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Five Minute Briefing - Oracle
September 17, 2014

Published in conjunction with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), this bi-weekly publication contains news, market research, insight for the Oracle ecosystem, as well as IOUG news and information. Subscribers also receive IOUG ResearchWire, a bi-monthly reseach report for the Oracle community.

News Flashes

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a Lafayette, Colorado-based provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage and monetize large-scale media assets. According to John Fowler, executive vice president of Oracle Systems, Front Porch Digital's capabilities complement Oracle's existing engineered storage solutions.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Oracle executives, customers, and partners will participate in keynote presentations that examine how modern technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and engineered systems are having an impact on businesses globally and supporting innovation. The conference runs September 28 through October 2 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

A new survey of data managers and professionals who are subscribers to DBTA finds that, over the next 10 years, about two-fifths of respondents expect to leave the field - with about half of those people retiring and the other half moving on to other jobs in management or self-employment.

IOUG News and Information

As part of Sunday's Oracle Users Forum at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG's content-rich program of 40+ presentations will engage attendees with real-world experiences on trending topics like Database 12c, Big Data and Cloud. IOUG's Sunday program will take place in Moscone South - 3rd floor.

Be sure to stop by at the User Group Pavilion Sunday-Wednesday in the South lobby of Moscone South and catch up with the user community!

If you are planning on attending Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year, be sure to take advantage of the education and networking opportunities available through IOUG.