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Cloud Choices Matter in Business
Shawn Price, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud and Product Business Groups, maintains that the window of time in which a company can use the cloud to differentiate is shrinking every day. Leaders can’t afford to wait. If they do, rather than achieving competitive advantage, they’ll be scrambling to keep up.
Cloud ERP: Should I Stay or Do I Go Now?
In this era of digital transformation, ERP users are at a crossroads. If your company needs rapid change to your operating model, then re-architecting must begin. If you need operational efficiency, then you can stay the course.
When Do Cloud Databases Make Sense?
Emerging demand to run mission-critical IT in the cloud spurred Oracle to launch Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service, which lets companies access Oracle’s highest-performing database platform as a pay-as-you-go online service.
Three Signs Your CRM System Isn't Cutting It
In today’s B2B world, outmoded selling processes can hinder growth. A CRM system must support high-quality leads, data analytics, and offer an effective way to configure, price, and quote.
How to Make Your Brand as Beloved as a Sports Team
Want your brand to instill the kind of lifelong allegiance that sports brands generate? Find out the secrets to selling more merchandise, connecting with new generations of fans, and even helping connect fans with team sponsors.
Why I’m Attending Oracle OpenWorld in October
The 2015 edition of Oracle OpenWorld promises to be the most modern yet. The focus of this year’s technology conference will be on the intersection of cloud, social, and mobile business opportunities.
Why Oracle Had to Rethink UX for Cloud and Mobile
Jeremy Ashley, group vice president of Oracle’s applications user experience, asserts that mobile apps should allow users to glance to make sure there are no urgent tasks, scan for details, and commit to fully engaging with an app only when a task requires it.
Customer Service Is the New Marketing
Marketers need CX strategies that tie traditional customer service functions to new social network management operations, because CX is increasingly defined through online interaction with companies.
Are Annual Reviews the Enemy of Employee Engagement?
With employees squeezing more work, more experience, and more changes to their roles into shorter periods of employment, an annual review hardly seems fitting, writes Andy Campbell, Oracle’s human capital management strategy director.
Why Millennials Should Consider Sales to Jump-Start Their Careers
Sales is an excellent training ground for recent college grads, regardless of their career ambitions. In addition to being a solid stepping stone, sales teaches business fundamentals and hones interpersonal, time management, organizational, and other key skills.
7 Lessons from the Internet of Things Frontier
Cloud software and infrastructure lets companies fire up Internet of Things systems in weeks. Here are real-world insights into how to connect long-established products to the internet.
Cloud Services Give Lift to Aircraft Company's Ambitious Flight Plans
Recession? What recession? Solairus Aviation's life as a private aviation services company began in 2009; it has since outgrown being able to use Quickbooks as a management tool. It is now using cloud services such as Oracle Project Management Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud Service to pilot its long-term growth.
Social Recruiting Gets a Reality Check
There is a disconnect between the social recruiting strategies companies employ today and how young workers actually engage with social media, writes Joachim Skura, Oracle HCM sales developer for Germany.
The Tech-Centric Revolution Is Here
While the media still think of the "tech-savvy" CEO as someone special, the reality is that tech companies are now the rule, not the exception, in almost every major industry: finance, transportation, manufacturing, consumer goods, agriculture, healthcare, energy.
Automakers Grab Chunk of Tech Vendor Turf
A deal by Germany's three largest luxury automakers to acquire Nokia's digital mapping unit underscores the extent to which companies outside the 'conventional' tech industry are taking technology matters into their own hands.
Cloud and On-Premises IT: Ready For 'Decade Of Coexistence'?
Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison noted on June 22 that there’s going to be a "decade of coexistence," during which people are going to have to "manage both their on-premises data processing and their cloud data processing." He promised that Oracle is "going to give them the tools that make that easy."
Oracle Adds Data Center in Brazil
Oracle plans to bring a new data center online in Campinas, São Paulo, to support growing demand for Oracle's comprehensive cloud offerings and help customers in the region embrace Oracle Cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) products.
UL CIO's Design Thinking for Driving Revenue
Safety consulting and certification company UL's CIO, Christian Anschuetz, has hired people with non-IT skill sets—such as behavioral science, art, and interface design—to complete his staff, which he says leads to more delightful experiences for the company's customers.
Oracle's Platform Play Gives the Cloud Its Enterprise Bona Fides
Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison detailed more than 24 cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools as services that support data management, data analytics, application development, mobile computing, collaboration, business processes, and even the Internet of Things. They include big data services, enterprise management services, and services in the form of the company’s highest-performing database engineered system.
Data Capital Disrupts, Except When It Doesn't
Every company creates value through activities that both use and produce information. As a result, every company has some degree of exposure to data capital, writes Oracle’s Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger.