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  • OpenWorld Dives Deep on Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Innovations
    By Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing Previously we shared with you how the vision for Oracle Cloud Applications is to make them even more transformative, innovative, and essential for business operations. As Steve Miranda, EVP of Applications Development shared, the speed of business agility is the “next big thing.”  In parallel with ... more
  • Advice from Oracle’s Experts, “Ensuring That Your Enterprise is Cloud-Ready”
    by Christina Yue, Customer Learning Manager | In a recently released white paper “Ensuring That Your Enterprise is Cloud-Ready,” Oracle’s experts offer advice on developing a transition plan to support on-premise applications and workloads today while setting the stage for an easy migration to the cloud. What to Wish & What to Watch IT departments ... more
  • What’s New at the Start of Oracle OpenWorld?
    By Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing Oracle OpenWorld 2017 is now in full swing, dominating the street views of much of San Francisco with more than 60,000 attendees. Amidst numerous keynotes, roadmap presentations, and other educational sessions, Oracle has released more than two dozen product announcements – so far. For Oracle Cloud ... more
  • In Forbes BrandVoice, Rob Preston Describes How Oracle’s Cloud Business Soars
    by Christina Yue, Customer Learning Manager | The next generation of Oracle’s market-leading cloud database is soaring in the business world and it’s leading to impressive financial results, according to Rob Preston in Forbes BrandVoice on Sept. 21. Preston, the previous editor-in-chief of InformationWeek, outlines the new database’s key ... more
  • Brave the Cloud with Universal Credits
    by Christina Yue, Customer Learning Manager | What’s it going to take to get many big businesses to finally make the jump to the cloud? According to Jeff Erickson in Forbes BrandVoice on Sept. 21, Oracle has the answer. Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison introduced Universal Credits, the new buying and consumption model for cloud ... more
  • Oracle Cloud: More Automation. Lower Prices.
    by Christina Yue, Customer Learning Manager | During a recent announcement about how Oracle is transforming how companies buy and use cloud, Larry Ellison, Oracle Corporation Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, mentioned “dropping your bill by half” at least six times. He means it and Oracle has taken big steps to ensure this happens. The company ... more
  • Research: How Do Leaders Achieve Top Hybrid Cloud ROI?
    By Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing As IT executives and staff work to enable better collaboration between employees and customers while supporting faster delivery of new business capabilities, they face the challenge of asking IT teams to adopt new technologies and vendors – while IT budgets are largely flat. Meanwhile, skills and ... more
  • Our Own Journey
    New Name – Same Community – Expanded Mission At the start of 2017, Quest International Users Group, one of Oracle’s largest umbrella user groups, launched the Oracle Cloud Applications User Community (OC 2 ). The new community was formed in response to the rapid adoption of Oracle’s Cloud Applications.   As the community continues to grow, OC 2 ... more
  • COLLABORATE Takeaways and Resources
    COLLABORATE 17: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community   was an exciting week of education, networking and knowledge sharing. Thousands of Oracle users from across the globe gathered at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the Quest International Users Group conference.   As many conferences lately around Oracle, one of the most ... more
  • Create A Cloud Adoption Strategy
    By Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing Paraphrasing Jack Welch, creating an IT strategy is in its essence very straightforward. You pick a general direction and then implement vigorously. And so it is with creating a cloud adoption strategy. Business and IT leaders set – or are given – continually evolving business directions and ... more
  • Envisioning The Future: A Hybrid Cloud Reference Model
    By Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing “Always start with architecture.” So said a CIO I worked for at a life sciences company as we consolidated and replaced numerous legacy business applications and information silos. It was the late 1990s. That was the peak of the “business process reengineering” (BPR) movement championed by Harvard ... more
  • Summary: Cloud Applications: Preparing for the Perpetual State of Change
    Read the full article from Grant Thornton’s Devon Snyder: “Preparing for the perpetual state of change”   Large system upgrades, which usually occur once every four to six years with on-premise software, are a thing of the past, with cloud applications ushering in more frequent upgrades.   So, is your organization prepared for the constant state of ... more
  • Digital Transformation: Solve the Three Cloud Problem
    By Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing "The key to effectively using cloud-based IT as the driver of digital transformation depends upon moving beyond the current world of hybrid cloud solutions. Develop a dynamic, diversified cloud strategy that enables the coordinated use of all cloud options to achieve specific business purposes."  — ... more
  • Hybrid Cloud Applications: Lessons From The Rise Of PaaS
