Topic | Configuration Management

Tavve: Zone Ranger

By Subraya Mallya

IT Management has become a critical need in companies that leverage extensive technologies to meet their business demands. Change Governance, Security, Automation and Service Delivery are the key focus areas for IT organizations. With global networks, companies have to contend with securing the network to protect their intellectual property, data and corporate assets. As security […]

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Data Scrambling in Business Applications

By Subraya Mallya

If you are customer having a business application like Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft or SAP in production I am sure you have constantly run into this need to clone/replicate Production database. Why would someone need a copy of production instance? Some of the most common reasons are to create a test environment with representative production […]

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Configuration Management for Oracle E-Business Suite

By Subraya Mallya

After defining what Configuration Management should be in my last post, let us look at what that means to Oracle E-Business Suite. Application Configurations include a lot of switches and knobs within the application besides the IT Infrastructure components like Database, Servers, Processes, Networks, Directories. In Oracle E-Business Suite, the switches and knobs are Profiles, […]

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Configuration Management

By Subraya Mallya

The main goal of Configuration Management is to provide information on the IT infrastructure to all other processes and IT management. Enabling control of the infrastructure by monitoring and maintaining information on all the resources needed to deliver services. Key Activities Here are some of the key activities performed as part of Configuration Management Planing the configuration management […]

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Storage Vs Stability

By Subraya Mallya

Oracle E-Business Suite is  packaged as one large suite of products irrespective of which products a customer has bought or licensed. There is a history behind this. In the past, up until early releases of 11i, Oracle used to build, test and ship product Family Packs (FP) i.e, Financials, Manufacturing, Projects, CRM, Healthcare, HR to name a few.  Customers […]

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The Compliance Angle

By Subraya Mallya

While IT is focused on getting their arms around the Application Management problem, the Regulatory mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI Data Security Standard, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, Gramm Leach Bliley Act, FISMA, BASEL II are pushing the IT and business users to brink with all the myriad of compliance and audit requirements. Having […]

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