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13 Feb 2015
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Mark Hurd: 40% of US workforce can retire in 8 years. Is your HR ready? [40809]
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd shares his thoughts on the ever-evolving digital landscape

"We all know that the demographic of the global workforce is changing but do you realize how fast? As Oracle CEO Mark Hurd points out, in an Oracle Profit Magazine interview this month, 'In the next eight years, 40 percent of everybody working in the US can retire. And the implications of that - swapping out 40 percent of the workforce - will shake up the workplace in some radical ways.'

That potential disruption could be as catastrophic as a bad line change in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It begs the question, is your HR department ready?..."
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11 Feb 2015
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VIDEO: Oracle President Thomas Kurian [40810]
on Marketing & CX

"Perhaps no other business role has more to gain - and lose - in the ever-important world of customer experience (CX) than today's marketer. Customer centricity and CX have become the leading strategic focus across almost every business around the globe. And yet there's still no clear-cut winner on who owns customer experience. What is clear, however, is that marketing and its numerous customer touch points has the greatest opportunity to take the strategic wheel with today's empowered, digital, social and mobile consumer..."
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04 Feb 2015
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Oracle President Thomas Kurian on the Importance of User Experience in Enterprise Software [40698]
VIDEO

'When is the last time you read documentation about your iPhone?' That's the rhetorical question asked by Oracle President Thomas Kurian in this latest video emphasizing the importance of user experience in today's enterprise software. His quick answer of course: 'Never.' Usability and user experience isn't new for enterprise software providers; it's just increasingly becoming a requirement and a differentiator. The proverbial bar has been raised...
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04 Feb 2015
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Five best practices for PaaS [Platform as a Service] [40699]
Infographic

In the Fall of 2014, ComputerWorld published a report detailing the results from a survey conducted with 300 IT executives and practitioners worldwide. The questions ranged from type of applications being run on the cloud now and in the future, support for mission-critical apps, the challenges faced from an interoperability perspective, and more. The results highlighted some critical insights from these experts which for certain topics were surprisingly significantly aligned. Calling this phenomena 'this alignment' the wisdom of the crowd, we bet that as the industry moves forward with the cloud initiative, IT leaders worldwide are increasingly adopting these practices, driving these to become best practices. Hence our attempt at culling these and putting these within an infographic, so its easily available at a bird's eye view level to IT practitioners undertaking their cloud journey right now.

Check out this infographic.
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27 Jan 2015
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Is Your Company Prepared to Thrive or Merely Survive? [40569]
Download the Gatepoint Research White Paper

Read this white paper to find out what your peers reported as motivating factors to adopt integrated systems:

  • Business Performance: 67% say they require access to real-time, business-critical data
  • Adaptability: 62% indicated that they require smoother application upgrades, changes, and deployments
  • Security: 57% reported that security is paramount

You will learn how integrated solutions can streamline your business operations to implement new reporting systems, increase productivity, and reduce risk.
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27 Jan 2015
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Top Five IoT Predictions for 2015 [40570]
Part II

In part one of our blog post series, Oracle Group Vice President Scott Armour discussed the obstacles and opportunities he sees on the horizon for Internet of Things (IoT). Here is the second installment of the Q&A, outlining the effects of IoT on customers, how Oracle can address the concerns IoT and M2M service providers face, and the use of intelligent devices in specific verticals.
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