I expected culture shock when Oracle acquired PeopleSoft in 2004 but soon learned that Oracle’s entrepreneurial spirit would be a welcome change. Likewise, I expected a bit of turmoil as we transitioned to all of Oracle’s employee support systems. It was painless. We hit the ground running.
Oracle has long supported a mobile, distributed workforce
As I soon learned, Oracle was and is really, really good at supporting a global, diverse workforce that works anyplace, anywhere, anytime. Within a year, I was no longer commuting in rush hour traffic to the Denver Tech Center. I’m on a global team. 2-3 hours on the road didn’t make sense. My productivity surged. At least half the team is now home based.
Oracle’s CIO Mark Sunday shares how Oracle’s move to the cloud enables us to lead.
In this article, An Insider’s Take on Oracle’s Cloud Transformation, Sunday shares insight learned from running Oracle’s IT community which supports nearly 150,000 users. As Oracle moves to cloud solutions internally, we expect and realize the same benefits as our customers would. As examples, Sunday points out how adopting our own solutions for marketing, sales, HR, and talent have transformed the way we do business and engage with our customers.