Friday May 15, 2015

Thomas Kurian on the Role of Today’s CIO in Cloud & Business Transformation

clip_image002Expectations of business-driven IT are higher than ever and changing rapidly.  Words like agility, mobility, digital, data, cloud and customer centricity are common and constant from Line of Business (LOBs) executives like CMOs. Today’s business must move at the pace of – scratch that – ahead of the pace of today’s consumer. Businesses must anticipate customers’ needs to be truly customer-centric organizations.  Innovation through the cloud is a big force driving customer experience and customer centricity.

Here’s another word of importance: collaboration.  And collaboration is essential to make a successful business-led technology transformation. Today’s CIO will play a pivotal role in crafting that collaboration between IT and business leaders. Unfortunately, the process hasn’t taken root just yet.

According to a recent ZDNet article, research shows that confidence and collaboration between LOBs and IT is not strong. The article cites a new CIO Magazine survey showing that 54% of business leaders view IT “as an obstacle to their mission.” Forrester research shows that less than half of marketing managers collaborate with IT when developing a technology strategy. And our Oracle study revealed that less than 1/3 of marketing and IT executives surveyed reported collaborating “frequently,” while at the same time noting greater success when they do collaborate.

Kurian believes the CIO will play a pivotal role with collaboration, cloud and business transformation. In this video he states “cloud actually empowers CIOs to take the lead with innovation.” He goes on to say that today’s CIO role is not diminished just different, requiring a new business mindset. The CIO is very much essential to this new digital, customer-centric business revolution.

ZDNet reporter Dion Hinchcliffe had some great insights on the future role of CIOs: “The CIO should have – or should quickly ascertain – a better sense of how to translate the current business into today’s emerging digital marketplaces and channels. And yes, that means knowing more about how to apply digital to various parts of the enterprise than line of business executives. Relentless education and experimentation is required here to be successful. The CIO should be the visionary and evangelist that can get business – from the management team to the workforce – fully on board with digital business.”

Cloud is the future of business transformation; CIOs will play a key role. As Kurian says, CIOs are extremely important to their executives and businesses, and the cloud empowers them to take the lead.  The best CIOs in the industry are beginning to grasp that and train their staff to become experts in cloud technologies. For more on cloud innovation, read Oracle CEO Mark Hurd's recent piece on how cloud is revolutionizing business in four key areas.

This is just one entry in a series of blog videos with Kurian. Oracle Social Cloud Group VP Meg Bear spent the day recently with Kurian discussing everything from the changing role of today’s CMO and CIO, to data and innovation, to the importance of user experience. Check back each week as we feature a new video with insights from Kurian on how Oracle is partnering and co-innovating with our customers to help pave a path of success and deliver consistent, rewarding and exceptional experiences for their customers. Watch the video here.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

The Cloud Platform for Digital Business – presentation available at Community Workspace

At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the presentation “The Cloud Platform for Digital Business”.

Make sure you update your customers on Enabling Digital Leadership:

  • Digital Experience
  • Business Agility
  • Digital Connect
  • Immediate Reactions
  • Digital Identity

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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

New Self-Studies on Oracle Rules

We now have 2 self-study courses on Oracle Rules:

They are both available to everyone, Oracle Partners and Oracle Customers, in the Oracle Learning Library. No charge.

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Friday Aug 09, 2013

NEW - Business Rules Self-Study Course

A new self study course (Using Oracle Business Rules in BPEL) was recently posted to the Oracle Learning Library. This self-study course runs about 40 minutes. You can access it, at no charge, here.

This course leverages the vocabulary and concepts from the Introduction to Oracle Business Rules self-study as it discusses the configuration of the Oracle Business Rules service component, and the calling of the configured component from a BPEL process. It's a follow-on to the Introduction to Oracle Business Rules self-study.


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Monday Aug 20, 2012

Business Driven Development (BDD) Demo Now Available!

For access to the Oracle demo systems please visit OPN and talk to your Partner Expert

DSS is pleased to announce the availability of the demo “Business Driven Development“. This innovative demonstration uses a case-study approach to show business users how they can easily streamline their Business Processes - delivering greater efficiency, agility, visibility and collaboration with Oracle BPM and WebCenter.

The BDD demonstration uses a case study-based approach to highlight a business problem at a fictional company, Avitek Corporation, and uses Oracle BPM and Oracle WebCenter to solve the business problem. This holistic approach has specifically been used to appeal to a non-technical business analyst user. This demo is NOT focused on product features, but aims to guide users through a complete BPM lifecycle.

The scenario is based on improving a simple order process (scenario details are in the demo script). Avitek Corporation is sufferinng from a manual email-driven ordering process. Sales reps don’t know where the customer orders are stuck (no visibility) and finance users are unable to manually approve every order (no automation). There are several areas where this process can be improved with Business Process Management technology. This demo shows how improving following areas will ignificantly help resolve the business problems Avitek Corporation is facing. Areas for improvement include:

  • Utilizing BPM for process management, rather than an unregulated, email-based process.
  • Utilizing automated services, rather than requiring a human to key into a system. For example, Finance checking the customer’s credit rating is something that could be automated.
  • Centralizing business rules that can be integrated into a business process, rather than requiring a human to process them. For example, Finance must determine when orders can be automatically approved.
  • Provide insight and visibility into the process. For example, Sales Rep needs to know the status of their customer’s orders.

The BDD Demo uses the following products.

  • Oracle BPM Suite 11g PS4FP
  • Oracle WebCenter 11g PS4FP (for Process Spaces)
  • Oracle Business Activity Monitoring 11g
  • Oracle Database 11g

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Friday Nov 25, 2011

Official Oracle SOA Suite 11g Samples

Looking for Oracle SOA Suite Samples?

The SOA team has created a new Official Oracle SOA Suite 11g Samples project at Java.Net for the product samples referenced in the Oracle SOA Suite documentation.There is no membership required to browse and download the samples. Just go there and get started by clicking on the component you are interested in!

Want to share your own samples with the world?

Great! You can create your own projects as a member of Java.Net.

Want to discuss these samples?

Please use the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) forums for any discussion regarding the samples: Oracle Technology Network forum page The forum link for each component is provided on the corresponding tab.

Visit the SOA Products Page on OTN for product information on any of the SOA components. Oracle Technology Network product page

We have samples for Adapters, B2B, BAM, BPEL PM, BPM, Business Rules, CEP, Human Workflow, Mediator, Notification, Oracle Service Bus, Spring and Transformations.

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