46% of projects face significant challenges, such as delays, budget overruns, or end products with less than the required features and functions. These failures and challenges can be attributed to undocumented project management methods, uncontrolled and reactive delivery, unrealistic budget or time expectations, limited planning, or a lack of executive commitment.

As the number of projects grow within an organization, so does the risk of failure as resources get stretched and oversight lags. It becomes increasingly important to define project management processes and develop metrics and best practices for keeping projects on time and within budget. For many companies, that means creating a Project Management Office. (PMO).

This brief introduction whitepaper, Part 1 of Oracle's PMO Whitepaper Series, discusses guidelines and benefits of building a PMO to improve project success.

Project Management Office Best Practices

Today, project management efficiencies are more important than ever. Companies using integrated program management processes and governance, stand the best chance of identifying the right projects, anticipating and minimizing risks, and allocating the best resources to projects and meeting their objectives on time and within budget. A Project Management Office (PMO) can streamline efficiencies and position your company for future project success.

This whitepaper, Part 2 of Oracle's PMO Whitepaper Series, discusses a step-by step plan to develop and manage your entire portfolio of projects with a PMO and ensure that your enterprise assets and resources are strategically aligned with business goals. Learn how you can implement an effective PMO to reduce business risk, optimize resources and contribute to business growth.

Achieving Business Agility with Application Grid

Application grid brings the same type of efficiency, scalability, and quality of service to the application layer that database clusters brings to the database layer. With an application grid you get greater efficiency, exceptional agility, and superior quality of service.

Achieving the Impossible: Unlimited App Scale

For modern applications, particularly those built for the Java platform, there are proven approaches and solutions that can help an organization achieve predictable, scalable performance for their applications. And although these approaches may be most valuable for extreme-scale applications, they can save time and money in almost any server-based application.

Next-Generation, Low-Latency Front-Office Computing for Capital Markets

Read this white paper to learn how financial organizations can embrace a portable, standards-based architecture to create a predictable, sustainable millisecond response time environment that will increase revenue generation and opportunity optimization.

Enhance Customer Loyalty through Higher Responsiveness

The user experience associated with web applications relies in large part on the availability and management of their session data, its persistence, and its management. This white paper focuses on the topic of data availability and management for mission-critical web applications.

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