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Week of February 1, 2021

This week: DP World keeps its global port and logistics operations on course through the COVID-19 pandemic, while setting sail to easier growth. Sales teams grapple with inadequate CRM. Also: Learn how to use Oracle APEX to automate business processes.
“We were able to run the whole [back-office] operation without anybody in the office. We never thought we’d be able to run the company without employees onsite.”
Mohamed Absar, Chief of Staff for Logistics and Technology and Head of Projects and Solutions, DP World
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Smoother sailing
DP World needed to remotely manage its worldwide port and logistics operations through the COVID-19 pandemic, while also rewiring its back office to better support growth. Cloud apps made it easier to open new ports or make acquisitions.
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Java threads
Go inside Java’s Project Loom to see how virtual threads bring back the old days of Java threads not tied to operating-system threads.
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Sales fix
As COVID-19 makes inside sales teams indispensable, businesses need to do better than giving them inadequate CRM software held together with “duct tape and bubble gum,” says Ricoh’s Sam Mohr.
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Choice of champions
What do the Los Angeles Lakers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Lightning have in common? They’re all champions, and they’re using Oracle Cloud in creative ways to run their businesses and connect with fans.
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A new APEX trick
A new capability of Oracle Application Express (APEX) lets you automate business processes—such as approving specific requests or sending email alerts—triggered by query results. Here’s how to use this powerful tool.
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