Monday May 23, 2016

IFC Group & Oracle MCS Make Life Easy For Sales Reps

Last week we showed you how Manchester Airports Group is using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to better engage with, and promote to, its customers.  Today, we have another example of how a company with a large, mobile user base has adopted Oracle MCS to provide relevant, real-time, information and services to its target audience: its own sales force!

IFC Group (Industrial Farmaceutica Cantabria) is one of Spain's leading skin care product developers and distributors.  With a large, constantly traveling, sales force, and with a small IT department, IFC historically has asked its sales reps to enter sales & procurement data into the company's systems after each pharmacy pickup, which was something that reps could not do until they returned to their offices.  Even then, the entry process took hours!  This method was extremely inefficient and reduced time in the field. 

When sales teams asked for a more flexible mobile solution that would increase efficiency and decrease frustration, IFC didn't have the time or the IT resources to build an entirely new system.  However, the company realized that it needed to create an attractive solution where reps could enter data in real-time from remote locations, as well as a solution that gave reps access to on-demand CRM and BI tools that were critical in the sales process.  A current Oracle customer, IFC added Oracle MCS to its product suite, and was able to use and convert its existing APIs, without changing any code, into mobile APIs.  What did that mean?  Through Oracle MCS, IFC was able to deliver exactly what its sales teams had asked for, and made their work much easier, without replacing the company's entire IT infrastructure!  To learn exactly how IFC accomplished this, read the full article HERE.

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Thursday Mar 31, 2016

Oracle Cloud on Premises – A New Era of Choice

Oracle recently launched a new family of offerings designed to enable organizations to easily move to the cloud and remove some of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption. These first-of-a-kind services provide CIOs with new choices in where they deploy their enterprise software and a natural path to easily move business critical applications from on premises to the cloud.  Oracle’s new cloud services place the same hardware, software, and operational services available in its public cloud directly into your data center and behind your firewall.

Learn more about the Oracle Cloud Machine by watching this webcast


Oracle Cloud at Customer enables organizations to get all of the benefits of Oracle’s cloud services—agility, simplicity, performance, elastic scaling, and subscription pricing—in their data center. This new offering delivers a stack that is 100 percent compatible with the Oracle Cloud, but available on premises. Since the software is seamless with the Oracle Cloud, customers can use it for a number of use cases, including disaster recovery, elastic bursting, application development and testing, lift-and-shift workload migration, and a single API and scripting toolkit for DevOps. Additionally, as a fully managed Oracle offering, customers get the same experience and the latest innovations and benefits using it in their data center as in the Oracle Cloud.

Take a deep dive into the Oracle Cloud Platform technologies that can boost innovation within your organization. 


Friday Mar 18, 2016

Announcing Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service Availability

 By Madhu Nair on Mar 17, 2016

We are proud to announce the availability of the much awaited Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service.

Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service builds on top of Oracle’s on premises GoldenGate solution, the industry leading data replication and real time streaming engine. Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service combines the flexibility of a scalable cloud service that can be consumed on a subscription basis along with the powerful data streaming capability of an enterprise solution.


fig 1:Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service Overview

Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service 

Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service

  1. Enables migration to the cloud from heterogeneous databases to the Oracle Cloud platform. This includes moving data from Amazon RDS for Oracle among other data sources. Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Services ensures security and reduces risks to the data streaming process through its high-throughput encryption based data delivery. Oracle delivers all this with minimal negative impact on the critical source and business application systems.
  2. Is critical for well performing global real time reporting and analytics. Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service delivers real time data into the cloud allowing the population and maintenance of cloud based data centers and data warehouses. A cloud based global data reserve allows intensive business analytics queries to be offloaded to avoid impacting source data systems. Globally located cloud data centers allow these queries to be offloaded to data the geographically closest location to the user.
  3. Helps easy dev/test in the cloud with live production data. Oracle GoldenGate Cloud service enables fast, elastic and web driven provisioning to create sandboxes in the cloud complete with real time data to help replicate production like environments for development and testing. Among other advantages, this allows customers to test and validate time sensitive business decisions with production data.

