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10 May 2017
#63345
Oracle Announces Data Center Plans for India
Oracle, May 10th 2017

Oracle announced it will expand its cloud services in India over the next six to nine months with plans for an Oracle data center in India.

Over the coming months Oracle will be reviewing proposals from government and business partners to provide customers with the capability to build and move workloads to an India-based cloud. The services will offer uncompromised security and performance at a significant price advantage over both existing on-premises infrastructure and competitive cloud offerings.
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8 May 2017
#63352
Why And How You Must Replace Your Clunker Of A Financial System
By Margaret Harrist

Margaret Harrist writes in Forbes, "Finance leaders are recognizing that their current ERP systems, often heavily customized and woefully behind on updates, are becoming an albatross - and they're moving quickly to explore new applications.

An Accenture survey of some 250 finance executives found that their organizations have adopted blockchain, in-memory computing, artificial intelligence, and robotic process automation at nearly the same rates as mobile, data analytics, and cloud technologies. But implementing such modern technologies while clinging to old processes and organizational structures built on old ERP platforms is like replacing the engine in a Tesla with one from a lawn mower. You'll end up stranded on the side of the road while others speed by your expensive heap..."
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11 May 2017
#63343
Emerson Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Suite to Unify its Global Workforce
Oracle, May 11th 2017

Oracle announced that Emerson, a global technology and engineering solutions company, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to gain an in-depth view into its global employee base. The full Oracle HCM Cloud suite implementation for Emerson includes: Core HR, Payroll, Performance Management, Goal Management, Career Development, Talent Review & Succession Management and Workforce Compensation. The data analytics delivered by Oracle HCM Cloud will enable Emerson to support the complexities of a varied and shifting workforce as it transforms its business model from traditional manufacturing to a value-added, solutions provider.
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9 May 2017
#63346
Oracle Cloud Platform Adds New Levels of Performance, Availability, and Access for Oracle Database Applications
Oracle, May 9th 2017

Oracle announced major enhancements that make it easier for organizations to move enterprise database applications to the cloud. Oracle now offers Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle FastConnect private networking capabilities, and Microsoft Windows Server support for Oracle's high performance next generation IaaS. These offerings enable a new range of customers to deploy and access Oracle Database applications in the cloud with performance and availability on par or exceeding on-premises, and demonstrate performance of up to 20 times faster on benchmark tests compared with Oracle running on a competitor's cloud.
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8 May 2017
#63347
Lenox Deploys Oracle Commerce Cloud to Modernize Shopping Experience
Oracle, May 8th 2017

Oracle announced that Lenox is using Oracle Commerce Cloud to modernize its omnichannel shopping experience and deliver a steady stream of new products and features at its namesake Lenox and Reed & Barton brands. By leveraging Oracle Commerce Cloud's configurable, customizable storefront, Lenox can now personalize what customers see based on preferences and shopping patterns, and streamline business operations while supporting its mobile and desktop sales.
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8 May 2017
#63348
Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes
Oracle, May 8th 2017

Oracle announced a broad set of market-driven enhancements to Oracle Logistics Cloud that empower organizations to streamline global transportation and trade compliance processes. Under constant pressure to deliver goods faster, organizations can take advantage of the latest release of Oracle Logistics Cloud to streamline transportation processes, increase the occurrence of perfect order performance and reduce order cycle times. The new capabilities will also help organizations speed up delivery across all modes of domestic and international transport in order to help customers receive goods faster.
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9 May 2017
#63351
Western Alliance Bank Leans On Cloud Tools To Grow Profitably
Forbes, May 9th 2017

Chris Murphy writes, "Andrew Boucher has looked at about 40 potential acquisitions for Western Alliance Bancorporation during the past four years. Only four of them ended up as deals..."

"We are very selective on our acquisitions, we look for the best fit for our strategic objectives," says Boucher, vice president of financial planning and analysis at Western Alliance, which provides banking services to mainly business customers in Arizona, California, and Nevada and specialized financing solutions nationwide.
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    10 May 2017
    #63350
    An Architect's Perspective: Applying Moore's Law To The Cloud
    By Alexa Morales

    Alexa writes in Forbes, "As modern as the cloud seems, it might be hard to believe that the developers building the next-generation cloud at Oracle have mined networking's forerunner, telephony, for insights. A decade before becoming an architect for Oracle's cloud networking team, Jag Brar spent formative years designing Amazon Web Services. He was part of the team that worked on the underlying network for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Later, he applied techniques he found described in a 1953 research paper to help scale the underlying network..."
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    10 May 2017
    #63344
    Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and API-First Thinking
    Oracle, May 10th 2017

    Oracle expanded Oracle Cloud Platform's integration offerings with the availability of Oracle API Platform Cloud Service. Bringing together leading API-first design and governance capabilities from recently acquired Apiary and API management from Oracle, the new cloud service delivers end-to-end capabilities for designing, prototyping, documenting, testing, and managing the proliferation of critical APIs. Through a completely new and simplified API management experience, users can easily support changing business demands while having clear visibility into who is using APIs for better control and monetization of digital assets.
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    11 May 2017
    #63349
    Cloud Apps Prep Flower Delivery Startup For Mother's Day And Beyond
    By Sasha Banks-Louie

    Sasha writes, "Just-in-time flower delivery service BloomThat is relying on cloud applications to ensure that it has the inventory and distribution in place for the upcoming main event: Mother's Day, which is forecast to generate $2.6 billion in sales for all US flower vendors this year.

    BloomThat started four years ago with the promise that its bicycle messengers will deliver a reasonably priced bouquet anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area in 90 minutes or less. The company now also provides same-day service to its app and online users in New York and Los Angeles, and next-day service to other customers nationwide - appealing to procrastinators and go-getters alike..."
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    12 May 2017
    #63342
    Customers Rapidly Adopting Oracle's New Security Cloud Services
    Oracle, May 12th 2017

    Oracle announced that Oracle's Identity-based, Security Operations Center (SOC) cloud services portfolio is experiencing exceptional growth, well surpassing 1 million users since its launch just six months ago. Oracle's Identity SOC framework provides next-generation, integrated and intelligent security monitoring, threat detection, analytics and remediation across heterogeneous, hybrid clouds-powered by comprehensive identity context and enforcement. Edgile, Levi Strauss & Company, Marlette Funding, New Mexico Human Services Department, Nomis Solutions, Ooyala, Pragmatyxs and UBI Banca are among the many organizations around the world who have chosen Oracle's comprehensive security cloud services portfolio to address complex security and management challenges across their hybrid IT environments.
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