Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

The Pendulum Swings Back

A Guest Post by Andy Campbell (pictured left), Oracle HCM Cloud Sales Evangelist

Research shows a correlation between an organization's cloud maturity and the health of its growth initiatives. Companies with cloud applications are more productive, more flexible, and more decisive. So are the business users in these companies still king? Or has the CIO stepped back to the podium to lead the charge? Oracle's Campbell explains the research and gives his POV.

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Thursday Jun 11, 2015

June 23rd: Boxfusion Consulting Sales Cloud Reference Forum

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Boxfusion Consulting has a deep understanding of Oracle CX Cloud. In this Reference Forum, Andy Stevens, Delivery Director of BoxFusion Consulting, will focus on Oracle Sales Cloud―Boxfusion’s selection process, implementation approach, and many benefits.

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Tuesday Jun 09, 2015

Cloud Security: Eight-Point Checklist for Peace of Mind

A Guest Post by Vice President Dennis Jolluck (pictured left), Applications Development & Product Management for LAD

Cloud computing, with the wrong cloud provider, can put an entire enterprise at risk. In this post, Oracle LAD Vice President Dennis Jolluck (pictured left) provides eight, annotated criteria for choosing the right cloud provider. You can use this thorough guide as you do your due diligence around cloud provider security.

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Robo Silicon Joins Ranks of Live and Successful Oracle Sales Cloud Customers

In this video, Balaji Jayashankar, Robo Silicon’s Head of Sales and Marketing, describes how Oracle Sales Cloud, integrated with SAP on the back-end, is helping reps and management gain and sustain higher levels of sales performance. Check this out, especially if you're in the engineering and construction industry.

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Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Nominations Due June 30 for Leadership in Finance Awards

A Guest Post by Oracle Senior Director Anne Ozzimo (pictured left), Oracle ERP Applications Product Marketing

We want to recognize some modern finance leaders who have been directly involved in leveraging Oracle solutions to transform their businesses. Do you know a visionary CFO, controller, chief accounting officer, or VP of finance? If so, Sr. Director Anne Ozzimo, Oracle ERP Applications Product Marketing, asks that you nominate that person to be eligible for this Leadership in Finance award. Winners will be recognized at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2015.

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Embrace Diversity and Congruence in the Workplace

A Guest Post by Andy Campbell, Oracle HCM Cloud Sales Evangelist (pictured left)

In this post, Andy Campbell talks about building a healthy workforce of people from diverse backgrounds and skills who share a common set of company perspectives and values. Campbell explains how social media in the recruitment space works well for both employers and potential recruits to achieve cohesive, productive teams.

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Tuesday May 26, 2015

We Couldn't Have Said It Any Better

Shawn Price (pictured left), SVP of Oracle’s Global Cloud Business Unit, said, “I firmly believe the most important voice in this market, as we transition to the cloud, is our customers’ voice ...” And so executives from Panasonic, SePro, Solairus Aviation, Ovation Brands, CorePower Yoga, and Hardware.com spoke at the Cloud Analyst Summit last month. Hear their cloud stories and Oracle tributes

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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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