Fig 2: Take advantage of existing skills and architecture to extent data centers into the cloud. 

Learn More

 Here is a quick product overview video about Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service. For more information around Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service visit our home page here.

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Oracle Mounts Challenge to AWS in Massive IT Industry Shakeup

In an exclusive interview, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corp, details Oracle’s cloud strategy and how it’s mounting an aggressive challenge to public cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce and Workday, while its enterprise competitors such as EMC and SAP scramble for survival in a cloud-centric world.

Read the full article in the most recent edition of Forbes and watch this video to get more information

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

Three Ways the Cloud Turbocharges Business Innovation

Inside the Innovation Machine
—By Chris Murphy, Oracle Director of Cloud Content

You might feel like a button in your cloud app is responding slowly. But the app supplier, if it's paying attention, can know if that button's slow. "Our process is very simple: the slowest 10 percent of clicks we send as defects, or bugs, to development to make those clicks faster," says Steve Miranda, Oracle executive vice president for applications development. That precise feedback—click-stroke granularity, not just user interviews and recollections—is one of three big reasons that the innovation cycle for cloud software is measured in months, not three or four years as with the on-premises software model.

A second reason for the cloud's speedy innovation cycle is faster implementation; when a software as a service (SaaS) supplier puts out a new version, users have access to those new features instantly. Last, companies can add their own features to SaaS apps, using cloud-based integration and development, without complicated customizations that often prevented businesses from upgrading on-premises software at all. SaaS provides other benefits such as lower costs, but speed of innovation is easily the most important, Miranda contends.

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Monday Feb 22, 2016

Oracle’s Mobile Ecosystem Helps Customers Innovate & Accelerate their Digital Transformations

Partners Embrace Open Agnostic Architecture of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Oracle today announced an expanded Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) member ecosystem for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, part of Oracle Cloud Platform. Through co-development, joint go-to-market and other partner initiatives, Oracle and its mobile partner ecosystem provide customers with the choice, flexibility and complete solutions that enable faster delivery of better and more engaging mobile apps. The latest partners to collaborate with Oracle include AirWatch (VMware), AuraPlayer, MobileIron, RapidValue, Sencha, Sofbang, and Syniverse.

Today, mobile users expect increased productivity, efficiency, simplicity and excellent customer service. Yet, delivering enterprise mobility is complex, with more than 80 percent of an organization’s time being spent on development, integration, security and maintenance of mobile apps. In defining an enterprise mobile strategy, organizations are looking at best of breed technologies in these key areas. With Oracle and its mobile partner ecosystem, organizations can quickly deliver innovative new services and securely connect, analyze, and integrate real-time data, at scale, between connected devices and enterprise systems.

“Oracle has clearly moved to the forefront of enterprise mobile platform providers,” said Sri Ramanathan, group vice president Mobile, Oracle. “In this increasingly mobile only world, Oracle is focused on delivering both task-specific, out-of-the-box enterprise mobile apps and providing a complete and open platform that allows enterprises to quickly build and deliver better, smarter mobile apps. Our focus has been to simplify enterprise mobility and now together with our mobile partner ecosystem, we are simplifying how customers build and deploy innovative mobile solutions.”

Oracle has been delivering enterprise mobile applications for more than four years and continues to help customers and partners bring mobility to the enterprise with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service is an open and agnostic cloud offering that simplifies and secures the process of connecting mobile applications to enterprise systems and other cloud services. It allows developers to use the application development framework of their choice, or existing investment in third-party solutions, and securely connect to backend data sources, enabling them to create engaging mobile experiences in a simple, intuitive manner.


