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Special Report: Most Popular Stories of 2015

December 2015

By 2025, 80 percent of all production applications will be in the cloud, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld in October. Right now it’s only at 25 percent.

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With so much expected growth in the cloud market, it’s no wonder then that Profit readers picked cloud-related content, including articles about Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, hybrid clouds and more, among this year’s 10 most popular stories.

“Our most popular articles prove Profit readers want to know more about the broad area of cloud computing, and how best to harness and adopt cloud technology to gain business benefit,” says Profit editor in chief Aaron Lazenby. “Our team of writers and thought leaders continuously create valuable content that helps readers better understand Oracle’s latest technology, and how to use it to gain competitive advantage.”

Here, review the complete list of most popular articles to learn more about Oracle’s cloud vision, and get smart insights into other top topics, including big data, mobile, and the big announcements from Oracle OpenWorld.

Proof of Concept
Software in Silicon Cloud lets partners and customers test Oracle’s new SPARC technology.

Trends in Cloud Computing: Rise of the Hybrid Cloud
Three trends—big data, Internet of Things, and mobility—will drive an explosion in the use of true hybrid clouds.

Trends in Cloud Computing: The Rise of SaaS and PaaS
Organizations are gaining a number of benefits from Oracle Applications in the cloud.

PaaS and SaaS: Perfect Together
Five reasons that platform as a service will soon become the de facto way to extend software as a service.

Three Must-Haves for Mobile Applications
Mobile apps offer an opportunity to provide a clear signal through the noise of sales-driven marketing.

Trends in Data Management: Unlock the True Value Proposition of Big Data
As big data matures, organizations will start to see a return on investment.

Special Report: Oracle OpenWorld
Highlights from this year’s executive keynotes and customer presentations about how Oracle—and the cloud—are changing the game for today’s businesses.

The PaaS Tipping Point
Every organization has an inflection point when PaaS becomes more economical than an in-house deployment.

Trends in the Workplace: Gamification in the Enterprise
Gaming techniques encourage employees to adopt habits that benefit the company while creating a fun atmosphere.

Four Steps to a Successful Big Data Project
By adopting a systematic approach, companies can move from the promise of big data to valuable analytics.

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