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The importance of a simple UI

They say in a job interview, the interviewer makes up their mind about the candidate within the first ten seconds. I think it’s the same with websites/apps. Within a few clicks your users will form their opinion, and if it’s a negative one you’ve got an uphill struggle to win them back. Any kind of [...]

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Google Docs: How to get Automatic Header Numbering

We all know Google Docs is a great cloud based document editor, however it can always be improved! Luckily it allows you to extend its functionality by writing custom scripts. In this tutorial we’ll show the power of these scripts and teach you how to get automatic header numbering.   Open your Google doc, ensure [...]

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ECS Becomes a Google Search Reseller Premier Partner

ECS recently became a Premier Google Search partner in EMEA. The designation from Google enables businesses to more easily assess a reseller’s expertise in deploying Google Enterprise Search. We had been an Authorised reseller and have now earned Premier status based on our global success of implementing Google Enterprise Search for our clients. “The Google [...]

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Launch of Edge

Last year saw the launch of Edge at Google UK’s headquarters. Edge is a collaborative project between ECS, Prozone and Google. Powered by the impressive Google Search Appliance (GSA) technology, this exciting new search solution is designed to minimise the 25% of time which the average employee currently spends searching for information.   Edge allows us [...]

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GSA Customer Success Story: Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley is one of the oldest financial services companies in the world, formed back in 1792. As a wealth management firm currently managing over £18 billion in investments, last year the company made waves with the launch of Charles Stanley Direct. This service was designed as an easy and convenient method for clients to [...]

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Top three UCM/WebCenter Content support issues

Here at ECS we provide a number of support contracts to our clients covering all aspects of Oracle WebCenter. I thought it would be interesting to highlight the top three support requests and more importantly how to resolve them. Now, if your Oracle UCM/WebCenter Content server works perfectly and you never get any issues you [...]

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Logged out of UCM/WebCenter Content after opening an ADF page

Problems with lost or “broken” authentication when browsing between UCM and ADF pages? Read below for a potential solution! One of our clients has been a long-time user of WebCenter Content (formerly UCM) we recently upgraded them to the 11g platform. Following the upgrade, we developed a basic ADF application that would run in its own [...]

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ECS Qualifies in the GSA Deployment Specialist Ring

‘Congratulations to ECS consultant Paul Thomas who is now officially recognised as a ‘Google Search Appliance Qualified Deployment Specialist’ by Google Enterprise’. And look —-> we also get a swanky badge to prove it!  The Qualification The Google Search Appliance Qualified Deployment Specialist Program is offered to Google Enterprise partners who deploy or assist in [...]

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Beautiful Bootstrap

A while back we made an application using Google’s AngularJS framework. The framework recommended using ’Twitter Bootstrap‘ to build the application HTML and provide styling – something which I’ve never heard before. So “great” I thought – “not only do I need to learn Angular, I’ve now got to get to grips with this Bootstrap thing”. I’m also a [...]

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The core components of Oracle WebCenter Portal

Oracle WebCenter Portal is part of the Oracle WebCenter Suite together with WebCenter Sites (previously FatWire), WebCenter Content (previously Oracle UCM and Stellent) and WebCenter Social Network. The Portal product itself consists of a number of different components. In a typical deployment you may well use all of them to varying degrees. Below is a diagram showing [...]