Profit: Weekly Wrap-up, December 13, 2013

Check out these 10 business stories, handpicked this week by the editorial staff of Profit. Find out what we’ve been writing, reading and thinking about this week. We’re always interested in learning more about innovative ideas for doing business, so please use the comments below to tell us about any great stories you’d like to share with our editors, and community.

From Oracle:

Five Leadership Qualities Great Executives Must Have
In some ways, that’s the real challenge of leadership: the ability to push aside anything that’s not directly tied to setting a great strategy, executing upon it brilliantly, and putting terrific people in the right positions.

Team Spotlight: Chris Tonas, Vice President, Mobility and Development Tools
"At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, we introduced Oracle Mobile Platform. It contains everything an enterprise needs to mobilize its existing enterprise systems with bespoke application development and on-premises deployment. We developed this solution in response to requests from the field for an integrated, end-to-end mobilization solution at an attractive price."

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014!
We have heard over and over from our customers that the best reason to attend events like OVCS 2014 is the opportunity to network with fellow Agile users. The best conversations often occur spontaneously during breaks between sessions, or at the end of the day, over cocktails.

Top Database Security Trends in 2014CX
Looking forward, it all comes down to two questions: where is my sensitive data, and who has access to it? To answer those questions, organizations need a database strategy that tracks all sensitive data and protects it with both preventive and detective security controls.

Kids, Code, And The Future Of Technology
Beyond CS Ed Week, students will need to hit the books, the classroom, and online coursework for a deeper dive into C++, Java, Python, Ruby, and the other languages, tools, and techniques of the trade. The good news is that there are a growing number of ways for students to come up to speed as schools, tech companies, entrepreneurs, and non-profits develop curricula and new platforms for computer science learning.

Why Database As A Service (DBaaS) Will Be The Breakaway Technology of 2014
DBaaS is gaining converts because it enables business to deploy new databases quickly, securely and cheaply.

From Other Thought Leaders

7 Powerful Facebook Statistics You Should Know About
Writing shorter posts isn’t just handy on Twitter. Keeping your posts below 250 characters can get you 60% more engagement than you might otherwise see.

10 Surprising Twitter Statistics to Help You Reach More Followers
"...keep the hashtags to a minimum. 1 or 2 will get you 21% more engagement than if you add 3 or more."

What We Can All Learn From The Presidential Selfie
When you take a selfie, there is a sense that you’re in “control.” You’re the one holding the camera, you’re the one choosing how to present yourself in the best light possible, you’re the one putting more care into the image than anyone else you might just hand your camera too. But once you post it online, you’ve giving up control entirely.

Predicting Big Data's 2014
The overarching themes in most of the predictions are: Big Data technologies going mainstream; highly specialized areas of analytics becoming more accessible; an increased influence from cloud and mobile; the continued explosion of data volumes, driven by device- and machine-borne data; and disruption to the incumbent megavendors' hold on the database market.

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