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NetSuite Announces Massive Global Expansion Initiatives

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:00
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NetSuite Announces Massive Global Expansion Initiatives Launching More Data Centers, More Field Offices, More Development Centers, More International Product Functionality and a Broader Partner Network

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a massive expansion plan to accelerate its international growth. NetSuite customers will benefit from Oracle’s vast global scale and resources. The expansion initiatives will enable Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit to launch more data centers, more field offices and more development centers globally, which will help to bring the leading cloud ERP suite to more organizations around the world.

“Leveraging Oracle’s global scale, we are able to massively accelerate NetSuite’s vision of bringing a single unified suite to companies all over the world,” said Jim McGeever, Executive Vice President of Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. “Oracle’s technology infrastructure and global reach enables us to help ensure customer success no matter where they are located in the world.”

“Oracle’s increased investment in all areas of the NetSuite product and operations offers more opportunities to customers, particularly growing international businesses like PageGroup,” said Mark Hearn, Finance Director of recruitment company PageGroup. “As we continue our global roll-out of NetSuite OneWorld, I am reassured by the even greater capabilities and resources behind the product. A commitment to strong and sustained investment in OneWorld functionality will enable international companies like us to continue to grow with NetSuite in the future.”

Adding Oracle’s global resources to NetSuite’s existing global footprint provides rapid entry and expansion into new markets across three key areas:

  • Data Centers. Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit plans to more than double its data center footprint from five data centers globally to 11. NetSuite currently operates five data centers, three in North America, one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and one in Dublin, Ireland. NetSuite expects to add a fourth North American data center in Chicago. As part of the global expansion plans, NetSuite will leverage existing Oracle data centers in Europe and Asia. In Europe, NetSuite is scheduled to open a data center in Frankfurt, Germany to remedy the lack of modern cloud computing offerings in the country. In Asia Pacific, NetSuite plans to initially launch facilities in Australia and Singapore, followed by Japan and China. The addition of Oracle data centers to NetSuite’s operations will provide even greater security, redundancy, performance and scalability for new and existing customers across the globe.
  • Field offices. NetSuite expects to double its global presence, expanding from offices in 10 countries to 23 spread across the globe. The addition of Oracle’s field offices significantly increases NetSuite’s ability to meet the rising demand for cloud ERP around the world. NetSuite is establishing a new presence in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, France, Germany, Sweden, Dubai, China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand. In addition, NetSuite is expanding headcount in existing field offices by over 50 percent to provide better resources for customer demand.
  • Development centers. Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit is leveraging existing Oracle development centers across India, China and Japan. The development centers will be able to accelerate the development of international, regional and local features and functionality within NetSuite OneWorld.
About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.netsuite.com.

Follow Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

Oracle Brings Oracle’s Flagship Databases and Developer Tools to the Docker Store

Wed, 2017-04-19 09:00
Press Release
Oracle Brings Oracle’s Flagship Databases and Developer Tools to the Docker Store Developers can easily access leading databases and developer tools as Docker containers to develop and deploy cloud-scale applications.

DockerCon, AUSTIN, TX.—Apr 19, 2017

Oracle announced today that it is collaborating with Docker to release  its flagship databases, middleware and developer tools into the Docker Store marketplace via the Docker Certification Program. Together, Oracle and Docker enable developers to quickly build cloud-native applications using Docker Enterprise Edition as their container platform and Oracle’s databases and developer tools immediately available as Docker containers through the Docker Store.. The Docker Certification Program is a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to the Docker EE commercial platform.

Effective immediately, developers can now pull images of Oracle products in Docker and quickly start developing, testing and deploying modern enterprise applications. Solutions offered include Oracle Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Java 8 SE Runtime Environment, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence and Oracle Instant Client, which are now all available in the Docker Store as enterprise-ready containers. 

As cloud computing continues to transform every business and industry, developers at global enterprises and emerging startups alike are increasingly leveraging container technologies to accelerate how they build modern Web, mobile and IoT applications. Because the need for new applications in the enterprise consistently outpaces development capabilities, modern developers need to be able to quickly develop, test and deploy their applications without worrying about their deployment environment. With the availability of Oracle in the Docker Store, developers are now free for the first time to deliver best in class secure, high-performance, and resilient applications in containers with confidence. Oracle is a long-time supporter of the Docker ecosystem with more than 100 images of Oracle products already available in the Docker Hub, including OpenJDK and Oracle Linux.

Developers can try these images immediately by downloading them on any public cloud or on-premises servers. With Oracle Cloud, developers can deploy these images on the cloud infrastructure of their choice: virtual, bare metal or managed containers. Developers can try the service and experience Oracle Cloud with $300 in free credits by visiting https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

“Docker is revolutionizing the way developers build and deploy modern applications, but mission-critical systems in the enterprise have been a holdout until now,” said Mark Cavage, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle. “Together with Docker, Oracle is bringing bedrock software to millions of developers enabling them to create enterprise-grade solutions that meet stringent security, performance and resiliency SLAs with the high level of productivity and low friction that they have come to expect from Dockerizing their application development stack."

“Enterprises have relied on Oracle’s technology to power their businesses for decades and their databases and middleware tools are used by millions of developers around the world,” said Marianna Tessel, EVP Strategic Development at Docker. “With this new partnership, developers looking to use containers for their businesses can now access the world’s most popular databases and developer tools and leverage the performance and robustness of Oracle in their applications, all in just a few clicks.”

For more information, please visit https://developer.oracle.com/docker

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data. The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information about Oracle Cloud, please visit http://cloud.oracle.com

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Oracle PR
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Blanc & Otus
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Al Nahdi Drives Growth and Insight with Oracle Retail Cloud Services

Wed, 2017-04-19 06:00
Press Release
Al Nahdi Drives Growth and Insight with Oracle Retail Cloud Services From Spreadsheets to Packaged Applications, Saudi Arabian Retailer Drives Increased Productivity

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 19, 2017

Today Oracle announced Saudi Arabian pharmacies’ retailer Nahdi Medical Company deployed Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions, and Oracle Retail Category Management. Nahdi is considered the largest pharmacies’ chain in Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to exceed the expectations of 85 million guests across 125 cities by providing personalized high-quality health, wellness and beauty products and services through its expertise and extended reach.

Nahdi manages a huge and growing assortment of SKUs across 170 categories throughout its stores. The volume of data forced Nahdi to adopt a scalable and smart planning solution. With the deployment of Oracle Retail, Nahdi gains the ability to segment customers, cluster stores and understand the effects of demand transference without having to recruit a full team of scientists with transaction-level data experience. Powerful scientific insights are delivered in a digestible format for the business user through personal-based dashboards. Prior to selecting Oracle, Nahdi planners spent time navigating a manual process using Excel spreadsheets and in-house databases. Today Nahdi is able to optimize the planning team’s productivity with standardized and automated planning processes. 

“The implementation of Oracle Retail increased the accuracy of planning and forecasting the merchandising figures. We are able to plan and execute better assortment of products across our stores to improve our guests’ satisfaction,” said Dr. Khalid Tadlaoui, Vice President of Information Technology, Nahdi Medical Company.

“The proliferation of data can be overwhelming, and it becomes increasingly important for retailers like Nahdi Medical Company to leverage and invest in solutions that understand how to drive insight through embedded science, business intelligence and analytics into solutions and processes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle Retail is incredibly proud to provide this competitive advantage as cloud services, accelerating speed to market and driving productivity.”

Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner Logic Information Systems accelerated a smooth cloud implementation and guided the customer through business process change. Logic developed a Retail Data Extractor to extract data correctly and cleanly from the installation of Oracle Retail Merchandising Systems for the cloud implementation. Logic delivered training programs to empower the business and technical teams. 

