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Jeff Erickson
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We look at creative new subscription services in healthcare, manufacturing, and other sectors. Plus, we track new Oracle Cloud data centers opening around the globe and see how a popular Italian eatery in the UK is prepping for growth.

Jeff Erickson, Oracle 
Cloud as Service
Cloud Is Driving the ‘As a Service’ Economy 
Subscription-based services certainly aren’t new. But the model that’s evolved in the last several years is more robust and widely applicable than any previous one. Subscription cloud computing services are increasingly the platform of choice for enterprise IT. But it’s not just tech. Other industries, such as healthcare and automobile manufacturing, are also being disrupted.
Cloud Regions
Oracle Launches Four New Cloud Regions Across Four Continents
At Oracle OpenWorld 2018, Oracle committed to making its cloud platform available in all major geographies where its customers work. This year Oracle has already launched data centers in Toronto, Tokyo, and Seoul; just now launched a region in Mumbai; and will shortly be going live in São Paulo, Sydney, and Zurich. New regions give customers access to the unique self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database and much more
WOLF Italian Eatery
How an Italian Eatery Cooked Up a Better Dining Experience
WOLF Italian Street Eatery is known for its unique combination of traditional slow-cooked quality and speedy service at its seven UK restaurants. Choosing Oracle Hospitality Simphony Cloud together with the Oracle MICROS Compact Workstation for its POS system gave WOLF “the speed, the robustness, and the reliability we need day to day—and the confidence to scale quickly,” says owner Tim Entwistle.
Tech Dive: Creating Chatbots That Are Less Robotic
Conversations between people and chatbots often sound stilted. One technique to help fix this? Alternating how your bot responds so the conversation feels more vivid and natural. Here, follow hands-on instructions to create such responses with Oracle Digital Assistant. 
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