Hello, I’m starting a blog at Oracle

I just started this week at Oracle as a Systems Architect in the
Houston office. In this blog I will record my journey of learning the
product suite and processes and systems inside of Oracle.

My first impression is that things are very process oriented. There are
two levels of single-sign on that require different passwords, one for
communication/collaboration and one for self service applications
inside the company. I’ve talked about the concept of doing this for
years while I worked for Sun Microsystems and pushed identity software.
I also implemented the foundations of this for Texas A&M University
and Rice University as well as a couple of companies in Houston as a
consultant. It is interesting to see the depths that identity
management and business process management can be implemented.
Everything seems to be checklists and well documented processes. It is
amazing how efficient something like this can make a company. In the
last few companies that I have worked, everything was a manual process.
Automating simple things like direct deposit, getting business cards,
and getting keys for the file cabinets in my office really does
streamline things.

more later. Next week is our national sales meeting. I’m sure I’m in
for long days of listening to people I don’t know while I struggle to
figure out what they are talking about.