Starting in January, Oracle leadership began hosting a series of Oracle CloudWorld events around the globe. At these events, Oracle executives, thought leaders, customers, and partners share ideas about how to stay ahead of the competition through technologies like cloud, social, and mobile. Profit editor in chief Aaron Lazenby recently attended one of these events in Los Angeles. Read his blog here to find out what happened at Oracle CloudWorld conference. Plus, get fresh content from Profit and Profit online to hear what other experts have to say about using cloud to transform business.
Oracle CloudWorld: Editor's Notebook “One of the most common statements I heard from CloudWorld presenters as they showed off their products was, 'By the way, this is all in the cloud,'” writes Profit editor in chief Aaron Lazenby. “To me, this statement underscores that it's the functionality of a solution that really matters.”
The Cloud Revolution and Creative Destruction “This revolution is occurring on two fronts: within the tech industry itself, as IT companies large and small look to redefine themselves around the cloud; and among the businesses that are rapidly turning to cloud solutions to help them optimize where and how they spend their IT budgets,” writes Oracle Senior Vice President Bob Evans.
Oracle Cloud Success Triggers Oracle-Derangement Syndrome From Oracle Senior Vice President Bob Evans: “In that context of Oracle's unquestioned leadership in the cloud-computing field, I'm starting to feel sorry for some of the deeply committed Oracle-haters in the media and punditry class.”
Oracle Buys Eloqua On December 20, 2012, Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire Eloqua, a leading provider of cloud-based modern marketing applications. The combination of Oracle and Eloqua is expected to create a comprehensive Customer Experience Cloud offering to help companies transform the way they market, sell, support and serve their customers.