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Will CFOs finally disconnect from spreadsheets in 2020? Why do software engineers love Raspberry Pi projects? How can nonprofits do more good with better tech? Get answers to these questions and more in this week’s Cloud Leader. Plus, fresh from Oracle OpenWorld Middle East 2020, in Dubai: Amit Kanda unfolds Oracle’s Exadata roadmap for cloud and on-prem.

Jeff Erickson, Oracle
CFO Priorities 2020
Four Priorities for Every CFO’s List in 2020
#1: Move from disconnected spreadsheets to integrated insights. CFOs spend more than two hours a day chasing down and reconciling data from spreadsheets scattered across their organization. That makes it hard for CFOs to see interdependencies across the company and leaves them at a strategic disadvantage. Next on the list.
Rasberry Pi
Why Oracle Engineers Love Raspberry Pi Projects
In a computing universe dominated by hyperscale data centers and cloud-based applications, why do engineers and coders love hobby computers such as the $35 Raspberry Pi so much? It’s the “easy connection between the computer and the physical world,” says Oracle’s Jasper Potts, who has built half a dozen Raspberry Pi–powered contraptions, including a Steampunk chocolate candy factory. More reasons for Raspberry Pi love.
Good Data: How Nonprofits Can Do More with Technology
In a recent study, 84% of nonprofit leaders said that measuring the efficiency of their efforts was critical but only 46% said they had the tools to do it well. How can the right technology make it easier to streamline financial data—and meet mission goals?
Video Exadata
Video: Strategy and Roadmap for Cloud and On-Premise Leadership
New from Oracle OpenWorld Middle East 2020: “The Exadata advantages are increasing every year,” said Oracle’s Amit Kanda, explaining how Oracle Exadata’s unique architecture is the foundation for the world’s most advanced cloud and in-memory functionality for both online transaction processing and analytics. Watch.
Tech Dive: Learn a New Method for Connecting to an Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Database 
There now is a simpler way to get data into and out of your cloud database instances from your serverless functions. Follow the update here from developer Todd Sharp, starting with downloading your Autonomous Transaction Processing wallet.
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