WebCenter Best Practice Newsletters

Five Best Practices for Embracing the Social Enterprise Jul 2011
“It is difficult to dispute that organizations embracing the social enterprise maximize worker efficiency. But evolving an enterprise to take advantage of social business capabilities requires tenacious design, delivery, and management of technical and business efforts. To make the most efficient journey toward the social enterprise consider the following key points. ”
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Best Practices for Capturing Knowledge: Activity StreamsMar 2011
“As an enterprise grows, it becomes difficult to effectively scale business-specific knowledge. What was once learned though casual conversation becomes lost to geography and fragmented teams that are now focused on a narrow aspect of your business. Oracle WebCenter Suite provides Activity Streams—a channel that enables the capture and distribution of knowledge that was once only possible in an enterprise’s infancy. Similar to Facebook’s wall, Activity Streams collect and broadcast the activities of a specific individual. Activities are collected from business tools across the enterprise such as discussion forums, document repositories, and applications. ”
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Best Practices for PersonalizationJan 2011
“The way in which we interact with and consume information is in the midst of radical change. The era of application and content personalization is in full swing, and to stay competitive, organizations have to provide the right information at the right time and in the right format. Personalization that creates an affinity with your brand or service, a hallmark of Amazon.com’s success, is now an essential mechanism to enable success in a hyper competitive market. Personalization unlocks dormant data, allowing you to engage users in an ongoing implicit or explicit dialogue.”
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Best Practices for Site Studio for External ApplicationsSep 2010
“Content will always exist within enterprise applications, customer extranets, and partner portals. Historically, these applications have been developed in a manner that severely limits business’s ability to manage this content, forcing content adjustments to occur only during product releases. This limitation impacts an organization’s ability to quickly respond to market conditions and places a burden on development staff to hard-wire content into pages during development.”
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Best Practices for Going MobileJun 2010
“Mobile is a hot topic. Regardless of industry, companies are constantly asking about technology to enable their businesses to reach customers and prospects on mobile devices. But implementing an effective mobile solution is challenging—and the requirement is reminiscent of the push to jump on the Web bandwagon in the early ’90s.”
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6 Best Practices for Enterprise 2.0 Implementations: Tips from Oracle’s Enterprise 2.0 Technology Specialist John BrunswickFeb 2010
“…Here are six best practices for successful Enterprise 2.0 implementation that Brunswick shared with us: 1. Embrace Configuration-Based Development “As with any development activity, you must factor in post-development, like code maintenance and ongoing stakeholder ownership. Fortunately, you can achieve tremendous cost savings by leveraging configurable components provided by enterprise services for content, collaboration, and key application components…”
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AIIM Newsletters

Improve Enterprise 2.0 Adoption: Pay Attention to Usability
“Companies have made platform investments to support Enterprise 2.0, but seldom, if ever, consider the lifecycle of interaction with these systems. The majority of organizations are falling short of providing even basic usability enhancements that could help allow their users to connect with resources to support their work.”
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The Social Web Can Benefit ANY Organization — If They’re Smart
“Peter Evans-Greenwood recently authored a thought-provoking post entitled “The myth of the inevitability of social organisations”,
proposing that the majority of organizations will only gain marginal benefits from social technologies. Peter makes a series of insightful observations, but misses an opportunity to expand the examination of how Enterprise 2.0 can be used to enable benefits for even seemingly mundane business verticals.”
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