"It is a privilege to work with a retailer like Nahdi who is using science to leverage the performance and availability of each individual product to satisfy their guests and who also places an importance that their employees have access to critical planning information without wasted time sifting through Excel and manual processes,” said Amber Naqvi, President, Logic Information Systems.

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Judi Palmer
Oracle (US)
650-784-7901
judi.palmer@oracle.com
Gaurav Bhatnagar
Oracle (Middle East)
+97143909094
gaurav.b.bhatnagar@oracle.com
About Oracle Retail

Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

About Logic Information Systems

Since 1997, Logic has been the trusted systems integration partner to leading retailers around the world. With an exclusive focus on Oracle Retail, and a team of more than 750 expert consultants who bring a unique balance of real-world retail and IT experience, Logic is equipped to understand and deliver on a retailer’s business and technology goals. Working with Logic, retailers benefit from people, process, and technology solutions that increase efficiency, profitability and deliver a world-class experience for shoppers.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Buys Moat

Tue, 2017-04-18 16:09
Press Release
Oracle Buys Moat Creates the World’s Most Comprehensive Cloud Platform for Marketing Data and Analytics

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 18, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Moat, the fastest-growing digital measurement cloud company. Moat will join Oracle Data Cloud, which uses data and analytics to enhance media for leading marketers and publishers. The combination of Oracle and Moat will connect data to consumer attention for better media experiences and business outcomes.

Moat will remain an independent platform within Oracle Data Cloud, providing trusted measurement, analytics, and intelligence to the world’s largest brands including Nestle, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever, and leading publishers such as ESPN, Facebook, NBCUniversal, Snapchat, and YouTube. Moat’s enterprise client base and industry-leading attention analytics and intelligence suite provide a strong complement to Oracle Data Cloud’s audience targeting and measurement solutions.

“I am thrilled to welcome CEO Jonah Goodhart and the entire Moat team to Oracle Data Cloud,” said Eric Roza, SVP and GM of Oracle Data Cloud. “Moat has grown its attention analytics business by over 100% in the past year, providing actionable insights around viewability, brand safety, non-human traffic, and ad creative to over 600 publisher, brand and agency clients. With the Moat acquisition, Oracle Data Cloud now offers brands and publishers a full suite of targeting and measurement solutions to improve the outcome of virtually every type of digital advertising campaign.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that we join forces with Oracle Data Cloud,” said Jonah Goodhart, CEO and Co-Founder of Moat. “When Oracle approached us about working together, we began to see the huge potential to jointly drive innovation. At our core, we believe there is an opportunity to fundamentally improve marketing and storytelling by brands and publishers through better data and analytics.”

More information about this announcement is available at www.oracle.com/moat.

Oracle is currently reviewing the existing Moat product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle’s standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle’s review of Moat’s product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by Moat or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

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This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and Moat, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Moat, anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words “anticipates”, “can”, “will”, “look forward to”, “expected” and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or Moat, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business may deteriorate and/or Oracle or Moat may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or Moat. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor Moat is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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Oracle Investor Relations
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Update Helps Businesses Scale Logistics to Meet Multi-Channel Demand

Tue, 2017-04-18 07:00
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Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Update Helps Businesses Scale Logistics to Meet Multi-Channel Demand Momentum of Cloud WMS Solution Touted in Top Industry Analyst Reports

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 18, 2017

Oracle today announced a new supply chain cloud functionality that helps businesses master challenging warehouse fulfillment issues in order to help outpace their competition. Version 8 of Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud (the former LogFire Warehouse Management System) has the latest functional user experience and integration enhancements that provide a comprehensive view of inventory from supplier to the distribution center (DC) to store shelves.

With Forrester research reporting that the total cloud market value is expected to top $236 billion dollars by 2020, and Transparency Market Research reporting the cloud WMS market is expected to expand from $1.2 billion in 2015 to $4.1 billion by 2024, Oracle is well-positioned to help companies on their journey to adopt SCM cloud solutions.

With Version 8, Oracle continues to lead the industry in modernizing application release cycles by leveraging 100 percent cloud architecture to offer access to frequent solution improvements similar to the easy updates with leading consumer applications.

“LogFire has conclusively proven the viability and compelling value proposition of their cloud-based WMS. The Oracle WMS Cloud is a no-compromise solution built from day one for the cloud. It enables companies to thrive in today’s dynamic, interconnected, omni-channel fulfillment economy,” said Jon Chorley, CSO & group vice president, SCM product strategy at Oracle. “Version 8 continues our dedication to providing customers with the very latest logistics execution capabilities, which now also gives them the ability to leverage other compelling cloud solutions from Oracle.”

Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud recently garnered attention for their offering in two different industry analyst reports. Both reports lauded Oracle’s position and commented on increased cloud WMS adoption across industries. The first is the IDC research on WMS in the Cloud and second is the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, which placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant.

Chorley continued, “We believe that 2017 is the year cloud computing in Warehouse Management Systems will go mainstream. Our positioning in the Gartner and IDC reports affirms that businesses are comfortable transitioning their fulfillment operations to the cloud. We’re taking every opportunity to introduce the value of the cloud to our customers to help them grow their businesses.”

At Oracle’s recent major supply chain conference—the Modern Supply Chain Experience in San Jose, California – Oracle users saw this technology first hand. Customers packed into sessions in order to learn more about the future of their industry and how the cloud will be transforming everything from sourcing and manufacturing to transportation, warehousing, and even store shelves.

For more information, please see the Gartner Magic Quadrant1 and IDC’s WMS in the Cloud report2.

For additional information on Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, visit Facebook, Twitter or the Oracle SCM blog.

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.

1. Gartner, “2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems,” by C. Dwight Klappich, Simon Tunstall, February 13, 2017. Oracle has acquired distribution rights for this report, expiration March 2018.
2. IDC, “WMS in the Cloud,” by John Santagate, January 2017. Oracle has acquired distribution rights for this report, expiration March 2018.

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Joann Wardrip
Oracle
+1.650.607.1343
joann.wardrip@oracle.com
About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Miroglio Fashion Selects Oracle Retail to Drive Innovation

Tue, 2017-04-11 07:00
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Miroglio Fashion Selects Oracle Retail to Drive Innovation Italian Fashion Company Creates Connections between Product, Data and People

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 11, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that Italian fashion company Miroglio Fashion has selected Oracle’s Omnichannel Suite of solutions including Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement and Oracle Retail Order Broker. The Miroglio Fashion is launching a retail innovation initiative, that includes the Oracle solutions, to improve efficiency and performance called the Retail 4.0 Program. Miroglio Fashion creates and distributes 11 brands including Fiorella Rubino, Oltre, Motivi, Elena Mirò, Caractère in more than 1,110 retail stores in 34 countries.

"Innovation is part of the DNA of the Miroglio Fashion. With this innovation initiative, we want to bring 4.0 solutions including RFID, Smarter Stores and a Dealing Room for replenishment collaboration. In retail, the use of Oracle Retail technology and digital will offer our customers a richer shopping experience while increasing and improving the efficiency of our stores,” said Hans Hoegstedt, new CEO of Miroglio Fashion.

Developed in partnership with Oracle Retail Consulting, the Omnichannel initiative supported by the Oracle Retail implementation will activate new ways to integrate between physical stores and the online channel. This solution replaces the entire international network - 1,100 stores including directly operated stores and partners.

“With the Retail 4.0 program gradually we give body to our vision of the future of retail.  The technology will enhance the full potential of our people empowered with the knowledge of the needs and expectations of women who choose our brand," said Hoegstedt. “We gained confidence in Oracle through the demonstration of the portfolio and the depth of Omnichannel references.”

