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VIDEO: The Oracle Cloud Worm Has Turned So Much That It's Doing Somersaults

VIDEO: The Oracle Cloud Worm Has Turned So Much That It's Doing Somersaults | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Perhaps the favorite video of every cloud commentator starring Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison is from a few years ago when Ellison opined on the cloud. The video recorded back in 2009 when Ed Zander interviewed Ellison at the Churchill Club, saw an animated Ellison pour scorn on all [...]

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So to see Oracle now pepper the “cloud” word into every one of their press releases and product launches is a little jarring. Perhaps this cloud thing has legs after all.

 
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Oracle Grabs Datalogix in Cloud Data Push

Oracle Grabs Datalogix in Cloud Data Push | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Pushing deeper into digital marketing, Oracle has inked a deal to acquire Datalogix. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the implications for Oracle’s data mining prospects appear significant.

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Datalogix is an industry leader at connecting offline consumer spending to digital marketing with the goal of helping marketers accurately measure advertising efforts and market more effectively.

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No, Really, Oracle Does Cloud Computing - Datamation

No, Really, Oracle Does Cloud Computing - Datamation | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oracle may be late to the cloud, or perhaps it’s right on time. Either way, it faces big challenges ahead.
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In his press conference, Mark Hurd seemed determined to promote Oracle as a cloud leader. He delivered his remarks with great conviction. As he spoke, a screen appeared announcing that Oracle offered a “more complete cloud solution than any IT vendor in the world.” At this point that’s more ambition than fact.

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The Era of Cloud Computing

The Era of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Analysts estimate that over the next six years 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies will be on cloud-based technology.
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.......... He added: “Historically, we’ve been in a world where computing was a scarce resource. Now it is moving to being an abundant resource. ..........

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Oracle keeps missing the point of cloud computing

Oracle keeps missing the point of cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Its new funny-money approach to cloud services is a naked attempt to keep customers from using real cloud solutions
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Why isn't Oracle actually adding value to its customers' business by evolving the use of IT services in more innovative and productive directions?

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Cloud Computing: How the Industry Will Evolve

Cloud Computing: How the Industry Will Evolve | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In 1976, Bruce Henderson -- then CEO of the Boston Consulting Group and a renowned management guru -- had an insight that isn't talked about
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Right now, Amazon.com  is the undisputed leader in providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). No "Big Three" exist in IaaS yet; it's just Amazon and then the rest.

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Sergey Gitinsky's curator insight, February 16, 2014 7:57 AM

Хорошая аналитика по рынку облаков

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Saas Predictions for 2014

Saas Predictions for 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
News of hybrid SaaS, PaaS and happier customers is all on tap
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Can't have SaaS without a PaaS: Salesforce.com threw down the gauntlet to its rivals in November, announcing Salesforce1, a revamped version of its PaaS (platform as a service)

 

 

Thanks to technorati.com for the image.

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Salesforce Is a Cloud Computing King

Salesforce Is a Cloud Computing King | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CEO Marc Benioff talks about the business software competition and Salesforce's growth plans
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Kent Brooks's curator insight, February 17, 2013 6:12 PM

Salesforce is one tech company I have not heard complaints about and believe me technologists do tell you about the downside of a company.  I am sure about the long term but for now they are doing great.  

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Oracle Has Big Plans To Beat Salesforce And Amazon In A $72 Billion Market

Oracle Has Big Plans To Beat Salesforce And Amazon In A $72 Billion Market | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Oracle is trying to grab a slice of the "infrastructure-as-a-service" (IaaS) market away from Amazon, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, IBM, and others.

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Interesting where this is going.

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Cloud Computing: Fast Facts | Business 2 Community

Cloud Computing: Fast Facts | Business 2 Community | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Making the switch from hardware to the cloud is a decision that requires a lot of thinking. While there are a lot of pros that can be said, there are also some
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Beware of Fake Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Beware of Fake Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Photo: taberandrew/Flickr You'd think that by now, since we started talking about the term cloud computing back in 2008, we'd all know what its characteristics are and how it’s consumed and delivered.

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Data crisis looms as Oracle warns of overload - Telegraph

Data crisis looms as Oracle warns of overload - Telegraph | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
‘Exponential growth’ in data will cause a major problems for storage and processing, the President of Oracle has warned.
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The End Of "Cloud Computing?"

