School Plays Hooky With Smartphones. Is Your Industry Next? A private middle school in Houston, Texas, is abolishing classroom learning altogether in favor of smartphones that allow students to get real-world experience, according to a story in The Wall Street Journal
September 16, 2014
Special Report: Human Capital Management Human capital management is a major focus at this year at Oracle OpenWorld. Here, learn more about HCM Central @ OpenWorld, plus get expert advice about workforce management, including insight from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
September 15, 2014
Java 9: A Global Community Is Behind Programming's Next Big Advance To understand how Java SE 9 will come to fruition, here are eight things you need to know about the Java development process.
September 12, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Getting to Know a Candidate Without Being Creepy Five tips on how to use social media in your recruitment efforts
September 11, 2014
SPECIAL REPORT: CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Find out about Oracle OpenWorld’s featured CX sessions
. Plus, get ready for this month’s conference by reading about some of Profit
’s recent CX coverage, including information about Oracle technology that helps you talk to your customers, and predict what the products and services they want. September 2014 AS BIG DATA BOOMS, SQL MAKES A COMEBACK
It’s not so much a return to significance for SQL as recognition of its continuing relevance. “It’s always been important,” says Andy Mendelsohn
, Executive Vice President, asserts, “but now it’s back in fashion.” September 2014
THE BUSINESS-INNOVATION KILLER: IT COMPLEXITY
At Oracle OpenWorld you can attend HCM Central @ OpenWorld to learn how how Oracle and its partners are helping world-class companies create a modern HR organization.
Here, find out more, plus get expert advice about workforce management, including insight from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Also, learn about how trends such as cloud and the Internet of Things are changing HCM today and in the future.
“By simplifying huge portions of your IT organization with cloud and engineered systems, you’ve freed up people and budget to attack the huge opportunities unlocked by a new generation of tools…” says Oracle President Mark Hurd
. September 2014 SPECIAL REPORT: SOLVING THE DATA PUZZLE
Here, learn more about the featured sessions on big data at Oracle OpenWorld
, plus get a head start by reading about customers who are harnessing big data to drive big results, and get expert insight into what should be part of a smart strategy. September 2014 IS YOUR ORGANIZATION PREPARED FOR IOT?
"As the world of IoT becomes a reality, it is becoming evident that even as IoT promises significant benefits for companies, it will involve major changes in the way they operate and do business," says Subramanian Iyer
, senior director, Industry and Customer Strategy at Oracle. August 2014 NEXT BIG THING
“Our thesis is that there's at least a tenfold increase in productivity of resources. So that means you get more gross domestic product, revenue, or profits out for the same amount of inputs, and inputs can be any kind of resource, from land to water or energy,” says Dr. Stefan Heck
, author of Resource Revolution: How to capture the biggest business opportunity in a century
. August 2014 THE INTERNET OF SOCIAL THINGS
"The cooperation between smart objects will create trusted, dynamic communities that enable insightful data that is beneficial to people and organizations," says Michael Abramow
, director, Oracle Strategy and Insight, Asia Pacific. August 2014
FOLLOW THE FLEET
Innovation can be incremental. It can be about putting existing technologies together in unique ways or adding new improvements. That’s what we focus on, because our customers want a continuous flow of new capabilities that they can use to innovate in their own businesses.
Lyle Ekdahl, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards product family
Oracle Fleet Management provides shippers with complete visibility into the various modes of fulfillment capabilities available to them: private fleet, dedicated carriage, or third-party contract carriage. August 2014 IOT AND THE MODERN VALUE CHAIN
By implementing modern best practices and architecting a digital, IoT-driven supply chain, organizations will be able to realize a number of benefits. August 2014 BONUS PAYOFF
Savings from a well-managed upgrade funds new IT projects for Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. August 2014 OPEN TO NEW THINGS
“The open IoT will be built on foundational technologies that can adapt to the demands of an evolving system. That means scalability, open connectivity, and open extensibility with an ecosystem of innovators empowered to complete the ever-changing puzzle,” says John Sublett
, chief technology officer at Tridium. August 2014 FIVE IDEAS: VALUE CHAIN
Why supply chain management matters more than ever, plus get insight from Oracle customers who have leveraged Oracle solutions to modernize their supply chains, improving performance and saving money. August 2014 SPECIAL REPORT: MANAGING MOBILE
Find out about Oracle Simplify Enterprise Mobility events, plus get expert advice for developing a winning mobile strategy for your enterprise, including how to incorporate Oracle’s newest mobile solutions. August 2014