“Oracle Retail has established cornerstones that define our solution strategy. Innovation is paramount to our go forward strategy. Innovation is delivered consistently with a focus on cloud first, mobile everywhere, better together, modern retailing, and leveraging technology and scale.” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle is honored to be part of such an important initiative for Miroglio Group.”

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Oracle
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About Oracle Retail

Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Life Care Services Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud

Tue, 2017-04-11 07:00
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Life Care Services Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Leading senior living community provider uses cloud technology to reduce HR administrative work

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 11, 2017

Oracle announced today, that Life Care Services (LCS) has chosen Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to help reduce the amount of time on administrative work such as tracking project plans and milestones or updating employee records, all while ensuring more efficient business practices in its HR and Payroll Departments. Oracle HCM Cloud will help LCS bring together integrated solutions for payroll, benefits and employee management and LCS expects to go live on Oracle HCM Cloud in the months ahead.

LCS is working to eliminate standalone systems and forms that are currently not integrated on a single platform. With Oracle HCM Cloud, all employee data and processes will be held on one single electronic system, offering easy access to employee records and effortless accessibility to reporting. The advanced data analytics delivered by Oracle HCM Cloud will also help LCS to gain a better understanding of employee turnover rates and how to best retain top talent.

“We have over 140 communities and managing payroll was becoming inefficient and labor intensive. We knew we wanted to get on one fully-integrated system to produce timely reports and help find the best talent for our team,” said Lisa Ryan, director of human resources at Life Care Services. “With Oracle HCM Cloud, we hope to vastly improve the employee experience. Employees will now be able to instantly access updated report records and information when and where they want it. Time that we previously used for routine HR tasks will now be dedicated to providing more personalized attention to the needs of our employees and the senior living communities we manage.”

“At Oracle, we recognize moving to the cloud can be a significant undertaking. This is why we don’t just provide the technology platform, but also a community of support to help our customers make this transition. This helps our customers realize the incredible efficiencies gained for not just their business, but also for their employees. We are excited to see these business transactions take form for LCS as it rolls out the implementation,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, HCM Product Strategy at Oracle.

“At LCS, we take comfort knowing that the Oracle HCM Cloud platform is robust and secure. This made it easier for us to educate our internal stakeholders about the tremendous value this technology provides,” adds Ryan.

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Jennifer Yamamoto
Oracle
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About Life Care Services®

Life Care Services, an LCS Company, established in 1971 and based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the nation’s leading manager of full-service senior living communities. Life Care Services currently provides operations, and marketing and sales management services for not-for-profit and for-profit senior living communities. For more information, visit www.LCSnet.com.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

Fri, 2017-04-07 14:22
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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service Oracle positioned as a leader based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 7, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” report1. We believe this recognition is another milestone which the company feels is due to the tremendous momentum and growth of Oracle Cloud Platform this year.

“We believe this recognition is another acknowledgement of Oracle’s strong momentum in the integration and larger PaaS sector, driven by the successful adoption of Oracle’s cloud platform offerings by thousands of customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform and Middleware. “By successfully delivering a comprehensive iPaaS offering that provides an easy way to integrate any type of application, data, device and system, Oracle has given customers a powerful option to meet their ever evolving integration needs.”

Gartner positions vendors within a particular quadrant based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.  According to the report, “leaders in this market have paid client numbers in the thousands for their iPaaS offerings, and often many thousands of indirect users via embedded versions of the platform as well as "freemium" options. They have a solid reputation, with notable market presence and a proven track record in enabling multiple integration use cases — often supported by the large global networks of their partners. Their platforms are well-proven and functionally rich, with regular releases to rapidly address this fast-evolving market.”

Oracle Cloud Platform, which includes Oracle’s iPaaS offerings, has experienced explosive growth, adding thousands of customers in fiscal year 2017. Global enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs are turning to Oracle Cloud Platform to build and run modern Web, mobile, and cloud-native applications. Continuing its commitment to its customers, Oracle has delivered more than 50 cloud services in the last two years.

Gartner views integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as providing “capabilities to enable subscribers (aka “tenants”) to implement data, application, API and process integration projects spanning cloud-resident and on-premises endpoints.” The report adds, “This is achieved by developing, deploying, executing, managing and monitoring “integration flows” (aka “integration interfaces”) — that is, integration applications bridging between multiple endpoints so that they can work together.”

Oracle’s iPaaS offerings include Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service, both part of the Oracle Cloud Platform. Oracle Integration Cloud is a simple and powerful integration platform targeting ad hoc integrators while Oracle SOA Cloud delivers a high-control platform for specialist integrators. Additionally, Oracle has many other cross-PaaS offerings that can be combined with Oracle’s iPaaS services to deliver greater productivity.  Those services include Oracle Self Service Integration for citizen integrators, Oracle Process Cloud for improved orchestration, Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight for business activity monitoring, Oracle API Platform Cloud for API management, Oracle Managed File Transfer Cloud for managed file transfer and Oracle IoT Cloud for IoT integration.

Download Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” here.

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Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

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7-Eleven Mexico Deploys Oracle Retail to Streamline and Simplify Operations

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
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7-Eleven Mexico Deploys Oracle Retail to Streamline and Simplify Operations Mexican Convenience Store Empowers Associates with Better Information and Visibility

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that 7-Eleven Mexico S.A. implemented Oracle Retail to simplify operations and facilitate the customer experience. In Mexico, today’s consumer demands access to brands and a differentiated experience. 7-Eleven Mexico embraced technology, empowering them to keep up with the changing demands of the market. 7-Eleven Mexico operates 1,950 convenience stores supported by 8 distribution centers and 18,000 collaborators across 15 states in Mexico.

7-Eleven Mexico has adopted best practices and deployed Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management solutions to support growth and transformation. The company implemented Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Price Management, Oracle Retail Sales Audit and Oracle Retail Invoice Matching to automate best practices, improve communication among the stores and provide more complete data to empower associates with the help of Oracle Partner Network Gold Level Partner Logic Information Systems.

"The consumer is changing and we need to be more and more agile to anticipate these changes and inspire the shopping experience. In order to do this, we need to simplify and modernize our IT structure, eliminating limitations, increasing flexibility in offering products, targeting our business and promotion strategies, automating processes and obtaining information in real-time,” said Eduardo Trujillo Olguín, Chief Financial Officer of 7-Eleven Mexico. “We selected Oracle Retail because of its partner network, risk management, cost-effectiveness throughout the solution lifecycle and alignment to our business priorities.”

With the introduction of the new system, 7-Eleven Mexico has given teams the ability to adopt a more aggressive business strategy to retain and attract customers. The replacement of the technology platform has also addressed an important aspect of 7-Eleven's philosophy: empowering store managers to take decisions about the quantity and type of product at each point of sale, making each store a mix that fits the reality of their micro market, at every moment of the day and at special events.

"This is the largest enterprise implementation ever done by 7-Eleven Mexico. We chose Oracle Retail because we needed a platform that would empower us to adopt industry best in class practices. We have verified our gaps and made important changes in the way we do business to have the minimum customization of the solution" said Eduardo Trujillo Olguín, Chief Financial Officer of 7-Eleven Mexico.

“At Oracle Retail, we are focused on empowering retailers to align retail operations to attract and retain more customers with the right merchandise, promotions, the right price, at the right place. 7-Eleven Mexico has a smart strategy in place that focuses on engaging and understanding the consumer at the store level,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “We are honored to help simplify and streamline the 7-Eleven Mexico IT structure to allow them to adapt to the changing retail.”

"We are proud to work with 7-Eleven Mexico to drive additional revenue by properly localizing individual markets through enabling store leaders with seamless communication on pricing and product information. This will surely assist in acquiring and keeping loyal customers while saving store associate’s time automating critical processes,” said Amber Naqvi, President, Logic Information Systems.

