TekStream Returns to Collaborate 14!


TekStream will be hitting the strip this year to unleash our brand new line of services, tools, and best-practice methodologies to help your business skyrocket in 2014. Since we last met in Denver we have been relentlessly working to find the best way to address our customer’s most important challenges. We invite you to join us in Las Vegas on April 7th – April 11th for the most informative and valuable events around Oracle WebCenter and the Fusion Middleware.

  • WebCenter CAB Cocktail Hour: Sunday, April 6th 5pm – 6pm. TBD
  • Flat-Screen TV Give Away: Thursday: April 10th – 2pm @ Booth #1441

Please let us know if you’ll be available for any of these and we can send you a calendar request and put you on the list. We look forward to reconnecting with you and enjoying our time at Collaborate 14!


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TekStream and Troy Allen Join OTech Magazine Again and Complete the IT Puzzle with Oracle WebCenter

OTechMagazineFind the most recent article by Oracle Deputy CTO, Troy Allen as he completes the IT puzzle step by step leveraging the power of WebCenter.


Oracle WebCenter Experts Complete the IT Puzzle

TekStream Charity Winner 2013!

We sincerely appreciate your participation for TekStream’s 2013 charity vote this year. Thank you to for all of your continued support.

TekStream is proud to congratulate the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the 2013 Charity Winner! With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.


The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children.

This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care? by conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment? and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children.

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and LinkedIn to see who this year’s write-in winner is! Join us online to see all of TekStream’s community service efforts and participate in making this world a little better place to live and raise our children. 


Thank you!

TekStream Team

TekStream Introduces CloudStream – Oracle WebCenter in the Cloud


TekStream announces the release of CloudStream, providing customers with cloud-based and SaaS solutions for Oracle’s WebCenter Content, WebCenter Imaging, WebCenter Sites, and WebCenter Portal family of products. Based on a world-class custom hosting service, CloudStream is designed to provide customers with turnkey content and information solutions delivering performance, ease of use, ease of management, and a rapid return on investment. CloudStream offers a wide range of options to meet customers’ specific needs. Encapsulated in the solution are Migration Services, Managed Services, Implementation Services, and Hosting Services.

CloudStream Upgrade Services

Upgrade Services allow customers to upgrade from their existing Content Management, Imaging, and/or Portal applications to Oracle WebCenter Content, WebCenter Imaging, and/or WebCenter Portal from either on-premise in the customer’s own networks or 3rd-party clouds to TekStream’s CloudStream hosting facilities. Hosting services utilize Oracle Virtual Machines (OVM) to empower customers with the ability to partition hardware resources and help to reduce overall licensing costs.

CloudStream Managed Services

Managed Services are designed to provide customers with application support for Oracle’s WebCenter products, leveraging TekStream’s certified resources. Organization can take advantage of service level agreements to ensure up-time of the system, 24×7 support 365 days of the year, proactive system patching and monitoring, as well as access to TekStream’s subject matter experts with experience with over 200 WebCenter deployments. These capabilities provide an organization with a highly available system without having to employ/maintain costly and dedicated staff to manage the WebCenter investment. TekStream Solution’s CloudStream platform hosting services provides customers with world class hosting services on a Tier 1 backbone.

CloudStream Implementation Services

Implementation Services take advantage of TekStream’s Oracle Certified Implementation Specialists to assist our customers through every step in envisioning, designing, developing, and implementing WebCenter solutions. These may be deployed on solutions installed and managed on-premise within the customer’s own data center or as part of our CloudStream platform. Typical implementation services start with our QuickStream to provide customers with an analysis, design, and a detailed road map of their proposed solution.

Benefits Include:

  • Reduce Capital Expense
  • Reduce Licensing Fees Utilizing Oracle Virtual Machine
  • World-Class Tier-1 Hosting Facilities
  • Full WebCenter Implementation & Migration Services
  • Reduce Risk of Innovation Debt
  • Full Product Support Options


In our experience, we know it’s a good investment to team up with an Oracle partner specialized in your project’s technology. To ensure success, a detailed road map is necessary. If you have a project you would like to push past the goal line, contact us today to have an expert evaluate your needs and goals. We look forward to hearing from you.

