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Enterprise 2.0 Strategy & Product Roadmap during Oracle OpenWorld 2010

by Douwe Pieter van den Bos on September 18, 2010 · 1 comment

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Today was the Oracle Enterprise 2.0 Partner Community Council and we heard about the strategy and product roadmap for both Enterprise Content Management and WebCenter Suite. There are a lot of interesting things going on in the E2.0 business. I, personally, believe it’s the implementation of complete integration within IT and Business.

Oracle Enterprise Content Management 11g has some key-differentiators compared to the competition. According to the Oracle company it’s the only complete Content Management Suite available, focusing on transactional, social, enterprise web and infrastructure Content Management. The 11g release of ECM addresses some key priorities in content management. A complete new infrastructure based upon Oracle’s Fusion Middleware 11g is the basis of the content management solution. Resulting in an embedded content management platform, for the entire organization.

Especially the brand new integration with the Oracle BPM suite will create some great new possibilities. The Oracle BPM suite, in combination with Oracle Enterprise Content Management 11g, offers us the possibility to create complete work flows and user interaction with contact throughout the organization. And not only for documents, but all content.

BPM will become even more essential within the entire Enterprise 2.0 solution stack from Oracle, as we will see during the road map for WebCenter.

Oracle WebCenter 11g embodies the interaction with BPM Suite. Called ‘Social BPM’, Oracle here offers a complete new approach to user collaboration. Combining the possibilities of procedures and user interaction.

One of the large complaints about the Oracle Portal solutions was that there simply where too many of them. Oracle Portal, Weblogic portal, glassfish portal and some products acquired from Sun and BEA with it. To address this issue Oracle has made an astonishing move: a new portal. WebCenter portal.

Fortunately, this will not mean that there will be one more in the entire spectrum with it’s own benefits. It is a completely new developed portal with all the key-pro’s from the other portal technologies from the Oracle corporation. (Rest assured: the end-of-live of the other portals will go on until, at least, 2017. So you will have 7 years to move to this new platform.).

With all this new news I’m really looking forward to the rest of the sessions at Oracle OpenWorld. Anyone a suggestion for a good WebCenter / Enterprise 2.0 session?

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