Executive Strategy Monthly Edition
May 2012

Information InDepth


Benefits of an Upgrade
Business is moving faster and faster. Executives wanting to stay current have to stay up-to-date with technology. But managing upgrades can feel overwhelming to even the most seasoned manager. How do you successfully lead your team? Here, get reports from the IT trenches, plus advice from Oracle executives about upgrading to cloud and other new technologies.

Acorn Paper
Acorn Paper delivers a seamless Oracle upgrade—and better service for customers—with no interruption in business operations. More...

Tips for Planning an ERP Upgrade
“The right strategies can help you reach your upgrade goals and deal with potential obstacles and risks,” says OAUG President Mark C. Clark. More...

Moving On Up
“An upgrade is an opportune time for a cloud migration,” says Alejandro Trujillo, director at PwC. “The cloud offers an opportunity to minimize the complexities around building a secondary environment that can be tested before it’s used for production.” More...


White Paper: Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (pdf)
To ensure a successful upgrade to Oracle Database 11g Release 2, there are important best practices to follow. Many of these best practices involve preparing for an upgrade, as preparation is the most time consuming part of the upgrade, not the upgrade itself. More...


May Issue of Profit Out Now!
Korean Air gains altitude by helping employees leverage the company’s greatest asset: information. Plus, IT and business managers cope with the demands of the ever-changing marketplace. More...

Changing Perspective
"Sometimes you fail because you had a bad idea, or you had a good idea that you delivered badly. But more and more you fail because you had a great idea, but the rest of the ecosystem wasn't there to support you, and you didn't realize it until after the fact," says Ron Adner, author of The Wide Lens. More...

Coaching a Comeback
How can managers take an underperforming team and get their players shooting for success? In Team Turnarounds (Jossey-Bass, July 2012), Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl, sports psychologists and managing partners of Meno Consulting, examine businesses – including sports organizations – to figure out the secrets. Here the authors talk to Profit about what should be in every executive’s playbook. More...

A Complete Experience
Profit talks to Wayne Huyard, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle’s RightNow Global Business Unit about how customer experience can help deliver sustainable business advantage, and what RightNow’s acquisition will mean for Oracle customers. More...

All Nippon Airways Links Mission Critical Systems
Recently, ANA worked with Oracle partner, NEC Corp., to implement Oracle Service Bus, a lightweight integration technology to integrate, virtualize and manage services in a service-oriented architecture. Now, the airline has a reliable, highly available interface to link enterprise systems internally and externally. More...


Introducing Oracle WebCenter Sites 11gR1
Enabling marketers and business users is a key requirement for creating and managing contextually relevant, social, and interactive online experiences. Oracle WebCenter Sites transforms the online experience into one that is simple and intuitive to manage as a content contributor, encourages interaction between site visitors and their social networks, and provides marketers with automated targeting options for optimizing online engagement.


Putting Innovation Back in IT
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Charting a New Course
PROFIT Korean Air gains altitude by helping employees leverage the company’s greatest asset: information.

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