“To transform business processes, enterprise mobile apps must be secure without sacrificing user experience,” said Noah Wasmer, senior vice president of mobile products, End-User Computing, VMware. “VMware AirWatch EMM combined with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service delivers just that – a streamlined development and deployment process that enables our customers to change the way employees work with intuitive and insightful apps, built on the AirWatch foundation of strong management and security.”


“We are delighted to work with Oracle as part of the marketplace for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, enabling us to serve a broader enterprise customer segment,” said Dave Murashige, general manager, Enterprise and Intelligence Solutions, Syniverse. “Working together, Syniverse and Oracle are committed to simplifying enterprise mobility.”

Examples of mobile enterprise solutions that leverage Oracle Mobile Cloud Service will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Oracle’s Booth: 3B20 in Hall 3 and in Samsung’s Booth: 6A30 in Hall 6.


New Mobile Partner Collaborations

AirWatch (VMWare). Enterprise Mobility Management enables organizations to easily deploy, configure, secure, manage and support smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices across multiple mobile platforms and operating systems. The VMware AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, identity, application, content and browser management solutions.

Oracle’s collaboration with AirWatch helps customers ensure apps built and integrated using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service are automatically secured with AirWatch.


AuraPlayer
's unique solution “wraps” existing Oracle Forms / Oracle E-Business Suite systems as Web Services within hours, without writing a single line of code, while production systems remain untouched.

The inclusion of AuraPlayer in the mobile ecosystem allows customers to leverage their existing investments through API's that directly plugin to Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, without the need to migrate or redevelop back-office applications. This provides a quick, low-risk way to kick start a legacy to mobile strategy. 


MobileIron
provides a secure foundation for enterprises to transform into mobile first organizations. The MobileIron platform secures data at rest in mobile operating systems and applications, as well as data-in-motion as it moves between corporate networks, endpoints and data repositories.

Oracle’s collaboration with MobileIron enables customers to easily deploy applications built in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, and helps ensure endpoints accessing Oracle Applications are compliant and that the data used by Oracle mobile apps is kept secure. 


RapidValue
enables digital transformation for enterprises. eQuipMe is an Enterprise Mobility Suite comprising 200+ pre-built modules, built-in connectors and 30+ pre-built fully-customizable mobile solutions.

These solutions are developed using Oracle Mobile Application Framework. The platform leverages Oracle Mobile Cloud Service for quicker integration, offline capabilities, and storage, and helps improve staff productivity, streamlines workflow, fastens decision making, and reduces cost for enterprises, by automating the process and providing data access to users in real time.


Sencha
provides a leading MVC/MVVM-based JavaScript framework and testing solution, Sencha Ext JS and Sencha Test, for designing, developing and testing cross-platform mobile web applications. Sencha Ext JS leverages hardware acceleration techniques to provide high-performance UI components for mobile devices. Sencha Test enables developers and test automation engineers to create unit and end-to-end functional tests and execute them on multiple browsers simultaneously, which helps improve product quality and developer efficiency.

The collaboration with Sencha provides developers the choice of using Sencha frameworks and tools for building and testing cross platform HTML5 mobile apps and consuming enterprise services from Oracle Mobile Cloud Service.


Sofbang
is focused on Business Process Application Extensions, Enterprise Mobility Solutions and cloud-simplified, hybrid, private, PaaS & SaaS solutions. Key Oracle integrated cloud solutions include License & Subscription and Contracts Management, Mobile On-boarding (EE, Contractor, Customer), Mobile Service Request Management, Mobile Workforce Management, Funds Mgmt, Project Mgmt and WO Asset Mgmt.

Sofbang was the proud recipient of an Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year for Mobility.


Syniverse
makes mobile work by developing solutions to help brands enhance and enrich user experiences while enabling business processes that increase engagement and build greater brand loyalty.

As an ecosystem partner, Syniverse helps brands with innovative messaging solutions integrated with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, enabling these brands to reach mobile users in real time through mobile messaging, anytime, anywhere.

