Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest, a sci-fi movie by Oracle, coming to a city near you

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest, a sci-fi movie by Oracle is about the journey of a crew of Earth’s top engineers to a mysterious cloud planet,Terranuvem . Learn more about the movie and how the hero's journey has similarities with an enterprise's journey to private cloud by joining a twitter based chat on February 4th at 10AM pacific time with Rex Wang , VP of Product Marketing , Oracle and executive producer of the sci-fi movie. You can participate in the chat using hash tag #CloudOdyssey on Twitter.com or by going to  tweetchat.com/room/CloudOdyssey (Needs Twitter credential for participating). [Read More]

Friday Nov 01, 2013

Oracle Cloud Solutions at Cloud Expo West

Oracle is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor at next week's Cloud Expo West in Santa Clara (Nov 4-7).  This is the third consecutive year that Oracle has been sponsoring Cloud Expo and each year our involvement and presence at the conference has grown. This year, we have a great lineup of sessions which I've listed below. If you’re attending Cloud Expo West, we'd love to have you attend our sessions that will show our thought leadership and leading solutions in the cloud. You should also swing by Booth #130 to see some of our latest cloud offerings firsthand.

Date  Time  Session Title  Track  Room
 Monday, Nov 4  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Ten Myths of Cloud Computing - General Session All Tracks Ballroom A-H
 Monday, Nov 4  5:10 pm - 5:55 pm Driving Recurring Revenue Streams Through Cloud Billing Cloud Computing and Big Data M1
 Monday, Nov 4  5:10 pm - 5:55 pm An Introduction to Oracle's Cloud Application Marketplace Cloud Bootcamp Great America Room J
 Tuesday, Nov 5  6:25 pm - 7:05 pm Delivering Database as a Service with Oracle Database 12c Deploying the Cloud Great America Room 2
 Wednesday, Nov 6  5:35 pm - 6:20 pm Accelerating Your Journey to Self-Service IT Enterprise Cloud Computing B2
 Thursday, Nov 7  1:35 pm - 2:20 pm Oracle's Strategy for Public Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Services Infrastructure Management | Virtualization M2

At Cloud Expo West, you'll get to learn about and experience the latest in Cloud and Big Data. If you're in Silicon Valley or the Bay Area and don't have a pass to Cloud Expo, no problem. Oracle is giving away FREE VIP Gold Passes! We would love to have you be our VIP guest. Just go to Oracle's Cloud Expo 2013 event registration page and follow the instructions to get your complimentary pass.

Stay tuned to this blog and follow us on Twitter (@OracleCloudZone) during and after Cloud Expo for more of our insight and observations about this year's conference.

Friday Oct 25, 2013

State of Texas delivers Private Cloud Services powered by Oracle Technology

State of Texas moved to private cloud infrastructure and delivering Infrastructure as a Service , Database as a Service and other Platform as a Service offerings to their 28 state agencies. Todd Kimbriel, Director of eGovernment Division at State of Texas attended Oracle Open World and talked with Oracle's John Foley about their private cloud services offering.

Later, Todd participated in the keynote panel of Database as a Service Online Forum> along with Carl Olofson,IDC analyst , Juan Loaiza,SVP Oracle and couple of other Oracle customers. He discussed the IT challenges of  government organizations like state of Texas and the benefits of transitioning to Private cloud including database as a service .

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Accelerating Your Journey to Self-Service IT with Technology Solutions from Oracle and Partners

At the Oracle Open World 2013, I was really pleased to see many Oracle customers sharing their story of accelerating their journey to Self-Service IT or private cloud leveraging the technology solutions from Oracle and partners.

The Oracle Enterprise Manager General session at Oracle Open World 2013 highlighted the efforts of everyday heroes who are driving their IT organizations’ journeys to a more efficient and agile IT. These heroes - 5 Oracle ACEs and 2 other enterprise Manager customers , shared their experiences in deploying and managing large-footprint Oracle stack environments encompassing Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database, and Oracle engineered systems.

The general session also covered Oracle Enterprise Manager’s own journey as a product in this context and also gave a sneak preview of what’s to come.

Many other customers, for example, Bank of America, Norwey's NAV, Mercy Hospital shared their experience during their journey to private cloud and offering Database as a Service or Middleware as a Service via a self-service portal.

