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What it takes to be in the Fortune Top 50?

March 7, 2012 By: Stephen Slade

And of course Apple is Number 1 with its product-innovation-revolution, $100B in cash, 500K ipxd apps and market cap of Half Trillion. New products hitting the market, transforming our lives, behaviors, communications and the way we conduct our business with intertwined personal-social work lives. Seems everyone is carrying a smartdevice with them these days. Instead of carrying my newspaper out the door to read while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, I brought my iPad to read all the papers, check emails and surf. I only go to coffee and eating establishments posting 'Free Wi-Fi' - using my 45 min dinner wait productively. Remember when we had to pay for it! It’s a bit unusual to see half or more of the waiting crowd in restaurants or airports on their smart devices. Thus the Apple/smart device revolution that earns them the top award from many directions.

But numerous other companies are looking to similarly transform their operations. Competing on a global front, they resort to the latest tools and technologies to better compete with their new products, profitable innovation and responsive supply chains. With margins tightening, greater value has to be delivered, added pressures coming from all fronts and new risk management practices. The list goes on. The interesting obvious point is that all of these firms are turning to new tools and technologies, offered by both Oracle and its partners & competitors to secure their respectful position in the Fortune Top 50 hierarchy. Embracing mobile, tablets, intelligence, cloud, analytics, up-skilling and rapid deployment are just a few approaches we hear regularly from the leaders as they look to transform their supply chains.

Oracle is proud to be among the Fortune Top 50 companies. 25 Winners will be receiving their recognition at the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards Program at The Breakers in Palm Beach Florida, Apr 30-May3. See why.

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