Get the latest information on Oracle Mobile at: www.oracle.com/mobile

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more about Oracle Partner Network visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

Friday Feb 19, 2016

Webcast Replay, Q&A: Driving Innovation with Cloud Self Service and Engagement

Thank you to all who joined us last Wednesday on our live webcast: Driving Innovation with Cloud Self-Service and Engagement; we appreciate your interest and the Q&A that followed. For those who missed it or who would like to watch it again, we now have the on-demand replay available for the webcast here.

On the webcast, our Cloud executive, David Le Strat discussed the key market trends that are driving the transformation in IT's responsibilities and line of business users' engagement. He then went on to discuss some common use cases for collaboration, business automation and self service, and community engagement that we are seeing in the market today and how Oracle Cloud Content and Process solutions address these evolving needs. The value proposition becomes incredibly powerful for Oracle Applications and Oracle SaaS customers as Oracle Cloud Content and Process extends these and other applications' collaboration, self-service and sites communications capabilities. Do give the webcast a watch and you may find use cases that hit close to home.

We also wanted to capture some of the most asked questions and our experts' responses here. But please do follow up with us and comment here if you have additional questions or feedback. We always look forward to hearing from you.

Q. Do you see these solutions being used by IT or by business users? I am in marketing and am wondering how "user-friendly" these solutions are.

A. Cloud solutions are specifically designed to be LoB/user friendly with drag and drop interfaces, easy navigation and template based building. The solutions are also mobile-optimized for anytime, anywhere, any device use and consumption. So, all the convenience you see and experience in your consumer world has now been brought to extend your enterprise content and process collaboration and sites building capabilities. Do try out the free trial at cloud.oracle.com/documents  to experience the ease and intuitiveness first hand. Your IT counterparts will be pleased to have an enterprise-grade, standards-based, pluggable, secure and fully auditable solutions in place that minimize IT reliance and you will be pleasantly surprised at the convenience, ease of use and on-boarding.

Q. Does Oracle Documents Cloud work with your WebCenter Content Management?

A. Yes. To avoid information silos, Oracle Documents Cloud Service integrates with your source of record, your existing content management system like Oracle WebCenter Content so that the content you have access to and you share is in sync with your source of record. We recommend you look at IDC paper on Hybrid Content Management that addresses this very point.

Q. To confirm, the idea with Sites Cloud is to build interactive sites?

A. Yes. Oracle Sites Cloud Service enables users to build microsites and community sites that brings together people, content, processes and even conversations. Integration with Oracle Documents Cloud ensures that content is being leveraged from Oracle Documents Cloud content repository. Processes can be kicked-off, tracked, worked on via integration with Oracle Process Cloud from within Sites and conversations can be easily embedded again as part of Oracle Documents Cloud Service. Do check out https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/cloud-sites  for more information.

Q. Is Documents Presenter available as part of Oracle Documents Cloud Service or is this a separate application to be purchased?

A. The Presenter app is available as part of Oracle Documents Cloud Service. The Presenter app allows you to curate relevant content available in Oracle Documents Cloud Service, and present it in visually appealing format right off your iPad. You can view a short video on Presenter here.

Q. Will Cloud Documents be integrated with Oracle SaaS Apps to facilitate the collaboration in the Cloud?

A. Yes. It is integrated with Oracle SaaS apps like Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud and we will continue to extend such integration capabilities. Oracle SaaS and Application customers will find great synergies and ease in leveraging Oracle Cloud Content and Process with their existing investments.

Q. Can we view some demos of the solution for marketing or sales?

A. Yes, very much so. Please reach out to your Oracle account rep or connect with us via Comments here on this blog and we would be happy to go through each of these use cases with you in detail or any that is more closely related to your specific needs. Thank you for your interest.


