Executive Strategy Weekly Edition
March 30, 2011

Information InDepth


Oracle will be at the Gartner Customer 360 Summit in Los Angeles from March 30 to April 1. Oracle is a platinum sponsor of the event, which is themed CRM Strategies and Technologies to Understand, Grow and Manage Customer Experiences.

At the summit, attendees have a chance to meet with Oracle experts and learn about a variety of topics ranging from social CRM to how to build collaborative skills with partners and customers. In the special report, learn more about the up-coming summit, plus find out what else is new with Oracle Customer Relationship Management. More...


Try the World's Most Comprehensive On-Demand CRM Solution
Get ready to achieve better business results with a 30-day free trial of Oracle CRM On Demand. More...


Mobile's Growing Influence on Consumer Retail Activity
Mobile commerce is growing dramatically, according to a new Oracle report. Click here for the report.

Room Service: La Quinta Orders Oracle On Demand
"Our IT budget overall is half of what it used to be in 2005, despite having grown the chain to almost double its former size," says Vivek Shaiva, CIO at LQ Management, La Quinta's parent company. More...

Blog: Mobile BI Comes of Age
" want secure, consistent, reliable information on your iPad, you need an integration strategy and a way to model the data. BI Server technologies like the Oracle BI Foundation is a market leading approach to tackle that issue," says Oracle's Rich Clayton, vice president, Enterprise Performance Management Global Business Unit. More...


From @OracleRetail
New blog post: Sarah Taylor interview in GDO Week #orib


Strategies and Best Practices for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Application Server Customers
Register for this on demand webcast to learn why you should switch to Oracle WebLogic Server 11g as well as best practices and helpful tips for a fast, low-risk upgrade.


Profit's COLLABORATE 11 Session Selections
"Every year, I look forward to COLLABORATE for the great story ideas I can pick up at sessions—great real-world case studies of enterprise technology in action, innovative ideas about how knowledge work gets done, and great speakers who have hands-on experience with how Oracle technology transforms business," says Profit editor-in-chief Aaron Lazenby. What sessions does he recommend? More...


Five Ideas: Retail
"Retailers, especially those in fashion, are finding value in helping their customers organize and present their own collections. Social media has made sharing such collections easy, and mobile lets them take those ideas into the stores. Mannequins are becoming less relevant." —David Dorf, senior director of technology strategy for Oracle Retail

Read more big ideas about Retail on Profit Online.


Enterprise-class Solutions for Midsize Budgets
Looking to grow your midsize business? Learn how you can integrate your systems with Oracle ERP and get the insight you need to increase your competitive advantage. Register now for the webcast on April 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET
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