Kurian: Oracle's Answers to Today's Challenges

ThomasKurian09.jpgExerpt from the official daily newspaper from Oracle Magazine and Profit. By Fred Sandsmark.

As a wet, windy storm slammed the streets of San Francisco, Oracle OpenWorld attendees gathered on Tuesday morning to hear Thomas Kurian, Oracle executive vice president, product development, describe the storms that businesses face today.

Business Process Management. Kurian advocated a packaged yet customizable business process infrastructure built on Oracle Application Integration Architecture—one that works out of the box but that can be adapted to changes in business conditions.

Business Intelligence. Kurian was joined onstage by Michael Siebert of Ingersoll-Rand, who discussed how his company gets a unified view of business intelligence through integrated Oracle applications.

Governance, Controls, and Security. Kurian invited Norm Fjeldheim of Qualcomm to explain how his company uses Oracle to create strong governance and compliance. Qualcomm now closes its books in one day and completes its SEC reporting in two days.

Scalability and High Availability. Many companies need to add capacity, reduce downtime, and work within tight budgets, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Middleware 11g provide new ways to do so.

Operational Management. Companies need a centralized way to manage many different business applications and systems, correlate that information to actual user problems, and take action, Kurian said. Marshall Lew of Office Depot said his company uses Oracle Enterprise Manager to centrally manage its environment.

Kurian said in conclusion, "Not only do we offer a complete, open, and integrated suite of solutions, but every individual piece of that solution footprint is best of breed."

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I used to work for and enjoyed being with Oracle. CRM ERP and now E2.0 WebCentre and UCM. I'm enjoying every announcement as it shows big innovation to a collective state that many in the US are benfittng from that has hasn't arrived here in the UK or Europe. People like myself evangelise this and spread the word. The componentisation of many products allows for a faster ROI oppportunity and gains in footprint. I have seldom seen such adaptavity and flexibility in overall architecture, development and solution. Plus the heavy hitting side of high transaction Exadata servers are set to bring high end users a new service.

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