Modern User Profile Management and GDPR

What does your business think about its customers’ privacy? Since the dawn of the internet, the answer to this question has varied from company to company. Some organizations have gone to great lengths to protect personal information, while others literally exist to aggregate and sell it to the highest bidder. All of this will change starting in May of this year.
 
Citizens of the European Union have sought a more transparent, responsible, and trustworthy attitude towards consumers from its businesses. This has ultimately led to the creation of Regulation 2016/679,...

Simplify Your WCS Controllers With Your Own Asset Reader

Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c introduced the new Asset Reader API. While you may not be ready to use it in your code - maybe your existing DAOs are working just fine or perhaps for performance reasons - you might be thinking: "Wouldn't it be nice if my controller code was this short and simple?" With a few simple code...


Are you getting the insights you expect from your website search?

When considering search, the first thought is generally SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing). Both involve driving and maximizing the visitors to a site or a given page.  However, once they get there, are they getting what they want? Maybe. Can we do more? Probably. How? One way is to factor in the insights from your website search when selecting the content to show them.

We live in a content-centric age where a vast quantity of content is available to everyone. The trick is not only to get people to your site to see your content and show them relevant...


Maximizing Your Oracle WebCenter Sites Content Management Training - PART II

Welcome to the second installment of Maximizing your WebCenter Sites Training. In the first article, I outlined a number of recommendations that focused on getting the most out of User, Developer, and Administrative CMS training.  It is critical that attendees know how to hit-the-ground-running, are engaged in system adoptance, and that all groups push towards a successful rollout. In this post, we'll focus on scheduling as it applies to an Enterprise Content Management implementation.

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Extending the REST API Outside of the Box for WebCenter Sites 12c

While the default REST API in WebCenter Sites 12c continues to provide the same basic and key functionalities for developers to use; if a developer or a project required a deeper and more targeted Sites specific task to be implemented, then this is where a customized controller and tailored end-point would have a place to shine....


Content-as-a-Service: An Architecture for Evolution

The one constant in technology is evolution. The CMS space is no exception. With the growth of delivery channels, cloud technologies, microservices architecture, and the progression of web rendering technologies Content-as-a-Service (or CaaS)...

Not Integrating Your Commerce with Content? Winter is coming.

The customer digital lifecycle has more moving parts than ever before. With each of these individual efforts requiring deliberate planning, coordination, and precise execution in order to move customers towards a transaction, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  Are you doing too little? Are you doing too much? How do you manage all these moving parts to ensure your customers are getting the information they need to make a purchase decision? The questions go on and on...

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AI & The Redefinition of Content

Let's talk about AI! Why AI? Well, it's incredibly popular and trendy. An analogy can be made between AI and when Coco Chanel rid women of the corset fashion to a sportier, chicer outfit. Risqué, scary, unheard of, but oh so liberating and exciting!

 

If you have been living under a rock without internet connection or communication device, you might be wondering what AI (aka Artificial Intelligence) means. The best definition I could find is the following......


Does Your WebCenter Sites Deployment Need a Health Check?

Just as you and I (should) go to the doctor regularly for checkups, major IT systems like WebCenter Sites should also get an occasional health check to ensure that they are operating at peak efficiency. As a complicated enterprise product, there are many potential issues that can impact WebCenter Sites’ performance, uptime, and ease of use. Some issues result from misconfigured settings, or problems that develop over time, including: performance issues due to memory usage, disk space, and database size.

If your environments are experiencing unexpected downtimes and users (or...


Controllers, At Last!

The buzz-worthy release of Oracle's WebCenter Sites 12c gives us many reasons to perk up and take note. Among the unveiled features is a long-overdue Model-View-Controller framework; this shiny, new implementation finally provides developers with a clear and clean path for wiring together and rendering content. In the past, we had described a few work-arounds that were viable stand-ins for this piece...


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