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28 Sep 2016
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3 Top Tactics For Building A Customer-Centric Cloud Platform [56672]
Forbes, September 28th, 2016

Carol Hildebrand writes, "The cloud certainly offers a path to the customer experience Holy Grail of a 360-degree customer view. But that path isn't clearly marked..."

'Everybody thinks moving to the cloud will automatically give you a 360-degree view of the customer, but it's not going to happen unless you take the time to understand the data and what's important to the customer,' says Ratnakar Lavu, CTO of the Kohl's department store chain. Lavu, along with John Slaski, director of information technology at engineering firm TMEIC, and Denis Pombriant, managing principal of Beagle Research Group, shared their perspectives in a panel discussion at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.
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26 Sep 2016
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Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service: Gain the Necessary Skills [56675]
By Ramona Costea

Ramona blogs, "With the Oracle Cloud PaaS training, you will learn how to use it to successfully administer and manage Oracle Cloud PaaS. The following services are included: Database, Java, Business Intelligence, Process, Mobile, SOA, Integration, Documents, Messaging, Internet of Things, Developer, Database Backup, Application Builder, Big Data Preparation, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)..."
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26 Sep 2016
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Cloud Roadmap: Hardware Strategy Is First Step in the Right Direction [56686]
By: John Soat

John Soat writes, "As more businesses downsize their data center operations in the move to the cloud, how do they get from Point A (the data center) to Point B (the cloud)? There's no single path, but the right hardware strategy is vital to getting there.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle executives shared best practices and new technology advances that can help companies undertake what, for many, will be a long, gradual transition. Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison has said that on-premises systems will coexist with the cloud for at least 10 years..."
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21 Sep 2016
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Yes, The Cloud Is Changing The World [56488]
By John Foley

John Foley writes in Forbes, "Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, has a bold, optimistic vision for cloud computing that goes well beyond delivering more flexible IT resources at lower costs.

When Kurian's development organization set out to develop software, platform, and infrastructure cloud services that could be used to build virtual data centers, the ultimate goal was something with far-reaching impact..."
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19 Sep 2016
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Ellison: Oracle to Give Amazon 'Serious Competition' [56493]
By Rob Preston

Rob writes, "A decade after it started rewriting all its applications for the cloud, Oracle is now the fastest-growing large-scale cloud service provider, as it rolls out a range of new products, builds new second-generation cloud data centers, and takes on new competitors..."

'We're kind of an overnight success - if you call 10 years one night,' quipped Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison during his opening keynote address at the company's Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco.
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16 Sep 2016
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CEO Catz: Oracle 'Overachieved Again' in the Cloud [56255]
By Rob Preston

Oracle heads into its annual Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco next week with impressive cloud momentum, reporting that first-quarter FY2017 revenue from its combined software, platform, and infrastructure cloud services grew 59% from the year-earlier quarter, to $969 million.

Revenue from Oracle's two fastest-growing cloud businesses -software as a service and platform as a service - rose 77% in Q1, to $798 million, thanks to thousands of customer wins. The first quarter marks the seventh consecutive quarter in which organic growth rates for Oracle's SaaS and PaaS businesses have accelerated.
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