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In the Data-Powered Future, Will Your Company Thrive or Just Hope to Survive?

September 25, 2019
While it’s unmistakably clear that the digital economy will be led by companies that harness the full power and potential of data, it’s also becoming alarmingly clear that most companies have failed to equip themselves to capitalize on the data-driven future. Without question, business leaders face a daunting challenge in mapping out how to get
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Salesforce announces new Manufacturing Cloud

Salesforce Invades SAP: Links Sales + ERP Data for Manufacturing

September 24, 2019
The intensifying competition between SAP and Salesforce for world leadership in enterprise SaaS ratcheted up a few notches last week as Salesforce promised to link sales and ERP data in its brand-new Manufacturing Cloud. The announcement from Salesforce is the latest in a series of moves and countermoves by two of the world’s largest and
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Steve Miranda speaks about Oracle and the SaaS revolution at OpenWorld 2019

Is Oracle Triggering a SaaS Revolution?

September 19, 2019
Proving that the traditional and siloed application categories of ERP and CRM and HCM are simply not suited for the modern digital economy, Oracle is claiming that modern business processes require a deeply integrated suite of applications. The monolithic and isolated pillars of CRM, ERP and HCM were fully adequate for the enterprise-centric model of
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At OpenWorld 2019, Larry Ellison talked Oracle relationships with Microsoft and Amazon

Oracle Will Leapfrog Amazon and Get Closer with Microsoft, Larry Ellison Says

September 18, 2019
Outlining two developments that could tip the balance of power in the cloud, Oracle founder Larry Ellison announced this week at OpenWorld that Oracle is expanding its groundbreaking partnership with Microsoft and promised to vault past Amazon in a key infrastructure category.  The broader and deeper relationship between Microsoft—the longtime #1 vendor in my Cloud
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Oracle CEO Safra Catz spoke about autonomous database and Amazon on a recent earnings call.

Oracle Imitates Amazon: Sells Autonomous Database via ‘Land and Expand’

September 17, 2019
Flipping his script on Amazon from trashing its database capabilities to admiring its sales strategy, Oracle founder Larry Ellison is emulating AWS’s “land and expand” approach as Oracle cranks up the sales engine for its revolutionary new Autonomous Database. This is a big deal for Oracle. Ellison has called Autonomous Database “the most exciting and
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Oracle founder Larry Ellison says that his company will best SAP in ERP

Oracle Will Dethrone SAP as World’s #1 ERP Vendor, Vows Larry Ellison

September 13, 2019
Noting that he’s “almost afraid to mention” that Oracle’s cloud ERP market share is about 95%, Oracle founder Larry Ellison said his booming cloud business is starting to peel away huge SAP customers and will eventually unseat SAP as the world’s #1 ERP provider. What we have here is a classic bit of gamesmanship between
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Oracle Open World news

Oracle Apps in Transformation: Big Numbers, News Coming at Open World

September 12, 2019
With Oracle’s huge Open World customer conference coming next week in San Francisco, a LinkedIn blog post last night from applications leader Steve Miranda offered some compelling glimpses into what business customers can expect. I’ll get to the broader list in a moment. First, I wanted to look at with two revelations from Miranda that
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Salesforce new ad campaign

Salesforce Demolishing “B2C” and “B2B” with Slick New Ad Campaign

September 11, 2019
Boiling down its meteoric 20-year history and vast product line to “We Bring Companies and Customers Together,” Salesforce has launched a new advertising and marketing campaign that will further obliterate the archaic models of B2C and B2B. In a blog post this morning, Salesforce CMO Stephanie Buscemi wrote, “Over the last six months, we’ve done
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