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Avoid Five Common Misconceptions About Cloud Platforms

Not all cloud platforms are created equal, and there are some common misconceptions that can lead you in the wrong direction. The wrong decision up front can impact your business' ability to connect easily to other applications and innovate quickly in the future—and hidden costs can escalate before you know it. Oracle Senior Director of Cloud Services Product Marketing Lisa Schwartz outlines steps you can take to move your business safely and securely to the cloud.
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Read It Today: SaaS for Dummies

As a business manager, how can you be sure you're doing software as a service right? How do you select modern cloud services that are personalized, connected, and secure—so you get more digital innovation today and fewer headaches down the road? Written in partnership with Oracle, this new e-book is aimed at helping business managers make the best choice.
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Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison Shows You How to Move to the Cloud

DBaaS could save companies money compared with traditional on-premises strategies, as well as letting them take advantage of the agility and scalability cloud computing supports. But how easy is it to move databases to the cloud? That depends on the cloud provider—with Oracle, it's as simple as keeping a promise. Larry Ellison shows you how.
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Oracle Cloud: Try It Today!

Oracle delivers the most comprehensive portfolio of cloud solutions for your business, IT infrastructure, and development needs. Why wait? Try it today. Sign up on the Oracle Cloud trials page.

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Harvard Business Review Report: "Rethinking the IT/Business Partnership to Drive Digital Innovation"

According to a recent survey conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, business users need application cycles that keep pace with rapid market changes—but IT, faced with limited time and resources, often struggles to keep up. Learn more about the survey findings, including business users' view of their current relationship with IT and their expectations for the future. Read the full report, Rethinking the IT/Business Partnership to Drive Digital Innovation.

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Larry Ellison Demonstrates Cloud Migration

Larry Ellison Demonstrates Cloud Migration

Watch Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison move a database and a Java application from an on-premises deployment to Oracle Cloud.

Got Skeletons in Your Cloud Platform?

A new fun and fact-filled video shows how modern cloud applications running on a modern cloud platform saves your company time and money.

Securing Your Cloud Data Is Not a Game

Why gamble with your business in the cloud? Watch the video to find how a modern cloud can help you reduce risk and keep your data secure.

How to Avoid Cloud Connection Headaches

Find out how a modern cloud can help you manage connections and avoid headaches such as inaccurate business intelligence and out-of-date customer profiles.

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Oracle Cloud Solutions Overview

Cloud computing delivers great benefits in terms of greater business agility and responsiveness, less risk, and lower costs, but realizing those benefits depends on the vendor you choose. Learn how Oracle's modern cloud solutions can help your business thrive in the digital age.

SaaS for Dummies

Heard of software as a service (SaaS) but don't know where to start? Ever wonder what all the cloud jargon and buzzwords mean? Read this new e-book designed especially for business managers.

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Delaware Life Insurance Takes Financial Management to the Cloud to Improve Decision-Making and Support Rapid Growth

Communications Test Design Supports Accurate Daily Forecasting Across 70 Global Facilities by Using the Cloud

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Oracle Cloud Solutions

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LinkedIn Influencers: Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd

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Cloud Platform Online Forum

Is your platform as a service delivering the agility your users demand? Learn how to rapidly build, deploy, manage, and secure rich applications using an integrated platform built on the industry's #1 database and application server.

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Read the latest press releases about Oracle's modern cloud solutions—personalized, connected, and secure.

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Business Brief: Oracle Cloud Solutions Overview

Business Brief: Oracle Cloud Solutions—Private Cloud

Business Brief: Oracle Cloud Solutions—Platform as a Service

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Each quarter, Oracle Managed Cloud Services hosts a select group of senior executives for an interactive day-long seminar that culminates with a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Oracle's state-of-the-art data centers. This exclusive, invitation-only event offers a rare opportunity to see cloud computing in action and to interact with senior Oracle executives and Oracle Managed Cloud Services customers. Interested in attending? Please contact your Oracle Managed Cloud Services sales director by calling 1.719.757.2065.

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Modern Best Practices: Roadmap to Digital Transformation

Most businesses in the industrialized world—and increasingly those in emerging economies—are enabling modern best practices by using analytics, mobile devices, cloud computing, social media, the Internet of Things, and big data to accelerate the ways they deliver value to their customers. That's vitally important because consumers measure value in terms of how quickly their needs are met and the quality of their brand interactions. Learn more about game-changing innovation with modern best practices.

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Are Your Critical Applications Delivering Extreme Performance?

More than 2,500 Oracle partner applications are supported with Oracle's engineered systems, providing superior value to customers. If your organization is not leveraging Oracle's engineered systems, it's time to ask your software vendor how these preintegrated hardware and software systems can help you optimize the productivity and performance of your applications, while at the same time reducing the cost and complexity of your IT infrastructure.
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New Oracle Cloud Training

Accelerate deployment and adoption of your Oracle Cloud applications with expert training from Oracle University. Here are some newly released courses.

See all the available Oracle Cloud training.

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