May 23, 2019
There are many considerations when moving to the cloud, and with large, complex ERP applications, there is even more to consider. We recently sat down with Scott Morley, one of OneNeck's ERP and cloud experts, to get his thoughts on the matter...
November 27, 2018
Oracle made a very welcome announcement on October 18, 2018, that made Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) users and administrators quite happy. In their announcement, they introduced Continuous Innovation and assure premier support for EBS 12.2 until at least 2030. Read Oracle’s statement here and the EBS roadmap they provided.
November 15, 2018
A database management transformation is underway. Some say it threatens the long-term future of database administrators (DBAs). As more enterprises shift to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, automating their products with self-driving, self-patching and self-healing features, it has some in management thinking they don't need managed DBA services anymore.
October 25, 2018
When it comes to Oracle cloud certifications, there are three broad categories says Oracle ACE Director Biju Thomas, who is also a Principal Solutions Architect at OneNeck. He recently discussed the categories and his insights on Oracle cloud certifications with Alan Earls of TechTarget noting that, “Within each category, you’ll find a variety of choices requiring an array of skill sets.”
September 21, 2018
To be competitive, enterprises need to deliver new products, update processes and improve services that will drive new business, increase profits, and cut costs – all while asking IT to do more with less. As the pace of innovation increases, many IT organizations find themselves stretched impossibly thin and struggling to keep pace.
July 24, 2018
A recent MI and RCA brought this to light, and I thought it important enough to share with all of you. This blog should provide detail, not just as to the best practice of having consistent disk sizes per +ASM diskgroup, but why it’s a best practice and the impact of not following such best practice.
April 3, 2018
Enterprise Manager Express Performance Hub is one of the cool features of Oracle Database 12c. Performance hub helps DBAs to troubleshoot and diagnose database problems. Performance Hub is a feature of EM Database Express that provides a consolidated view all performance related data for a given time range. Performance Hub can be viewed directly from Database Express, or you can save the Performance Hub report using the $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/perfhubrpt.sql script. The report is kept as a ...
December 26, 2017
During Oracle Open World 2017, Larry Ellison announced Oracle Database 18c, nicknamed "World's first Self-Driving (Autonomous) Database." Few DBAs got worried hearing this and started panicking. Few others said, "We heard this before, nothing to worry." There are several blogs and videos on the "Autonomous Database." And, we now know:
December 5, 2017
Oracle Database 12c was released back in June 2013. After upgrading database to 12c Release 1, the biggest problem faced by DBAs was the unpredictable performance of SQL queries. And it was determined that the new behavior of optimizer is causing the performance issues. Hence the natural solution for many DBAs was to set OPTIMIZER_FEATURES_ENABLE database parameter to 184.108.40.206 so that the optimizer behaves similar to 11gR2 database. This works, but then we are missing out all the right things ...
September 12, 2017
Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 for Operations consolidates financial and business operations data for predictive insight that can be used for competitive and operational advantage. And now – it works in the cloud or on-premises.
June 15, 2017
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 has been a popular and viable ERP platform for the past five years. Following the release of the next generation Dynamics AX (initially known as AX 7, now named Dynamics 365 for Operations) in the fall of 2016, we started seeing an interesting trend in which a segment of Dynamics AX companies is opting to delay their migration to Dynamics 365 for Operations. Their hesitation – or perhaps watchfulness is a better word – comes from many angles.
June 1, 2017
If you’ve looked into Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations at all you know that, though much of it is the same as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, much of it is significantly different. From a developer perspective, the most significant change is how modifications are made to base code.
April 27, 2017
Connecting with Key Internal Business Applications Digital businesses want to turn on a dime. They strive to tightly integrate every facet of their organization to better support customers, make better data-driven decisions, continually build market share and drive revenue growth. Unfortunately, most ERP systems – the linchpin that drives product planning, development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, sales and marketing and other mission-critical functions – weren’t originally built ...
