New Social Computing War Oracle Web Centre


Oracle Web centre is built on top of JSF based Oracle Application Framework or OAF which was the latest improvement over OAF(Oracle Application Framework).Integrated with portlet,integrated webservices,RSS,peoplesoft,BI,Mail or calendar system,content mangement, databases, Enterprise 2.0 discussion, blogs, wikki, worklist.user can collaborate and create content only, secure enterprise search, Tag on website.

It comes with Oracle presence which provides the core services needed to deliver a presence service to IP/SIP network.

The base WebCenter Framework allows you to embed portlets, ADF Taskflows, content, and customizable components in your Oracle ADF application. All Framework pieces are integrated into the Oracle Jdeveloper IDE, providing access to these resources as you build your applications.. It incorporates Web 2.0 components such as content, collaboration, and communication services

Also there are products like Oracle web centre ..which are stated to be Oracle’s new Social Network software.OSN solves the problem by bringing together real-time communication, content sharing, integration with other business applications, activity streams and search tools..Its can also take data from SIP..


The feature of Oracle Web centre:

WebCenter services capabilities: 80/20 rule. 80% data is unstructured data.(documents,files,word,spreadsheet,image,blog,web content management,

Social Networking Services – Enables users to maximize productivity through collaboration.

  • People Connection/Behavioral customization  – access to pages based on behaviour. Enables users to assemble their business networks like linked-in.
  • Discussions – Provides the ability to create and participate in threaded discussion. This is an embedded version of Forums provided by Jive Software.Also  they have formed an agreement that will integrate SAP’s BusinessObjects BI OnDemand software with Jive’s community and collaboration platform
  • Announcements – Enables users to post, personalize, and manage announcements.
  • Phone call from website/email button,Instant Messaging and Presence (IMP) – Provides the ability to observe the online presence status of other authenticated users (whether online, offline, busy, or idle) and to contact them.Oracle presence which provides the core services needed to deliver a presence service to IP/SIP can start phone conversation using SIP netowork just by click of button(see my other blog on SIP future of telecom for more details.)
  • Blog – Enables blogging functionality within the context of an application. This feature comes from an embedded version of open source package jzWiki.
  • Wiki – Self-service, community, oriented-content publishing and sharing. This is an embedded version of open source package jzWiki.

Shared Services/competing with Sharepoint server MOSS – Provides features for both social networking and personal productivity.can be integrated with Oracle have multiple products Oracle content management OCM leader in universal content management UCM,WCM Web content management rule to make look consistent ,universal Record management (forms),images pictures sent (image management),digital asset management compress pictures/movie ,Information right management (expiration time).

  • Documents – Provides content management and storage capabilities, including content upload, file and folder creation and management, file check out, versioning, and so on. This functionality requires licensing of a JCR (JSR-170) compliant document repository product. Java community process started  8 yrs back with JSR 170 Content Repository for Java technology API. JCR started with everything is content then came JSR 170,283 Java content repository and standards on repository. The Apache Jackrabbit™ content repository is a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API . “A content repository is a hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and more.” JCR standard content repository demo .
  • Links – Provides the ability to view, access, and associate related information; for example, you can link to a solution document from a discussion thread.
  • Lists – Enables users to create, publish, and manage lists. (Available only in WebCenter Spaces)
  • Page – Provides the ability to create and manage pages at run time.
  • Tags – Provides the ability to assign one or more personally relevant keywords to a given page or document. This feature is similar to the website.
  • Events -Provides group calendars, which users can use to schedule meetings, appointments, and any other type of team get-together. This feature requires deployment of a separate calendering server, which may be Oracle Beehive or Microsoft Exchange. (Available only in WebCenter Spaces)

Personal Productivity Services – Focuses on the requirements of an individual, rather than a group.

  • Mail – Provides integration with IMAP and SMTP mail servers to enable users to perform simple mail functions such as viewing, reading, creating, and deleting messages, creating messages with attachments, and replying to or forwarding existing messages.
  • Notes – Provides the ability to “jot down” and retain quick bits of personally relevant information. (Available only in WebCenter Spaces)
  • Recent Activities – Provides a summary view of recent changes to documents, discussions, and announcements.
  • RSS – Provides the ability to publish content from WebCenter Web 2.0 Services as news feeds in RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 formats. In addition, the RSS service enables you to publish news feeds from external sources on your application pages.
  • Search – Provides the ability to search tags, services, an application, or an entire site. This makes use of a license limited version of Oracle’s search product.
  • Worklist – Provides a personal, at-a-glance view of business processes that require attention. These can include a request for document review and other types of business process that come directly from enterprise applications.

Why SIP is most hot technology in telecom? VoIP and Unified Comunication

VoIP: Voice over IP.

VoIP over business or enterprise class environment important terms used are VOIP server ,VoIP client,CODEC,gateways,lateny QOS,hard phone,soft phone.These are explained with Example below:

VoIP Server: or IP PABX, all traditional phones goes through PABX, data devices transmit real time audio communications use VoIP servers and VoIP gateways are used to connect outside telephone network to VoIP phones using gateways.

VoIP server connected to switch, which connected to router,switch is also connected to client,all communication happens TCP/IP(ethernet network) but if server has Analog port they can also connect to traditional phone directly, communication provide VoIP IP trunk lines (straight over internet) like company called OnSIP,Normal  Phone line can also used if VoIP server has plugs for phone lines.VoIP server replaces PBAX, VoIP server are hosted over internet.(pay for service every month just like gmail)

Avaya ,Luccent ,AT&T ,Nortel : Propertory VoIP service provider

Asterix,SIPx,Switch Fox: Open source VoIP server Providers.(Now avaya and Cisco also joined here through unified communication).

