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Margaret Harrist
Avoid Buyer’s Regret
As CFOs explore options for moving their company’s core financial systems to the cloud, they want to be sure they’re asking the right questions of ERP cloud vendors. The answers can uncover big differences between vendors that can limit future operations and strategy.

Discover what Oracle executives suggest CFOs should ask ERP cloud vendors so they can avoid buyer’s remorse, starting with the first question: Is it a true cloud?

Margaret Harrist, Oracle Director of Content Strategy
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Artificial intelligence could inject an additional $13 trillion into the global economy by 2030, amounting to 1.2% additional growth in gross domestic product per year, finds a new report by McKinsey Global Institute. AI-based productivity improvements and innovations will provide a big part of this lift, although the report warns that AI adoption could widen the digital divide among countries, companies, and workers.
Telecommunications might not be the first area you think of when it comes to blockchain. But the technology could play a significant role, particularly in roaming—the handoff of a call or a data session from one network provider to another, which generates a lot of data. Blockchain could validate the accuracy of the files being transitioned through the system, curbing redundant work and adding a bit more trust to the existing process.
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With more than 2,100 sessions to choose from at Oracle OpenWorld 2018, building your schedule can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why editors at Profit magazine put together a list of recommended sessions covering four breakout areas: autonomous, cloud, ERP, and transformational technology.
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There’s been a lot of change in the Java community in the last year, with the world’s most popular programming language moving faster than ever. The JavaOne developer conference has been renamed Oracle Code One, expanding to explore more languages and technologies, but it still has the same deep Java technical content as always.
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“No matter which country we are working in, the way we do financial processes is very similar,” says Markus Würker, CIO, UK and Ireland, DHL. Learn how cloud services, including Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, help the international logistics company address individual country needs.
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