In 2005, Verizon launched a new business unit—Verizon Services Operations (VSO)—to centralize operations across all business divisions. Learn how VSO turned to Oracle to create a complete, standardized stack of technology on which to build its entire shared-services infrastructure—a process that has saved the company more than US$1.6 billion since 2006.
State of Emergency, by Heather Boerner
In four days, the Australian state of Victoria launched Oracle CRM On Demand to aid victims of catastrophic wild fires.
Cloud Computing: The Future of Public Sector IT, by Heather Boerner
If the experience of Victoria, Australia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) with Oracle CRM On Demand during the devastating bushfires of February 2009 is any indication, more and more public sector customers may be heading to the cloud.
A Learning Enterprise, by Fred Sandsmark
School districts use Oracle software to support teachers and improve student outcomes—even in the face of massive budget cuts.
Natural Selection, by Tony Kontzer
National Geographic expands its Oracle’s PeopleSoft system to address its workforce’s evolving self-service needs.
Oracle Commitment Grant Funds an Oceanic Effort, by Tony Kontzer
Oracle has joined the National Geographic Society in a global push to promote ocean conservation—part of a five-year, US$70 million National Geographic initiative aimed at reversing the current trajectory of ocean degradation.
See. Learn. Meet., by Caroline Kvitka
Learn how to get ready for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, September 19-23.
Getting Customers on Board, by Marta Bright
An Oracle’s Siebel-powered loyalty program helps Sweden’s SJ rail system keep riders in their seats, despite major market upheaval.
CFOs: Preparing for the Recovery, by Marta Bright
Symantec Chief Financial Officer James Beer shares his strategies for how businesses can grow their top line through aggressive expansion and improve bottom-line performance.
Abide and Decide, by Frank Buytendijk and Thomas Oestreich
As enterprise information stores grow, how does data quality and access shape the decisions you make?
Software. Hardware. Complete., by Tara Swords
While Oracle's database technology has long been its flagship, the company now offers everything—hardware, middleware, and business applications—that customers need to build a complete and deeply integrated stack.
Many Oracle partners provide complementary solutions that are integrated with one or more Oracle application product line.
JD Edwards Special Edition
Special Delivery, by Aaron Lazenby
Regular special issues of Profit will address Oracle's expanding portfolio of enterprise solutions.
Change to Opportunity, by Darrell Hawkes
Oracle and JD Edwards connection means stability, new prospects for customers.