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From the Editor

What’s Next?

There’s a lot of technology out there, and it’s time we stopped limiting our coverage of it.

By Tom Haunert

July/August 2019

We’ve published Oracle Magazine on multiple digital platforms over the last four years, catering to reader feedback, but we’ve also missed some things along the way. The good news is that we’ve got a plan to fix what we missed, and we’re confident it’s a win for you.

More, and More Responsive

Here’s the plan: We’ve decided to go all-in on our responsive HTML platform and format. This is the last bimonthly issue of Oracle Magazine—we’ll post future content to our website at blogs.oracle.com/oraclemagazine weekly, with coverage that’s more timely and even more compelling than the content we’re producing today. In the process, we’re going to double down on our popular hands-on how-to content while initiating in-depth coverage of Oracle software-as-a-service (ERP, HCM, CX, and so on) products.

You will find all of that frequent, technical, SaaS, and responsive content on our website. Subscribers: Please be sure to open our weekly Cloud Leader emails for the latest website and content updates. (Current Oracle Magazine subscribers will be subscribed to Cloud Leader automatically.) Email us at opubedit_us@oracle.com if you have any questions or want to offer ideas on how we can serve you better.

Why We’re Changing

Historically, planning our magazine material on a bimonthly schedule forced us to defer coverage of a lot of technology areas to “the next issue,” given issue theme and space constraints. And for a bimonthly technology magazine, already too infrequent in the fast-paced tech world, deferring content by two months has been far from ideal.

Furthermore, when we stopped printing, in 2015, we committed to producing the magazine in a fixed-dimension page format attuned to desktop screens. But we weren’t ready for the rise—let’s just call it domination—of mobile phones for reading and watching almost every form of digital content. The desktop-oriented Oracle Magazine page format simply isn’t readable on a mobile device.

Since 2017, Oracle Magazine content has been available in responsive HTML at blogs.oracle.com/oraclemagazine, and that responsive content reads well on all screen sizes, from desktop to phone to anything in between.

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