Many partners showcased their private cloud solutions and announced new products at Oracle Open World. Dell announced integration of their Open Manage solution with Oracle Enterprise Manager during Michael Dell's keynote.

 EMC announced their new Oracle Enterprise Manager plug-in for their storage during Jeremy Burton's keynote .

Another key highlight for me was the sessions from Oracle user group members on Sunday, September 22nd. Attendance, engagement and interaction during these sessions were really amazing.

If you missed these sessions, want to review what you learned, or spread the knowledge to others, now you can download most of the sessions presented at Oracle OpenWorld. There are two ways to access the sessions for download (or online review):

  1. Directly through Content Catalog
  2. Indirectly through Schedule Builder to Content Catalog (registered attendees only)

In addition , you can learn more about accelerating your journey to self-service IT by going Zero to Cloud resource page.

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Oracle Cloud IaaS: Compute and Object Storage

As another Oracle OpenWorld winds down, I’d like to reflect on some news at this year’s conference that was particularly interesting. If you read my blog post on Tuesday, you already saw the announcement about the new Oracle Cloud Database as a Service (DBaaS), WebLogic as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings that will expand the Oracle Cloud portfolio. I’d like to drill down a bit on IaaS in particular. This morning, I attended Chris Pinkham’s (SVP of Development, Oracle Cloud) general session which focused on the topic. Some of you may recognize Chris not only as one of the co-founders of Nibula, a cloud infrastructure management company acquired by Oracle earlier this year, but also as one of original creators of the Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Clearly, Chris has not changed his penchant for innovation because he’s leading the charge to bring enterprise IaaS to the Oracle Cloud.

During his session, Chris shared some details about the new general purpose compute and storage services in the Oracle Cloud. Named the Oracle Compute Cloud and the Oracle Object Storage Cloud, both will scale elastically and support any type of workload. Because both services are general purpose, they’ll provide customers with a lot of flexibility and administrative control over the apps they deploy in the cloud. The Oracle Compute Cloud is compatible with OpenStack Nova and provides virtual CPUs that make deploying applications fast and easy. It comes with built-in elastic block storage in the form of direct attached, network attached, or DBMS-backed storage that’s persistent and portable between other services within the Oracle Cloud. The Oracle Object Storage Cloud also scales elastically and is compatible for OpenStack Swift to support Java and REST APIs.

Chris was joined on stage by Chris Brown (CTO, OPSCODE) who demo’d an integration between Oracle Cloud and Chef, an open source systems and cloud infrastructure automation framework. That was followed by a demo of a Ruby on Rails app running on the Oracle Cloud by Rob Walters (CTO of Engine Yard).  It was very cool to see the openness and flexibility of the Oracle Cloud to support such interoperability and diverse workloads.

I know there’s a lot more to come in the Oracle Cloud and that what we’re seeing now is just the beginning of the exciting new capabilities that are on the way. Stay tuned to this blog and like us on Facebook to keep up to date.

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

Announcing Oracle Database as a Service, Java as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service

I’m sure most of you reading this blog are fully aware that we’re now firmly in the vortex of that juggernaut known as Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (#oow13). As is always the case, news of new products and services from Oracle and its partners is coming fast and furious. It’s enough to make your head spin! Forgive me for piling on, but during his Tuesday afternoon keynote address, Thomas Kurian announced several new additions to the Oracle Cloud service portfolio including Oracle Database as a Service (DBaaS), Java as a Service, and Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Oracle DBaaS and Java as a Service are significant new services because for the first time, customers will have full administrative control over the Oracle Database and WebLogic Server in Oracle’s public cloud. Both services will also be offered with managed services options, making it easier than ever to develop and deploy applications in the cloud. The new IaaS offers an elastic compute service that's compatible with OpenStack Nova and provides virtual CPUs and elastic block storage for deploying your apps. Also being offered is a new object storage service that's compatible with OpenStack Swift for access to digital content over Java and REST APIs. Each of the new services are now in preview and like other Oracle Cloud services, will be subscription based.

For more details about the new Oracle Database as a Service, Java as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service, read the press release or go to www.oracle.com/cloud.

