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Special Report: Cloud Computing

November 2014

Cloud computing, social media, mobility, and big data are transforming how business gets done. In this special report, learn about how you can attend one of the final three Oracle CloudWorld events to explore modern business strategies and practices.


Plus, get expert insight on cloud computing—and Oracle’s strategy—from Oracle executives, including Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd. And, hear from customers who are using Oracle’s cloud solutions to take their businesses to new heights.

Articulating Oracle’s Cloud Strategy
“Simple to get, easy to own, and a joy to use. These are the three goals and objectives we set for every one of our cloud applications,” says Steve Miranda, Oracle’s executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development.

The Cloud Business Case: New Insights On How To Grow And Save
“What we see with cloud is applications are more configurable, and need less coding [and] less customization, so I can have a marketing technologist, a finance technologist, even an HR technologist, that can effectively try before they buy,” says Rebecca Wettemann, the research chief at Nucleus Research.

Larry Ellison On Oracle's Cloud Strategy: Comprehensive, Cutting Edge, Secure
Larry Ellison, the hard-charging co-founder and technology visionary of enterprise software giant Oracle, gave an expectant capacity crowd plenty to get excited about at his opening keynote of Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. This year marks “an inflection point” for Oracle, he told the standing-room only group of more than 11,000, “a turning point, really” in terms of the company’s delivery on its promise to innovate in every aspect of cloud computing.

The Billion-Dollar Startup
“Clearly this industry offers opportunities for us to grow,” says Ian Clark, executive vice president at Shelf Drilling. “The key is having hosted and cloud solutions that can easily scale up as we evolve and give us the flexibility we need.”

In Sync with the Cloud
The unique hybrid-cloud solution that Shelf Drilling uses to sync Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne running in its central instance and on dozens of far-flung rigs was a simple concept that required skill to actually pull off.

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.

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.

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.

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