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11 Apr 2017
Miroglio Fashion Selects Oracle Retail to Drive Innovation
Italian Fashion Company Creates Connections between Product, Data and People

Oracle announced that Italian fashion company Miroglio Fashion has selected Oracle's Omnichannel Suite of solutions including Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement and Oracle Retail Order Broker. The Miroglio Fashion is launching a retail innovation initiative, that includes the Oracle solutions, to improve efficiency and performance called the Retail 4.0 Program. Miroglio Fashion creates and distributes 11 brands including Fiorella Rubino, Oltre, Motivi, Elena Miro, Caractère in more than 1,110 retail stores in 34 countries.
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11 Apr 2017
Life Care Services Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud
Leading senior living community provider uses cloud technology to reduce HR administrative work

Oracle announced, that Life Care Services (LCS) has chosen Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to help reduce the amount of time on administrative work such as tracking project plans and milestones or updating employee records, all while ensuring more efficient business practices in its HR and Payroll Departments. Oracle HCM Cloud will help LCS bring together integrated solutions for payroll, benefits and employee management and LCS expects to go live on Oracle HCM Cloud in the months ahead.

LCS is working to eliminate standalone systems and forms that are currently not integrated on a single platform. With Oracle HCM Cloud, all employee data and processes will be held on one single electronic system, offering easy access to employee records and effortless accessibility to reporting. The advanced data analytics delivered by Oracle HCM Cloud will also help LCS to gain a better understanding of employee turnover rates and how to best retain top talent.
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13 Apr 2017
America's Cup Boats Draft Moore's Law Technology Curve
By Rob Preston, April 13th 2017

Rob writes in Forbes, "The boats that competed for the 32nd America's Cup, off Valencia, Spain, in 2007, weren't much faster than the ones Queen Victoria watched sail down the Solent strait during the first Cup race almost 170 years ago. But the yacht-technology advances of the last several years have been nothing short of astounding.

New craft-lifting, drag-reducing hydrofoils and wingsails, augmented by ultra-responsive control systems and space-age aerodynamics, have nearly quintupled boat speeds while improving maneuverability. The catamarans that will fly above water in the 35th America's Cup qualifiers, playoffs, and finals, to be held on Bermuda's Great Sound in May and June, will reach speeds exceeding 55 mph. Sammy Hagar should take note..."
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12 Apr 2017
Why CIOs Who Want To 'Grow The Business' Must Adopt Cloud
By Linda Currey Post,Oracle, April 12th 2017

Linda writes in Forbes, "CIOs looking to boost growth are replacing their legacy systems with ERP software that integrates the latest technologies so they can use them in their business activities when the time is right.

So says Steve Cox, Oracle vice president of ERP and EPM product marketing. According to Cox, the question is, 'Do you want to spend the majority of your IT budget to run the business or do you want to spend it to grow the business?'..."
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11 Apr 2017
Education Ministry Moves From Spreadsheet Scrum To Financial Restart
By Rob Preston, April 11th 2017

Rob Preston writes in Forbes, "New Zealand's Ministry of Education faced a challenge all too common in the private sector. Its financial organization had too many spreadsheets, databases, outdated applications, and disconnected processes to manage effectively. So it was difficult to hold budget overseers accountable for financial performance and give people across the Ministry access to the information they needed for planning, forecasting, and other purposes.

The Ministry of Education, which manages an NZ$14 billion (US$9.8 billion) annual budget, is unlike most companies in that its remit is wide-ranging and public-service-oriented. Among its responsibilities: Provide funding for a variety of programs to boost student achievement in New Zealand's primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, while reducing education disparity. As such, the Ministry needed to modernize and integrate the financial systems and processes that make all that important work possible..."
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10 Apr 2017
University of Wyoming Creates 'WyoCloud' For Better Decisions Through Better Data
By Chris Murphy, April 10th 2017

Chris writes, "Imagine running the University of Wyoming, the 14,000-student, flagship university of a state hit hard economically by the slump in oil, natural gas, and coal prices. State budgets supporting the university are tight, including a $41 million cut in its two-year block grant.

Now imagine, amid these lean budgets, committing to the school's largest investment in information systems in nearly 20 years, replacing systems for financials, procurement, human resources, reporting, and more.

Why make such an investment in supposedly 'back office' technology when money is tight?..."
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