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Getting Extreme Performance with Oracle Engineered Systems in the Cloud

written by Lisa Schwartz

America’s Cup is upon us!   And America’s Cup means Oracle extreme performance on the water.  Did you know you can get Oracle extreme performance in the cloud?   You can run your Oracle applications on Oracle Engineered Systems in Oracle’s Managed Cloud.

Consider these extreme stats that Oracle application owners are getting from running Oracle Engineered Systems in the cloud:

•    Optimize performance with 200,000-plus Oracle Financials transactions per hour—
with 80 percent capacity to spare
•    Increase performance with Oracle PeopleSoft Payroll processing in half the time
•    Boost productivity with up to 11x faster HR self-service response times with 4000 concurrent users
•    Lower TCO by 2x over IBM Power 780 systems and HP Superdome 2

Watch this video!  See how Oracle Team USA  uses extreme technology to get extreme performance on the water…

Friday Jul 19, 2013

The top 5 things you should be asking your potential cloud provider about security

Cloud is changing the way we all do business- and we all know it is here to stay.  But, what about the "issues" that  linger around cloud? Security is the first one that comes to mind. Security is considered the number one inhibitor for organizations who are considering moving their business critical applications to a cloud based environment.

So, cloud is here to stay and security is a concern.. How do we get beyond the fear?

The first step is:
 When evaluating a cloud solution, one of the first things to consider is the security “readiness” and qualifications of the potential cloud provider.

Some questions to ask are:
-What are your organization’s needs when it comes to security?  Maybe you are in a highly regulated industry or in a country where you need to ensure your company adheres to specific regulations. 

-What are your specific business and regulatory requirements for the data that you are looking to move to the cloud?

- Lastly, make a checklist of questions to ask your provider.

To get ideas on the questions to ask check out this new Quinstreet executive brief that highlights “The top 5 things you should ask your potential cloud provider when it comes to security”.

For more information:
Link to Asset Here

Thursday Jun 13, 2013

Social Data Part 2: Socially Enabled Big Data Analytics and CX Management

This is the second in a series of posts on the value of leveraging social data across your enterprise, from Oracle Social VP Product Development Don Springer

In this post, I will cover more advanced “next” steps in how to leverage social data within your enterprise’s Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Customer Experience Management deployed applications and systems. This is a follow-up to a post I wrote in April around the first step in implementing a Social CRM approach and the value for your enterprise specific social data.

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Monday Jun 03, 2013

Oracle Cloud Solutions at Cloud Expo New York

As in years past, Oracle is a proud sponsor at this year’s Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, NY (June 10-13). If you’ll be attending Cloud Expo New York, we'd love to see you at each of our sessions on this year's conference schedule.  Here’s a sneak peak at our lineup of sessions and links to get more session information:

Date  Time  Session Title  Track  Room
 Monday, June 10  2:10 pm - 2:55 pm Best Practices for Providing Oracle DBaaS with a Private Cloud Cloud Architecture and Engineering 1A08
 Monday, June 10  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Ten Myths of Cloud Computing - General Session All Tracks 1A25
 Monday, June 10  5:10 pm - 5:55 pm Build Modern Business Applications with Oracle Cloud's Platform Services Enterprise Cloud Computing 1A25
 Tuesday, June 11  2:10 pm - 2:55 pm Building a Big Data Analytics Cloud - A Healthcare Analytics Example Cloud Bootcamp 1A30
 Wednesday, June 12  2:10 pm - 2:55 pm Fast-Track Your Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud Deploying the Cloud 1A12

Cloud Expo New York is sure to be a great event where you'll get a lot of the latest information on cloud computing and Big Data.  However, come to our sessions and you'll learn about what sets Oracle Cloud Solutions apart from the competition and why Oracle is a recognized leader in both cloud computing and Big Data. While you're at it, don't forget to visit Oracle Cloud Solutions at Booth #411 on the Expo Floor to see live product demos and talk to Oracle experts.

