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02 Feb 2017 4 Big Bets CHROs Should Make In 2017 So Your Workplace Is Relevant Come 2020 [60290]
By Bertrand Dussert, Oracle, February 2nd, 2017

Bertrand writes in Forbes, "One month into the New Year, now is a good time for every chief human resource officer and his/her team to take stock of the big bets they should be making in 2017. These four rise to the top:

1. Get clear on organizational purpose and brand promise, to keep building trust.

After a tumultuous 2016 on this front, we're seeing stronger interest from CEOs and CHROs in clearly expressing their company's brand purpose and values, especially to establish a stronger connection with talent and customers. When evaluating a potential employer, job candidates cite 'culture and values as their most important consideration, according to the latest LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends Report. 'Mission and vision' is the third most important consideration..."
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02 Feb 2017 SAS Sees The Next Tests For Data-Driven Problem-Solvers: Speed And Cloud [60291]
By Chris Murphy, Oracle, February 2nd, 2017

Chris writes in Forbes, "Among the employees in highest demand are what Paul Kent calls 'analytically creative problem-solvers.' Almost every company has mounds of data, but it's these creative problem-solvers who use it to make profit-oriented decisions, like which product to make, what price to charge, or when to send someone a coupon.

Paul Kent thinks about these star employees because, as vice president of big data initiatives in the R&D group at SAS Institute, his job is to look down the road and anticipate which kinds of creative problems to solve next with all that data..."
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01 Feb 2017 Are NFL Broadcasters The Next Poster Children For Disintermediation? [60292]
By Michael Hickins, Oracle, February 1st, 2017

Michael Hickins writes in Forbes, "The National Football League, arguably the most successful sports business in the US, is getting a new challenger. The Pacific Pro Football League will kick off its inaugural season during the summer of 2018, with four teams based in Southern California.

In addition to being a proving ground for players, coaches, and executives, the league will act as a 'football lab' for new technologies. More broadly, it will serve as a potential threat to the NFL's current content distributors, according to a release by the new league.

While other rival football leagues have come and gone, the Pacific Pro Football League expects to land distribution deals that the likes of the USFL couldn't get from the TV networks, says Don Yee, one of the Pac Pro League's cofounders (better known as NFL quarterback Tom Brady's agent)..."
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31 Jan 2017 Cloud Database Strategy: Buy A 'Smartphone,' Not A Bagful Of Gadgets [60293]
By Chris Murphy, Oracle, January 31st, 2017

"Juan Loaiza is a master of database technology, and, having spent his career explaining the business value of sophisticated technology, he's also pretty good with analogies," writes Chris in Forbes.

"Here's how Loaiza is talking about cloud databases: What you want is something like a really great smartphone, something that has the power to run any app you have and might want, while also simplifying your life by putting it all in one place. What you don't want is a bagful of gadgets - like a GPS, fitness tracker, and MP3 player - that each does one thing okay..."
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26 Jan 2017 5 Lessons From The Original Cloud Company, From NetSuite's Zach Nelson [60082]
Oracle, January 26th, 2017

Chris Murphy writes in Forbes, "Zach Nelson thinks every company needs to become a cloud company. And he's not just talking about technology companies. The stakes?

"If you're not building your own business model to take advantage of the cloud ... you're going to be out of business in the not-too-distant future," said Nelson, the former CEO of NetSuite, speaking at Oracle CloudWorld this week. Oracle acquired NetSuite in November for $9.3 billion, and Nelson is now executive vice president for ERP cloud strategy at Oracle..."
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