Special Report

Editor’s Choice: The Best of 2017

Profit’s editors pick their favorite articles of the year

December 2017

One of the most enjoyable tasks of the year for Profit’s editorial team members is looking back on the content we have produced and picking our favorite stories.

This year’s list of choices includes in-depth stories featuring customers such as the groundbreaking 3D-printing company Carbon Inc., the global payment processing provider Payscout, and the diverse city of Oakland, California, and how they used Oracle Cloud to modernize and innovate. It also includes valuable thought leadership pieces on topics such as customer experience, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud-based subscription services, and virtual reality (VR) commerce.

“My favorite thing about the editors’ choice list is that it really showcases the gamut of topics our readers are interested in, from enterprise resource planning to machine learning,” says Profit Editor in Chief Aaron Lazenby. “For companies looking to understand how to leverage their Oracle technology and gain a competitive edge, there are some great insights in these pieces.”

Your Product as a Service
The cloud is driving a trillion-dollar transformation: an expanding range of consumer and business products as subscription services.

Pay It Forward
A strong cultural foundation is behind a global payment processing provider’s successful move into the fast-growing VR commerce market.

Is Big Data Helping Your Small Business Grow?
With the right strategy, big data can help small-to-medium business (SMBs) identify new growth opportunities and make smarter business decisions.

Internal Affairs
Have you mastered the fine art of losing your employees to yourself?

Five Must-Haves for a Smarter Customer Experience
Leading companies are using new business and technology strategies to deliver a better experience for customers.

The Right Questions
What should smart executives be asking about the future?

Get Smart(er)
How analytics from Oracle Data Cloud connect TV advertising to in-store sales

Flying High
How smart organizations create a culture of high performance

Cloud City
How is the fast-changing City of Oakland modernizing with cloud-based IT?

Intelligent Choices
AI will only get more powerful. Will we be ready for it?

More Human
How AI and machine learning can help personalize and optimize HR

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