Tuesday Jun 23, 2015

LinkedIn, Oracle Service Cloud Customer, Wins Gartner & 1to1 Media Award

A Guest Post by Vice President Stephen Fioretti, (pictured left) Oracle Service Cloud

Hot off the press! Premier analyst research firm Gartner and 1to1 Media named LinkedIn, an Oracle Service Cloud customer, a Gold winner for the 2015 Gartner & 1to1 Media Customer Experience Excellence Awards. Check out and share how LinkedIn uses Oracle Service Cloud to put ‘members first’ and deliver business results. Those results include decreasing response times and increasing customer satisfaction.

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Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

Preview Release 10 Oracle Applications Cloud Readiness Content!

A Guest Post by Katrine Haugerud (pictured left), Senior Director, Oracle Product Management

Do you know what’s coming in Release 10? Oracle’s Katrine Haugerud (pictured left) is here to point you to the resources that will get you release ready. There are webcasts and product demos about top-level messaging and product themes (called Spotlights). Plus you’ll find summary descriptions on each new feature and product (RCD's)—with even more to come next month. 

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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