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]

Oracle Voice: A Technical Innovation from Oracle

Oracle Voice is a speech-enabled virtual assistant that lets sales reps speak directly to the Oracle Sales Cloud on their smartphones. Oracle Voice is also an example of an innovative product that the Oracle Applications User Experience team built based on emerging technologies. "Oracle may be a big company, but it can turn on a dime to beat the competition," says Misha Vaughn, Director, Communications and Outreach, Oracle Applications User Experience (pictured left).

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Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

“Five Business Lessons From Oracle’s Mark Sunday” by Ryan Westwood

Mark Sunday (pictured left) is responsible for Oracle's global information technology infrastructure. Forbes contributor Ryan Westwood had lunch with Mr. Sunday and concluded, “Mark Sunday’s business practices have enabled him to be one of the most successful CIO’s in the industry.” In his article, Westwood synthesizes what he learned about Sunday's laudable business principles.

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Friday Jan 16, 2015

January 21: Swedbank HCM Cloud Reference Forum

We are hosting an Oracle HCM Cloud Customer Reference Forum on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. The featured speaker is Fredrik Rexhammar, Business Information Officer (BIO) in Group HR at Swedbank. He will discuss the company’s initiative to replace its in-house HR system  with a cloud-based HR solution that included Core HR, Compensation, Talent Review and Performance & Goal Management. The goal was to better manage its people and support its complex compensation model.

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Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Free Oracle E-Business Suite Video Series

A Guest Post by Jim Vonick, Sr. Product Manager, Oracle University

Need an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) boost to start the new year? We are offering a series of free instructional videos so you can explore the latest features, strategies, and roadmaps. Be sure to take advantage of them--and one more thing. As you think about upgrading, take a look at our cloud offerings to complement your existing E-Business Suite investments. Also, consider our C2C program as a cost-effective way to take incremental steps to the cloud. Happy New Year!

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Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Celebrating Social Campaigns with Michelle Lapierre of Marriott Rewards

An Interview with Michelle Lapierre (pictured left) from Marriott Rewards conducted by Angela Wells, Oracle Social Product Manager

As awards go, we have the Emmy’s for best television, the Oscars for best movies, and the Markie’s for best marketing. Recently, one of our customers using Oracle Social Cloud won a Markie for Best Social Campaign. You might remember Michelle Lapierre from Marriott Rewards from Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. She was a hit then— and now we bring you more of the same in this “30 Beds in 30 Days” interview.

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