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Cloud Defense
“The current state of the art of cloud defenses is just not good enough, not even close,” Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said during his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld this week.

That’s why Oracle built its new second-generation cloud infrastructure, which not only protects the perimeter of customers’ cloud-based servers, Ellison said, but also isolates them from one another and from Oracle’s own control code inside its cloud. That prevents an attacker from moving laterally within the cloud to steal or manipulate data. “Other customers can’t look at your data. We can’t look at your data,” he said. Furthermore, that second-gen cloud infrastructure deploys the latest machine learning technology to “find and kill” the malicious attacks of sophisticated, bot-equipped hackers. Read our keynote coverage for more of Ellison’s unique perspective.

Rob Preston, Editorial Director, Oracle
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Three AI Predictions from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd
Artificial intelligence will change the global economy and tech industry so fast in the coming years that 60% of the IT jobs we’ll have in 2025 haven’t even been invented yet, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd predicted during his keynote session at Oracle OpenWorld 2018. It was one of three predictions Hurd presented, all focused on the fundamental role AI will play in our working world.
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Cloud Keeps Players Tuned In to New Music Game
Out of Tune is an online music game from FTW Studios where players compete to win small cash prizes by racing to name out-of-tune pop songs, using a mobile app on their phones. For startup FTW, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure makes it possible to stream the tunes live from a New York DJ to viewers with very low “glass-to-glass” latency. What’s next for this startup?
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New Mexico College Deploys Blockchain for Digital Diplomas
Central New Mexico Community College graduates earn beautiful paper diplomas covered in fine calligraphy, colorful seals, and official signatures. This summer they also got the same information authenticated and recorded in blockchain technology. The point? Prospective employers and other authorized users can verify whether a diploma and its details, such as the year, degree, and honors, match a student’s claims.
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Five Key Startup Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
One common mistake founders make? Hiring people just like themselves, says JD Weinstein, who heads the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem, in Austin, Texas. The danger in this unconscious bias is that without people on their leadership team who challenge the founder’s thinking, companies miss new opportunities and risks. What’s next on his list?
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Tech Dive: Microservices from Development to Deployment
How can Oracle technologies help your development team implement an environment that makes it easy to deploy, maintain, test, and scale your microservice applications? Read part 1 of Oracle Cloud Development Advocate Todd Sharp’s blog series: Getting Started with Helidon.
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“We are in a new world where conversational interfaces will replace the most common interfaces on computers and connected devices,” says Oracle’s Joe Huang. Here, Huang provides an overview of Oracle’s chatbot and mobile cloud platform, including several demos you don’t want to miss.
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