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How Companies are Innovating Faster in the Face of Change

Ilona Gabinsky
Principal Product Marketing Manager

With the global pandemic creating so much uncertainty, the last year has only underscored the need for businesses to adapt and stay agile, while also finding new ways to stay relevant.

In this second installment of our “Designed for Change” series, we will shine a light on the expanding role of IT leaders, and how their decisions have the potential to shape the future of an entire organization.

Digital disruption is an unstoppable force. Many businesses are realizing that they need to embrace it - and the faster, the better. Keeping an eye on the ball means you can get ahead of the game that would lead to further growth and opportunities for the business. CIOs are not an exception. As industries are rapidly evolving, IT leaders are rethinking how they produce results. The future is being built on cloud technologies, data, team collaboration, and digital transformations of the way businesses run. For example, IDG’s 2019 State of the CIO survey finds that 62% of CIOs are being asked to create new revenue streams by creating new products or services. IT leaders report that strategy and business innovation are expected to dominate their time.

A new approach to IT

In the era of constant technological change, IT leaders need new strategies that enable business agility and accelerated growth. The change is reinforcing IT to rethink planning processes, team structures, and decision-making processes. With a plan in place, it can unlock the potential of your operations and optimize value from your technology – allowing your business to dream big and execute with precision.

Here are a few steps you can take to shift your team’s focus to innovation, with the right cloud provider at your side:

  • Reshape operations with automation - Game changing technologies of the past such as the phone, computer, and the internet have fundamentally changed lives and set a course to new opportunities. One of the most exciting technological innovations in the market today is machine learning. It allows organizations to automate mundane manual processes while enabling IT to focus on innovation and create real value for business. When database operational tasks such as tuning, provisioning, configuring, scaling patching, remain manual, it takes away time from initiatives that drive value and innovation for the organization. IT leaders need solutions that can reduce repetitive, manual tasks across their entire stack of cloud technologies so their staff can dedicate more time and resources to high-value work that drives the business forward.
  • Rethink how to gain value from data - Market leaders in every industry depend on data to gain a deeper understanding of consumers, analyze all aspects of customer journey, and make more. This new data economy has changed the competitive landscape of the tech world. Organizations are now on a race to see who can gain the most value from their data the fastest stands to win. IT leaders need analytics tools that scale to meet changes in demands and easy-to-use in order to turn data into insights, and insights into action.

How is Oracle contributing to the new IT leader role?

Oracle creates an ecosystem for innovation by leveraging autonomous cloud and database technologies, enabling faster, easier data access so that you can innovate and make better business decisions. Oracle provides:

  • Exclusive Autonomous Database and autonomous services benefits to avoid manual efforts, ensuring higher performance, security and operational efficiencies for your team.
  • Ability to run different data types (Spatial, JSON, IoT), and workloads on a single database versus having your team manage multiple systems
  • Ensuring analytics are on autopilot—allowing you to implement automation and self-service to make the best possible decisions.
  • A broad range of database engines and deployment choices to deploy workloads wherever required.
  • Automated migration tools that streamline your transition to the cloud.

Find out how Telecom Fiji used Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Analytics help the telecom operator to deliver innovative services and improve customer experiences.

With new approaches to automation and data analytics, IT leaders are shaping the narrative for a post-pandemic world. The solutions they put in place now will no doubt be the drivers of growth for years to come. By taking advantage of autonomous services to improve efficiency, scalability, and performance, IT can focus on the big picture.

View the IT Leaders Guide eBook to learn more. 

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