Don’t Call Me Shirley

Sometime in 2015 (yes, that recently!) I received an email from one of my banks. I have been and remain a client since 2001 when I worked for a brief time with the institution. To the point of the email – it was a misplaced call to escape the job market by taking a course … Continue reading “Don’t Call Me Shirley”

100 TB ODS Implementation

Vodacom requested the support of Falcorp to migrate their Sybase IQ ODS to Oracle Exadata to provide a more cost effective system. The team was further required to enhance the functionality of the existing system.  Key Objectives To decommission the existing system. To add additional data sources. To improve operational functionality in terms of performance … Continue reading “100 TB ODS Implementation”

Digital Application Development

Since 2006 Falcorp has been developing bespoke consumer and enterprise applications for one SA’s leading Telecoms. To date our team has developed 120+ applications for our client.  Key Objectives Identifying requirements and scope of applications Compiling of Use Cases and other required documentation Design & prototyping of applications Development of applications Application code verification & … Continue reading “Digital Application Development”

Weblogic & Java app Performance Assessment for Liberty

Our client who is a leading insurance company in SA contacted Falcorp Technologies to assist in identifying and resolving a performance problem that they experienced on their Life and Funeral policy claims system.  Key Objectives Complete a performance assessment on the Java apps and the Weblogic Servers Identify performance bottleneck Provide a document with the … Continue reading “Weblogic & Java app Performance Assessment for Liberty”

Release & Environment Management for Telkom

Our Release and Environment Management team need to manage releases and changes on 43 Servers and 451 Oracle homes at one of the most complex, integrated and dynamic Telco’s in the country.  Key Objectives Daily release management of 100+ apps over Dev, QA , Pre-Prod and Prod environments Management of 25 Non Prod and 18 … Continue reading “Release & Environment Management for Telkom”

Support of 120+ Web & Mobile applications for Telkom

One of South Africa’s leading Telecoms companies required high-quality support for their Oracle Middleware and online environment. The sales and self-service online landscape consists of 120+ web/mobile applications. Falcorp have been supporting the Telecoms primary online environment since 2006 and have been involved in multiple iterations of enhancements.  Key Objectives 99.6% Uptime 24/7/365 Support 120+ … Continue reading “Support of 120+ Web & Mobile applications for Telkom”

To RAC or not to RAC

My database career pretty much started in 1998 with an internship at a software consulting firm where I spent late nights with my manager working on partitioning a SCO Unix server as part of a disaster recovery effort for a bank that had lost the database server earlier in the day. Needless to say, the … Continue reading “To RAC or not to RAC”

Oracle Database 12c: Top 5 New Features Financial Services Companies Must Consider in 2016

The Financial Services industry is largely considered a driver of global economy, and with good reason. Global and national economies spanning construction and engineering, mining and resources, retail, transportation and logistics, public services and many more rise and fall on the strength of their financial services industries. With the advent of technology and the rise … Continue reading “Oracle Database 12c: Top 5 New Features Financial Services Companies Must Consider in 2016”

Apps are moving your cheese

How Apple changed the landscape forever It started many years ago with Apple’s foray into the world of digital devices and entertainment. I remember with much fun my Sony Walkman – this cassette (another artifact from the years of yore) player that was considered handy at that time and the one option for mobile music, … Continue reading “Apps are moving your cheese”