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Oracle CIO's Take on Why Cloud Matters to IT

Tue, 2015-09-01 07:38

The benefits of an effective and comprehensive cloud file sharing and collaboration solution are quite obvious - you have access to documents you need to be productive anytime, anywhere and on any device; remote employees and employees on the go are empowered; team collaboration and doing projects either among the employees or with outside contractors and suppliers is vastly simplified; when delivered securely and in context, the solution drive work efficiency, employee satisfaction and even improves time to market, and so on.

But what does it mean for IT? Less governance and information silo's to deal with; more efficient provisioning; automatic updates and almost zero maintenance; more self service and less administrative overhead; streamlined infrastructure and better governance. Here's what Oracle CIO and SVP, Mark Sunday has to say about driving IT transformation with Oracle Documents Cloud Service.

And why Oracle Documents Cloud Service needs to be an ubiquitous solution for any organization.

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Oracle Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management, 2015

Wed, 2015-08-19 11:53
Executive Summary

Web content management remains a vibrant and growing market, fueled by the aspirations of digital strategists on the demand side and continuous innovation on the supply side. IT application leaders, marketers, digital experience specialists and merchandizers all now view WCM as mission-critical.

Market Definition/Description

Gartner defines Web content management (WCM) as the process of controlling the content to be consumed over multiple digital channels through the use of specific management tools based on a core repository. These may be procured as commercial products, open-source tools or hosted service offerings. Product functions go beyond simply publishing Web content, to include:

  • Content creation functions such as templating, workflow and change management
  • WCM repositories that organize and provide metadata about the content
  • Library services such as check-in/check-out, version control and security
  • Content deployment functions that deliver prepackaged or on-demand content to Web servers
  • A high degree of interoperability with adjacent technologies, such as CRM, marketing resource management, digital asset management (DAM) and Web analytics
  • Real-time adaptation to visitor interaction
  • Good integration with delivery tiers, such as e-commerce, social media and portal software

Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

Source: Gartner (July 2015)

Oracle was positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management for its Oracle WebCenter Sites offering. 

Oracle WebCenter Sites enables organizations to deliver a compelling digital experience to customers by deploying and managing sophisticated and engaging Websites across digital channels. This Web experience management solution automates the entire process of managing the Web—including business-user content authoring, delivery of high-scale dynamic sites, content targeting and optimization, user-generated content, social networking integration, end-user personalization, and mobile Web delivery. As a key component of Oracle’s customer experience ecosystem – including business intelligence, customer relationship management, commerce, enterprise content management, marketing automation, portal, search and social relationship management –Oracle WebCenter Sites uniquely offers organizations the ability to connect the customer experience across all touch points - to build loyalty, drive customer acquisition, and reduce operational costs.

In today’s socially enabled, multichannel online world, individuals increasingly expect their online experiences to be targeted specifically to their interests, and to provide a point of seamless extension and expression of who they are. For Web marketers, this new imperative presents a unique set of challenges when it comes to engaging with their customers online. No longer is it acceptable to simply present flashy product Web pages, or interact with customers via newsletters and mailing lists, nor is it acceptable to publish a stripped-down mobile version of a corporate site. Instead, you have to show the ability to “know” your customer as an individual. Would they rather interact with your company and other customers via Facebook than your corporate site? Do they do most of their browsing and interaction via their iPhone? Do they want to have a personalized view of their relationship with your company, from transaction history to loyalty offers?

Oracle WebCenter Sites meets the new Web experience management (WEM) imperative by connecting the digital experience across channels, to meet the demands of today’s customers. With the WEM solution from Oracle WebCenter Sites, organizations can rapidly create, deploy, and manage multiple Web properties, while empowering business users to manage Websites themselves. Its easy-to-use tools allow organizations to get Web content and campaigns to market faster, and create targeted, interactive, and optimized experiences across Web, mobile, and social channels. Oracle WebCenter Sites offers centralized management of multilingual, multilocale, multisite Web deployments. The solution also integrates seamlessly with customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise content management, commerce, marketing automation and more, to deliver a digital customer experience that will help organizations meet their business goals.

Oracle was pleased to be named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. You can read the full report here.

Source: "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management", Mick MacComascaigh, Jim Murphy, July 29 2015.

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Oracle.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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If You Were the CIO...

Tue, 2015-08-18 07:47
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If you were a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a large company, say like Oracle, what would you want from a collaboration solution? What would be your 3 biggest priorities? Would security trump convenience? How about heterogeneity? And plugability – the ability for the solution to connect with existing systems and infrastructure? What about control? Would you trust the public Cloud?

Find out what Mark Sunday, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer has to say about cloud based Enterprise File Sync and Share solution.

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Redstone Live Webcast: Saving Money by Saving Time

Thu, 2015-08-13 06:25
You're Invited to attend Redstone's Live Webcast: 'Saving Money by Saving Time' When: Tuesday, Sept. 1st at 3:00 PM CT
During this live webcast, Redstone will provide an overview of Distributed Index, and we'll show how a satisfied customer is using this game changing technology. Distributed Index is an Oracle Validated Integration that complements and integrates with WebCenter Content 10g and 11g. 
Mark Heindselman, Emerson Process Management's Director, Knowledge Network and Information Services will discuss and demonstrate Emerson's use case. 
At the conclusion of the live demonstration, we'll field questions from the audience. 

Special Offer
All registered attendees will receive a no-cost WebCenter Content system evaluation. This evaluation will predict the potential time savings that can be realized post Distributed Index implementation. 

Featured Speaker
Mark Heindselman, Director, Knowledge Network, Emerson Process Management

Webcast Agenda

  1. Distributed Index Overview
  2. Customer Case Study
  3. Live In-Production Solution Demo
  4. Q & A 
Register today!

TekTalk Webinar: Breakthrough in Enterprise-Wide Contract Lifecycle Management

Tue, 2015-08-11 06:33

TekTalk Webinar: Breakthrough in Enterprise-Wide Contract Lifecycle Management

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Webinar: Breakthrough in Contract 
Lifecycle Management Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST

Contracts rule B2B relationships. Whether you’re a growing mid-market company or a large-scale global organization, you need an effective system to manage surges in contract volumes and ensure accuracy in reporting.

TekStream and Oracle would like to invite you to a webinar on an exciting new solution for Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM).

This solution provides organizations with a consolidated and secure platform to logically ingest and organize contracts and supporting documents. It offers total contact lifecycle management with intuitive workflow processing as well as native integration to many existing ERP systems. With this new solution, contracts and other critical documents will no longer be locked in enterprise systems; the entire enterprise can gain seamless access from one centralized repository.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.

Solution Summary:

TekStream’s Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) software is built on Oracle’s industry leading document management system, WebCenter Content, and is designed to seamlessly integrate with enterprise applications like JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Oracle’s Enterprise Business Suite (EBS). Combining Oracle’s enterprise level applications with TekStream’s deep understanding of managing essential business information, delivers a contract management tool powerful enough to facilitate even the most complex processes. TekStream’s solution tracks and manages all aspects of your contract work streams from creation and approval to completion and expiration. Companies can rely on TekStream’s CLM to ensure compliance and close deals faster.
Join us to understand how our innovative new solution can address the cost and complexity of Contract Lifecycle Management and provide the following benefits:

Solution Benefits:

  1. Centralized repository for all in-process and executed contracts.
  2. Increase efficiency through better control of the contract process.
  3. Support for “Evergreen” contracts help to improve contract renewal rates.
  4. Improve compliance to regulations and standards by providing clear and concise reporting of procedures and controls.

For more information about Oracle Documents Cloud Service, please contact or call 844-TEK-STRM.

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