Oracle Enterprise Manager
May 8, Toronto, Canada
Get ready for an eye-opening roundtable
discussion on managing business-critical
applications and an introduction to Oracle
Enterprise Manager’s unique top-down
approach to application management.
Network with peers, share ideas, hear
challenges, and learn from successful
strategies when you attend this exclusive
event for applications and systems man-
HFMA ANI: The Healthcare
June 23– 26, Las Vegas, Nevada
Don’t miss the Healthcare Financial
Management Association’s Annual
National Institute (ANI) 2008—the
premiere education event of the year for
healthcare financial executives. Engage
with industry experts on leading issues,
take home practical tools and best prac-
tices, connect with peers at top hospitals
and systems, and experience the latest
technology and innovative solutions in
the exhibit hall.
Gartner SOA and Application
Development and Integration
June 25– 26, 2008, London, U.K.
At this industry-defining summit, Gartner
brings an array of more than 20 Gartner
analysts, industry leaders, and visionaries
to provide the latest strategies and tac-
tics on SOA, application integration, Web
services, middleware, rich internet
applications, and more.
SELL YOUR SELF
Résumés have long been the currency of the job
search. But considering the conventional rules—
no graphics, keep it succinct, two pages for only
a long and illustrious career—it’s no wonder
that job seekers have a hard time standing out
and hiring managers struggle to find gems.
Enter MyCredentials ( www.mycreds.net),
a new company that aims to bring résumés
into the Facebook age. Members can build
a personal career portal that contains
everything from a photo to reference letters to video
and audio, all on one graphically laid-out screen organized with tabs.
“The résumé hasn’t really evolved,” says Jeffrey Calannio, president and
founder of MyCredentials, adding that someone can build a personal portal within
15 or 20 minutes. “We want people to use this to enhance their interviews—the
amount and quality.”
The portal can display information not available on a traditional résumé,
such as salary requirements and availability dates. Candidates can upload supporting documents such as marketing plans, presentations, or press clippings.
Users can also upload audio or video of speeches or presentations. Calannio
says the company is considering future online tutorials that teach users how to
incorporate these more-complex content types into their portals. Plans for job
seekers start at US$9.99 per month.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Are you a wine lover waiting patiently for someone in the industry to meet your needs
with the same level of customization you get from Amazon.com?
Meet Alyssa Rapp, founder and CEO of Bottlenotes.com, a wine
community offering a customized wine club service and myriad other
tools for documenting your preferences. “We deliver phenomenal wine
from boutique and estate wineries from around the world,” explains
Rapp. “Our tagline is ‘The Culture of Wine. Redefined.’”
What makes Bottlenotes different? For starters, when a custom-
er signs up for a Bottlenotes club, the questions go way beyond
simple preferences for red wine or white. Details such as how
you take your coffee help the Bottlenotes team customize ship-
ments to your specific tastes—as do tasting notes made in
your “Virtual Cellar.”
If the questionnaire sounds like too much work, you can join
one of Bottlenotes’ pre-established themed clubs, which cater to
the tastes of a variety of prototypical wine drinkers. There are nine
clubs in all, starting at US$44.95 plus shipping for two bottles.