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For you this week:
Larry Ellison named the cloud services that will carry the company into the future; a new cloud threat report shows that “visibility” is the first step to security; and we learn how blockchain and IoT can make food safer by tracking a supply chain’s many starts, stops, and hand-offs.

By Jeff Erickson, Oracle Editor-at-Large  
Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison on Q3 Earnings: Future Rests on Two Businesses
Oracle reported third-quarter revenue of US$9.6 billion, with cloud services and license support representing 69% of revenue. On the recent earnings call, Executive Chairman and CTO Ellison said Oracle’s future “rests on two strategic businesses”—namely cloud applications, led by Oracle Fusion and NetSuite, and cloud infrastructure, including Oracle Autonomous Database. More from Ellison and CEO Mark Hurd.
threat report
2019 Threat Report: Three Keys to Cloud Security
Key #1: See everything you need to protect. Visibility is essential with cloud services, says Oracle’s Greg Jensen, coauthor of “Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2019.” “Organizations don’t know what their employees are doing with cloud services and where their corporate data is being placed,” he says. “Is it going on Google? Or Amazon? Is it going on Bill and Ted’s excellent cloud service?” What else the report revealed.
blockchain and iot
Can Blockchain and IoT Keep Food Safer?
How often does keen-eyed, proactive supervision take place in the typical consumables-based supply chain? Not often enough, given recent food safety scares. That’s why it’s important to automate the monitoring of a supply chain’s many starts, stops, and hand-offs. One solution: deploying blockchain distributed ledger technology combined with Internet of Things sensors. Learn how it works from C. Prasanna Venkatesan, director of Oracle’s Industry Solutions Group.
Cloud Keeps Healthcare Team Trained 
Managers at Springfield Clinic in Illinois used to track employees’ training with lists, spreadsheets, and even paper notes. Not anymore. The clinic recently adopted Oracle Learning Cloud, a module of Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, to help keep staffers compliant and current with patient care best practices. Keeping employees engaged in learning.
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Mark Hurd
Look at the Numbers
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd talks to CNBC about Oracle’s latest earnings and what’s coming next.
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