jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Oracle Q4 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 15% TO $0.76 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 10% TO $0.89

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Total Cloud Revenues Up 58% to $1.4 Billion, Total Revenue Up 3% to $10.9 Billion

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 21, 2017

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q4 results and fiscal 2017 full year results. Comparing Q4 2017 to Q4 last year, SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud revenues were up 67% to $964 million, and non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 75% to $1.0 billion. Cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) plus IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) revenues were up 40% to $397 million, and non-GAAP PaaS plus IaaS revenues were up 42% to $403 million. Total cloud revenues were up 58% to $1.4 billion, and non-GAAP total cloud revenues were up 64% to $1.4 billion. Cloud plus on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $8.9 billion, and non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 6% to $8.9 billion. Total revenues were up 3% to $10.9 billion.

Operating Income was up 3% to $4.1 billion, and the operating margin was 37%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was up 5% to $5.0 billion, and the non-GAAP operating margin was 46%. Net Income was $3.2 billion, and non-GAAP Net Income was $3.8 billion. Earnings Per Share was $0.76, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.89. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 2 cents higher, and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 1 cent higher.

Short-term deferred revenues were up 8% to $8.2 billion compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was up 3% to $14.1 billion.

For fiscal 2017, Cloud SaaS revenues were up 61% to $3.2 billion compared to fiscal 2016. Non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 68% to $3.4 billion. Cloud PaaS and IaaS revenues were up 60% to $1.4 billion for both GAAP and Non-GAAP. Total cloud revenues were up 60% to $4.6 billion. Non-GAAP cloud revenues were up 66% to $4.7 billion. Cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 4% to $30.2 billion. Non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $30.4 billion. Total Revenues were up 2% to $37.7 billion. Non-GAAP Total Revenues were up 2% to $37.9 billion.

Operating Income was $12.7 billion, and operating margin was 34%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $16.2 billion and non-GAAP operating margin was 43%. Net Income was $9.3 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $11.6 billion. Earnings Per Share was $2.21, while Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $2.74. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 4 cents higher and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 3 cents higher.
“Our fourth quarter results were very strong as revenue growth and earnings per share both substantially exceeded the high end of guidance,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “We continue to experience rapid adoption of the Oracle Cloud led by the 75% growth in our SaaS business in Q4. This cloud hyper-growth is expanding our operating margins, and we expect earnings per share growth to accelerate in fiscal 2018.”

“We sold $855 million of new annually recurring cloud revenue (ARR) in Q4, putting us over our $2 billion ARR bookings goal for fiscal year 2017,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “We also delivered over $1 billion in quarterly SaaS revenue for the first time. Next year is going to be even better. We expect to sell a lot more than $2 billion in new cloud ARR in fiscal year 2018.”

“AT&T has agreed to migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to the Oracle Cloud,” said Oracle Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison. “In the coming year, I expect more of our big customers to migrate their Oracle databases and database applications to the Oracle Cloud. These large-scale migrations will dramatically increase the size of both our PaaS and IaaS cloud businesses.”

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 19, 2017, with a payment date of August 2, 2017.

Q4 Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q4 results and fiscal 2017 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.
A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Pass Code: 34656498.
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Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.607.0349
ken.bond@oracle.com

Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communciations
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com

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lunes, 19 de junio de 2017

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-3629

Oracle Corporation
Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-3629
June 19th, 2017
Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-3629

Dear Oracle Customer,

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-3629 was released on June 19th, 2017.

Oracle strongly recommends that customers follow the recommended actions noted in the Security Alert.

The Security Alert Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a summary of the security vulnerability, and a pointer to obtain the latest patches.
Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Versions" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Advisory is available at the following location:

Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-3629:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/alert-cve-2017-3629-3757403.html

Thank you,
Customer Support of Oracle Corporation


You are receiving this communication as a result of your current relationship with Oracle Support. Designated Support contacts may not unsubscribe from receiving Oracle Critical Patch Update, System and Contract communications. However, if you believe you have received these messages in error, please contact: MOS-Privacy_US@oracle.com.

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@Ulacit Cómo Proteger la información de su organización del mal uso del Deep Web y Dark Web

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Oracle Health Sciences Reimagines Clinical Development Technology with New Cloud-Based eClinical Environment of the Future

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Unifies clinical development operations and information to help life sciences companies bring therapies to market faster and more cost-effectively

DIA – Chicago, IL.—Jun 19, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Health Sciences Clinical One Platform, a cloud-based eClinical environment that is intended to redefine the way technology supports clinical research, and its first capability in the new environment, Clinical One Randomization and Supplies Management.