    Excerpted from Quest’s “ Managing Your Journey to the Cloud: How We Got Here ”  by Rick Beers, Principal, Making IT Real   Editor's Note  by Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing   Rick Beers notes, “Our understanding of the evolution of ERP will dictate how well we will manage our journeys to the Cloud and the next generation of business ... more
  • Summary: A Strategic Transition to the Cloud
    Read the full article from Grant Thornton’s Chris Unruh:  “A strategic transition to the cloud”     Organizations can get a better return and adoption of new cloud solutions by implementing a phased rollout. This strategic, incremental approach allows companies to enter this brave new world without short-circuiting the normal course of business.   ... more
  • Hybrid Cloud Applications: Lessons From The Rise Of SaaS
    Excerpted from Quest’s “ Managing Your Journey to the Cloud: How We Got Here ”  by Rick Beers, Principal, Making IT Real     Editor's Note  by Charles Knapp, Director of Content Marketing “Our understanding of the evolution of ERP will dictate how well we will manage our journeys to the Cloud and the next generation of business computing,” according ... more
  • Hybrid Cloud Applications: Lessons From Systems Of Engagement
    Excerpted from Quest’s “ Managing Your Journey to the Cloud: How We Got Here ”  by Rick Beers, Principal, Making IT Real Editor's Note  Our understanding of the evolution of ERP will dictate how well we will manage our journeys to the Cloud and the next generation of business computing. As we noted in our previous blog post, "Lessons from the Rise of ... more
  • Hybrid Cloud Applications: Lessons from the Rise of ERP
    Excerpted from Quest’s “ Managing Your Journey to the Cloud: How We Got Here ”  by Rick Beers, Principal, Making IT Real   ERP as we know it today didn’t just happen. It evolved through a fascinating confluence of process and technology. Our understanding of the evolution of ERP will dictate how well we will manage our journeys to the Cloud and the next generation of business computing. The Journey appears to be chaotic and unpredictable, but it is a logical step in the evolution of technology. For IT and Lines of Business leaders, understanding how we got to where we are today is critical to understanding where we are heading.     more
  • Summary: Finance and accounting implications in the cloud
    Read the full article from Grant Thornton’s Kevin Surovcik: “Finance and accounting implications in the cloud”   Business unit managers eager to move their operations to the cloud should consider the effect a decentralized system will have on accounting and financial reporting. They should understand that while the cloud has numerous advantages, ... more
  • Summary: Is Cloud Right For You?
    Read the full article from Grant Thornton’s Chris Unruh and Ray Greer:  “Is the Cloud right for your business”?   Companies that are trying to determine which parts of their organization would benefit most from cloud implementation should consider four key criteria: The vendor. Evaluate the software provider’s resources and vision. Avoid ... more
  • Synopsis: Oracle Cloud: Built For Continuous Innovation
    Ten years ago, Oracle saw that companies would want four capabilities from them in the future: infrastructure, software as a service, data as a service and platform. In his keynote at CloudWorld 2017, Oracle’s President of Product Development Thomas Kurian outlined the strategy behind these capabilities and the features built into each one.   IaaS ... more
  • Synopsis: The World Ahead
    Creative destruction is quickly chewing up enterprises big and small. Eighty-eight percent of companies on Fortune 500 have disappeared since 1955, 50 percent since 2000. Today, the average length of time is less than 15 years and will continue to drop.   Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, told the crowd during his keynote at CloudWorld New York, that this trend ... more
  • Quest International Launches Oracle Cloud Applications User Community
    Quest International Launches Oracle Cloud Applications User Community A user-driven community focused on Oracle Cloud Applications LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Quest International Users Group, one of Oracle's largest and most successful umbrella user groups, has launched the Oracle Cloud Applications User Community (OC², pronounced OC squared). This ... more
  • Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud for Financials
    Improving financial technology is the top priority among chief financial officers. Seventy percent of CFOs believe digital technologies increase operational efficiency, enhance brand reputation and innovation capacity. Deploying these technologies have resulted in a 38-percent reduction in their operational costs. Larry Abramson, Oracle ... more
  • On-premises solutions with Cloud Insurance
    Cloud has changed the infrastructure landscape forever. “Whether or not you are running the cloud today, it’s impacting you, and its impact is only going to grow in the coming years,” said David Donatelli, Executive Vice President, Converged Inc./Oracle, during his talk at OpenWorld Sept. 18-22, 2016 in San Francisco. In response to this change, ... more
  • The Future of Cloud Database and Infrastructure
    Flexibility, portability and speed are the future of cloud database and infrastructure as enterprises transition into the fourth generation of computing. Larry Ellison, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle, outlined this transition during his keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco Sept. 18 through 22, 2016. ... more