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Oracle taking the long view on the Internet of Things

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Oracle’s interest in the Internet of Things has seen a marked increase over the past 12 months – at last year’s OpenWorld it was a frequent topic of conversation, but not presented as a major strategic priority. This year, however, the focus has grown significantly. At a briefing for European analysts and journalists IoT came […]
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Oracle Pushes Partners to Double Down on Cloud

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The message coming out of the Oracle PartnerNetwork keynote at Open World could not have been clearer: Oracle wants to be partners’ first and best choice when it comes to cloud investment and deployment. To that end, Oracle executives spent much of the session extoling the advantages of adopting and selling Oracle Cloud, announcing plans […]
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The market for HCM in higher education heats up

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Market adoption of Oracle’s HCM product suite is growing rapidly with over 13,500 customers globally, 6,000 of which are leveraging cloud deployment. From an industries perspective, the usual suspects of financial services, professional services, and communications/media represent the big growth areas. Interestingly, vice president for Oracle’s HCM product strategy, Gretchen Alarcon cited higher education as […]
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Talent-centric HR as a catalyst for enterprise change

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According to Oracle, modern HR is talent centric, collaborative, has comprehensive BI, and is engaging and productive. These are catalysts for enterprise change, and what forward-thinking CHROs want their HR solutions to deliver. It has been an interesting start to the HCM coverage at #OOW14 today, hearing about customers with 200 employees right up to […]
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Cloud is loud and proud in Ellison opening keynote

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Kicking off the OpenWorld 2014 event, Larry Ellison’s welcome keynote talked of an inflection point in Oracle’s cloud strategy, and presented an extensive catalogue of cloud services at all three layers of infrastructure, platform and applications. For once, applications took center stage with Ellison talking of three main waves of adoption (from most to least […]
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