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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Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

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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