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7th January 2014 |

Rate Your Company's IT Complexity

Take a short survey to find out if IT complexity is inhibiting innovation in your organization.

Companies say innovation is a critical ingredient in staying competitive, and yet most spend four times as many resources maintaining IT systems as they do transforming the business. Complexity keeps IT organizations consumed with the status quo instead of innovative projects. What factors contribute to IT complexity in your company?

This survey is designed for IT professionals with knowledge of their company's overall IT architecture and/or strategy. It has four sections, each with four to seven multiple-choice questions. For each section you complete, you will receive:

  • Your company's IT complexity score on those topics
  • Recommended best practices in that IT area
  • A customized report outlining next steps for reducing IT complexity


31st December 2013 |

Industry Insights, Executive-Level Networking

Hear from your industry peers and share your experiences at Oracle Industry Connect.

Join senior executives at Oracle Industry Connect as these leaders and peers in your industry share deep domain expertise, insights, and industry-specific best practices for Communications, Financial Services, Health Sciences, Retail, Utilities and Manufacturing industries. This flagship Oracle industry event features customer-led content delivered by industry leaders such as:

  • Neiman Marcus - Karen Katz, CEO and President
  • Sprint - Dan Hesse, CEO
  • Bank of America - Cathy Bessant, Global Technology and Operations
  • Quintiles - Tom Pike, CEO
  • Makro South America - Ricardo Kandelman, CEO and Chairman
  • Telefonica - Phil Jordan, CIO
  • Lend Lease - Steve Wallisa, Vice President of Planning and Scheduling
  • Proteus - Andrew Thompson, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Green Mountain Power - Mary Powell, President and CEO
  • Northeast Utilities - Tom May, CEO


24th December 2013 |

Rich HR and Talent Solutions

Realize the full potential of your employees with the most complete set of HCM products--through the Oracle Cloud.


18th December 2013 |

Strong Results, Positive Outlook

Customer adoption of Oracle Cloud sees strong growth.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that both fiscal 2014 Q2 GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues were up 2% to $9.3 billion. GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were unchanged at $2.4 billion, while non-GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were down 1% to $2.4 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 6% to $4.5 billion. Hardware Systems revenues, including hardware systems products and hardware systems support, were unchanged at $1.3 billion.


17th December 2013 |

Introducing Oracle's Most Powerful Engineered System

The new Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 offers unprecedented in-memory database and application performance with the highest levels of availability, scalability, and reliability of any engineered system. Combining Oracle Exadata Storage Server technology, Oracle's SPARC microprocessors, silicon network, highly secure virtualization, out-of-the-box platform as a service and database as a service management, Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 is the best example of Oracle's engineered systems vision thus far.

Watch this webcast and learn how Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 can help you:

  • Increase performance by 10x to 20x over the performance of standard systems for new in-memory applications, legacy applications, and Oracle Database utilizing:
  • Up to 384 microprocessor cores and 32 terabytes of high-performance memory in the most powerful and flexible system design Oracle has ever developed
  • A complete set of Oracle Exadata technology for optimal Oracle Database performance and efficiency
  • Realize rich multi-tenancy with near-zero overhead virtualization
  • Implement platform as a service and database as service management out of the box


13th November 2013 |

Create Your HR Strategic Vision at Oracle HCM World

Oracle HCM World offers an agenda full of best practices and use cases that you can take back with you to be more successful in your role. If you're involved in workforce planning, recruiting, on-boarding, training, leadership development, compensation, benefits--or any aspect of human resources--you owe it to yourself to be in Las Vegas in February 2014.


21st October 2013 |

Database as a Service Online Forum

Design, Deploy, and Deliver Oracle Database in the Cloud

Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to deliver better services to the business faster, at lower cost, and with higher quality of service. Now, there's a new page in the CIO playbook--delivering enterprise Database as a Service.

Watch the on-demand forum to hear from analysts and experts on how companies are beginning to transform with Database as a Service, and learn the prescriptive steps your organization can take to design, deploy, and deliver Database as a Service today.


14th October 2013 |

Mastering Mergers and Acquisitions

Over 40 percent of the S&P 500 engaged in mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures over the past three years, yet only one third of these companies stand to realize real value from their transactions. If you are already involved in M&A or considering it as a strategy to expand into new markets or grow your top line, it is imperative you get M&A right.

Oracle Treasurer Eric Ball will moderate this 45 minute webcast and add his own unique insights into the dialogue as one of the industry's most influential finance professionals and an expert on management research.


7th October 2013 |

Going Mobile

Oracle Mobile Platform enables organizations to develop, deploy, integrate, secure, and manage enterprise mobility. In this online event, you will hear directly from Featured Analyst Firm Gartner about the current mobile trends and challenges. Oracle Mobile executives will also outline, Oracle's overall mobile strategy, and discuss how Oracle Mobile Platform leverages current platform investments to help simplify enterprise mobility.

Join us for this exclusive event to learn more about:

  • Oracle's complete mobile solution and strategy
  • Current enterprise mobility challenges and opportunities, as presented by Featured Analyst Firm Gartner
  • How Oracle is addressing mobility challenges and simplifying enterprise mobility with Oracle Mobile Platform


2nd October 2013 |

Oracle Unveils Big Iron with New SPARC M6 Processors

With Oracle's new SPARC M6-32 systems, customers can now run entire applications in memory. Based on the SPARC M6 12-core processor, these systems have a staggering 32 terabytes of system memory and up to 384 processor cores with 8-threads per core. The SPARC M6-32 provides twice the memory capacity of IBM Power servers and delivers extreme in-memory compute performance for large-scale, mission-critical workloads and databases. And it offers the highest levels of system availability for core business applications.