 
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University of Wyoming Uses Oracle Cloud to Drive Core Mission of Teaching, Research, and Service

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
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University of Wyoming Uses Oracle Cloud to Drive Core Mission of Teaching, Research, and Service Higher education institution’s initiative provides modern, sophisticated cloud solutions to align technology with strategic business planning

Redwood Shores Calif—Apr 5, 2017

Oracle today announced that the University of Wyoming (UW), has selected Oracle Cloud to transform the way UW does business at every level, by providing a modern and synchronized technology platform to further academic excellence. As Wyoming’s only provider of baccalaureate graduate education, research, and outreach services, UW decided it could no longer wait to redesign its 20-year-old systems. The initiative incorporates finance, human resources (HR), budgeting and planning, grant management, and supply chain management systems—all of which are core to the University’s operations.

The university’s strategic Oracle Cloud implementation, named WyoCloud, will help UW respond to today’s opportunities and challenges by enabling department staff to access timely, accurate information at the right time to run the institution more efficiently. Oracle’s complete and modern solutions will thus free employees to focus more time and effort on enhancing the student experience now and in the future.  

UW’s new cloud-based finance, HR, grant management, and supply chain solutions include seamless implementations of Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning  (ERP) Cloud, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, and Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud.

The project has received tremendous support and interest from the UW community and the WyoCloud team has prioritized outreach, communication, and ongoing training efforts to help streamline the transition to the new systems. WyoCloud has also formed a network of Change Agents to provide additional channels for information and feedback on the project.

“We had a competitive proposal process where the selection committee unanimously chose the Oracle Cloud for its ability to help enable our university’s pursuit of excellence based on their history of success in supporting the specific needs of higher education,” said Jennifer Chavez, Director, Application and Database Services, at the University of Wyoming. “As a premier educational institution, it is our top priority to run our university in the most efficient manner to ensure our students succeed and compete.”

Oracle Cloud Applications’ unified interface and powerful reporting and analytics provide intuitive, real-time information for insightful decision making, allowing UW to leverage the solutions to help the university better configure the way they do business. UW’s systems will soon leverage the same Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud technology that helps thousands of companies integrate readily available data into reliable reports. This technology incorporates a modern user interface, embedded analytics, contextual social collaboration, and a device-independent mobile experience designed to make the solution familiar and easy to use.

Oracle SCM Cloud will help enable strategic sourcing and resource planning and better procurement processes so UW can more efficiently use state resources with the savings. Oracle HCM Cloud will allow UW’s HR department to leverage the proper information and technology to better attract and support students.

“By adopting the latest cloud technology, the University of Wyoming is establishing a path toward continued growth, academic innovation, and student success,” said Terrance Wampler, vice president of financials applications strategy at Oracle. “Oracle is committed to furthering the success of higher education institutions. Our next-generation cloud platform will help streamline and modernize processes to allow University of Wyoming’s faculty and staff to focus on education innovation and to better attract and support their students.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

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America’s Fastest-Growing Companies Forecast Rapid Expansion Yet Lack Technology Expertise to Keep Pace

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
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America’s Fastest-Growing Companies Forecast Rapid Expansion Yet Lack Technology Expertise to Keep Pace Study Reveals Companies are Highly Optimistic about Growth but Need Cloud Technology Innovation and Strategy to Overcome Challenges

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2017

Leaders of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America – known as the Inc. 5000—have an overwhelmingly optimistic outlook for 2017, according to Oracle’s The Talent and Tech Driving America’s Fastest Growing Companies survey, released today.

Nine out of 10 respondents (89 percent) describe themselves as either extremely confident or very confident about their prospects for the future. Backed by this confidence, the majority plan to expand their workforce (91 percent), offer new products (61 percent), move into new markets (65 percent) and do more business internationally (32 percent) in the coming year.

Realizing the Potential of the Cloud to Propel Growth

In order to support their expansion, the majority of the Inc. 5000 have adopted cloud technology.

  • Nearly 60 percent cite scalability and flexibility for growth as primary drivers of cloud adoption
  • Twenty-two percent see the primary benefit as increased internal communication and collaboration
  • More than 83 percent of respondents have at least two functions in the cloud

However, many of these businesses aren’t fully optimizing the potential of the cloud to aid in their growth and avoid plateauing.

  • Just over a third (36 percent) have their finances in the cloud
  • Only 29 percent have put their e-commerce functions into cloud solutions, compared to over half who have migrated sales and human resources to the cloud (51 and 62 percent, respectively)
  • Forty-four percent struggle to achieve integration across cloud products

Partnering for Cloud Success

Of the 41 percent who ranked investing in technology a top-three priority for 2017, only 23 percent cited maintaining a competitive edge as a reason to make the investment, pointing to the fact that companies lack the strategic direction to differentiate and avoid stagnation.

“Rapidly growing small and medium businesses have had the advantage of building on the cloud from day one,” said Reggie Bradford, senior vice president, Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator, Oracle. “But their fast growth, paired with the array of cloud solutions from different vendors, presents some challenges. To avoid stagnation, SMBs need a cloud vendor that guides them in addressing product integration issues, selecting the best fit—for budget and business purpose—and truly understanding future cloud opportunities.”

“With Oracle PaaS, we built our marketing operations solution in two months instead of six,” said John Yoho, vice president, Transformational Growth, Element Solutions, an Oracle customer. “This gave us an immediate return on investment and allowed us to focus on our client’s experience. As we continue to grow, Oracle will help us scale and add products from their integrated, complete suite to address new needs and opportunities. They handle the technical complexities so we can focus on accelerating our growth, backed by the cloud.”

Methodology and Resources

The Talent and Tech Driving America’s Fastest Growing Companies study, commissioned by Oracle and fielded by Inc. Media, surveyed leaders of companies that are current or recent Inc. 5000 honorees. The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies by three-year sales growth, among other factors. The average growth rate of the Inc. 5000 was 128 percent over three years, with average annual sales of $40 million. The Inc. 5000 companies created 640,127 new jobs during the previous three years.

View the complete story on the survey here.

For more information on how Oracle can help accelerate growth in small and midsize businesses, visit https://go.oracle.com/smb.

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Fujitsu and Oracle Launch Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers with World’s Fastest Per-Core Performance

Mon, 2017-04-03 21:00
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Fujitsu and Oracle Launch Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers with World’s Fastest Per-Core Performance Providing optimized infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud environments

Tokyo, Japan, and Redwood City, Calif., U.S.—Apr 4, 2017

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle today announced the launch of Fujitsu SPARC M12, a new lineup of enterprise servers now available worldwide.
 
Featuring Fujitsu’s new SPARC64 XII processor, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers achieve the world’s highest per CPU core performance (*1) in arithmetic processing, offering dramatic improvements for a wide range of database workloads, from mission-critical systems on premises to big data processing in the cloud.
 
The new Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers join the vibrant SPARC technology ecosystem, and together with Oracle’s SPARC systems they leverage the unique security and scalability features of the Oracle Solaris operating system, as well as the efficiency and versatility of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtualization software.
 
Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers are offered in two models: the two-processor Fujitsu SPARC M12-2 server, and the Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server, which can be expanded incrementally to a maximum of 32 processors.
 
The new servers can help customers optimize investments in ICT infrastructure and create new value based on cutting-edge digital technology.
 
The forerunner of the Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers, the Fujitsu M10 server line, has been adopted by many customers as the core of their ICT infrastructure. Fujitsu M10 servers have contributed to optimized ICT investments by providing stable processing power for mission-critical databases at the foundation of corporate business, and reduced search time for information databases used in corporate marketing to 1/300th that of previous technology.
 
