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Michael Hickins

Sr. Director of Strategic Communications

Michael Hickins is a senior director of strategic communications at Oracle. He is the former editor of The Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal.

Recent Posts by Michael Hickins

Oracle Leaps to Pole Position in Cloud Business Applications Race

Oracle has grabbed the highest market share in North America for enterprise applications, according to market research firm IDC. Meanwhile, Oracle’s vaunted Autonomous Database, which automates software patching, tuning, and many other operations without the need for human...

Larry Ellison Reflects, Founder to Founder

Oracle hosted its Founder2Founder event during Oracle OpenWorld 2017, which brought together founders from Oracle’s global startup program, founders from Oracle acquisitions, and from throughout the Valley, for an intimate gathering at Larry Ellison’s San Francisco residence....

Oracle Blockchain ‘Extends the Enterprise’

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service can help companies reduce friction in business-to-business transactions by eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries, says Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle senior director of product management and strategy. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service...

Why AI Isn't The Robot Apocalypse For Jobs

(Originally published on Forbes) Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence aren’t the enemy of jobs after all. New technologies actually end up creating different, higher-paying jobs than the ones they replace, according to new research. Fears of “technological...

Oracle Picks First Six Companies for Its Startup Cloud Accelerator in Paris

Oracle today named the first six startups selected for its Paris-based Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program. Oracle launched its first accelerator in Bangalore, India, in April 2016 and has now expanded to seven additional accelerators in other parts of the world. Corporate-run...

Oracle ERP Cloud Is a ‘Leader’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Oracle ERP Cloud has been cited as a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises, positioned highest for the ability to execute and furthest for completeness of vision. Companies have for years relied...

Marketers Can Leverage Oracle Data on LinkedIn

Oracle now integrates into LinkedIn’s advertising platform, called Campaign Manager, making it possible for customers of Oracle Marketing Cloud to leverage their first-party data for targeting securely and anonymously on LinkedIn. This capability gives Oracle customers a big...

In Cloud Debate, TCO Wins the Day

ORLANDO, FLORIDA—Cloud is the obvious answer when it comes to updating or upgrading existing systems as they age out, according to business and technology leaders speaking at Oracle Industry Connect here March 21. As opposed to on-premises technology that quickly becomes outdated...

Oracle Pulls Big Data Together

While big data represents a significant opportunity for companies to solve business issues, success has been hampered in large part because of the complexity of implementing the technology and the daunting cost of retrofitting old systems. In many cases, companies cannot use the...