2nd October 2013 |

Transforming Businesses with Big Data and Analytics

Watch Oracle President Mark Hurd on harnessing the value of big data and leveraging it for critical decisions.


25th September 2013 |

Thank You for Being Part of ORACLE TEAM USA's Victory

Completing what many thought of as one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time--from an 8 to 1 deficit where the winner must take nine races--ORACLE TEAM USA won the winner-take-all final race to successfully defend the 34th America's Cup on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco. Skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill guided the team's AC72 past Emirates Team New Zealand to win that race by 39 seconds and retain the America's Cup trophy.


18th September 2013 |

New Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance

Enterprises never want to lose vital business data, but at the same time, they can't spare sufficient time to backup many critical business applications. A new Oracle Engineered System is coming soon to help solve this problem.


5th September 2013 |

Announcing Oracle Database In-Memory--an Option for Oracle Database 12c

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco, Oracle announced the upcoming availability of the Oracle Database In-Memory option--a solution for accelerating database-driven business decision-making to real-time speeds. Unlike specialized approaches that are restricted to particular workloads or applications, the unique approach of Oracle Database In-Memory leverages a new in-memory column store format to speed up analytic, data warehousing, and reporting workloads, while also accelerating transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. Organizations of all sizes and running any application can benefit from:

  • Real-time analytics performance
  • Acceleration for all workloads
  • Applications just work faster


4th September 2013 |

Celebrating 15 Years of NetBeans

Java's award-winning, free, open source integrated development environment (IDE) celebrates the 15-year mark, with a worldwide community of users and developers.

The NetBeans story begins in 1996, when students at Charles University in Prague attempted to write a Delphi-like Java IDE in Java. Originally called Xelfi, the student project delved into what was then the uncharted territory of Java IDE. Xelfi generated enough interest in the community that after they graduated, the students decided to put their new product on the market. In 1997, a company was formed and the name was changed to NetBeans.


22nd August 2013 |

The Internet of Things--Solutions for a Connected World

In this connected world, the proliferation of intelligent devices has created a market for entirely new solutions based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Organizations need more innovative ways to manage the complexities of harnessing ever-increasing amounts of data from devices and use it to drive smarter decisions, enable new services and revenue streams, and reduce costs.

The key to gaining real business value from IoT is effective communication among all elements of the architecture. With an integrated, end-to-end platform, it is possible to deploy applications faster, process and analyze in-flight data at lightning speeds, and act on events as quickly as they occur.


7th August 2013 |

Protect Your Network While Growing Revenue

To protect their networks and take advantage of new revenue opportunities, service providers must prepare now for the coming growth in LTE Diameter signaling traffic.

Download the Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index: Forecast Report and Analysis 2012-2017 to discover:

  • A region-by-region breakdown of future signaling traffic demand
  • Which services will drive growth--and in which markets
  • Where the greatest opportunities will emerge for agile service providers


7th August 2013 |

Experience Smarter Selling in Action With Oracle Sales Cloud

To protect their networks and take advantage of new revenue opportunities, service providers must prepare now for the coming growth in LTE Diameter signaling traffic.

Today's sales reps spend 78 percent of their time searching for information and only 22 percent selling. This inefficiency is costing you, your reps, and every prospect that stands to benefit from your products.

Join Oracle's Thomas Kurian and Doug Clemmans as they explain:

  • How today's sales processes have rendered many CRM systems obsolete
  • The secrets to smarter selling, leveraging mobile, social, and big data
  • How Oracle Sales Cloud enables smarter selling--as proven by Oracle's own implementation of the solution

Oracle experts will demo Oracle Sales Cloud to show you smarter selling in action. With Oracle Sales Cloud, reps sell more, managers know more, and companies grow more.


10th July 2013 |

Oracle Launches Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3

Thursday, July 18, 2013
10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Private and public cloud service providers striving to increase agility while lowering costs are facing monumental operational challenges. The initial success of their cloud solutions is often undermined by management complexity, service rollout delays, and service level shortfalls.

Join us at this webcast to hear Thomas Kurian, EVP of Product Development on what Oracle Engineering has achieved with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 to address these challenges. Later, during this webcast, Oracle experts will discuss the latest capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 for cloud lifecycle and operations management.

Learn how to:

  • Deploy cloud services up to 10 times faster while managing change more effectively
  • Automatically consolidate cloud workloads on Oracle engineered systems
  • Track service-level agreements to business objectives with business-driven application management resulting in extreme performance and unparalleled scalability for applications running on your cloud


1st July 2013 |

Introducing Oracle Database 12c

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET

Join Oracle executives including President Mark Hurd, Senior Vice President Andy Mendelsohn, and Architect Tom Kyte for an introduction to the world’s first database designed for the cloud--Oracle Database 12c.

Attend the Webcast to learn about Oracle Database 12c's new multitenant architecture featuring pluggable databases. This innovative capability makes it easy to consolidate onto the cloud to reduce IT costs and complexity while improving quality of service. Be the first to learn how to:

  • Simplify database consolidation
  • Automatically compress and tier data
  • Improve database and application continuity
  • Redact sensitive data