In recent years, as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have become more prevalent in companies and society, there has been an ever-increasing volume of data to be processed, leading to demands for even greater performance, combined with a reduction in operational and management costs.
 
Features of the Fujitsu SPARC M12
1. Supporting customers’ digital transformation by providing high-speed processing
Performance per CPU core is a significant measure to consider when increasing data processing efficiency, and Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers offer up to 2.5 times better core performance compared to the previous Fujitsu M10 models. The Fujitsu-developed SPARC64 XII processor, with the world’s highest per core performance, maximizes processing capability in mission-critical systems and databases without increasing server complexity, contributing to the optimization of customer IT investments.
 
Software on Chip (*2), a feature carried on from the Fujitsu M10, accelerates database processing by leveraging the fact that use of in-memory databases for processing large volumes of data has been very effective in the cloud, expanding the number of simultaneous searches to twice that of the Fujitsu M10 when processing with Oracle Database In-Memory. The Fujitsu SPARC M12, which can dramatically accelerate a wide range of data processing, supports the digital transformations of customers by improving the efficiency of mission-critical systems, speeding up decision-making using big data, and improving customer services through multilateral information analyses.
 
2. Stable operations with industry-first, new cooling technology
Fujitsu cutting-edge IT expertise has been used to develop Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (VLLC) technology (*3). This industry-first cooling technology reliably cools the interior of the server through the phase change of liquid to vapor, roughly doubling cooling efficiency (*4), and enabling safe and stable operations when building a private cloud environment with multiple Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers installed in a data center.
 
3. Optimized operations and management costs suited for business growth
Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide CPU Core Activation functionality, for configuring CPU resources one core at a time from a minimum of just two cores per server. CPU Core Activation allows servers to be configured to meet business needs, with the dynamic flexibility to grow as needed.
 
The high-end Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S model offers additional scalability in the form of building block architecture to connect additional Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server chassis to form flexible scale-up and scale-out servers. By connecting a maximum of 16 building blocks, a single system with over 3,000 CPU threads can be created. Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S servers provide an ideal foundation for private cloud implementations by mitigating initial investment risks while allowing for gradual expansion.
 
4. Supporting business continuity with stable system operation
Building on the Fujitsu mainframe heritage and the trusted RAS features (*5) found in Fujitsu M10 servers, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide error detection and recovery mechanisms for error protection across all processor circuits, supporting stable operation of mission-critical processing.
 
Comment from Toshiyuki Awai, Managing Executive Officer, COO, IT Services Group, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) welcome the announcement of a new product to the SPARC platform. Leveraging our broad implementation experience and SPARC server know-how, CTC have been offering safety and confidence to customers by providing various services, such as POC, system integrations and operations or maintenance support services. I am confident that the combination of SPARC servers, equipped with the world's highest performance processor, the SPARC64 XII, and CTC's solutions and services will contribute to optimizing customers' IT investments.
 
Comment from Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle Corporation
Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together for more than three decades to produce SPARC systems satisfying the demanding requirements of mission critical infrastructure. Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers featuring the new SPARC64 XII processor for extreme core performance is an exciting addition to the SPARC family, allowing customers to address their most difficult computing challenges with systems that offer both high performance and enterprise reliability.
 
Comment from Akira Kabemoto, SEVP, Fujitsu
The revolutionary technology of the Fujitsu SPARC M12 enables real-time connections between people, businesses and a variety of things, and represents a step toward achieving Fujitsu's aim of a Human Centric Intelligent Society. In addition to the Fujitsu SPARC M12, which is a result of close collaboration between Fujitsu and Oracle, Fujitsu will continue to develop cutting-edge technology that contributes to the creation of new value and supports customers in expanding their businesses.
 
Related Websites
・Sites introducing Fujitsu SPARC M12:
・Fujitsu SPARC M12 social media links:
・Oracle Hardware Social media links:
 
Glossary and Notes
1. World’s highest per CPU core performance
Comparison based on registered results per core in the SPECint_rate2006 and SPECfp_rate2006 benchmark tests.
 
SPECint_rate2006 performance results and measurement environment:
Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S
Performance result (peak): 102 per CPU core
Measurement environment: SPARC64 XII (4.25GHz) x1 core, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Version 12.6 of Oracle Developer Studio
 
SPECfp_rate2006 performance results and measurement environment:
Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S
Performance result (peak): 102 per CPU core
Measurement environment: SPARC64 XII (4.25GHz) x1 core, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Version 12.6 of Oracle Developer Studio
 
These performance results were submitted to SPEC (The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) on April 3, 2017.
 
2. Software on Chip
Functionality of Fujitsu SPARC M12 and Fujitsu M10 in which hardware (a processor) is used to process some of the tasks that are otherwise performed with software, such as decimal arithmetic processing, cryptographic processing, and copying.
 
3. Developed Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (VLLC)
A depressurization vaporization cooling method that circulates cooling fluid with a pump. Patent pending in Japan and the US.
 
4. Roughly doubling cooling efficiency
It can limit temperature increases to half that of the cooling system on the previous products (Fujitsu M10-4, Fujitsu M10-4S), when cooling a CPU with the same heat output.
 
5. RAS features
Acronym for Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability. Functions that support the stable operation of the system.
 
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Croatian Grocery Retailer Konzum Deploys Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization Solutions

Wed, 2017-03-29 13:24
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Croatian Grocery Retailer Konzum Deploys Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization Solutions Grocery Retailer Enhances Collaboration with Suppliers

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that Croatian Grocery Leader Konzum has implemented Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization solutions to promote business operations efficiency, enable smarter decision making, enhance collaboration with suppliers and improve alignment with the store network. Konzum is part of Agrokor, whose retail group has 2.000 stores in Adriatic region to be the dominant grocery retailer.

Part of this growth is a result of acquisitions which have led to the development of a diversified store network. Managing inventory levels for many different store layouts, means having to deal with a lot of exceptions on a regular basis. Since the exceptions are part of the daily operations, Konzum decided to embrace the issue and address it in a systematic manner.

Konzum is a long-time customer who leverages Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management solutions to drive operational efficiencies and enable growth. Recently, Konzum extended the partnership with extending the use of the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server with a bespoke solution called Replenishment Parameters Management (REPAMA) developed by Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level sponsor Sigmia. The REPAMA enables direct management of the inventory levels in the system from the right team, rather than communicating required changes via error prone channels.

“The implementation of the REPAMA on the Oracle Retail Planning platform has reduced response times, increased efficiency in decision making and reduced the overall workload through better communication,” said Adrian Alajkovic, Inventory Management & Planning Director, Konzum.

"Any project engagement establishes a supplier-customer channel and always brings up the challenge to deliver real value to the customer. In partnership with Oracle, REPAMA has addressed this challenge recursively by delivering value to Konzum's consumers.  Achieving channel coordination is always a win-win strategy,” said Argiris Mokios, Supply Chain Solutions Director, Sigmia.

Back by the power of the Oracle Retail Merchandising and Supply Chain solution, this extension enables a case of real Vendor Managed Inventory in 700+ stores with the Oracle Retail Predictive Server extension on Planning and Optimization. Now Konzum is able to directly engage suppliers into managing inventory levels.

“Empowerment means giving authority, control and responsibility to the teams who are require information to act. Modern retailing transforms the user experience, infuses science into persona based dashboards,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Retailing must become more intuitive and seamless, and technology can be leveraged better execute strategic goals.”

Oracle Retail @ The Poland & CEE Retail Summit 2017

Oracle Retail is the Platinum Sponsor of the POLAND & CEE RETAIL SUMMIT 2017 hosted on 29-30 March 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The Retail Summit includes two intensive days filled with discussions about business and exchanging strategic information. It is also the best place to look for more effective models of cooperation between retail chains and suppliers as well as optimizing processes and business relations strengthening.