April 4, 2017
This year’s Dynamics 365 Tech Conference was held in Seattle on March 12th- 15th, and as always, offered up a great learning experience for its attendees.
March 9, 2017
Application and database workloads on the cloud gives tremendous opportunities for IT organizations to have better scalability and security, as well as valuable cost benefits.
December 6, 2016
For a number of years now, software vendors have been working at modularizing their monolithic applications with the intent of providing consumers the opportunity to mix and match best-of-breed functionality without being tied to one specific package. The interaction between ERP and CRM is a prime example of this.
November 15, 2016
Though smaller in scale, the ERP needs of a midsize organization are similar in scope to those of the enterprise organization. The problem is that the smaller IT teams at these organizations are already stretched thin without managing a complex ERP system that is a challenge for even well-staffed enterprise teams. To support ERP effectively, IT leaders in midsize organizations need to adopt a pragmatic approach that is built around best practices. It’s important for IT to understand all the ...
August 2, 2016
One of the biggest lures to Azure right now is for backup and disaster recovery (BDR). There are a number of ways that this can be implemented, including Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup; however, when we look at options for SQL Server, we can really start getting into the business continuity aspect of BDR, with the potential for zero downtime in the event of a catastrophic failure. We’ll take a look at how we can put that in place and how Azure can be a key component.
July 21, 2016
Anyone who has ever worked on a significant software development project knows that keeping DEV and TEST environments available and relatively in sync is almost a full time job. Microsoft Dynamics AX is no different. Best case, installing, configuring, patching and replicating databases will take at least a day unless there is a significant automation process in place. Then, generally, the machines are left in place, consuming storage and possibly compute even when they are not needed. ...
July 14, 2016
In the manufacturing sector, there are cycles based on customers’ seasonal demand. In retail, for example, the holiday season can make or break their business, so manufacturers need to ramp up to meet changing retailer demand. Education is another segment that has a seasonal buying cycle, ramping up for each semester or school year.
June 21, 2016
When asked how AX works, most people will answer with the workload they use it for. It “works” by placing orders, or managing inventory, or running financials. Rarely do users think about the AX Engine – the code and the data that actually runs the system – and rightly so. Users should be able to get into the system and do what they need to do without worrying about how the magic happens.
June 2, 2016
Scott Morley is a Principle Application Architect at OneNeck IT Solutions and is responsible for providing guidance and advisory services surrounding Dynamics AX and Azure in the areas of architecture, performance engineering, application integration and leveraging the hybrid cloud.
April 7, 2016
Organizations that start their migration to the cloud often begin with nonessential applications to test their process to work out the kinks before migrating more mission critical applications. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications are among the most essential and complex, providing integrated back office support for financial, marketing and human resources functions. The question has lingered as to whether or not organizations would trust their ERP applications to the cloud.
February 2, 2016
By now it’s no secret that AX 7 is initially being launched Azure only, with on premise coming later in the year. I’ve heard a lot of speculation as to why this is, but it is really nothing more than being able to control the install environment. AX 7 is heavily dependent on features that are included with Windows Server 2016 and SQL server 2016, however the AX 7 delivery date outpaced the server availability.
January 22, 2016
Welcome to the New Year, when the store shelves change from stocking flashing lights and inflatable Minions to Ab Masters and 30 minute craze videos. It’s no surprise that the start of a new year is traditionally a time to look at our health and think that we need to work on it, mostly because we can’t fit in the pants we just got last spring. Unfortunately for a fair number of people the resolution fades after a month or two because the motivation behind it was the wrong one.
October 20, 2015
Businesses run on Data - We help manage it effectively SAP: A Powerful Solution - Effective management is critical We Get to Know You - Intimate understanding of your business operations Partner With Us - Make your business run better SAP Hosting and Application Management Your business was founded on ideas, but it runs on data. With the increase in availability of customer data, the high complexity of supply chain data, and the ever increasing amounts of data related to other business ...