HardPhone Vs Soft Phone:

HardPhone is also computer device which looks like phone(polycom)VoIP telephone which looks like telephone.To configure through web interface. in polycom goto IP address web server which resides over this phone and configure this phone.

SoftPhone are software which lets computer devices make behave like telephone over software.

VoIP server we can create accounts ,by using these user accounts only client can connect to server. you can configure user name and password. and extension on client. User name and password authentication is must.

VoIP account configured over VoIP server validates VoIP client.

VoIP Gateway: helps old PABX telephone system to connect to VoIP server using RJ11 telephone connector to VoIP server Thus old PABX based phones can also send and receive call using VoIP server.VoIP gateway are connected to traditional phone on one end and VoIP server on other.

How to reduce Long distance call cost to remote office using VoIP server?

A VoIP gateway installed in central office.Everyone uses VoIP phone which uses internet connections. Long distance call charges can be reduce. Call gets diverted over T1 line to VoIP server of remote office which connect to VoIP gateway on remote location office thus can connect normal PSTN network locally to connect local telephone lines for local call. Thus gateway help can help call local no. Long distance call comes over internet lines

office like Sears,Jcpenny, Axon ,have facilities distributed across country and world use this method to reduce call rates for long distance call to remote located office across the world.

skype, voip services Gateway specially designed skype voip traffic can be converted normal sip VoIP.

three communication methods possible skype to SIP, SIP to skype,skype to telephone,. etc for all this VoIP gateways are used.

Session Initiation protocol. SIP cisco phone (very costly),polycom, linksys(relatively cheap).SIP is application layer protocol which works over TCP/IP(hence work over TCP,UDP etc.) Why SIP is important? Major manufacturer uses proprietary system/protocol.

if u use Avaya VoIP server/PABX  then u have only use Avaya VoIP phone.Skype uses proprietory protocol if u use skype u proprietory protocol have to use skype protocol built into it.(u have to same server and client). Cisco deals with SIP,Cisco SIP/VoIP phone can connect open free source SIP VoIP server.(Cisco call manager connect to linksys phone,cisco phone to linksys (nortel,avaya use propertery protocol)server.

Codec: Voice traffic is encoded/encapsulate packets . high quality communication then use high bandwidth codec.(determine quality /sound/audio quality of communications).codec determines how much bandwidth is used? VoIP server have built in codec(open source (sound quality good but bandwith utilization is not good)or properitory Codec (sound quality good but bandwidth utilization is good)). $5 per device which suppose google uses 4.5 kbps are high quality.


QOS:–> telephone + computers over same line then telephone had to given certain minimum bandwith(priorities). Switches and routers you can prioritize traffic for VoIP.

Network Latency: Hosted VoIP server is over internet. Internet network latency should not be very high.

how long it takes for bit to reach from point A to point B.(45 milliseconds average).VoIP (75-100 milliseconds delay).

Unified communication:boundary between telephone and computer is blurring).Softphone on computer why can you have outlook plugin and when u receive mail u can talk to them. So Microsoft acquired Skype. Outlook email can be turned in audio file and vice versa.Outlook click there name and call them software lets u connect to no.(outlook can record them using VoIP server in text u can do google search).


These events highlighted the advantages of using Polycom’s full suite of HD voice, video, telepresence and infrastructure solutions that will natively integrate with the UC solution from Microsoft Lync.

Polycom solutions integrate with Microsoft Lync without gateways, making them easy to deploy, manage, and use. Company offers a complete line of standards-based, fully interoperable voice, video, and telepresence solutions for the Microsoft UC platform, which includes Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft SharePoint Server.

With Microsoft and Polycom, people can now communicate using familiar applications, adding rich voice and video to IM, e-mail, calendars, and more. Polycom voice and video solutions – for Microsoft Lync – support system-wide secure authentication and media encryption, securing calls inside and outside the network. With Microsoft’s Active Directory® solution, people have access to a common directory across Microsoft applications and Polycom solutions, reducing the time and effort required to deploy and manage communications. The joint solution enable life-like communications in enterprise and business-to-business (B2B) environments.

Avaya another major player in voice market announced server to unify communications via SIP in march 2009

Avaya is announcing at VoiceCon Orlando a new server that connects disparate SIP-enabled PABXs into a single system with global dial plans and call routing – a cost-saving first step toward rolling out corporate-wide unified communication.

Avaya Aura Session Manager can enable centralized control of voice, video, messaging, presence and Web applications that the company says can be rolled out quickly to the largest corporations.

Aura architecture can link individual user profiles to sets of communications applications to extend the benefits of unified communications across the business, the company says.

But initially, businesses can use Aura Session Manager to save money by unifying their disparate multi-vendor PABXs. As long as they are SIP capable – and this includes TDM PABX with SIP gateways – they can use SIP trunking to connect all corporate sites. The Aura server can route calls across the network, generating savings on inter-site toll calls.

Aura will work with certain Cisco and Nortel PABXs.

Tied in with Avaya Communication Manager (now Aura Communication Manager) the new Aura Session Manager server can coordinate voice and video features and make them available via SIP across the business network.

Avaya SIP session management to ensure it works with SIP trunking services from AT&T, Orange and Verizon

Avaya Voice Portal software  helps in improve call handling in contact centers after-hours call going to voicemail, Session Manager routes it to a voice portal where the caller can order supplies all using SIP.Scaling up is very easy in VoIP over SIP servers.