Monday Feb 15, 2016

Don't Miss: Live Webcast TOMORROW on Cloud Content Use Cases

You are invited! Don't miss Oracle Cloud executive, David Le Strat on this live webcast as he discusses real world use cases of how Oracle Cloud Content and Process solutions are driving IT innovation, business agility and business user empowerment by extending an organization's capabilities around collaboration and engagement, self-service and business automation. Register today and learn how your organization can drive multiple use cases from the same solution set.

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WEBCAST Driving IT Innovation with Cloud Self-Service and Engagement
Re-defining IT’s role in Line of Business user empowerment

With 90% of IT budget still being spent on “Keeping the Lights On”, over 40% of organizations are now seeing lines of businesses taking on IT projects. Shadow IT projects, however, mean– additional integration, security and maintenance overheads and, service response lag times.

Join this webcast to learn how IT can leverage cloud to empower lines of business users, drive business agility and still maintain security and integrity. You will hear about:
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  • Demonstration of real life use of cloud solution for business user empowerment
  • Customer success stories and usage patterns
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Thursday Feb 04, 2016

Becoming a Cloud Leader

All Development and Testing in the Cloud

By Chris Murphy, Oracle Director of Cloud Content

In the past, application development and testing has been a safe way for IT shops to try out cloud platforms and infrastructure. Just give developers a corporate credit card and some time to tinker. But the gains from cloud-based application development and testing—cost savings, faster results, better code—are so compelling that it is set to become the dominant way dev/test gets done. Such a shift could soon create a US$150 billion global opportunity for IT, as 100 percent of dev/test migrates to the cloud.

That's the case Oracle CEO Mark Hurd made in a recent interview with SiliconANGLE's John Furrier. By avoiding the IT labor cost to set up dev/test environments, the capital investments such as data centers, and the delays associated with traditional on-premises dev/test, Hurd sees that IT can achieve a clear-cut ROI from moving dev/test to the cloud—"an intellectual layup," he said.

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Monday Jan 25, 2016

New York MTA, Mobile + Cloud

Given the recent weather, made me consider how important it is for critical government services to embrace modern tech like mobilizing their workforce to help them be more efficient, and provide richer data in a timely manner.  They had an Oracle Forms based environment that worked fine for the office. So what'd they do? Rewrite? Start from scratch? That could prove expensive (not with my tax dollars!)  and take longer than desired (need it now).  Any of this sound familiar? 

They worked smarter - not harder.  Instead they turned to Oracle, Samsung and Oracle partner AuraPlayer.  Together, with some clever mobile technology, and a foundation with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, they are mobilizing their systems in record time. How'd you like them apples?  You can read the whole story here at Forbes.

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Tuesday Dec 22, 2015

5 Ways an Integrated Cloud Platform Gives You a Competitive Edge


The buzz over Platform as a Service (PaaS) is loud—and will only get louder. According to research company IDC, the market for PaaS solutions will increase by 30 percent annually to reach $14 billion by 2017. PaaS has quickly evolved into a standard for building agile, low-cost IT infrastructures, and if you are in IT, that’s cause for excitement.


After years of running applications on on-premises middleware, who wouldn’t want to use the cloud to do the job faster, cheaper, and better? Moreover, you can now devote those suddenly available IT resources to projects that add business value rather than just keeping the lights on.

Although PaaS is an IT project, the smart money lies in evaluating its business value. You need to look at your company’s strategic goals and make sure that you implement the best option to support those targets. In the digital economy, platform matters, and you must deploy the PaaS capabilities that are best suited to your company’s digital endeavors. Here are five ways an integrated cloud platform will give your company a competitive edge.

Read the full article here.


Friday Dec 04, 2015

Launching Oracle Sites Cloud Service

Originally published in Oracle WebCenter blog

We are excited to announce Oracle Sites Cloud Service. Oracle Sites Cloud Service drives digital engagement for employees, customers and partners through intuitive assembly of content, applications, and processes to build rich community and marketing sites.

Engagement.
Rapidly assemble rich digital experiences for marketing sites, communities, and other business needs using themes, components, and applications.