By the way, if you're in the New York City metro area and don't have a pass to Cloud Expo, Oracle is giving away FREE VIP Gold Passes! Oracle Cloud Solutions is a Platinum Sponsor at Cloud Expo and would love to have you be our VIP guest. Just follow these instructions to get your VIP pass:

VIP Gold Pass Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to our special registration page: https://www.blueskyz.com/v3/Login.aspx?ClientID=19&EventID=70
  2. Fill out the Attendee Information form
  3. Select the VIP Gold Pass Registration Option
  4. Enter the Discount Code: oracleVIPgold
  5. Viola! The price will re-set from $2,000 to $0!

Though VIP Gold registration does not – understandably since it is free – include lunch, Cloud Computing Bootcamp, Cloud Essentials or the collectible conference bag – it does give you full conference access for all four days. Choose from over 150 breakout sessions, general sessions, industry keynotes and “Power Panels” in addition to the Expo Floor. 

Stay tuned to this blog during and after Cloud Expo for more of our insight and observations about this year's conference.

Thursday May 23, 2013

How Toshiba survived the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

What makes a cloud hero a “hero”? The first words that come to mind are innovation and achievement. Innovation by definition means “a new method, idea or product”. In the technology world it can mean this among many other things like implementing new ideas that can help you achieve business value or thinking “outside the box” when delivering exceptional service to your customers. In this next cloud hero’s case, both happen to be true.

Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation (TANE) is the North American representative for Toshiba's global nuclear energy business. Established in 2008, TANE operates to provide North American customers with Toshiba's nuclear expertise gained from 50+ years engineering, constructing and operating nuclear power plants. TANE's mission is to provide advanced nuclear power plant technologies & services intended to ensure or improve safe, economical & reliable operations to these customers.

Being in the nuclear industry, disaster recovery and security are critical to the core of TANE's business. With mission critical applications running in the cloud, TANE needed to ensure that the cloud provider’s security strategy would meet their vigorous requirements.

Luckily, Oracle Managed Cloud Services had the answer. Oracle Managed Cloud Services provides it customers with the global scale and expertise that they need. Worldwide data centers, over 15,000 dedicated security service professionals and a defense in depth approach to security –are just a few of the many security features customers can expect. In addition, Oracle Managed Cloud Services adheres to all industry and global security and compliance standards. Another key point for Toshiba- who was challenged with being compliant with security regulations in their industry as well as local data security policies in Japan.

On March 3, 2011, a shocking surprise shook TANE and millions of Japanese residents to their core. The ensuing earthquake and tsunami had a profound impact on not only the Japanese people but on TANE specifically. Due to the earthquake’s timing (only two months prior to their implementation), TANE lost 80% or more of their resources. Oracle was able to step up and provide them the dedicated staff and resources they needed to ensure that they would be up and running within their tight project timeline of several months. Oracle Managed Cloud Services was able to get them up and running with their first Oracle JD Edwards instance in just 3 weeks.

Check out this video and learn how this Cloud Hero saved more than just their IT department.

Who is your cloud hero? Tweet us @OracleCloudZone and don't forget to use hashtag #cloudheroes.

To learn more about Oracle Managed Cloud Services, click here

To learn more about Toshiba, click here

Friday May 17, 2013

Who is your Cloud Hero?

There are no short cuts, no “let's try this and see what happens” when it comes to successfully implementing  the cloud.

Recent research from Oracle found more than half (54 percent) of businesses included in the global survey admitted that their companies have experienced downtime over the last six months due to cloud application integration problems. It seems that rather than busting down the computing and business process silos, companies are just moving the same problems to the cloud. Get the report here... or read this article in ZD Net outlining the implications.

Not Oracle's Cloud Heroes. Here are 3 examples of companies doing the cloud "right". Just 3 because it's the weekend, and you're looking for a quick read.

#1 British Telecom

Mark Wade, Customer Experience Director, for the BT ID Customer Experience Team says, “By consolidating many disparate systems and standardizing onto a single financial management platform, hosted by Oracle On Demand, we have greatly improved transparency, efficiency and control throughout our business operations.” Read more here.

# 2 AutoTrader.com

Dallas Clement, CFO for AutoTrader, discusses the transformative effect of cloud computing and how AutoTrader runs a top-notch HR department through its use of Oracle Fusion HCM and Taleo in the Oracle Cloud. Here's an excellent video interview.

