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Oracle Information InDepth EXECUTIVE STRATEGY MONTHLY EDITION July 2014
During June's Q4 earnings
call, Oracle executives announced Oracle's best quarter yet for cloud.
Oracle is now the second largest cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) company
in the world, and executives plan to close in on the top spot by growing
SaaS bookings over 50 percent.
"Our cloud subscription business is now approaching a run rate of $2
billion a year," said Oracle President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz.
"As our business has transitioned, more software revenues are being
recognized over the life of a subscription rather than upfront. We're
making this transition to cloud subscriptions and ratable revenue recognition
while continuously increasing our top-line revenue and our bottom-line
"As an antidote to
all that complexity and cost and confusion, cloud computing can help CEOs
transform their businesses by understanding customers and prospects more
intimately, pouncing on new market opportunities as they emerge,
accelerating new-product development, and hiring and growing world-class
talent," says Oracle President Mark Hurd.
"For a midsized
enterprise, the decision to evaluate any cloud footprint should begin
with the constitution of a risk evaluation and contingency planning
board," says Amitava
Ghosh, principal business analyst with the Oracle Insight
"ERP cloud solutions
have matured to the point where they are a smart strategic alternative
for many organizations—especially for those whose ERP system is focused
around CRM, HCM, and finance management," says Hans Castel,
senior director with the Oracle Insight and Customer Strategy team.
"Plan your mobile BI
implementation strategy with a focus on security, collaboration, and user
engagement, and you'll reap the rewards of mobilizing your
analytics," says Christian
Screen, director of the Oracle Business Intelligence
Practice at Sierra-Cedar, Inc. and an Oracle ACE.
What happens when demand
starts to outpace supply? "If you're an executive trying to do well
in this environment, you have to evolve, because it's really the
innovators that succeed here," says Dr. Stefan Heck, author of Resource Revolution: How to
capture the biggest business opportunity in a century.
Today's chief information
officers have some fantastic new opportunities to deliver
transformational business impact and customer value for their
organizations. But what does it take to actually deliver on that
To truly maximize the value
of data to business operations, you must somehow separate the data from
the underlying tangle of management, legal, and integration problems that
often stunt our ability to use data for competitive advantage.