Issue #73 – 12th March 2014
This week Oracle has announced two new products for the Higher Education Market. The first – Oracle Student Cloud – is an offering based on Fusion Applications and probably won’t surprise many as it’s a natural complement to the other Fusion pillars. More surprising/exciting is the announcement of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions v9.2 (especially as there was no v9.1). Both are due in 2015. Floyd Teter snapped a photo, is this the Tools 8.54 UI?
Oracle have released a PeopleSoft 8.53/9.2 ‘prototyping toolkit’. It provides user interface components in PowerPoint format that designers can use in their slides/mockups to create user interface designs for customisations to your applications.
Cardinal Point summarise the wins from their implementation of Workcenters at a fictional client. There are a number of positives to take from this, including that PeopleTools 8.54’s New UI will make even more use of them!.
Bram Cohen is the inventor behind the BitTorrent protocol – the method of quickly transferring large files over the internet. As popular as it has become, he’s also made a lot of powerful enemies (the music and movie industries, particularly). How many times can a company reinvent itself?
In the aftermath of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, people have wondered why the data which contains the best clues to what could have caused the incident is held in a ‘black box’ which always ends up inside the wreckage. Why not transmit it real-time to somewhere safer?
There’s a new series of interviews with high profile PeopleSoft figures with Marc Weintraub as the interviewer. The first one features Jeff Robbins who talks about usability in PeopleTools 8.54, PeopleSoft in the Cloud and why the ability to customise with PeopleSoft gives it a big advantage over its competitors.