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As I approach my ten year work anniversary with CheckPoint, I begin to ponder on the various reasons why the organization has been so successful and taken to new heights year over year. While taking a hard look at my surroundings, I developed a top three list of components that helped define our success.

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The title above may have you wondering what business software and jungles can possible have in common. In a strict sense, the answer is very little, but a close look at the ever-shifting IT landscape and the analogy pretty well explains itself. I’ve been working with IT infrastructure, and in particular ‘Hyperion’ infrastructure, for the past 20 years. In all of that time, I really cannot think of the IT world being less settled than it is today. We’ve had changes in the Hyperion world over the years. We’ve moved beyond simple consolidation software (those Enterprise days) to analytics (Essbase and Arbor) to multi-server and Java based technology (I’m looking at you Hyperion System 9) and then into virtualization and hosting. But all of those states of sea-change were gradual, and in many respects the EPM world was behind-the-times. What we are seeing now is a game of catch-up in EPM world, and in all of the business facing systems that feed EPM or that EPM feeds

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Using SmartView AdHoc Planning functionality to alleviate users discomfort with forms on the web.

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I look back at the calendar, I almost can not believe the year is closing. It’s true that time flies when you’re having fun. This week marks my seventh anniversary with CheckPoint Consulting and it has been an immeasurably rewarding experience in too many ways to count. Since 2008 I’ve had the pleasure of working with a phenomenal team of colleagues and friends, working in exciting and challenging client environments and experiencing the cutting edge of technology. Since joining Checkpoint I have been a part of over 20 projects that included upgrading.

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Managed Services is an IT term that crops up more and more often these days.  In a lot of cases, this is a term that is contrasted with the more generic term Support

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These days everyone is talking about ‘cloud’. It’s the hot buzzword in IT. Everyone is interested in going there, is already there or is never planning on attending that party. While it is an exciting time, it is also a time with a lot of confusion over terminology in the market. This seems like a good opportunity to talk about what cloud, SaaS, hosting and all of the various names and terminology mean. We’ll start with the basics and work our way forward from there.

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The Oracle Application Development Framework is one of the key frameworks in most of the products in the Enterprise Process Management suite, so let’s take a look at what it actually is and what it does.

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Continuing our series on Data Integration Design, today we will discuss the importance of IT infrastructure...

An understanding and review of the overall enterprise infrastructure is fundamental to a successful data integration project. When evaluating the IT infrastructure, there are a myriad of topics and details that need to be considered. These include, but are not limited to: the capacity, quantity, and location of servers, data storage and archiving, network bandwidth, backup / disaster recovery, architectural redundancy and overall scalability.

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The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. -- Steve Ballmer, Former CEO Microsoft Corporation

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Administrators of Hyperion Essbase who are attempting to patch their applications may encounter an error similar to:

Platform ID needed is : 215
Platform IDs supported by patch are: 233 912
ApplySession failed during prerequisite checks: Prerequisite check "CheckPatchAp
plicableOnCurrentPlatform" failed.
System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system

OPatch failed with error code = 74

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