Oracle Information InDepth Newsletters, Executive Strategy, July 2014

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SPECIAL REPORT

 

Cloud Computing

During June's Q4 earnings call, Oracle executives announced Oracle's best quarter yet for cloud. Oracle is now the second largest cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) company in the world, and executives plan to close in on the top spot by growing SaaS bookings over 50 percent.

"Our cloud subscription business is now approaching a run rate of $2 billion a year," said Oracle President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz. "As our business has transitioned, more software revenues are being recognized over the life of a subscription rather than upfront. We're making this transition to cloud subscriptions and ratable revenue recognition while continuously increasing our top-line revenue and our bottom-line profits year-after-year."

In our special report, learn more about Oracle's recent call, and find out how Oracle's new Oracle Data as a Service for Business helps executives make better business decisions across the enterprise—in real time. Plus, hear from some of Oracle's leading experts on cloud, including Oracle President Mark Hurd, on the secrets to a smart adoption strategy.

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BIG NEWS

 

Five Reasons Why CEOs Should Love the Cloud

"As an antidote to all that complexity and cost and confusion, cloud computing can help CEOs transform their businesses by understanding customers and prospects more intimately, pouncing on new market opportunities as they emerge, accelerating new-product development, and hiring and growing world-class talent," says Oracle President Mark Hurd.

Mark Hurd

The Four A's of Cloud Adoption

"For a midsized enterprise, the decision to evaluate any cloud footprint should begin with the constitution of a risk evaluation and contingency planning board," says Amitava Ghosh, principal business analyst with the Oracle Insight team.

Amitava Ghosh

The Benefits of ERP in the Cloud

"ERP cloud solutions have matured to the point where they are a smart strategic alternative for many organizations—especially for those whose ERP system is focused around CRM, HCM, and finance management," says Hans Castel, senior director with the Oracle Insight and Customer Strategy team.

Hans Castel
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PROFIT ONLINE

 

Best Practices in Mobile Business Intelligence

"Plan your mobile BI implementation strategy with a focus on security, collaboration, and user engagement, and you'll reap the rewards of mobilizing your analytics," says Christian Screen, director of the Oracle Business Intelligence Practice at Sierra-Cedar, Inc. and an Oracle ACE.


Cloud with a View

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service meets the growing demand for fast, mobile, and secure business intelligence.


Next Best Thing

What happens when demand starts to outpace supply? "If you're an executive trying to do well in this environment, you have to evolve, because it's really the innovators that succeed here," says Dr. Stefan Heck, author of Resource Revolution: How to capture the biggest business opportunity in a century.


Deep Dive: Four Critical Issues Facing CIOs Today

Today's chief information officers have some fantastic new opportunities to deliver transformational business impact and customer value for their organizations. But what does it take to actually deliver on that potential?

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SPONSOR: CARDCONNECT

 

Learn the step-by-step process on protecting your Oracle system from a catastrophic breach and reducing company-wide PCI compliance scope in this blog post.

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ORACLE VOICE

 

Highlights from Oracle’s blog on Forbes.com

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The Value of Simplifying IT

Oracle's Chief Communication Officer Bob Evans discusses what a new study from IDC revealed about IT complexity.

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