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Sales Cloud – “Better than Oracle’s entire cloud business” -Benioff

Closing in on $10 billion run rate Salesforce have released their fourth quarter and annual results. Revenues for this quarter were $2.29 billion, up 27% year over year and up 28% in constant currency. The full year revenues were $8.39 billion, up 26% year over year. This led to Benioff commented on the next fiscal…

Let the Unicorn out of your Dinosaur and form a Rhino

The recent Oracle Modern Business Experience event saw attendees challenged by Matthew Guest, Founder of Deloitte Digital Strategy in the first keynote. He delivered a presentation that revealed some interesting details about why organisations fail. He then related a business model that organisations should consider. Are Unicorns always disruptive Guest is fascinated by the success of…

Equinix delivers private access to Salesforce

Equinix has announced it is delivering direct and private access to Salesforce via the Equinix Cloud Exchange. This is available to all US and European customers with no details of when they will support other regions. Private and dedicated connections improve speed and reliability. They also reduce compliance concerns for customers in regulated industries. According…

Oracle banishes Blackburn dark cloud

Oracle have settled the Svetlana Blackburn case out of court. A filing was registered at the District Court of Northern California on 9th February. The Register published the notice of settlement here. The filing states that the case has been settled in principle. The origins of this court case go back to June last year. Svetlana…

Oracle secures multi-cloud environment for Outsourcing Inc

Oracle has announced that Outsourcing Inc has selected Oracle Identity Cloud Service to enhance their security and identity management across the organisation.  Outsourcing Inc has grown through expansion and acquisition since its founding in 1997. It now has 31 subsidiaries in Japan and 54 worldwide. It has also expanded into China, Thailand and Vietnam, investing ¥43…

Parallel data processing at Jet speed

Hazelcast has just upped the ante for in-memory databases as it announces the release of Jet. It describes Jet as a parallel, streaming engine and a distributed processing engine for big data streams. Jet will sit on Hazelcast’s in-memory data grid (IMDG) which will provide the underlying storage functionality. What will be of interest to…

Amazon replaces PeopleSoft with Workday

Workday has announced that Amazon has begun implementation of its Workday platform. The agreement to use Workday was signed in October 2016. The announcement that they are starting to roll out the solution has positive implications for both companies. Workday will replace Oracle PeopleSoft at Amazon. Recently Oracle announced it was going head to head with Amazon in…

Huawei and Oracle power up IoT alliance

Huawei and Oracle have signed a ‘Power IoT Ecosystem Partnership’ memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU will see the two companies co-operate on the sale of the Huawei Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution and the Oracle Utilities software.  That software includes Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway (SGG) and other…

Is Oracle evolving?

Oracle is a company that CIO’s often have strong opinions about. Their sales representatives in the past were often seen as arrogant and their prices beyond reach. The impression was that if you weren’t spending seven figures or more then you were beneath their notice. People using their services said they were professional and got the job done…

Major retailer to roll out Oracle POS solution

Oracle has announced that McColl’s will replace its POS (Point of Sale) devices across its 1,375 stores. It will use Oracle MICROS Family Workstation 6 tills and Oracle software. The announcement comes 9 years after the company invested at least £8 million in its last POS project where it used MICROS tills and the TOREX…