Innovative from the Start, Oracle Looks to the Future
By Aaron Lazenby and Margaret Terry Lindquist; additional editing by Marta Bright
Is celebrating longevity a little unusual in an industry that seems dedicated to the next hot new thing? Not when you're a company that has shown both the ability to leverage its immense size and strength to serve its customers as well as the capacity to make decisions that upend conventional wisdom and take its products and services in new directions. With the agility of a much smaller company, Oracle has proved throughout its history that it can build for the future on the foundation of years of innovation, intimate knowledge of its customers' challenges and successes, and the best technical and business minds in the world. In this story, we celebrate Oracle, its employees through the years, and the history of innovation that has been at the core of the company since its inception. We also look toward the future, with an update on Oracle Fusion and interviews with the general managers for all of Oracle's major applications product lines, discussing the releases that were announced this year.