Developing a potentially life-saving drug from a promising molecule to an FDA-approved therapy can take more than a decade and cost billions of dollars due to redundant processes, increasing volumes and variety of patient data, and older technology systems that don’t communicate with one another. Oracle Health Sciences is tackling these issues with its Clinical One Platform, a new cloud-based eClinical solution that will unify clinical development operations and information in a single environment with shared functions and an easy-to-use interface for sites, clinical coordinators and their counterparts.

Unlike other products in the market, which are point solutions that address only a single part of the drug development lifecycle or a single area within clinical research, Clinical One Platform is a holistic, unified cloud environment. It is being built from the ground-up to address the needs of the entire drug development lifecycle – everyone and every process required to get a drug to market. The vision for its Clinical One Platform is to bring more drugs to market faster and offer hope for more cures by eliminating redundancies, creating process efficiencies and sharing information—in a way that has never been done before.

“Pharmaceutical companies continue to look for new and innovative ways to bring therapies to market faster and more cost effectively. Technology providers who can offer a unified, cloud-based eClinical platform that enables companies to seamlessly share clinical trial data throughout all phases of the drug development lifecycle and across all functions, will be poised to take advantage of the expanding eClinical market,” said Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Research Director, IDC.

In addition to unveiling its Clinical One Platform, Oracle also launched its first capability in the new environment, Clinical One Randomization and Supplies Management. Designed with self-service in mind and to eliminate the need for customization, this capability will feature an intuitive user interface, enabling clinical teams to design, validate and deploy a study in days with the click of a button. This enables clinical coordinators to quickly add patients to a trial, collect screening information and ensure eligibility for randomization in record time.

“The pharmaceutical industry has been stitching together systems to support the drug development lifecycle for decades, creating a Frankenstein effect. Our vision, and why we created the Clinical One Platform clinical environment, is to provide our life sciences customers with a modern, collaborative cloud environment that eliminates massive redundancies and help enable them to set up a trial in days instead of weeks, while allowing broader clinical teams to leverage what’s already been done,” said Steve Rosenberg, general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “But ultimately, it’s about trying to accelerate the pace of finding more cures faster and more cost-effectively as millions of patients wait with hope.”

Additional Resources

·        Visit www.oracle.com/clinical-one
·        Visit use at the DIA Annual Meeting at Booth #1511
Contact Info
Valerie Beaudett
Oracle Corporation
+1 650.400.7833
valerie.beaudett@oracle.com

Christina McDonald
Burson-Marsteller
+1 212.614.4221
christina.mcdonald@bm.com

viernes, 16 de junio de 2017

Una nación pequeña con una capacidad cibernética ofensiva puede tener un efecto desmesurado sobre una gran potencia


Eric Rosenbach, ex funcionario del Departamento de Defensa, instó al Comité de Relaciones Exteriores de Estados Unidos a incentivar las inversiones en blockchains como parte de una estrategia más amplia para combatir las amenazas del ciberespacio.

El ex funcionario del Departamento de Defensa, Eric Rosenbach, quien se desempeñó como secretario asistente de Defensa para Defensa de la Patria y Seguridad Global durante la administración Obama, hizo esta observación durante un discurso titulado "Vivir en una Casa de Cristal: Estados Unidos debe defender mejor contra los ataques cibernéticos y de información"

La tesis de Rosenbach es que la guerra cibernética es asimétrica en que "una nación pequeña con una capacidad cibernética ofensiva puede tener un efecto desmesurado sobre una gran potencia", como los Estados Unidos. Él cree que la alta tasa de acceso a Internet dentro de los Estados Unidos, junto con el carácter abierto de la democracia estadounidense, hace a la nación vulnerable a un ataque cibernético de un actor hostil como Corea del Norte. Él cree que tal ataque "es probable que ocurra dentro del próximo año si las tendencias actuales continúan".

Sostiene que los Estados Unidos deben protegerse contra ataques cibernéticos mediante la adopción de un enfoque agresivo basado en la tecnología.

En resumen, la fuerza del sector tecnológico y de Internet ha impulsado el crecimiento económico de Estados Unidos y ha fortalecido nuestra democracia en las últimas dos décadas. El corolario de este éxito, sin embargo, es que Estados Unidos es cada vez más vulnerable a los ataques cibernéticos y de información. Para mantener el "centro de gravedad" de los Estados Unidos, debemos reforzar la postura cibernética de Estados Unidos y repensar nuestra estrategia para contrarrestar las operaciones de información extranjeras.