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Sigmia is a fast-growing IT consulting firm, specializing in retail planning information systems. Sigmia provides end-to-end system integration and consulting services for key merchandise planning and supply chain planning systems and processes. The company's mission is to help retailers worldwide leverage the power of integrated collaborative planning applications, enabling operational excellence, profitable growth and increased customer satisfaction. In essence, Sigmia builds systems and processes to help people make informed, data-driven business decisions.

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Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

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Oracle Unveils Industry-First Cloud Converged Storage to Help Organizations Bridge On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Storage

Wed, 2017-03-29 10:00
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Oracle Unveils Industry-First Cloud Converged Storage to Help Organizations Bridge On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Storage Organizations Can Seamlessly Merge Oracle Storage Cloud Functionality and Economics with the Power of High Performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

Oracle today unveiled the industry’s first Cloud Converged Storage, representing the first time a public cloud provider at scale has integrated its cloud services with its on-premises, high performance NAS storage systems. Oracle ZFS Cloud software, included in the latest Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance release, enables organizations to easily and seamlessly move data and/or applications to the cloud to optimize value and savings, while eliminating the need for external cloud gateways and avoiding the costs of software licenses and cloud access licenses—AKA “cloud entrance taxes”—charged by legacy on-premises vendors for the right to access the public cloud from their infrastructure platforms. As an example, Oracle’s total cost of ownership versus one industry competitor was 87 percent less.*

Oracle’s approach removes the burden on users to do their own on-premises to public cloud integration, manage environments comprised of different security requirements, support teams, industry standards, and skill sets, as well as the struggle with end-to-end visibility, diagnostics and support. Oracle is, in fact, the only company that can bring the two worlds together as one co-engineered solution. On-premises NAS storage providers cannot offer this level of convergence and economic benefits as they lack a public cloud, and public cloud providers lack on-premises high-performance NAS storage systems.

“With its ZFS Cloud, Oracle simultaneously challenges not only public cloud providers that cannot deliver on-premises, high-performance storage systems, but also traditional hardware vendors that lack truly integrated public clouds,” said Mark Peters, Practice Director & Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Oracle is delivering business value with a genuine hybrid data ability with a ‘cloud insurance option’ built right into the storage system, significantly streamlining users’ experiences.”

“Cloud is forcing IT practitioners to rethink their organization’s infrastructure to accommodate current technology while future-proofing their business for tomorrow,” said Steve Zivanic, Vice President, Storage, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle. “By converging the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances with Oracle Storage Cloud, organizations benefit from the highest performing storage systems for their on-premises needs, while seamlessly extending them to Oracle Cloud resources when necessary. Oracle ZFS Cloud is the unifying enabler that helps customers bridge the gap between their current infrastructure and plans for broader public cloud adoption.”

The convergence of the company’s Oracle Storage Cloud with its high-performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances—the storage foundation for Oracle Public Cloud and IT with over 1 exabyte installed—empowers users with the performance of flash and the agility, simplicity and elastic scaling of the Oracle Storage Cloud. Oracle customers can use Cloud Converged Storage for elastic application storage, back-up and recovery, development, testing, active archive storage, snapshot replica storage, Dev Ops with a single API for both on-premises and in the Oracle Storage Cloud, and lift-and-shift workload migration. Modern applications can leverage data both in on-premises high performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances and in the Oracle Storage Cloud without any application changes.

The latest update also includes a series of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance innovations that extend Oracle Database dynamic automation capabilities and increase Database Administrator productivity by 10X as well as add all-flash pools to accelerate critical business applications. Enhancements include the following:

  • Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol 2.0 Delivers Next Generation Automation for Oracle Database and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: brings new capabilities that increase Oracle Database performance, decrease manual storage tuning through automation, and simplify database storage optimization. Developed collaboratively between the Oracle Database and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance engineering teams, it prioritizes IOs based on database hints, effectively increases online transaction processing per minute by up to 19-percent, Oracle Database RMAN backup performance by up to 33 percent, latency-sensitive control file IO performance by up to 13x, and log writer IO performance by up to 3.9x—all without database or storage administrator intervention.
  • All-Flash Storage Pools Improve Application Performance: flash storage pools that boost performance for any application are now available and offer seamless scalability from 16TB to 2.4PB of capacity and over 34GB/second of throughput, regardless of access protocol. These systems accelerate database performance, deliver low latency for critical applications while reducing energy resources and needed datacenter space.
  • Cloud-Scale Data Protection: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance delivers market-leading data backup, with over 62TB per hour, and data restore, with over 60TB per hour, performance over Infiniband, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel. This latest software release extends Oracle’s leadership in data protection with innovations in data reduction and data mobility. New data reduction technology reduces the backup storage footprint by up to 9x and bandwidth demands by up to 4x with advancements in deduplication and compression. In addition, enhanced data mobility technology increases the amount of data that can be securely distributed to multiple locations by up to 2x with advancements in replication, intelligent data reduction, and remote data distribution security.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is trusted by the world’s leading financial services companies, telcos, semiconductor companies, oil & gas and media & entertainment companies for its extreme performance and massive levels of sustained bandwidth for data-intensive applications in the cloud and on-premises.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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*A 5-year TCO comparison of one petabyte of on-premises capacity and two petabytes of cloud public storage is 87% less with ZFS Backup Appliance and Oracle Storage Cloud versus Dell EMC Data Domain and its cloud licensing scheme.

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Blue Shield of California, Family Health Network, and Health Car

Wed, 2017-03-29 10:00
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Blue Shield of California, Family Health Network, and Health Car Complete cloud solutions help healthcare insurers deliver affordable healthcare through improved financial functions

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

Oracle today announced that Blue Shield of California, Family Health Network (FHN), and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) have selected Oracle Cloud Applications to help them provide healthcare coverage at an affordable cost by digitizing and modernizing their financial, planning and budgeting systems, and business processes. With Oracle Cloud solutions for finance, these organizations have the tools needed to be able to achieve the speed and flexibility required to support and scale with the healthcare industry’s rapidly changing needs.
 
Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud help organizations simplify and streamline operations with increased visibility and insights into financial and operations. By reducing IT complexity and costs, organizations can also increase productivity, by freeing employees to help provide their insured members with the best and most affordable health insurance plans.
 
Health Insurance Organizations Move to the Cloud
 
Blue Shield of California chose Oracle ERP Cloud to support more than four million health plan members and nearly 65,000 physicians. The move to Oracle ERP Cloud has allowed Blue Shield of California to streamline hundreds of application interfaces and reports, which has stabilized the monthly close. With Oracle ERP Cloud, Blue Shield of California expects improved financial analysis to enable cost savings for policy holders.
 
“When we looked at transforming our technology, we observed our competitors moving to the cloud, and for good reason,” said Michael Sheils, VP, corporate shared services fin.  “After a careful evaluation, we selected Oracle as our partner because of their commitment to innovation in the cloud, their expertise in the health payer space, and the breadth and depth of the ERP Cloud offering.”
 
Improved financial efficiency was the primary driver for Family Heath Network to select Oracle ERP Cloud. A not-for-profit provider sponsored health plan in the Chicago area, FHN is one of the largest managed care plans in the region under the Medicaid Family Health Plan. In evaluating a new financial system, FHN decided a move to the cloud was the best approach in order to best streamline operations and upgrades.
 
“In insurance, clear finance reporting is critical in order to process claims as quickly as possible,” said Nirav Shah, vice president of finance at Family Health Network. “Oracle ERP Cloud is a valuable tool for our company, streamlining our financial operations, while also maximizing business performance and growth.”
 
