Wednesday May 20, 2015

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2015 Oracle Excellence Award: Sustainability Innovation

Is your organization using an Oracle product to help with a sustainability initiative while reducing costs? Saving energy? Saving gas? Saving paper? You may be eligible for the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award: Sustainability Innovation.The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco. Get all the details and submit your nomination by June 19, 2015.

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Wednesday May 06, 2015

Overcome User Adoption to Drive Sales

A Guest Post by Neil Pridham (pictured left), Senior Director, CX Sales Applications, Global Sales Support, Oracle

Technology has disrupted sales organizations for the past two decades. Despite all the progress, many CRM systems have not delivered as promised. Oracle Senior Director Neil Pridham (pictured left) says a key inhibitor is getting people to use the system in a way that befits a modern sales organization. He gives us a fresh perspective on user adoption that could help drive your sales success

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Monday Apr 27, 2015

Cloud is the Must-Have / Best Choice Option at Solairus Aviation

We talk a lot about choice when it comes to moving to the cloud. But technologist Tony Kontzer believes that for many companies, cloud is no longer a choice but rather an “unavoidable reality of doing business in the 21st century.” He uses Solairus Avaiation, one of Oracle’s cloud applications customers, to make his point. The economics of SaaS is at the heart of this great success story.

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Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

“Digital Disruption: It’s Not What You Think” by Oracle’s Rob Preston

This post by Oracle’s Rob Preston, Editorial Director, Content Central (pictured left), is a good read. He takes issue with the popular notion that the business models of Uber, Facebook, Alibaba, and Airbnb (where the customer service interface is king) are the future of our economy. Preston believes that technologies powered by the likes of Oracle are causing an even deeper digital disruption.[Read More]

Productivity—A Priority for Every Business Leader

The business leaders who attended Oracle CloudWorld in India surprised Oracle's Caesar Peter, Senior Director, CX Sales Applications Group (pictured left). The event coincided with the new financial year so he expected the main conversations to be about higher sales budgets and the economy. Instead these execs were talking about something of much more value and relevance.

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Monday Apr 20, 2015

Want to Outperform Your Competitors? 4 Ways to Serve Up a Cloud Advantage

A Guest Post by Rod Johnson (pictured left), Group Vice President, Applications Business Group, Oracle

We think you’ll be quite interested in the results of this Oracle-sponsored study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytics Service. We wanted to know how the move to the cloud is affecting the success of companies and if the move is delivering business benefits. You can download the study and use the insights to capitalize on opportunities presented by the cloud.

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Monday Apr 13, 2015

April 21: iBasis Sales Cloud Reference Forum

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iBasis is one of the largest carriers of international voice traffic in the world. It is also an Oracle Sales Cloud customer. Katherine Doe, vice president ofCommercial Operations at iBasis, wants to let others know about her company's decision to migrate to the cloud and the benefits. This customer reference forum is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the transforming power of Oracle Sales Cloud.

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Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

Finance and HR: A Marriage Made in Cloud Heaven

A Guest Post by Dee Houchen (pictured left), senior principal product marketing director for Oracle ERP Cloud

Finding and retaining the best finance talent is a top-of-mind issue with CFO’s. In this post, Oracle's Dee Houchen, ERP Product Marketing, (pictured left) suggests some probing questions to uncover the challenges. She also points us to a relevant Wall Street Journal Custom Studios report, which provides six recommendations on how finance leaders can improve bench strength within their own organizations.

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Wednesday Mar 25, 2015

Tackling Strategic CIO Issues of 2015 by Oracle's CIO, Mark Sunday

Modern CIOs need broad shoulders. The challenges they face are both far reaching and complex. These execs are a center of influence between the lines of business and the C-Suite. This post introduces a recent article in Forbes written by SVP Mark Sunday, Oracle’s CIO (pictured left). He uses his first-hand experience to give advice on confronting the issues and challenges faced by CIOs in 2015

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Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

“Speeding up the innovation cycle with SaaS” by Steve Miranda

It wasn't so very long ago that discussions about the cloud raised the hackles of IT professionals. They ranged from being wary to resistant. Now, for many, the foe has turned into a friend. In this post, Oracle EVP Steve Miranda (pictured left), Applications Development, takes a crack at answering the question: “How did IT became a friend of cloud?” Miranda's explanation could be a great comfort to any 'not-so-sure' IT folks.

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Tuesday Mar 10, 2015

Smart HR IT Brings New Insights to Age-Old HR Challenges

A Guest Post written by Oracle's Aaron Lazenby, Profit Magazine

Chief human resource officers (CHROs), like all executives, can get distracted by the siren song of new technologies to transform their businesses. In this interview, Joyce Westerdahl (pictured left), CHRO at Oracle, says the key is to “stay absolutely focused on what’s happening at your own company and in your own industry.” She talks to Aaron Lazenby from Profit about the war for talent at Oracle and the tools that help us win.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Social Insights from the #LeadOnCA Watermark Conference

A Guest Post by Meg Bear,  (pictured left), Group Vice President, Oracle Social Cloud Platform

More than 5,000 people attended the Lead On Silicon Valley Watermark Conference for Women on Tuesday, February 24 in Santa Clara, CA. They gathered to discuss the issues that matter the most to women in the workforce. Oracle sponsored this event to support the development of women leaders.

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Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Modern Sales Experience

A Guest Post by Emily Creech, Oracle Product Marketing Manager

Brought to you by Oracle, this Modern Sales Experience conference will be in Las Vegas on March 31 – April 2, 2015. This event will draw a prestigious group of thought leaders and innovative companies in the areas of Sales and Customer Experience. In this post, Emily Creech, (pictured left) Oracle product marketing manager, sketches out what’s planned with her top ten list. Register now! 

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Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Forecast for SXSW: Mostly Cloudy with 100% Chance of Innovative Ideas

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a celebration! A festival! It's referred to as an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. It’s March 13-17, 2015, when thirty thousand of the top influencers from advertising, technology, marketing, and social media converge on Austin, Texas, to swap ideas, build relationships, and eat some of the best BBQ in the world. Oracle and its clouds will be front and center at SXSW!

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Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Peter Rowley: "Definition of Insanity - Using the Same Performance Management Tools and Expecting a Different Result"

Too many organizations are expecting great things from performance management systems that are outdated or broken. The fix often comes in the form of some tweaks and tuning that might improve the experience, but not the results. In this post, Peter Rowley (pictured left) who works in Oracle HCM Solution Consulting, explains why the shift to leading-edge performance management is so essential. [Read More]
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