Oracle Rdb Technical Forum
November 8– 9, Redwood Shores,
This free event includes a series of sessions conducted by acknowledged
technical specialists from Oracle Rdb
Engineering and the Oracle Rdb community at large. The Oracle Rdb Technical
Forums should be considered a requirement for anyone wishing to remain up-to-date with all the latest enhancements and
optimizations in Oracle Rdb.
Oracle Open World 2007
November 11– 15, San Francisco
Companies large and small have been
innovating with Oracle almost since the
day the company was founded 30 years
ago. And Oracle Open World, the world’s
largest event dedicated to helping enter-
prises understand and harness the power
of information, is the best place to see that
innovation in action.
2007 Oracle CFO Summit on
November 13, San Francisco
Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley will once
again host this year’s CFO Summit, spon-
sored by Infosys and titled “Capitalizing on
Globalization: CFO Strategies for Winning
in a Flat World.” This all-day event will
bring together globalization experts and
leading CFOs from around the world to
discuss the role that finance can play
in helping organizations increase their
competitive advantage in a world that
is increasingly flattened by outsourcing,
technology, and competition from emerg-
ing market leaders. Speakers include Kris
Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Infosys, and Wayne
Mincey, CEO, the Hackett Group.
Just because you’re swimming laps in the Olympic pool at the gym doesn’t mean
you can’t listen to all the tunes you can handle. While water-resistant music players have been around for some time, Finis’ SwiMP3 is the only fully waterproof
one we’ve seen, specifically designed for use in the water
(up to 10 feet deep), not just near it.
The secret sauce is bone-conduction technology.
When the SwiMP3’s two halves are placed against any
bone in your skull, they essentially vibrate your noggin
in time with the music. Those vibrations transfer to the
fluid in your inner ear, letting the music
come through in all its glory, without a
With the exception of a covered USB connector attached
via rubber cable to both halves of the SwiMP3, the music
player is entirely sealed. Buttons on the right piece let you
skip tracks back and forth, change the volume, and turn it
on and off. Just copy music in MP3 or WMA format from
your computer to the device. The cost for the SwiMP3 is
US$199. For more information, visit www.finisinc.com.
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
From the launch of the first commercial relational database to
the delivery of business’s next-generation enterprise computing
platform, Oracle has always been in the forefront of technology
innovation. Take a trip through Oracle’s history with our interactive
timeline at oracle.com/timeline.
Complicated file conversion is a thing of the past, thanks to ePrint
Professional 5. The new version functions as a desktop application that converts files to up to 150 other formats, including PDF, DOC, JPEG, and HTML.
For example, if you want to send a Microsoft Excel invoice to a customer as
a PDF, simply print it to the ePrint Workstation and
save it as a PDF. You can then manipulate the file,
adding other files and annotations, and e-mail or
print it directly to multiple printers. It’s not perfect,
but it might be just the solution for companies trying to do simple conversions quickly and on the
cheap: ePrint Professional 5 costs only US$49 and
can be purchased at www.eprintdriver.com.