TekStream Announces WebCenter Content Connector

TekStream Solutions, a leading technology services company providing Fortune 500 and mid-sized clients with content management, enterprise portal, and resourcing services, today announces the company’s latest service offering, WebCenter Content Connector. Oracle customers seeking to deploy WebCenter Portal (WCP) and Spaces utilizing WebCenter Content (WCC) as the foundation for easily accessing content have been faced with the dilemma of using an older version of Contribution Folders, a.k.a. “Folders_g”.  Oracle has recently introduced FrameWork Folders (customers running WCC 11g) as an upgrade to Folders_g (customers typically running Oracle ECM/UCM 10g) to provide greater functionality, improved performance, and the ability to manage an unlimited number of objects per folder within WCC.  As of the current release of WCP/Spaces and WCC, there is no out-of-the-box support for WCP/Spaces to utilize the FrameWork Folders capabilities.  TekStream has created a connector application which now allows WCP/Spaces environments to maximize the potential of content integrations with WCC through the use of FrameWork Folders.

This week, TekStream will be explaining in detail how the WebCenter Content Connector benefits both business users and IT organizations deploying the latest innovations of WCP/Spaces and WCC in Booth #1241 at COLLABORATE13, the ONE event that delivers the full spectrum of Oracle technology and applications education needed to boost results and drive efficiency all year long. Additionally, Troy Allen , TekStream’s Director of Oracle WebCenter Solutions and industry veteran, will host an interactive and informative session on WCC Technical Tips – Customizations, Workflows, Security, and More.

TekStream’s new WebCenter Content Connector is the much needed missing link connecting the latest release of WebCenter Content 11g and the WebCenter Portal / Spaces offerings,”  stated Troy Allen  “By literally bridging the technical gap between WCC’s underlying new functionality of Framework Folders and the ease of exposing this content through WebCenter’s Content Presenter capabilities, TekStream has brought together a unique solution to allow customers to maximize the very latest functionality of both of these products – now, versus having to implement a solution that uses an older version of the content repository.”

Kevin Morton , Vice President of Delivery and Operations of TekStream, added ” As Oracle’s WebCenter customer base grows, there is an equally growing demand for our solutions.  These unique, repeatable integrations continue to make upgrades easier, decrease project timelines, and provide a lower cost of ownership for our customers.  I’m excited that TekStream is in the unique position to help customers immediately leverage their WebCenter investments.”

In addition to enabling the connection between WCP/Spaces and WCC, Oracle customers wishing to integrate WCC with Oracle’s Primavera application will be able to bridge the Folders_g requirement of the Primavera Agent.  Existing Stellent and Oracle ECM/UCM 10g customers upgrading their environments to Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with FrameWork Folders will be able to minimize their efforts by maintaining their existing customizations and/or applications utilizing the TekStream WebCenter Content Connector.

“TekStream continues to invest in solutions that benefit our customers and the WebCenter community as a whole. We feel this solution in particular provides tremendous value to customers in streamlining their deployments and maximizing the value of their WebCenter investment.  TekStream’s partnership with Oracle and collaboration on value-added solutions will remain a forefront of our strategy as we continue to roll out solutions such as WebCenter Content Connector, as well as our CloudStream WebCenter hosting platform….” – Robert Jansen , Chief Executive Officer of TekStream Solutions.

About TekStream

TekStream Solutions is an Atlanta-based technology solutions company that specializes in addressing the company-wide IT problems faced by enterprise businesses, such as consolidating and streamlining disparate content and application delivery systems and the market challenges to create “anytime, anywhere access” to data for employees, partners, and customers.  TekStream’s IT consulting solutions combined with its specialized IT recruiting expertise helps businesses increase efficiencies, streamline costs, and remain competitive in an extremely fast-changing market.  For more information, visithttps://www.tekstream.com


COLLABORATE 13: Connect with a global network of more than 5,000 business applications and database software users, solutions providers, consultants, developers and representatives from Oracle Corporation to share real-world experiences, participate in top-quality training and gain insights to obtain greater value from your technology investments. For more information, visit http://www.attendcollaborate.com/.

For more information on TekStream Solutions, view the links below.

Company site: www.tekstream.com
Twitter @TekStreaming
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Atlanta Tech Company Propels Growth with New Hires

TekStream Solutions Adds Troy Allen as Director of Oracle WebCenter Solutions 

ATLANTA (December 6, 2011) –TekStream Solutions, LLC announced today that Troy Allen has been promoted as Director, WebCenter Solutions.  TekStream, an Atlanta-based information technology services firm, provides Fortune 500 and mid-sized clients with content management, enterprise portal and resourcing services.

In his new role, Allen will be responsible for leading the direction and creation of product and methodology solutions in TekStream’s Solutions Division, as well as heading the internal training effort.

“Troy’s promotion marks early growth for TekStream, and his extensive knowledge of IT systems will continue to enhance our capabilities,” said of Rob Jansen, CEO of TekStream. “We have been impressed with his diverse background and experience working with high-caliber companies, and we look forward to building solutions as TekStream continues to expand.”

