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Oracle Application Express Forms Converter - Programmer Books


Packed with plentiful screenshots and clear explanations, this book is a step-by-step tutorial that demonstrates a successful Oracle Forms to Oracle APEX Conversion project. This book is for Oracle Forms developers who want to migrate to Oracle APEX. The book will also be useful for Oracle APEX developers who want to convert their older Forms applications to Oracle APEX applications.

Oracle unveils Oracle Soar, a comprehensive cloud migration offering


Oracle on Tuesday unveiled a new package of tools and services called Oracle Soar, designed to help customers migrate applications to the cloud. Oracle Soar combines a set of automated migration tools with professional services, all provided by Oracle -- a complete, in-house solution for migration. The semi-automated solution fits in with Oracle's recent efforts to stand apart from other cloud providers with more automated services. The company says that by using Oracle Soar, rather than a more piecemeal approach to migration, customers can see cost savings of up to 30 percent. It also says it can save customers up to 30 percent in time, with the simplest migrations taking as little as 20 weeks.

Accenture boosts Oracle Cloud capabilities with acquisition of Certus Solutions


Accenture has acquired Certus Solutions in a bid to utilize the Oracle Cloud implementation partner in creating the next wave of "intelligent enterprises." On Monday, the tech giant said that Certus Solutions will become part of Accenture's Oracle practice, with a particular focus on shepherding clients towards Oracle Cloud applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive of Accenture Technology Services said the deal will allow the company to "expand our Oracle Cloud services and capabilities that help organizations accelerate their digital transformation and achieve better business outcomes." Guildford, Surrey-based Certus Solutions assists in Oracle Cloud application implementation, resource planning, human capital and resource management, payroll, and other services.

Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications


Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year, fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications. Many of the flaws can be exploited remotely without authentication. The majority of the fixes are for flaws in business products such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Retail Applications, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle Supply Chain Products and Oracle Database Server. E-Business Suite, which is used by companies to store key data and manage a wide range of business processes, accounts for more than 40 percent of the patched vulnerabilities -- 121. Out of these, 118 are remotely exploitable and the highest rated one has a score of 9.2 (critical) in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.

OracleVoice: Larry Ellison: Oracle Makes Moving To The Cloud Faster, Easier, Cheaper

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REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA--Oracle announced on June 5 a new offering that reduces by as much as 30% the time and cost of migrating from its on-premises applications to its cloud applications. "It's now actually an easier upgrade to go from Oracle E-Business Suite to the cloud than from one version of Oracle EBS to another," said Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison. "Once you're in the cloud, that's the last upgrade you'll ever do." Larry Ellison, Oracle's executive chairman and chief technology officer, announced a new cloud upgrade offering. The offering, called Oracle Soar to the Cloud, includes tools that identify existing integrations and customizations in the on-premises Oracle application, scan for configuration parameters and metadata, and use that information to automatically configure an instance of Oracle ERP Cloud, Ellison explained.