Special Report: Most Popular Stories of 2013

December 2013

Profit Readers Pick the Top 10 Stories of the Year


This year, Profit readers proved their interest in innovation, paying particular attention to stories about successful business leaders who grew their businesses, as well as articles about breakthrough technologies like big data, social media and cloud computing that can help them find new business opportunities and ways to connect with customers.

“This year, Profit’s staff has traveled the world to talk to smart business leaders and technologies experts – including Oracle’s own team of thought leaders,” says Profit's editor in chief Aaron Lazenby. “We have been excited to bring Profit’s readers their creative ideas for using technology to recruit talent, delight customers — and take businesses to new levels. We look forward to seeing how companies will continue to innovate in new ways in 2014.”

The Seven Key Steps of Data Analysis
While companies create data products specific to their own requirements and goals, some steps in the value chain are consistent across organizations.

Effective Social Media Strategies – Four Tips, Four Benefits
Companies that incorporate best practices in their approach to social media can get the maximum benefit from social media initiatives.

Special Report: Cloud Computing
In this special report, find out how to register for an Oracle Cloudworld at a location near you, plus get smart insights from Oracle experts about how to successfully move your business to the cloud – including how to avoid making costly errors.

Innovation at Work
How smart IT solutions are inspiring fresh ideas among the workforce

Full Service
Statoil Fuel & Retail automates planning and distribution operations in eight countries.

Special Report: Oracle Fusion Applications
Oracle Fusion Applications were designed from the ground up using the latest technology advances and incorporating the best practices gathered from Oracle's thousands of customers.

Trends in Cloud Computing: The Impact of Mobile Devices
The cloud is increasingly being accessed by mobile devices. Companies that enable full access to corporate resources through these devices will gain competitive advantage.

Getting to Know a Candidate without Being Creepy
Five tips on how to use social media in your recruitment efforts 

Five Ideas: Innovation
How to create a culture that makes your business successful

Chain Reaction
Built on sound IT and standard processes, LinkedIn’s finance department goes from startup to IPO—and beyond.

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