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About normanweaver

Norman has 40 years experience of IT and related technologies. He was the founder and Managing Director of the IT Systems Integrator Dataweave Pty Ltd which was acquired by Deloitte in 2015. Norman is also a Director of Synergy & Taikoz Ltd, home of two of Australia's leading percussion ensembles, and a Director of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, promoting excellence in sailing and supporting disabled and disadvantaged people through sailing.

Fusion Financials Hits the Spot

My Oracle E-Business Suite Consultants have been looking at the new Oracle Fusion Financials. Their general comment seems to be that Oracle has got it right at last! Businesses looking for the power and flexibility of a tier 1 finance … Continue reading

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Capitalising on your staff’s Strengths

One of the challenges I have in growing my business is finding and retaining great talent. I can across the follwing wisdom from Professor Kim Cameron of the University of Michigan who has been researching businesses for 25 years. It’s … Continue reading

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Off-the-shelf Oracle database servers

Implementing mission critical enterprise database servers used to be a lengthy process. Configuring server hardware, implementing clustering, and making sure all of the software components are correctly patched and configured can be very time consuming. Oracle seems determined to change … Continue reading

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OpenWorld – Cadillacs, roach motels, and all things Larry

Every OpenWorld I have attended really revolves around two things – new product announcements, and a chance to see the legendary Larry Ellison perform to a huge audience. This year’s closing keynote didn’t disappoint on either count. Out of the … Continue reading

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Oracle OpenWorld 2011 – Day 1

It has been an exciting day at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco, which started formally today. The scale of the event is truly amazing. Oracle seems to virtually take over downtown San Francisco, delivering a bonanza to all of … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of carbon emissions

I know this may come as a surprise – but I think carbon dioxide is rather dull. Fundamental to our planet’s ecology, but dull nonetheless. All those years ago at university when I was studying engineering, I can’t say that … Continue reading

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Preserving the legacy of Itanium

The death of Intel’s Itanium processors has been trumpeted by the media on many occasions over the last 10 years. Produced in conjunction with HP, the processor was intended right from the start to be a radical experiment, focused largely … Continue reading

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