As changes in the financial reporting structure and lengthening close times began to impact HCSC, they recognized that cloud technology could help them to remain agile and quickly react to future changes. The largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States, HCSC selected Oracle ERP Cloud to help transform its financial systems and support its 22,000 employees serving more than 15 million members across five states, with the functionality, breadth, and depth of the Oracle Cloud.
 
“We evaluated vendors based on several drivers, including strategic fit, capability, maturity, vendor commitment and support, employee feedback, and implementation considerations,” said James Kadela, SVP controller at HCSC. “Oracle ERP Cloud was the natural choice based on the nature of HCSC’s financial systems. In addition to its current capabilities, Oracle is heavily investing in research and development and we feel confident that Oracle ERP Cloud will evolve with us to support our long-term business strategy.”
 
“Oracle is committed to supporting the healthcare industry with our complete, secure, and modern set of enterprise-grade cloud applications that help healthcare payers provide affordable health insurance to their communities,” said Terrance Wampler, vice president of financials applications strategy at Oracle. “Our connected, best of breed ERP Cloud solutions are uniquely placed to cater to dynamic business environments and enable our customers to modernize core financial operations, empower its people, and support growth.”
 
Oracle Cloud delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade cloud services, including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and data as a service (DaaS).
 
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New Certifications Demonstrate Continued Momentum for Oracle Public Cloud

Wed, 2017-03-29 07:00
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New Certifications Demonstrate Continued Momentum for Oracle Public Cloud Cloud compliance certifications further validate Oracle Cloud in highly regulated sectors

Redwood Shores Calif—Mar 29, 2017

Oracle today announced it has achieved a series of compliance certifications and attestations for its Public Cloud offering, including certifications and attestations for ISO 27001, HIPAA, SOC1 and SOC2 for a number of core services. Administered by Schellman & Co., these certifications in industries such as healthcare help provide validation of Oracle’s offerings in areas including security, availability, processing integrity and privacy.
 
Oracle’s portfolio of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions received Service Organization Control (SOC) attestations for the following key services: Database Public Cloud Service, Java Public Cloud Service, Database Backup Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud Service, Big Data Cloud Service, Big Data Preparation Service, Big Data Discovery, Application Builder Cloud Service, Storage Cloud Service, Dedicated Compute Cloud Service, and Public Compute Cloud Service. These SOC certifications confirm Oracle’s compliance with international service organization reporting standards. SOC reports are standards that help organizations establish trust and confidence in their service delivery processes by assessing whether service organizations are performing their duties appropriately in a controlled, stable and secured environment.
 
Oracle recently received a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) attestation for its Oracle Fusion Suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications—including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM), and Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) Cloud Service—demonstrating that its SaaS solutions meet the requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for organizations working in the healthcare industry. HIPAA attestations affirm the proper saving, accessing and sharing of individual medical and personal information, as well as compliance with national security standards to protect health data created, received, maintained or transmitted electronically.
 
Oracle recently received an International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 certification demonstrating the proper management and security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to an organization by third parties, for its Public Cloud SaaS suite of services in the core areas of Fusion ERP, HCM, CRM, Taleo Social, Taleo Business Edition, Service Cloud, Eloqua Marketing Cloud, BigMachines CPQ, and Field Service Cloud. 
 
 
“Oracle is continuously investing time and resources to meet our customers’ strict requirements across highly regulated industries,” said Erika Voss, Global Senior Director, Public Cloud Compliance, Risk and Privacy, Oracle. “These new certifications not only validate the reliability and security features of the Oracle Cloud; they effectively make Oracle’s solutions available to thousands of new customers in the Healthcare and Public Sector industries.”
 
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Oracle’s HCM World and Modern Finance Experience 2017 Deliver Foundation for Modern Business Success

Tue, 2017-03-28 07:00
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Oracle’s HCM World and Modern Finance Experience 2017 Deliver Foundation for Modern Business Success Complementary events for HR and finance professionals showcase the building blocks, tools and strategies companies need to drive digital business transformation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 28, 2017

Helping businesses embrace modern best practices, Oracle today announced HCM World 2017 and Modern Finance Experience 2017, taking place in Boston, April 11-13. Organizations across every industry are examining how they can use technology to innovate and gain a competitive advantage, all while enhancing employee engagement and performance. HCM World and Modern Finance Experience will bring together leading visionaries and business professionals to share real-world examples and strategies for modernizing business with technology to fuel digital growth strategies, engage and retain top talent, and maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Taking place concurrently, HCM World is being held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and Modern Finance Experience at The Westin Copley Place.

“The need for digital transformation is challenging today’s companies to look ahead and redefine how they operate. Forward-looking companies are exploring new and emerging technologies, such as machine learning, predictive analytics, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimize business processes. They also are looking for new ways that the cloud and data analytics can help them stay ahead of their competitors,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle. “The HCM World and Modern Finance Experience events are designed to deliver the practical roadmap to help companies future proof their business systems, while showcasing examples of those who have successfully navigated the transition.”

HCM World

HCM World is geared to provide HR professionals with the multi-faceted strategies they need to build and grow a modern, digital-based HR practice. More than 60 sessions throughout the three-day event are tailored to help elevate HR as a strategic partner in advancing business goals by:

  • Engaging employees with modern, customized, and easy-to-use systems and processes that help them be productive and happy at work.
  • Informing through predictive analytics to allow organizations to take action pro-actively and give HR the foresight to plan ahead.
  • Adapting and expanding an organization’s capabilities, both as a business and as a digital leader, by enabling the flexibility to personalize, brand, and extend the experience at every layer of the cloud in a secure and safe way.

To register for Oracle HCM World 2017, visit here and find more information on the event on the Oracle Modern HR in the Cloud blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Modern Finance Experience

The premier event for CFOs and finance professionals, Modern Finance Experience is designed to provide attendees with guidance on how to build a modern operating model for finance that supports digital business processes and new ways of working. Over 25 visionary keynotes and thought-leadership sessions, including an exclusive CFO Summit, during the three-day event will inspire, educate, and empower the finance function to assume a larger role in driving business success. Attendees will be able to:

  • Learn from hands-on sessions with practitioners and industry experts who will give finance leaders a roadmap to finance modernization and offer advice on how new technologies can reshape finance to be more predictive and extend their value across other business functions (such as HR).
  • Share how emerging technologies, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning, powered by the cloud, can optimize both the transactions and analytical capabilities required by finance to become more agile.
  • Craft high-impact strategies for improving the non-traditional finance skill sets now required of finance professionals to provide proactive guidance to the business.

Register for Modern Finance Experience 2017 here. For additional information on Oracle Cloud solutions for Finance, visit Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud’s Facebook, and Twitter and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud’s Facebook and Twitter or the Modern Finance Leader blog.

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Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 Reports Audit Consumer Attitudes on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Future Hospitality Experiences

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:08
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Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 Reports Audit Consumer Attitudes on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Future Hospitality Experiences Oracle Hospitality Research Identifies the Future of IoT, Virtual Reality and Wearables in the Guest Experience

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, FL.—Mar 22, 2017

Today Oracle announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will shape consumer behavior in the years to come. Insights from both the Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience and that hospitality operators should be wary of implementing automation without personal service.

“Given the heritage of service throughout the Hospitality industry, we’re not surprised that guests want a continued human connection with their food and beverage and hotel brands of choice, despite the emergence of new technologies,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager Oracle Hospitality. “Our hotel and restaurant management platforms OPERA and Simphony will continue to be enabling investments given their ability to provide a singular view of how guests engage and interact.”

The Hotel 2025 and Restaurant 2025 reports audited 250 restaurant operators, 150 hotel operators and 702 consumers in February 2017 on their reactions to technology’s role in the guest experience over the next 8 years.