Específicamente, aconsejó al gobierno de los Estados Unidos "incentivar la inversión en seguridad basada en nube, transacciones habilitadas por blockchains y computación cuántica". Tales inversiones tecnológicas deberían ayudar a proteger a los estadounidenses contra las amenazas cibernéticas.

¿Cómo Coexistirán Gobiernos y la cadena de bloques?

Muchos defensores de la criptomoneda se erizarán en algunas de las otras sugerencias de seguridad de Rosenbach, incluyendo la retención de información sobre las vulnerabilidades de la seguridad cibernética del dominio público. Sin embargo, a medida que los gobiernos comienzan a darse cuenta de las posibilidades que ofrece la tecnología de bloques de bloque, es inevitable que traten de encontrar formas de utilizarlo para sus propios fines. Con este fin, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional concedió recientemente subvenciones a los investigadores de la cadena de bloqueos, y esta semana el Departamento de Estado estableció el grupo de trabajo Blockchain@State.

La primera cadena de bloques fue diseñada como una herramienta para la descentralización revolucionaria. Los gobiernos, por necesidad, buscarán cooptar la tecnología e integrarla en marcos centralizados. Sólo el tiempo dirá qué papel jugará el gobierno en el futuro de la tecnología blockchains, así como cómo la tecnología blockchains afectará al estado-nación.

Rapid OneWorld Implementation Gives Canadian Mobile Game Developer Operational Efficiency and Scalabilit

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Hothead Games Fuels Business Growth with NetSuite OneWorld
Rapid OneWorld Implementation Gives Canadian Mobile Game Developer Operational Efficiency and Scalability

San Mateo, Calif.—Jun 14, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Canada-based Hothead Games, one of the top 100 mobile game developers in the world, implemented NetSuite OneWorld to manage its rapidly growing business. Hothead Games uses NetSuite OneWorld to manage mission-critical business processes including financial consolidation, accounting, purchasing, revenue recognition, multi-currency transactions and multi-country tax compliance. Since going live on NetSuite OneWorld in February 2016 after a rapid two-month implementation, Hothead Games has increased operational efficiency and gained the scalability needed to grow its business.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hothead Games is one of Canada's most successful digital entertainment companies, creating game titles that include Kill Shot, Rivals at War, and Big Win Hockey, which have attracted more than 250 million mobile downloads. In response to strong demand and new market opportunities, Hothead Games recently expanded its team by 50 percent, which made the company more complex to operate. To successfully manage this growth and reduce complexity, Hothead Games needed to replace its previous software system as it did not support enough simultaneous users to process month-end results in a timely manner and made it difficult for Hothead Games to understand its assets and liabilities in real-time, requiring a manual reporting process to reconcile different currencies. In addition, the previous accounting system was slow to generate forecasts and required manual processes to compare actuals against forecast.

“We were always looking for a way to bridge the gap between the analytics in US dollars and the financial results in Canadian dollars,” said Tim Holland, Hothead Games' Director of Finance.

NetSuite OneWorld supports 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries, and transactions in more than 200 countries. NetSuite OneWorld delivers the following benefits to Hothead Games:
  • Rapid implementation. The company was up and running on NetSuite OneWorld within two months of purchase, speeding time to value. 
  • Scalability for growth. NetSuite OneWorld’s single cloud solution allows Hothead Games to expand seamlessly as the business grows. 
  • Real-time visibility. NetSuite OneWorld’s unified platform gives Hothead Games visibility across its operations with one unified financial system of record to provide visibility into standard costs with detailed breakdowns. NetSuite OneWorld also gives Hothead Games access to the insights it needs to refine strategy and spending in a highly competitive global market where tastes and technology can change overnight. 
  • Data-driven decisions. With a unified platform, the company has real-time access to a single source of data across its entire enterprise to make more informed decisions. 
  • Faster, more accurate reporting. NetSuite OneWorld's reporting capabilities have given Hothead Games real-time insight into payroll, marketing expenditures and spending at a location- and project-based level, enabling faster financial close. NetSuite OneWorld also makes it easier for Hothead Games to track and report financials for the Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program, an incentive that helps offset certain wage expenses. 
  • A broad range of robust international capabilities. NetSuite OneWorld provides a highly scalable system for growth with the ability to quickly and easily add global functionality as Hothead Games expands into new markets. 
“Our business is always changing, so we are always refining forecasts, and NetSuite OneWorld ensures we are all on the same page when making key financial decisions,” Holland added.

Contact Info

Christine Allen
Public Relations, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit
603-743-4534

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