Since launching in 2011, TekStream has added dozens of experienced professionals from the IT industry and will continue to bring on more employees as the company expands.

Allen’s technical experience includes 11 years with Stellent/Oracle Universal Content Management application with specialization in Enterprise Records Management, Digital Asset Management, Web Content Management and Information Rights Management.  He also brings a strong foundation in web design and development, expertise in all Oracle WebCenter Content modules, and operational experience of enterprise level engagements to TekStream.  In 2010, he was named an Oracle Deputy CTO in an Oracle program that recognizes a distinct group of leading Oracle Technical Architects from North American Oracle SI organizations.

Prior to joining TekStream, Allen served as E20 Chief Architect for Sena Systems, Inc.  His career also includes work with Idhasoft, Oracle and Stellent, Inc., where he served in various sales and director positions. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in business and technical writing from Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

About TekStream Solutions, LLC

TekStream Solutions is an Atlanta-based technology solutions company that specializes in addressing the company-wide IT problems faced by enterprise businesses, such as consolidating and streamlining disparate content and application delivery systems and the market challenges to create “anytime, anywhere access” to data for employees, partners and customers.  TekStream’s IT consulting solutions combined with its specialized IT recruiting expertise helps businesses increase efficiencies, streamline costs and remain competitive in an extremely fast-changing market. For more information, visit https://www.tekstream.com/about-us/leadership/.

Social Networking in the Workplace Part 2

Abstract: This article provides an overview on social networking within the workplace.

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Vendors Mix Public App Features into Internal Solutions

Some software and application vendors today are taking an approach for providing a blend of enterprise social networking and enterprise collaboration with those often found in public social networking and public collaboration sites.  For example, Salesforce.com offers a company wide networking application called Chatter which allows users to create profiles and groups, see status updates, share files and make recommendations, plus much more.

Other technologies provide robust applications which are typically installed within the enterprise such as Oracle’s Web Center Services, which provides social computing services such as wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, forums, instant messaging and presence, people connections and activity streams, plus many more functions for the enterprise user.

Internal Solutions Don’t Natively Integrate with External Sites

Most enterprise social networking and enterprise collaboration applications do not provide an out-of-the-box connection to the public applications. Among the many reasons for this is the fact that there are so many different potential applications to integrate with. Other reasons include the challenges of integrating internal security with public domain security, controlling the sharing of sensitive materials outside of an organizations firewall, and ensuring that employees are able to follow company policies in regards to information sharing and company information policies.

Final Thoughts

We always want it all, but we must be aware of the practical constraints and challenges that may impede our goals. There are practical ways to share information through social networks. Many organizations have a presence on Facebook and LinkedIn and share information freely with their target audiences.

Having a presence on these site channels to reach the masses has been very effective. However, these are external applications from a company’s enterprise and should be treated as such. Use caution with the information you wish to share, or invest in technologies like Oracle’s Information Rights Management where documents can be sealed for designated users.

Engaging the enterprise with public social networking and collaboration can be done, but do it wisely and for purpose….not just because you want it.

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Oracle Focuses on WebCenter Sites (Formerly FatWire)

Originally posted by Troy Allen on CMSWire on September 19, 2011. 

Abstract: Oracle’s acquisition of FatWire demonstrates a determination to continue expanding Oracle’s WebCenter family of products while providing an organized and integrated set of tools.

FatWire AND Oracle UCM’s Web Content Management?

I was fortunate enough to attend a partner conference at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, just prior to the announcement of the re-branding WebCenter product launch. Our meeting focused on Oracle’s vision purpose behind the rebranding and grouping of their portal, content management, web content management and enterprise social applications. During the meeting, we were presented with Oracle’s already published pending acquisition of FatWire (which has since been re-branded to WebCenter Sites).

Grouping these technologies together into a single family of products makes total sense and will definitely make it easier for Oracle’s customers in navigating the wealth of solutions that Oracle offers, but I was perplexed as to why they added FatWire to their family.

I was a former Stellent employee and, along with the company, came into Oracle through an acquisition in early 2007. During my time at Stellent, and in the few years after that while at Oracle, the content management team had a view that if we were competing in a deal with FatWire for content management or for web content management, one of us was in the wrong deal. Our perception of FatWire was that it was a niche product to create and manage “Brochure-ware” website. In fact, it was very rare that Stellent/Oracle ECM competed against FatWire.

