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NEWS

Q&A: Oracle's David Krauss on Line-of-Business Managers and Cloud Technology Investments

In recent years, the line-of-business managers’ share of IT spending has increased as much as 20 percent. David Krauss, senior director, Oracle Cloud Applications and Services, explains the business and technology drivers behind the phenomenon—and provides guidance to managers considering their own initiatives.
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Oracle Expands the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Cloud Portfolio with 10 New Services

Extending the industry’s broadest, most advanced portfolio of integrated cloud services, Oracle has introduced 10 new offerings for its customers and partners.
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Oracle Launches Oracle Cloud Marketplace for Partner Applications That Extend Oracle Cloud

This fall, Oracle launched the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, a global marketplace where partners can publish applications and customers can browse through and discover new solutions to address their business needs.
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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: CLOUD ODYSSEY—A HERO’S QUEST

You’ve heard the buzz, now find out more. Visit the official fan page for Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest, a science fiction movie by Oracle that is coming soon. Follow the Facebook page for a glimpse into character development and the latest plot twists.

Cloud Odyssey

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FEATURED VIDEO

Oracle

The Simplicity of Cloud, Plus the Power of Oracle

Find out why your organization should consider software as a service for business applications.

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SPECIAL OFFERS

Try It Now: Oracle Cloud Preview

Get a free trial today.


Private Cloud Management Maturity Self-Assessment Tool

Examine your readiness for managing a private cloud.

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CUSTOMER BUZZ

Cloud Heroes Save the Day with Oracle Applications

Check out this new interactive infographic featuring the stories of real customers achieving benefits from cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Then visit the SaaS destination page to learn more.


Arcor SAIC Uses the Cloud to Unify and Improve Availability of Core Business Applications and Optimize IT Team Resources


SMART Technologies Cuts Annual Costs for Hardware and IT Support and Ensures More Than 99.9 Percent Application Availability by Migrating to the Cloud


Welch’s Foods Gains 24/7 IT Support, Ensures High Availability, and Cuts Costs Using Managed Cloud Services

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BLOGOSPHERE

Oracle Cloud Solutions


Database Cloud Coverage


OracleVoice Blog on Forbes.com

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RECOMMENDED READING

Modern Business Nightmare: The Staggering Costs When Your Cloud Goes Down


Executive Strategy Series: Oracle Cloud Applications—Empowering Modern Business in the Cloud


QuinnStreet Executive Brief: Five Reasons to Consider SaaS for Your Business Applications


Security Inside Out Blog Post: Plug into Defense-in-Depth with Oracle Database 12c

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WEBCASTS

Database as a Service Online Forum

Watch the on-demand forum to hear from analysts and experts about how companies are beginning to transform with database as a service. Learn the prescriptive steps your organization can take to design, deploy, and deliver database as a service today.


Developing Applications in Oracle’s Public Cloud

Oracle experts Rick Greenwald and Anand Kothari dive into hands-on development sessions with Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Java Cloud Service.


Transform Your Business with the Big Data Webcast Series

In these on-demand webcasts learn IT strategies and best practices that can open the door to discoveries that will transform your business.

  • A Big Data Conversation with MIT’s Andrew McAfee
  • How Dell Improves Customer Interaction
  • Making It Personal: Passoker Delivers Online Gaming with Oracle
  • Big Data at Work: Your Data Warehouse and Hadoop, Featuring Cloudera
  • How Delphi Harnesses Big Data to Improve Warranty Response and Customer Satisfaction

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PODCASTS

C Is for Cloud, Consolidation, and Customers

Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of database server technologies at Oracle, sat down with Oracle Magazine to talk about the new customer-driven technologies and innovations in Oracle Database 12c.


Oracle PartnerNetwork: Hitachi / Oracle Fusion Applications and Cloud Implementations

Learn more about Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle for a software-as-a-service model, and fixed-scope implementations from Hitachi.

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E-BOOK

Oracle Cloud Solutions—The World’s Most Comprehensive, Flexible, and Secure Cloud Offerings

Fiction: All clouds are created equal. Fact: Only Oracle offers the most comprehensive cloud on Earth. The promise of cloud computing—greater agility, less risk, and lower costs—is real, but making good on that promise depends on the vendor you choose. Read this new, interactive e-book to gain insight on Oracle Cloud, Oracle’s private cloud products, and Oracle Managed Cloud Services.

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RESOURCE CENTER

Oracle Cloud Solution

Social. Mobile. Complete. Choose Your Cloud Strategy

Oracle offers the broadest portfolio of software, hardware, and services to enable public, private, and hybrid clouds. Visit the cloud resource center today to learn more.

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PRESS RELEASES

Success of Oracle CloudWorld Sparks Extended Roadshow with Expanded Nine-City Engagement


Oracle Expands Its Investment in Global Cloud Infrastructure; Adds Four Oracle Cloud Data Centers


Oracle Launches Oracle Cloud Marketplace to Provide Customers with Access to a Wide Variety of Partner Applications to Extend Oracle Cloud


Oracle Adds 10 New Services to Oracle Cloud, Expanding the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Cloud Portfolio

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FIND AN ORACLE PARTNER

Oracle Specialized Partner Oracle Exastack Partner Oracle Validated Integrations

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PROFIT MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHT

Profit Magazine on Facebook

Go to where the conversation lives. Connect on Facebook with Profit, Oracle's publication for the enterprise class, business leaders, and decision-makers. Be a part of our growing community and network with colleagues around content directly from Profit, as well as exclusive content found only here. Join us.

Profit Magazine on Facebook

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TRAINING

Learn the Essentials About Oracle Cloud

  • Oracle Sales Cloud Overview. Designed for decision-makers and technical managers, this course provides the essential concepts of cloud computing and introduces the key Oracle services for the cloud.

Oracle Applications Cloud: Software as a Service (SaaS)

Maximize productivity for end users, administrators, and developers with Oracle Cloud SaaS training to prepare your team to implement and reap all the benefits of Oracle Cloud Services.

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ORACLE EXECUTIVE FORUM

Once every quarter, Oracle hosts a group of executives for a seminar on cloud services that culminates with a tour of its state-of-the-art Salt Lake City, Utah, data center, which supports Oracle Managed Cloud Services. This special invitation-only event offers a rare opportunity to see cloud computing in action. Interested in attending? Contact your Oracle Managed Cloud Services sales director by calling +1.866.264.5909.

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EVENTS

Oracle CloudWorld

Oracle CloudWorld events are running globally into 2014. Oracle recently announced that the event will expand to nine new locations. Find an event near you.


Attend an Oracle Day Event in a City Near You

Cloud. Mobile. Social. Big data. The Internet of Things. Oracle customers understand how these technologies are shaping the world, and they are taking advantage of the new opportunities created. Come to an Oracle Day event at one of 75 cities worldwide, and see how your peers are putting innovation into practice.


Find an Oracle Event Near You

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