Monday Apr 21, 2014

Take-Aways from the Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit

Every year, Oracle's product strategy, development and marketing teams spend a considerable amount of time with members of the analyst community. Even though these teams have continuous dialogues with individual customers and customer advisory boards (CABs), the fact remains that IT research analysts and consultants play an important role by providing valuable insight on industry trends and opportunities and expert advice on business strategy. Such was the case this past March when Oracle invited twenty of the most influential analysts covering Cloud to Indian Wells, CA for an Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit.  During the summit, key Oracle executives discussed the latest additions to the Oracle Cloud Solutions portfolio and provided updates on our product strategy and roadmap.  The gathering was also the perfect forum to hear what analysts thought about Oracle’s vision and execution plans for addressing the cloud computing market.

While not all of the details of the summit are available or suitable for sharing publically, I want to share with you some of the analyst sentiment that came out during and after the event. First, here’s a Storified selection of analyst tweets that were posted during the summit.

There were also several blog postings and research notes as well. For example, Holger Mueller from Constellation Research posted Progress Report: Good Cloud Progress At Oracle, and a two step program to his blog.  I encourage you to read his blog posting because it’s quite interesting and insightful, but for those of you short on time, here’s a few excerpts worth noting:

  • “First of all there can be no question after this day, that Oracle is and remains committed to the cloud.”
  • “Six months after checking in with Oracle at OpenWorld, there has been good progress across the board for the cloud products. There is still a lot of road to cover though...But 2014 should be the year where it all comes together for Oracle.”
  • “Given Oracle’s large install base for its database we expect a lot of interest of existing customers for the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering. Having an 11gR2 or 12c database readily available to you, with the option of having it fully managed by Oracle is certainly an attractive value proposition for Oracle DBMS customers.”
  • “The DNA of Oracle’s SaaS products remains compelling – with its foundations on top of Oracle Social Network and a pretty good mobile architecture. User interfaces are now compelling to use – and it’s good to see executives – from (Thomas) Kurian down – demo the software themselves.”
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Friday Mar 14, 2014

Managed Cloud Services: Governance Grows Up

 written by: Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Outsourcing Center

Ask 10 people what constitutes a successful long-term managed cloud service relationship and you will get 10 different answers. But everyone will say governance is a key driver in every managed cloud services relationship, no matter the flavor, and will continue to be as long as buyers and their service providers have to work together.

But governance has been undergoing a constant metamorphosis since the days when Ross Perot took over some mainframe functions. “Governance has grown some teeth and the teeth are in the shape of dollar signs,” says Michael Alfonsi, managing director, Financial Transactions Portfolio, Americas for BancTec. “Governance, which started out as a service level agreement (SLA) development and management committee, has now become a true management metrics oversight body that assigns penalties or provides incentives (in more enlightened relationships) as it monitors the performance of the entire relationship.”

We asked a third party to survey a  panel of experts on what forces will change this bedrock function in 2014 and beyond. Here are their sage predictions. Click here to read the full article.

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 Aug 16, 2013

Putting Innovation back in IT

It's Friday. Time for a fun video blog post. Cloud Cloud Cloud. For those of us in the high tech industry, this buzz word seems to be everywhere.  Lower Costs, Flexibility, Reduced Risk and Speed are the benefits that come top of mind for all of us. But what truly defines the value of Cloud? At the end of the day, all organizations, regardless of industry, sector, and location have one goal- to make money and stay ahead of the competition. Related to this, is the increasing need to focus on their core business rather than worrying about the back end IT components.

 Time to focus on innovation for your business so you can grow your bottom line. Time to put Innovation back in IT.

Check out this video and learn how Oracle Managed Cloud Services can do just that.


Friday Aug 09, 2013

Podcast: Listen to an Oracle Customer Interview: Benefits of Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 to the cloud

written by Lisa Schwartz


If you are considering upgrading to the latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, here is a great podcast.


You can hear Annette Melatti of Oracle ERP Product Marketing interview Bjorn Eriksson of Oracle Product Management and Jeremy Gill, CIO, Michael Baker, Inc.


Jeremy Gill, Oracle Managed Cloud Services customer, talks about the numerous business advantages of using Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 in the cloud.  And Bjorn explains the advantages of killing two birds with one stone--- how to quickly get the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 innovations while efficiently upgrading directly to a Managed Private Cloud.



Take a listen…


Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Release 12 in the cloud with Oracle Managed Cloud Services




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.



Monday Apr 22, 2013

Not All Clouds are Created Equal

Fiction: All clouds are created equal.
Fact: Only Oracle offers the most comprehensive cloud on the planet earth.

The promise of cloud computing—greater agility, less risk, and lower costs—is real, but making good on that promise depends on the vendor you choose.

Time to sort through all the hype and find a REAL Cloud vendor that meets YOUR needs.

 Simplify IT and Power Innovation. Check out the new Cloud Solutions e-book now.

Friday Apr 19, 2013

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

CIO Insights part three - Deloitte shares the top 5 things to look for in a cloud provider when it comes to security. Check out the last video of the three part series here:

For more information, visit : Oracle.com/cio

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

Red Robin Delivers More than Good Food with Oracle's Cloud

Red Robin Delivers More than Good Food with Oracle's Cloud.

Red Robin transforms business processes, drives better business results, and yields higher employee performance by deploying Oracle Fusion HCM, Oracle Fusion ERP, and Oracle Fusion SCM business applications with Oracle Managed Cloud Services.

Check out the video:

Monday Apr 15, 2013

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

What are the top 5 things you should look for in a cloud provider when it comes to security? Check out this interactive and thought provoking three part series featuring Oracle CIO, Mark Sunday, Oracle VP of Risk Management, Gail Coury and Irfan Saif, Principle at Deloitte. Check out part one here:

For More Information: Visit : Oracle.com/cio

Thursday Oct 04, 2012

Oracle Managed Cloud Services - gain more from your Oracle investments

Oracle Managed Cloud Services delivers enterprise-grade, end-to-end managed cloud services across Oracle's portfolio of business applications, middleware, database, and hardware technologies. Organizations can deploy solutions according to their own specific needs and budget, and decide where applications are hosted.



Oracle can manage applications at customer sites, through Oracle's partners, or at one of Oracle’s data centers. Organizations can also choose a hybrid model for different elements of the IT environment, and move back and forth over time as strategy or requirements change. Options include

  • Oracle Applications on demand. Leverage any Oracle application, hosted and managed by Oracle.
  • Oracle Technology on demand. A set of end-to-end managed services for Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle’s technology platform, including infrastructure (servers and storage), database, virtualization, operating system, and middleware.

In addition, with Oracle managed cloud services, your systems and data are secure and protected at every layer. Managed Cloud Services has extensive global expertise, best practice security and regulatory compliance , and standard operating processes that will ensure your data and business critical information is safe.

Oracle Managed Cloud Services helps you leverage Oracle’s years of experience so you can better focus and direct your resources.

Let Oracle Cloud Services build and manage your cloud for you while you focus on driving your business forward.

Learn more at: www.Oracle.com/managedcloudservices

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