Collaboration.
Collaborate with internal and external teams in creating content, building sites, and coordinating site updates.

Governance.
View, manage, and administer all of your community and marketing microsites in one console.

Extensibility.
Integrate third-party applications and create new custom themes to meet specific business needs.

Ready to Learn More on Oracle Sites Cloud Service?

          · [White Paper] The Linchpin of Your Digital Engagement Platform (link)
   · [Datasheet] Digital Engagement Sites in the Cloud (link)
   · [Infographic] Empowering the Business to Deliver Sites and Communities (link)
   · [eBook] Rapidly Develop Engagement Sites in the Cloud (link
   · [Video] Introducing Oracle Sites Cloud Service (link)
   · [Website] Oracle Sites Cloud Service Website (link)

          Oracle Sites Cloud Service is available as an option under Oracle Documents Cloud Service. Limited use is included at no-charge with Oracle Documents Cloud Service. To get started, visit us at cloud.oracle.com/cloud-sites

Monday Nov 09, 2015

Mobile: The Heart of Your Digital Transformation


By 2020 over 80% of the world’s population will own a smartphone. As an enterprise, are you ready to embrace this digital revolution? Digital transformations are happening all around us; some are disrupting entire industries, others are impacting their enterprises and all are revolutionizing how we engage with customers, partners and employees.

Hear Rimi Bewtra, Senior Director of Mobile, IoT and Digital Product Marketing at Oracle discuss in detail how:
  • Companies are leveraging mobile technology and making their own digital transformation
  • You can develop a complete, end-to-end enterprise mobile strategy
  • To increase your mobile ROI and drive improved personal engagements

Register now

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Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

Live Webcast: 3 Ways to Drive Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility

Suffering from post #OOW15blues or missed last week's conference? We have got a live webcast just for you. Here is your chance to catch Oracle executive, David Le Strat and one of our customers, Mythics as they discuss use cases for Oracle cloud collaboration and engagement solutions. Don't miss hearing first-hand on how a processes-intense company such as Mythics streamlined business automation and is leveraging Oracle's holistic cloud engagement solution to solve one of their biggest business challenges in house.

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WEBCAST: Three Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility

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WEBCAST: Three Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility
Cloud Engagement beyond Simple File Sharing

A recent study showed that over a year, organizations with enterprise social collaboration saw a 96% improvement in customer response times. 96%! And with the mobile workforce reaching 1.3 billion this year, it is no wonder that organizations are looking differently at user engagement today.

Join this webcast to find out how Oracle is addressing the critical need for social- and mobile-enabled cloud engagement, and hear directly from Mythics on how the company is leveraging Oracle Cloud Services to drive workplace collaboration, streamline contracts management and accelerate business value. Learn how your organization can drive speed to market and improve mobility and productivity for Marketing, Sales, HR, Operations and Customer Experience.

You will learn about:
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  • A roadmap to driving business innovation, mobility and productivity with cloud engagement

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Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Steve Daheb - Innovate Faster, Spend Less, and Connect People with the Right Information

Taken from Q&A Interview with Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle that was published in Oracle Cloud Platform Newsletter, OOW Edition

The cloud is disrupting how businesses operate, and changing the way people work and access information. Whether you’re just beginning your journey to cloud computing or you’ve adopted it throughout your business, the platform that supports your strategy deserves thoughtful consideration. Oracle Senior Vice President, PaaS, BI, and EPM Business Groups Steve Daheb talks about the pivotal role platform as a service (PaaS) has in helping businesses innovate faster, spend less, and connect people with the right information.

Q. How can customers rationalize their existing on-premises investments with newer cloud investments?
A. Achieving digital transformation is not a question of choosing between cloud and on-premises offerings. The foundation of all information technology is managing information. It’s about mobilizing, securing, and visualizing information. It’s about sharing the information that fuels our applications, and it’s about connecting people and businesses to information. That’s what Oracle has always done better than anybody else. As Larry Ellison says, “Don’t assemble the information, take advantage of it.”

