Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

HBR: Rethinking the IT/Business Partnership

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services conducted a survey asking business users about how they're driving digital innovation. The number one concern? The partnership between business and IT. Findings indicate that business is dissatisfied with IT service levels and views IT as a roadblock due to its inability to keep up with the speed of business change.

So what can be done? Strengthening the IT/business relationship is perhaps the most important first step to take. And as IT drives platform conversations, focus on simplification to allow for more time and resources to spend on business innovation. Oracle engineered systems running Oracle applications are designed to reduce complexity and cut costs, helping businesses more effectively respond to the needs of the digital economy.

Share this HBR paper and infographic with your customers and use it as a conversation starter about driving successful digital innovation through the enterprise.

 

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Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

IOUG 2011 Survey: The Petabyte Challenge

The 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey, conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation, includes input from 611 IOUG members and summarizes the survey results explore issues and solutions around managing fast-growing database environments.

Download the full survey.

Summary

"For most organizations, it’s not a question of whether they will be expanding their databases, it’s a question of how much expansion to expect, and how to cope with it. The IOUG survey conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation and including input from over 600 data managers and professionals, finds almost all are dealing with rapid growth, driven by growth in their business, as well as data streaming in from transactions, remote devices, partner sites, websites, and non-stop user generated content. Adding to this growth are regulatory and legal requirements that are forcing many organizations to preserve their data for seven, ten years, or even forever.

As a result, the total online data seen within organizations is not only going into the hundreds of terabytes, but now into the near-petabyte (PB) and multi-petabyte range. The reflex reaction by most organizations to this prolific data is to buy and install more disk storage. Smart approaches such as tiered data storage and ILM are on the horizon, but still only prevalent among a minority of companies. A sizable segment of respondents report that a majority of their data is managed within core enterprise databases.

As this survey shows, organizations are only just beginning to get a grasp of smarter and more collaborative approaches to better cope with the large amounts of data that need to be effectively managed, securely stored, and made accessible on demand to business users."

(The Petabyte Challenge: 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey was produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle. Unisphere Research is the market research unit of Unisphere Media, a division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of Database Trends and Applications magazine and the 5 Minute Briefing newsletters. To review abstracts of our past reports, visit www.dbta.com/research. Unisphere Media, 229 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. Tel: 973-665-1120, Fax: 973-665-1124, Email: Tom@dbta.com, Web: www.dbta.com.
Join the IOUG—If you’re not already an IOUG member and would like to continue receiving key information like this, visit the IOUG at w3.ioug.org/join/today for information on how to join this dynamic user community for Oracle applications and database professionals. Data collection and analysis performed with SurveyMethods.)

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