Catz and Phillips: Making IT Easier for Customers

KurianCatz.jpgExerpt from the official daily newspaper from Oracle Magazine and Profit. By Bobbie Hartman.

Before a packed crowd of customers and partners, Oracle Presidents Charles Phillips and Safra Catz took the stage at Monday morning's keynote to highlight Oracle's accomplishments over the last year and present Oracle's vision of the futureā€”a future that is connected, open, and ready to deploy.

Catz kicked things off with the backstory of Oracle's strategy, recounting that as Oracle went through its own IT transformation, the company realized that most of the hard work in IT was being done by the customer, not the vendor.

Following on Catz's remarks, Phillips discussed Oracle's accomplishments over the past year. Oracle spends billions on innovation and integration every year, he reminded the audience. Phillips outlined the latest developments in the Oracle stack: in applications, industry solutions, middleware, database, and infrastructure.

Commenting on Oracle's record with its acquired technology, "We did exactly what we said we would do," Phillips said. "We continued to enhance these products, making them easier to upgrade, with better analytics and modern middleware. It's instructive to look at that track record as people are again worried about what we might do with Sun hardware. We'll do what we've always done. We'll make the products better."

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