Oracle Utilities Introduce a Network Management Platform

Oracle utilities introduce network management platform that enables transition to users in customer-centric grid, it also allows real-time visibility.

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Oracle Corporation introduced Oracle Utilities Network Management System 2.3 on 2 February, 2017 at San Diego, California. This network management system is an expanded management system platform that enables various utilities to transit to the customer centric grid. It gives real-time transparency or visibility to users throughout all the grids and pipeline assets. It also minimizes the different complexities of the siloed data and applications.

Oracle Utilities are feeling major shifts in its way of operations that is because the rapid increasing in the DERs (Distributed Energy Resources) such as storage system, electric vehicles, solar PVs, and connected household devices for instance issues with aging water and gas pipelines.

New energy sources and increase monitoring of aging pipelines have produced more silos data, than ever before and that’s why it is an extremely challenging job to make the transition to customer-centric grid.

Rodger Smith, senior Vice President and general manager, Oracle Utilities, Said: “The most successful utilities will embrace the emergence of a customer-centric network, and have a strategic vision of how technology can support it; In the first transitional phase, utilities built billions of dollars of infrastructure over several decades. Then, with the advent of sensors and SCADA, we got better data and point-in-time visibility. Now we are in an age of predictive analytics, multiple new data streams from edge devices, and more complex real-time switching. We view our NMS solution as a platform that manages all aspects of the grid—from the customer’s living room to the utility back office.”

Oracle Network Management System 2.3 allows the utilities to aggregate the data from the many different network assets using the single interface with the detailed visibility for the any network operations. It is the first time that utilities have network and its asset data, two-way of distributed energy resource (DER) data, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data, Distribution Management System (DMS) data, and outage management system (OMS) data. These all the resources are coming in a single interface that helps to make more suitable and meaningful analysis and the decision.

Dropbox Launches Next Version of Paper Service to Compete with Google Docs

Dropbox is launching this new public version of paper services to stay among the giant provider of a collaborative suite such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs.

GreatResponder.com Dropbox Inc is a US based company that offers various cloud based services such as cloud storage, personal cloud, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox is launching a new version of paper service to secure itself among the world’s finest collaborative productivity suite providers and developers here is the name of some of those providers Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365.

Dropbox paper that has been already available in the beta version in the market since last year, now Dropbox is focused on the conversion among the big names in the market space with the user friendly interface and that’s why the company said it makes the collaboration easier among the associates. Dropbox cloud based platform will also enable customers to manage the sharing, assigning document tasks to the different collaborators and also schedule the deadlines of each and every task.

This new version has various features that makes the collaboration easier among the co-workers and team-members. It does not matter where the user is located from around the globe. The Paper Application will also be available for various platforms such as iOS, and Android devices, that enable every user to make their important work even they are not connected to the internet or offline. The web interface is currently available in the 29 different languages. It has a very important feature for multi-lingual team and customers, you can ask the question in many different languages. There are many big and small features are available in the application such as presentation mode that will make the documents into the slide mode, It also includes Google Calendar that makes the work easier for the team to create, manage and share the notes online.

The company said in his official statement that “With the ability to track what happens after you click ‘Share,’ you can cut down on follow-up emails and keep projects moving forward, The new feature is being gradually rolled out to Dropbox Business teams through the company’s early access program.”

The company has a new business plan to meet the head-to-head with very comprehensive players that make the company an excellent result in the short time. Using the help of these well-established and comprehensive players in the market Dropbox will also be trying to make the environment more enterprise-friendly and attractive to its customer.

According to Dropbox “In today’s workplace, people spend 61 percent of their time managing work rather than doing it, that’s the equivalent of three days a week searching for information, slogging through emails, and navigating teamwork.”

Dropbox prices for the new subscription as follows: Standard Business Plan $12.50 per month with 2Tb of storage and collaboration tools and Advance Subscription $20 per month with the same capacity of storage but it includes various various administration tools.

Google Introduces New Key Management Service in Its Beta Version Cloud Platform

This new key management service will help regulate industries especially like health care and banking sectors. 

GreatResponder.com Google Inc. is well known technologies industry in the world wide. Google announced that It is launching a new key management system in its beta launching of cloud platform that will help various enterprises, especially healthcare and banking industries. Using this news service Industries will be able to create, use, rotate and destroy their encryption keys throughout the cloud. Google competently named the service as Google cloud key management service or cloud KMS now available as beta in Google selected countries list.

The traditional industries and enterprises managed their encryption keys on-premise, now as the industries intent is growing towards the cloud day by day, so all the enterprises are thinking about the managing their keys in the cloud. Google has already launched the very basic version of cloud KMS for its customers who wants to use their own encryption keys.

Maya Kaczorowski, the product manager at Google. She told, that as you remember the Google is already encrypting all the data on its platform, but if any enterprise or company wants to control over the encryption key and its management then the new beta launching is suitable options for those companies and enterprises.

Maya Kaczorowski also wrote on its blog post: “As an alternative to custom-built or ad-hoc key management systems, which are difficult to scale and maintain, Cloud KMS makes it easy to keep your keys safe.”

Google Cloud KMS users can also store some other secrets such as O-Auth tokens, service credentials configurations, etc. Google cloud KMS is also aware you if any fraud detection reveals regarding the damaging of your secure data.

Maya Kaczorowski added: “We want to be able to be in the serving path of our customers, We want to enable people to encrypt things they were not able to before.”

Google will charge the customers on the base on the number of encryption keys user has stored. The key charges are very reasonable numbers as ($0.06 per active key for a month)  and how often the key used, it is also matters as ($0.03 per key usage for 10,000 operations).

Maya Kaczorowski also told that the Google has no any issue regarding handling of keys and users’ secrets. Google has very suitable architecture to easily manage and handle as much as keys and secrets have. She said: “From the get-go, we architected it to allow customers to use as many keys as they want to”.