Oracle Direct Hosts 4th Annual Charity Golf Event

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Oracle Direct Hosts 4th Annual Charity Golf Event

The annual Oracle Direct Charity event has experienced amazing growth since its inception 4 years. This year the event included 175 golfers, 100 bean baggers and north of 100 volunteers – what an incredible show of support! The golf event raised over $100k for a very worthy cause. Each year, the committee carefully considers charities

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Life’s Unexpected Lessons

Not too long ago I attended a 1-day seminar titled “Essential Skills for the First Time Manager.” I thought it would be a day filled with useful information about how to effectively manage people, how to give not only positive feedback but also provide “constructive criticism” in a way that would foster growth, not resentment,

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PeopleSoft 9.2: Modernization & Mobility with Paco Aubrejuan

Oracle’s Commitment to Keeping PeopleSoft Current In a recent article titled Modernization and Mobility, QA Magazine interviewed Paco Aubrejuan, Oracle’s Senior Vice President of Development for its PeopleSoft product line. It is a telling interview of Oracle’s commitment to delivering a PeopleSoft product that is both simple to use and mobile; things that today’s tech-savvy

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Casual Friday: Essential Cooking Techniques

It’s Friday, we’re heading into a season where food is the raison d’être, and if you’re anything like me, you have no idea what to do in the kitchen. I mean, I can make cereal, even oatmeal, and probably toast. I can also boil noodles and slop a bottle of sauce on them. Sometimes, I manage

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Recapping the Keynote: This Is Now Tim Cook’s Apple

Apple had a big week. If you want to understand what, exactly, they announced, I won’t recap it here. Other sites do a better job of that than I ever will. In fact, I recommend you hop over to Apple’s mainsite to see new goods firsthand. During the keynote, I posted to Facebook the thing

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The Feed: This Week in Tech News and Commentary

The Feed will be a new weekly feature here on MIPRO Unfiltered. What is it? News and micro-commentary from this week in the tech industry that you were probably too busy to catch. We’ve all been there – trying to stay in the know, but real life has a way of interrupting. We hope this lets you

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The Daily Rituals of Great Minds

Part One I have become a bit obsessed about the daily work patterns of famous people. I liken this interest to my interest in biographies: it’s fascinating to see how someone who changed the world thinks and acts on a daily basis. Voyeuristic? Maybe. Informative? Like you wouldn’t believe. My new morning habit is to

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OK Go’s Latest Is a Music Video Mixed With Illusion

OK Go is known for music videos that surpass even the most liberal definition of what a music video can be. Their latest video, for a song entitled The Writing’s On The Wall, is downright mind bending. The video is below, but you should know a few things: No CGI or effects are involved. It

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Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism

Here’s author Malcolm Gladwell on the concept of criticism, and how entering a critical dialog with someone doesn’t have to equate to taking a shot at them or their work literally. Good stuff, and while it’s a solid theory most people understand, it’s much harder to put into practice. It requires a good deal of

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