#3: Dominos Pizza

Domino’s Pizza attracts and retains exceptional staff by using Oracle Taleo Enterprise, Oracle Taleo Client Connect, Oracle Taleo Assessment to deliver faster recruiting topped with cost savings and process improvements. Read more here.

Ready to transform your business with Oracle Cloud? Check out the FREE services on cloud.oracle.com.

Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

The Top 5 Things to Look For in a Cloud Provider When it Comes to Security- Part Two

CIO Insights Part Two - Oracle’s Mark Sunday, Gail Coury, and Deloitte’s Irfan Saif, discuss hybrid cloud security, availability, back up, and the infamous topic of cloud silos. Check out part two of the series here:

For more information, visit: Oracle.com/cio

Saturday Mar 23, 2013

IOUG Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (SIG) presents impressive line-up of cloud sessions at Collaborate, Denver

The IOUG Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (SIG) represents the voice of the independent Oracle professional on matters related to Oracle-centric Cloud Computing. The SIG board consists of world-renowned veteran experts that, have have come up with an ensemble of first-rate sessions at COLLABORATE 2013 related to Oracle Cloud Computing.The Cloud track at COLLABORATE 2013 is a great opportunity for the Oracle professional to rub shoulders and learn from some of the best in the industry about cutting-edge technology, prevalent trends, best practices and a whole lot more about Oracle Cloud Computing solution.

The IOUG Cloud Computing SIG presents an impressive line-up of cloud sessions at Collaborate 2013. Here is a summary of cloud sessions :-

Collaborate 2013 Cloud Computing sessions


Session ID

Session Details

Product Line


Sun. Apr. 7

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm


Journey to the Cloud for PeopleSoft


Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

9:45 am - 10:45 am


Oracle Fusion Applications On Premise Installations Road Map

Oracle Fusion Applications

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

9:45 am - 10:45 am


Performance Tuning your DB Cloud in OEM 12c Cloud Control - 360 Degrees

Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Real Application Clusters

Cloud Computing,Database

Mon. Apr. 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Case for Hyperion in the Cloud

Hyperion EPM, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Oracle Roadmap:Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy – Your Strategy. Your Cloud. Your Choice.

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy – Your Strategy. Your Cloud. Your Choice.

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm


Cloud Computing Solutions leveraging Oracle Technology

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


How to Become a Cloud Builder

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


Selecting the Right Cloud for Your Oracle ERP Solution

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Under The Hood of Oracle Pluggable Databases

Oracle Database

Cloud Computing,Database

Mon. Apr. 8

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Deploying a Private Database Cloud

Oracle Database, Real Application Clusters, VMware

Cloud Computing,Database

Mon. Apr. 8

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm


Roadmap to Cloud deployment for Oracle users

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Features, Benefits Of Virtualization Technologies For Oracle Applications; Partitioning Policies

Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle VM

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


How to setup your own Private Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud?

Fusion Applications, Grid Control, Oracle Fusion Applications

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Virtualized Public/Private Cloud Storage

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Mon. Apr. 8

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Virtualizing Oracle: VMware and Oracle VM - A Technical Deep Dive

Oracle Database, Oracle VM, VMware

Cloud Computing,Professional Development

Tue. Apr. 9

8:00 am - 9:00 am


Cloud Computing Industry Directions Part I : Economics and a Business Case Approach

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Tue. Apr. 9

8:00 am - 9:00 am


Oracle VM, OEM12c and Cloud Computing 360 Degrees

Oracle VM, Oracle Forms

Cloud Computing

Tue. Apr. 9

8:00 am - 9:00 am


Leveraging Enterprise Manager to uncover virtualization performance bottlenecks

Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle WebLogic Suite, VMware

Cloud Computing,Manageability

Tue. Apr. 9

10:45 am - 11:45 am


Cloud Computing Directions: Developing your Oracle (Apps, Database and Middleware) strategy

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing,Engineered Systems

Tue. Apr. 9

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Why Every Database Needs to be Virtualized

Oracle Database, VMware

Cloud Computing

Tue. Apr. 9

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Improve Employee Productivity with Intuitive and Social Work Environments

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing,Middleware

Tue. Apr. 9

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Cloud Computing SIG Meeting

Applicable to All

Cloud Computing

Tue. Apr. 9

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Plan/Configure/Deploy your own Private Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud

Fusion Applications, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle VM

Cloud Computing,Middleware

Tue. Apr. 9

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Enterprise Manager 12c: The Nerve Center of Oracle Cloud

Oracle Enterprise Manager

Cloud Computing,Engineered Systems

Friday Feb 15, 2013

HCM Innovation In The Cloud (Part 2)

When it comes to the cloud, it can be hard to cut through the swarm of buzz words. Everything starts to sound the same. Here are some important considerations to include in your assessment:
  • How secure will your data be and will it be handled by different vendors?
  • Will you be forced to comply with the vendor’s standard or will you have the flexibility to personalize your application--without complex coding?
  • Can the system grow and evolve with your business?
  • Can you move to the cloud at your pace or is your only option to rip and replace?
  • Do you have the option to choose between a public and private cloud?

By asking these questions, you can ensure that your cloud solution addresses both the complexity concerns HR leaders often have and the security and data privacy worries of IT.

At Oracle, we like to say that we support our customers from concrete to the cloud—from the data center to the database to middleware and the application itself. This approach means greater data security for our customers, greater speed for end users and greater ease of use for both developers and business users. Our platform services are built on industry standards, not proprietary code, and are run transparently in the cloud. We also offer other services in the cloud so should your company wish to expand your business suite or if you already run Oracle cloud applications, you won’t have to worry about complex integrations. Plus, in our cloud, your data is controlled by a single vendor: Oracle. Unlike other HCM cloud vendors who work with a variety of contractors, Oracle owns its data centers. The company has spent over $1 billion dollars in recent years building out these gen 4 data centers and we offer global coverage and 24/7 active monitoring and support. And if you prefer not to enter the public cloud at all, we can deploy a private cloud just for your company.

No two companies are alike and your HCM solution should reflect that. The problem is that many of them don’t, particularly when it comes to cloud-based solutions. Whether it comes to deployment, configuration and system upgrades, we’ve designed our solution so you’re not backed into a corner.

If you’ve decided that your company is ready for the cloud but you still want to leverage an on-premise solution or if you want to try the cloud in a certain region before rolling out globally, we can easily support you. You can move to the cloud incrementally and add new modules or regions as needed, all while co-existing with your existing solutions. This is a drastic contrast to other cloud solutions, which require an all or nothing approach.

The flexibility continues post-deployment. We understand that you may want to tailor your system processes to meet your company’s needs and that you may want to adjust the look, feel and behavior of different screens. We’ve made this easy for the HR user to do—no developers needed. In addition to screen configuration, you can add new fields, run custom reports, modify standard reports and create new process flows.

Finally, as we mentioned, you have the choice to deploy your solution in a public cloud, private cloud or a hybrid cloud that marries modules from both. This way you can have the level of control over your data and your upgrade path that works best for your company.

Oracle’s HCM cloud solutions are trusted by thousands of global companies. And our on-premise HCM solutions and other cloud solutions are trusted by thousands more. But size is not the main point here: it’s experience. The variety of organizations we’ve worked with—the different industries, the different global considerations and the different business models—has given us deep knowledge of how to overcome challenges and implement best practices. Have a thorny challenge? Tell us and there’s a good chance that we’ve dealt with it and have the blueprint to get you over the hump successfully.

Business changes and technology needs to keep pace. We get that and are constantly working to improve and develop our solutions based on industry shifts, technological advancements and feedback from our customers. Over the past two years alone, we’ve come out with 13 Oracle HCM cloud releases. We operate on a regular schedule of continued innovation and pride ourselves on providing real value with each new release, not simply coming out with minor features and fixes.

At the end of the day, Oracle’s objective is to make our customers successful. With technological advances and a greater understanding of HR’s value by the C-suite, it’s HR’s time to shine. By attracting, developing and retaining the best talent and making strategic workforce planning decisions, you can help your company get--and stay ahead--of the competition. Whether you’re looking to start with some basic improvements or you’re ready for a complete transformation, we are here with the tools, the guidance and the support to help you achieve your objectives.

For more information on Oracle’s HCM Cloud Solutions, visit http://cloud.oracle.com


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