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8 Feb 2017
#60492
Outsourcing Inc. Standardizes on Oracle Identity Cloud Service
Selects solution that enhances security while not compromising on ease-of-use

Oracle announced that Outsourcing Inc., the leading outsourcing services for manufacturing companies, selected Oracle Identity Cloud Service, a next-generation security and identity management cloud platform that is designed to be an integral part of the enterprise security fabric.

Outsourcing is experiencing rapid growth to address the changes of its customer-base. Its sales for the period ending December 31, 2015 reached a record high 80.8 billion Yen, and it has grown by 36 percent year-after-year. Currently, the company focuses on key industries such as IT, construction, and healthcare. It has invested 43 billion Yen in mergers and acquisitions and has 31 subsidiaries in Japan and 54 subsidiaries worldwide.
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9 Feb 2017
#60493
Top 4 CMO Priorities For 2017
By Michael Hickins

Michael writes in Forbes, "And chief information officers thought they had it bad? The joke used to be that CIO stands for 'career is over,' but I'm not sure what the joke CMO acronym might be, other than 'clean my office out.' Executive search firm Spencer Stuart puts the average tenure of chief marketing officers at 44 months - barely more than three years.

Indeed, when much is given, much is expected. CMOs are now awash in customer data, and that's supposed to be pure gold, with no panning necessary. And while CIOs are struggling with flat or diminishing IT budgets, CMOs seem to have a license to print money for marketing automation technology. No wonder the clash of hyped-up expectations and cold, hard reality is giving CMOs headaches..."
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8 Feb 2017
#60494
2 Technical Choices By Oracle That Reveal Its Cloud Infrastructure Strategy
By Chris Murphy, Oracle, February 8th, 2017

Chris writes in Forbes, "Oracle's investments in its infrastructure-as-a-service architecture, especially as they apply to helping companies move existing data center workloads into the cloud, reveal where Oracle expects to differentiate its IaaS offerings from those of Amazon Web Services.

Why should business or government leaders care about this technical differentiation? "They'll try to move their stuff to other clouds, and they'll find out they can't move it," says Clay Magouyrk, vice president of engineering for Oracle's cloud infrastructure service and a former Amazon engineer. "This is why they should care."..."
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6 Feb 2017
#60495
Surviving And Thriving In The Digital Economy: A Platform Approach
By Chuck Hollis, February 6th, 2017

Chuck Hollis writes in Forbes, "Much has been written about the digital transformation of individual corporate functions: marketing, sales, human resources, customer experience, and so on. I find that view far too limiting.

In the digital economy, the whole is more important than the individual pieces. A successful digital enterprise is one whose departments and functions are more connected and integrated than those that came before..."
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