FatWire Complements the Stellant/Oracle ECM Suite

During the meeting, we were presented with a very good overview of FatWire’s suite of products, and I was impressed. I began to understand why Oracle made an offer to them. The Enterprise Content Management suite from Stellent/Oracle (now called WebCenter Content) has always been focused on helping companies to gain control of unstructured content and truly manage the content’s lifecycle. It had a web content management portion of the suite that allowed organizations to create dynamic websites to share content with partners, customers and the World Wide Web in general. WCM was always focused around presenting and sharing very document-centric websites. It also provided an industrial strength approach to supporting portal-based applications with content.

FatWire, on the other hand, had always taken the approach of creating, managing and publishing business-user savvy websites focused on informing targeted audiences. It also included a content management application to support the websites it created and managed. Sales cycles for FatWire were more business-oriented where the Oracle ECM suite was more technology-driven. The FatWire product was specifically designed to allow organizations to create and manage intuitive websites for informing targeted audiences rather than just providing a framework for sharing documents to potential consumers.

In speaking with Oracle’s Product Management, Sales Management and technical resources since the official acquisition of FatWire and formal release of the WebCenter re-branding, it is clear that Oracle understands the strengths of WebCenter Content (Stellent/Oracle ECM) and WebCenter Sites (FatWire) and how they complement each other.

The overall vision is simple in nature and very logical; WebCenter Sites is the front door to an organization. It creates rich and robust informational websites without the heavy IT support overhead of some of its competitors. WebCenter Portal (formally WebCenter Suite) is the information infrastructure which allows organizations to create highly functional intranets and extranets where users can interact, communicate, transact and share information. WebCenter Content is the enterprise foundation of information that supports not only the WebCenter products, but Oracle Applications as well.

New Doors and Opportunities

Oracle’s excitement over the FatWire acquisition is well founded. In my own consulting activities, I look forward to introducing the WebCenter Sites technology to customers and helping them to establish it as an entry point to a robust infrastructure that supports all their business requirements. From creating informational sites that easily direct users to interactive and transactional portal sites, to sharing content inside and outside of the organization, Oracle WebCenter opens new doors for Oracle and unlocks growth and opportunity for Oracle’s customers.

Oracle’s WebCenter family of products represents a truly organized and integrated set of tools designed to support all of an organization’s information and communication requirements.


New Technology Solutions Company Launches in Atlanta

TekStream builds experienced team of industry experts to deliver long-term and cost-effective solutions for enterprise companies

ATLANTA, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — TekStream Solutions, LLC, announced today its launch as a new Atlanta-based information technology services firm.  The company will specialize in providing content management, enterprise portal and resourcing services to enterprise businesses, and has already signed on notable Fortune 500 clients.

The executive management of TekStream consists of Rob Jansen, CEO; Judd Robins, Executive Vice President, Consulting Services; and Mark Gannon, Executive Vice President, Resourcing Services. The trio, together with its senior team of experts, has deep and extensive experience delivering long-term and cost-effective technology solutions for large clients in a wide range of industries.

“After decades of enterprise companies investing in technology solutions for many individual business units with different functional needs, companies are left with disparate systems and deep inefficiencies.  They are challenged to manage the volumes of content and internet-based services that have been created during a transition to digital content,” Jansen said. “Our specialty is finding solutions to these company-wide problems faced by enterprise businesses, such as consolidating and streamlining systems and creating ‘anytime, anywhere access’ to data for employees and customers.”

According to Jansen, newer technologies have resulted in a changing work environment that involves an experienced and mobile workforce.  Companies must make it easier for knowledge workers to share, connect and collaborate across geographies.  TekStream helps companies make information and services available to workers across many different channels and devices.

TekStream also serves companies looking to rebuild staff previously trimmed during the down economy and executives looking for ways to restructure teams with greater efficiencies.  Rather than hiring full-time workers, companies can turn to providers like TekStream who offer extremely experienced talent that specialize in their unique business challenges to reduce risk and increase business agility.

While there are many industries and technologies, TekStream has developed “repeatable solutions” to address similar needs, such as compliance that allow companies to adhere to industry standards. The company has achieved “trusted advisor status” with large software suppliers such as Oracle that provides clients with deep product expertise, access to product roadmap/strategy and unparalleled support.

About TekStream Solutions, LLC

TekStream Solutions is an Atlanta-based technology solutions company that specializes in addressing the company-wide IT problems faced by enterprise businesses, such as consolidating and streamlining disparate content and application delivery systems and the market challenges to create “anytime, anywhere access” to data for employees, partners and customers.  TekStream’s IT consulting solutions combined with its specialized IT recruiting expertise helps businesses increase efficiencies, streamline costs and remain competitive in an extremely fast-changing market.