Executive Strategy Monthly Edition
November 2012

Information InDepth


Project Management
This month, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Instantis, a leading provider of cloud-based and on-premise project portfolio management solutions. By combining Instantis with leading capabilities from Oracle's Primavera and Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle’s leadership expects to provide the most comprehensive set of cloud-based and on-premise Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solutions allowing customers to plan and execute initiatives throughout their organizations.

Here, learn more about the proposed acquisition. Plus, read about Oracle’s recent acquisition of Skire, the three keys to managing projects successfully and more insight from the November issue of Profit magazine. More...


Podcast: The Future of Project Management is Social
Listen to this AppCast to hear how the intersection of social networking and project management are changing the way that enterprise projects are being delivered, and how Fusion Project Portfolio Management is leading the way. More...


A Simple Formula
In The Laws of Subtraction, author Matthew May challenges leaders to apply constraints, simplify rules – and even encourages them to spend time doing nothing. Here, he explains to Profit readers how his approach drives innovation and project success. More...

Preparing for Big Data's Impact
The modern enterprise is already buried in data. But decisions about how to deal with the onslaught will define the big data winners. More...

Five Ideas: Finance
Financial smarts alone are no longer enough to meet these new challenges. Today's CFOs need technology expertise as well. Here, get expert advice about what finance leadership need to focus on to succeed in this evolving role. More...

Turkcell Answers the Call
CIO Ilker Kuruoz explains how his approach to enterprise technology is helping Turkcell deliver the customer experience subscribers want, and driving innovations to ensure that the company maintains its leadership position. More...

It's in the Mix: Cloud and Next Generation Enterprise Technologies
"When data in your sales cloud doesn’t seamlessly connect with your order management and other “back office” applications, the speed and quality of information can decrease drastically." --David Krauss, Senior Manager, Oracle. More...


Building a Customer-Centric Culture
In this Oracle OpenWorld keynote, executives from SapientNitro and Vail Resorts speak on the importance of delivering experiences that matter. More...


Vote in Profit’s LinkedIn Poll
What do you think is most important for getting projects done successfully? More...


Oracle Webcast: Big Data, Bright Future
You know you have big data, but can you unlock its secrets? Chances are, your traditional business analytics solutions simply can't handle the volume, variety, or velocity inherent to big data. You need solutions that can.

Join Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee from the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of the recent Harvard Business Review article "Big Data: The Management Revolution" and Rich Clayton, Vice President, Business Analytics, Oracle for an in-depth discussion on leveraging big data and breakthrough analytics.

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