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8 Mar 2017
#61385
Digital Tools Fine-Tune Colombian Bank's Marketing Machine
Oracle, March 8th, 2017

Sasha Banks-Louie writes in Forbes, "Colombia has one of the lowest adoption rates for consumer banking services in Latin America. In fact, bank loans make up only 45% of the country's GDP - more than 15 percentage points less than in neighboring Brazil and Chile, according to banking association Asobancaria. But that's about to change.

Bogota-based Banco Davivienda, the third-largest bank in Latin America, has spent the last two years creating customer segmentation models for more than 300,000 customers, 50% of whom have recently accepted offers for home mortgages, automotive loans, and a range of other banking products - up from 10% in 2013..."
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9 Mar 2017
#61384
A Lingerie Merchant And A Doorbell Inventor Walk Into A Room: A NetSuite Story
Oracle, March 9th, 2017

Chris Murphy writes in Forbes, "If you've read about the software company NetSuite recently, it probably had something to do with its $9.3 billion acquisition by Oracle. But to really understand NetSuite, and its future as part of Oracle, listen to how Lyn Lewis is growing a luxury lingerie business, Journelle, in today's brutal retail environment..."

"Retail's terrible, everyone's taking a bath right now," said Lewis. Yet Lewis, CEO of Journelle, is looking to add more brick-and-mortar to Journelle's omnichannel business model, which already includes three stores in New York and one in Chicago, in addition to Journelle.com. "I believe in stores," she said during an Oracle NetSuite event at the New York Stock Exchange. "I'm looking for more stores."
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6 Mar 2017
#61386
Latest Release of Industry Leading Oracle Database Now Available in the Cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and On-Premises
Leading-edge Database technology now available in all environments

Oracle announced that the latest version of the world's number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), is now available everywhere - in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and on-premises. Oracle Database 12.2 includes enhancements to the unique multitenant architecture and in-memory database technologies that provide customers with outstanding consolidation, performance, reliability, and security for all workloads including entry-level development and mission critical workloads. Additionally, the release includes more than 300 new features and enhancements across availability, performance, security, and developer productivity.
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7 Mar 2017
#61387
Oracle Brings Together Customer Experience Industry Leaders at Modern Customer Experience 2017
Event for marketing, commerce, sales and service professionals provides insights necessary to meet the expectations of modern consumers and drive meaningful business results.

To help customer experience professionals drive sustainable differentiation and deliver predictable and tangible business results, Oracle will host Modern Customer Experience 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25-27. Held at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Modern Customer Experience 2017 helps attendees understand today's empowered customers and implement modern best practices in marketing, sales, service and commerce. The event provides insights into real-world business transformation initiatives and demonstrates innovations that push the boundaries of traditional customer experience management approaches.
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8 Mar 2017
#61388
Oracle's Thomas Kurian Offers 3-Point Vision For Developers At Code Event
Oracle, March 8th, 2017

Alexa Morales writes, "Oracle has made a giant leap forward in software-defined virtual data centers and DevOps-style tooling with its cloud platform. At the same time that Oracle is making these big strategic moves, though, it's also focused on people - connecting directly with the developer community through a series of gatherings around the world called Oracle Code, to bring a few hundred developers together at a time to share ideas about building modern cloud apps.

To kick off this 20-city Oracle Code tour on March 1, Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian offered Oracle's three-point vision for developers during his keynote at the sold-out event in San Francisco..."
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9 Mar 2017
#61389
Work-Life Balance: How Employers Can Step Up
by Jurgen Kress

Rob Preston writes in Forbes, "The age-old pursuit to improve work-life balance is taking on new importance in this intense, always-changing business environment. Type A personalities need some stress relief. Type B individuals seek work-life harmony. Employers see the productivity and talent attraction/retention benefits of keeping their people on a more even keel, while academics and consultants have built careers around showing people the way..."
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