Oracle Cloud—The Modern Cloud for Your Modern Business
By Kathryn Perry on Feb 06, 2014
People listen to EVP Steve Miranda from Oracle Applications Development (pictured left) because he’s a credible thought leader. He says things that are worth repeating. Here are some nuggets from his keynote at Oracle CloudWorld in San Francisco.
Miranda says we too often talk about the cloud in technical terms; instead, we should talk about the cloud in business benefits.
- A quick go live means lower costs and faster returns
- Easy and frequent upgrades give access to more innovation
- Safe data and access to it leads to trusted and secure operations
- Employees expect an experience
- Managers need immediate info pushed to them
- Customers demand performance and want to interact with a modern technology
Moving to the cloud delivers all that and more.
What do cloud customers want? Miranda says they want great functionality, be it CRM, HCM, ERP, or SCM. They want a brilliant user experience. And they want immediate value.
What are cloud customers not willing to wait for? They can’t wait for corporate IT requirements. They can’t wait for long implementations. They can’t wait for upgrades. And they can’t wait for each other, meaning they are discovering that sharing information in silos and across LOBs is difficult.
Oracle built a suite of applications and then supplemented it with key acquisitions. Miranda uses three words to describe it: personalized (tens of thousands of customers told us what they need as we built these apps), connected (we believe every app should have a social aspect), and secure (we don’t commingle customer data, we offer data residency, and all centers are operated by Oracle).
Oracle has a modern cloud for modern business. It’s worth checking out.