The End Of "Cloud Computing?" | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you think Larry Ellison's re-definition of cloud computing was confusing, get ready for a compete replacement of the term. If some companies get their way, "cloud computing" may be dissipating rapidly.
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The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here

The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oracle's desktop virtualization software gets its first major point revision in almost five years, but the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary
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Among the biggest changes for VirtualBox 5.0 is support for more instruction set extensions that run with hardware-assisted virtualization. ........

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Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations
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The new service is different from other approaches to analytics: It's search based, with data stored in a schema-less fashion. This allows for rapid, iterative exploration by users who are in search of answers to questions .....

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We're All Outsourcers Now, Thanks To Cloud

We're All Outsourcers Now, Thanks To Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In the business world over the past couple of decades, no two words have carried more negative baggage and resulted in such trepidation than downsizing and outsourcing. Downsizing is still the nasty term it has always been, but lately, there's been a sea change in attitudes toward outsourcing. That's because cloud [...]
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Outsourcing — that is, the use of services outside one’s organization — has become a part of our day-to-day lives, and we embrace this model with gusto.

 

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Importance of ERP in Large Organization

Importance of ERP in Large Organization | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a system which integrates various business data in a single database and it improve the efficiency of the whole organization by efficiently integrating its various sections.
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....... When business processes are operating at full-fledged as a single cohesive unit; the organization will yield greater results. .....

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Dark Clouds Forming For Cloud Computing Companies

Dark Clouds Forming For Cloud Computing Companies | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Salesforce.com (CRM) is one of a pile of Cloud computing companies sharing space in a market deeply into "bubble" territory where dark Clouds are forming and we are heading for a storm.The silliness is evident in Cl
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With major cloud companies beginning to slash prices to grab business, those companies with far from healthy balance sheets are going to start getting squeezed. 

 

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Oracle builds a bridge to Salesforce.com with new adapter

Oracle builds a bridge to Salesforce.com with new adapter | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organizations to copy data between their Salesforce.com accounts and Oracle software.
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The Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce is an extension of the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle's software for integrating enterprise applications through the use of Web services standards.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The State of SaaS | Staff.com Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of SaaS | Staff.com Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

According to the information technology research firm Gartner, Software-as-a-Service (abbreviated SaaS) will continue to experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach around $22 billion.

According to the information technology research firm Gartner, Software-as-a-Service (abbreviated SaaS) will continue to experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach around $22 billion. - See more at: http://www.staff.com/blog/the-state-of-saas-infographic/#sthash.AiNFngul.dpuf
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Ryan Murphy's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:22 PM

Software as a service, often referred to as "on-demand software" supplied by Software developers, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud.


This Infographic shows us the growing need for both Software Developers using this delivery method and the growth of Cloud Computing in relation to Software Development.


Anna Prat's comment, October 17, 2014 5:57 AM
Muy interesante como ha sido la evolución de SaaS y en qué medida las grandes empresas lo usan.
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IBM aims to bring cloud computing and big data to mass markets

IBM aims to bring cloud computing and big data to mass markets | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Power Systems and SmartCloud updates unveiled
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Why you should jump into big data

Why you should jump into big data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
At a low cost of entry, the emerging technologies that define the big data trend are already delivering value, so first consider the problems you need to solve -- then dive in
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Security will remain a major source of concern but as the author quite rightly states "But all the enterprise-class vendors building on the major open source projects -- Cassandra, Couchbase, Hadoop, MongoDB -- are adding security controls at a furious rate."

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Oracle Launches an Array of On-premise IaaS Systems

Oracle Launches an Array of On-premise IaaS Systems | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oracle Launches an Array of On-premise IaaS Systems -
Bangalore: Oracle has announced their launch of a group of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provisions that help...
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Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service market to see sharp growth

Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service market to see sharp growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The PaaS (platform as a service) market will grow to $1.2 billion this year, up from last year's $900 million take, as vendors and customers seek easier ways to create new applications and customize existing ones, according analyst firm Gartner.

PaaS spending will rise to $1.5 billion in 2013, while reaching $2.9 billion by 2016, Gartner said Monday.

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Oracle CFO: no acquisitions needed to compete in cloud | Reuters

Oracle CFO: no acquisitions needed to compete in cloud | Reuters | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle Corp has all the pieces it needs to compete in cloud computing but is always interested in looking at compelling M&A opportunities, Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz told investors.

 

Speaking at Oracle's annual investor day on Thursday, co-founder and Chief Executive Larry Ellison also said the company is near to turning around its struggling hardware division, talking up Oracle's high-end, proprietary computer hardware.

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