Friday Jul 25, 2014

Oracle Social Launches LinkedIn Support

A Guest Post by Meg Bear, Oracle Vice President

Last week, Oracle Social proudly announced the launch of LinkedIn support features for Social Relationship Management (SRM) platform, and joined LinkedIn’s Certified Company Page Partners Program. This now allows Oracle Social customers the ability to publish, engage, automate, and analyze LinkedIn activities within the SRM platform. We also made key updates to Oracle Marketing Cloud. This post by Oracle's Meg Bear (pictured left) explains the relevance of the announcement and points you to a press release, her blog, and an article published in ZDNet.

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Understanding Oracle Workforce Reputation Management

Is social media the vital skill you aren’t tracking? That’s the title of the article from Oracle’s Mark Bennett (pictured left) published in Bennett explains that employees using social media are more visible in the organization and can increase their career opportunities. They are also in a position to see how their actions and behaviors impact their influence and reputation, which can lead to more effectiveness and productivity. The workforce management reputation technology can help your customers unlock untapped insights that social media holds.[Read More]

Hurd: “We’re Laser-focused on Being No. 1 in the Cloud”

Author Chris Kanaracus from ComputerWorld magazine reported that Mark Hurd used “bullish commentary” with a wealth of specifics when he met with investment analysts last week following Oracle’s Q4 earnings report. Hurd boasted about his army of cloud sales reps and how their confidence in Fusion is translating into sales. He talked about Oracle’s on-premises customers moving to the cloud, our expanding data center footprint, and the desire to have a deeper relationship with ISVs. The article includes highlights from Hurd’s dialogue and a link to his presentation.
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Content from the OHUG Global Conference 2014

We have some great content from the Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG) conference that was held in Las Vegas June 9-13, 2014. First, there’s a digest of #ohugglobal tweets that does a nice job of recapping the event. Second, you can read four mini interviews from Oracle HCM Cloud customers (WAXIE Sanitary Supply, eVerge Group, Sonepar, and National Marrow Donor Program).
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Zach Thomas: “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology”

Our work teams can (and often do) consist of people from all around the world. That creates challenges for an HR organization in the areas of hiring, culture, performance, and compliance. Oracle’s Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM product strategy, says that technology can help HR overcome obstacles and effectively manage their global workforces. His article entitled “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology” was published by Talent Management Magazine this month. Following the seven principles can give organizations a competitive advantage in terms of talent, retention, organizational processes, and collaboration.

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How Does a 724% Return on Your Salesforce Automation Investment Sound?

A Guest Post by Oracle's Senior Director, Brian Dayton

Apex IT won a Technology ROI Award this month from Nucleus Research. The analyst firm recognizes organizations that have successfully leveraged IT deployments to maximize value per dollar spent. Why is this news? Because Apex IT is an Oracle Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud customer! The company gained a 724 percent ROI when it implemented our Cloud solutions. In this post, Oracle Senior Director Brian Dayton gives a recap of the impressive facts and figures and provides a link so to the Apex IT ROI Case Study.

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Be Prepared: Technology Trends Converge and Disrupt

We’ve all experienced the effects of mega technology trends, such as cloud, big data, mobile and social media. Each trend in and of itself has been a whooper! Now these trends are starting to converge and the impact will be even more powerful, according to Senior Vice President Ravi Puri from North America Oracle Consulting Services. Puri, whose article appeared in Forbes on June 6, urges companies to be ready for the disruption. He gives straightforward direction to CIOs on how to formulate a strategy around these converging technology trends.

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The Oracle Cloud User Experience Continues to Evolve

A Guest Post by Kathy Miedema, Oracle Market Research Analyst

Glance, scan, and commit. This is a new approach to design that the Oracle UX team is working on to make users even more productive. “Simplified UI keeps users at the glance/scan level, and only sends them down the path toward commit when they have a particular business process that needs to be done in the more comprehensive application,” VP Jeremy Ashley says. The UX team continues to make incremental improvements to the Oracle user experience. This post, by Oracle's Kathy Miedema, explains some of the cool things they are working on and reminds us how important it is that UX is a strategic initiative at Oracle.

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