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Rob Preston
Economists call them “opportunity costs”—the gains companies forfeit by investing time and money to do one thing instead of another, potentially more lucrative thing. Among IT organizations, these are the costs of burning countless cycles installing, tuning, updating, and patching databases and applications instead of performing the kind of high-level and creative technical work that differentiates your company from its competitors. Read Oracle CEO Mark Hurd’s analysis of how to solve this critical problem, in his latest LinkedIn column, “Why Autonomous Systems Are Critical to the Future of Business.”

Rob Preston, Editorial Director, Oracle Content Central
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