Today, Oracle technology is allowing people to easily collect, access, and share information, and connect their applications with the information that is the lifeblood of those applications. Oracle Cloud solutions coexist with your current investments and allow you to extend their functionality to the cloud.

Q. What is the significance of the hybrid cloud?
A. An information strategy needs to span both on-premises and cloud-based environments because information lives in both places. Information flows through all things, all applications, all devices, and you have to be able to address all of these together. A hybrid cloud strategy enables you to tackle both sides, like a bridge, and allows you to go back and forth between your legacy and future on-premises investments with the cloud. It also allows you to migrate workloads between on premises and the cloud to suit business needs and to not be limited by what technology dictates. It’s a strategy that gives you choice, whether that choice is a private cloud, software as a service (SaaS), or any combination that suits your specific business and industry needs.

Oracle’s integrated portfolio of cloud platform services delivers complete capabilities for application development, integration, content sharing and collaboration, business analytics, mobile technology, enterprise management, and data management. Only Oracle offers this full technology continuum that can enable customers regardless of where they might be on their journey to the cloud.

Q. Mobile is a key trend and many organizations have made significant strides in mobile operations. How do Oracle’s solutions aid with SaaS mobile extensions, rapid application development, and mobile innovation?
A. Mobile innovation is really part of the overall conversation about getting users the information they need, in the context in which they need it. For that to work, you need to manage mobility from a centralized platform that gives mobile developers easy access to everything they need, including services such as user management, offline data, push notification, and storage. You also need a way to cut application development time and ensure consistency. Again, the platform is the key to success. Built-in components such as rapid application development kits and UX templates enable easy mobile extensions for applications.

Q. How do Oracle Cloud solutions offer specific benefits to app developers, IT architects, and line-of-business users?
A. In order to have a platform that meets the needs of all of your stakeholders, you’ve got to understand who the stakeholders are, and speak their language.

For corporate IT and DBAs, it’s about having the same database technology on premises and in the cloud. It’s about speed of provisioning, ease of administration, and ease of ongoing maintenance.

For developers it’s about building rich, high-performance apps. It’s about mobilizing the apps in the back end to support that, and giving them familiar tools to build robust, engaging, and secure apps.

For architects it’s about sandboxing and development testing and managing cloud offerings, on-premises offerings, and mobile technology together.

For line-of-business (LOB) managers, it’s about the information—how can business users easily access and consume information within the context of their business process using innovative tools such as visual analytics, regardless of where they are?

And for business analysts, it’s about giving them information that is connected across disparate sources along with the tools they need to shorten the time it takes to build analytics dashboards, helping them uncover patterns faster, and enabling them to collaborate on that analysis with LOB stakeholders.

Q. What is unique about Oracle’s value proposition?
A. Oracle’s approach is about building an information platform upon which you can run your business; one that spans infrastructure, services, databases, and applications. A hybrid cloud strategy enables you to address both cloud and on-premises needs and allows you to go back and forth, protecting both your legacy and your future technology investments. As a result, you can choose any combination of deployment model based on your business needs. Only Oracle offers the choice of both public and private cloud services. And unlike its competitors, Oracle gives its customers the flexibility to change their deployment model from private to public, or perhaps to bring a public cloud application back in-house.

Come to Oracle OpenWorld 2015 to learn more about Oracle Cloud Platform. Read the Focus On session listings and descriptions to learn more about key sessions:

Can’t attend? Follow Oracle Cloud excitement on Twitter and Facebook, watch keynote and session highlights on demand, and visit cloud.oracle.com today to watch a demo or to sign up for a trial.

Also, don’t miss the global Oracle Cloud Day: Transforming Your Tomorrow series of events. Attend an event to explore a range of industry-leading cloud solutions suited to the specific needs of your job role, and discover why Oracle is the leading cloud company.

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