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Margaret Harrist
100% Cloud by 2020
Caesars Entertainment, the only Las Vegas casino company that’s going all-in with cloud computing, has 11 pieces of advice for other companies looking to move in that direction. Two nuggets rise to the top: Choose an implementation partner with lots of experience, and don’t proceed “with an on-premises mindset,” says Michael Mann, vice president of transformation at Caesars.

Caesars moved its financial operations from a 30-year-old on-premises system to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud. That let Caesars reduce its accounting and external audit costs significantly and move from a quarterly close to a monthly process. The broader plan, as articulated by Caesars’ CEO Mark Frissora, is to move 100 percent of the company’s enterprise applications to the cloud by 2020.

— Margaret Harrist, Oracle content director
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