Recognition and Personalization Will be a Driver for Future Technologies
  • 33 percent of restaurant and 72 percent of hotel operators say that guest recognition via facial biometrics will be in use within the next five years.
  • 31 percent of restaurant guests and 41 percent of hotel guests will be more likely to visit an establishment with greater frequency if they are recognized by a server or associate without having to give their name or show a loyalty card.
  • Both restaurant (49 percent) and hotel (62 percent) guests agree that having this recognition would improve their experience.
  • 28 percent of restaurant customers would visit more often and 45 percent said it would improve their experience if service was faster because they were recognized.
  • 42 percent of restaurant guests find suggestions based on health invasive and 68 percent find suggestions based on digital footprint invasive.
  • 47% of hotel guests agree that using artificial intelligence to suggest items based on past purchases would improve their experience.  72% of hotel operators agree that AI-based systems that leverage guest preferences and buying history to make targeted dining recommendations will be mainstream by 2025.
Consumers are Warming to Voice-Activated Experiences
  • 36 percent of restaurant guests say ordering through a virtual assistant would improve experience and 17 percent would visit more often, along with 50 percent and 33 percent of hotel guests respectively.
  • 59 percent of hotel guests believe controlling their room via a voice-activated device would enhance the guest experience and operators agree. Hotel operators polled indicated that managing room control and ambiance management (78 percent) via voice activation would be widespread by 2025. Hotel operators also believed that ordering room or hotel services (70 percent) via voice activation would be adopted by 2025.
  • Operators are keen on gathering customer feedback by voice; 61 percent of restaurant operators and 68 percent of hotels said this will be in use in the next 5 years.
Virtual Reality will Enhance the Booking and on-Property Experience in Hotels
  • Consumers also indicated that virtual reality tours of hotel properties (66 percent) and virtual reality lounges for entertainment (44 percent) would improve the guest experience.
  • Hotel operators also believe virtual reality technology will be widespread by 2025 with a variety of use cases: staff training (68 percent), guest entertainment on property (64 percent), and previewing meeting rooms (63 percent).
Robots Won’t be Replacing Hospitality Staff Anytime Soon
  • 50 percent of restaurant guests said being served by a robot would not improve the guest experience and 40 percent would visit less.
  • 37 percent of hotel guests said being served by a robot would not improve the guest experience and 22 percent would visit less.
  • 64 percent of restaurant and 58 percent of hotel operators say that the use of robots for cleaning is appealing.
Operators Begin To Consider Investment in Wearable Technology
  • 51 percent of restaurants and 63 percent of hotels say staff activity monitoring via wearable device will be in use in the next 5 years.
  • 59 percent of restaurants and 78 percent of hotels say that staff checking into work and onto workstations via wearable device will be in use in the next 5 years.
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Oracle Hospitality brings 35 years of experience in providing technology solutions to food and beverage operators. We provide hardware, software, and services that allow our customers to deliver exceptional guest experiences while maximizing profitability. Our solutions include integrated point-of-sale, loyalty, reporting and analytics, inventory and labor management, all delivered from the cloud to lower IT cost and maximize business agility.

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Oracle Retail 2025 Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Future Retail Experiences

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:08
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Oracle Retail 2025 Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Future Retail Experiences Research Highlights Differing Sentiments on the Role of Automation, Drones, IoT, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality and Wearables in Customer Experience

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, FL.—Mar 22, 2017

Today Oracle announced the findings of new research that examines consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will shape consumer behavior in the years to come. Insights from the Oracle Retail 2025 study highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience.

“Consumers clearly indicated that they have a conservative appetite for retail techologies that requires deep personal data and make decisions on their behalf,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Retail and Oracle Hospitality. “This signals brands to focus on building a strong foundation to win trust. Warm attitudes toward utilizing virtual reality and receiving recommendations for custom-made accessories produced with 3D printing points to consumers’ willingness to adopt new technologies if they are in control of their experience.”

The Retail 2025 Report results provide a benchmark for where consumers are on the retail technology adoption lifecycle and the impact on retail in the next eight years. The Retail 2025 Report polled 709 consumers in February 2017.

Smart Gets Smarter

AI, VR and IoT present the opportunity to better anticipate consumers’ next purchase. However, establishing a strong foundation of trust is critical to success when rolling out new experiences to consumers. If brands over step the reaction can be visceral.

  • 64 percent of respondents liked the option of using virtual reality to navigate a personalized in-store experience and having a hand-picked wardrobe to try on in-store
  • 58 percent of consumers indicated a positive attitude toward the idea of having their grocer suggest a shopping list for their approval based on purchase history, social and environmental data
  • 54 percent of respondents indicated that having a grocer automatically charge and ship items based on purchase history, social and environmental data was invasive
Fast Gets Fierce

Velocity in fashion is critical and it will only get faster. 3D printing and drone deliver will accelerate the product design to consumer process from months, to days and eventually hours.

  • 67 percent of consumers like the option of near real-time delivery to their doorstep by drones
  • 64 percent of consumers responded favorably to the concept having a retailer suggest a custom-made accessory for them produced with 3D printing
  • 57 percent of consumers find apparel recommendations from robots based on their social media profile invasive
Personalization Gets Perfected

Consumers are wary about volunteering data necessary for personalization but still look for a tailored experience, reinforcing the need for stronger brand relationships. On the flipside; there is a clear difference in consumer expectation for retailers to make data available and customize information about components, origin and recalls to their specific buying patterns.

  • 54 percent of respondents viewed the concept of linking their wearable activity tracker to their pharmacy so they can suggest products to meet specific health and wellness needs as favorable
  • 78 percent favor the option of having detailed information about product components (e.g., cotton, spandex, etc) and their origin prior to purchase
  • 46 percent of respondents indicated that receiving real-time alerts on current product recalls, and time since last recall by a manufacturer, based on previous purchase history would improve their experience
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Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

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Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:00
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Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service is the Foundation for Next Generation Smart Grid and IoT Device Management

Oracle Industry Connect—Orlando, Fla.—Mar 22, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that enables utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership.

The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The United States alone has more than 70 million smart meters installed [footnote] and utilities are increasingly deploying smart field sensors. As each smart device has its own unique requirements for maintenance, inspection, firmware upgrades and security, utilities are struggling to manage the lifecycle of these assets in a single, centralized way. In response to these challenges, Oracle has unveiled a cloud-based version of its Operational Device Management Solution that provides a scalable and future-proof way to manage IoT device operations.

Available as a new stand-alone cloud service, ODSC automates the management of smart grid and IoT devices. When combined with Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management solution, it delivers a unified solution in the cloud to extend asset performance management to smart devices at a massive scale. This complete visibility of smart assets delivers detailed insights into each device’s location, characteristics, health, and firmware upgrade status. In addition, utilities can extend ODCS for customer—owned asset registration processes such as smart thermostats and solar PVs. Additionally, by leveraging the cloud, utilities can reduce their total cost of ownership.

“We’re in front of the dramatic shifts the utilities industry is experiencing, providing new technologies that meet the needs of our customers as they navigate this changing landscape,” said Rodger Smith, general manager and senior vice president for Oracle Utilities. “We’re committed to innovation, and to providing cloud solutions that make operational excellence a reality for electric, gas and water utilities worldwide.”

The solution can be added to Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service and Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics Cloud Service or used as a stand-alone solution depending on a utility’s requirements.

New Features in Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management Cloud Service:
  • Proactively adjust, update, and repair smart grid and IoT devices as needed
  • Enable significant cost savings by eliminating labor costs due to physical data collection with automated processes
  • Reduce total cost of ownership by using the most up to date IT infrastructure in the cloud and alleviating the need to continually maintain older systems
  • Find risks of device failures faster with increased visibility into the age and reliability of each device
  • Prepare for asset registration capabilities of customer-owned assets
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