This is Aidan Duffy from www.ILoveOracle.com . Welcome to this month’s Gold CD. On this cd I’m really excited because we have one of our most successful readers and his name is Satish Iyer. I first started working with Satish in 2013, he got in touch with me on my blog www.iloveoracle.com and we started talking about him, his dreams, and how he might achieve them.
When operating as independent consultants we are in fact running small businesses, and I’m very interested in increasing my business skills whenever possible. I consider marketing your skills as a key component of independent consulting, and I was searching for more information on this area, so the DMX conference ( http://bit.ly/1igZPco ) seemed like the perfect way to find out more about it. N.B Also see below for my Top Ten Marketing Tips for IT Consultants.
I attended the Oracle User Group Ireland this year on a beautiful sunny Dublin morning. I really love to get away from my desk and see what is going on in Ireland’s Oracle user community. I was able to catch up with a good few people I know, and bumped into to some unexpectedly, which was a nice surprise. The conference is held at the convention centre, centrally located and a purpose-built conference venue. The conference was very well organized with a good mix of speakers, sponsors including big names.
We finished our SEPA pilot in December and it was a success. This was just before the postponement announcement in January 2014, we were so close it made sense to carry on and go live. Our DD instructions were accepted by our banking partner, and by client banks after the waiting period, and the cash arrived on our statements. This was across multiple countries and bank accounts. So here are a few things I learned from the SEPA project:
I have just registered for the the Oracle User Group Ireland 2014 at the Convention Centre on March 11th. This year we have the Oracle day on March 11 with a great line up of speakers, I’m particularly looking forward to the Fusion segments and also the Big Data sessions. I will also catch the Endeca talk, I would love to hear more about this cool new technology.