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Industry acquisitions improve Oracle cloud execution ahead of database and NetSuite influence
Oracle’s industry expertise will remain valuable on premises, but it has the opportunity to support differentiation of cloud applications.
Oracle leading the way with SaaS and PaaS, set to hit $2 billion mark
"We believe this will be the second year in a row that Oracle has sold more SaaS and PaaS than any cloud services provider."
Oracle inks major NZ Government deal
The agreement, which closely aligns with the Government’s ICT Strategy, allows NZ's government agencies to make use of Oracle's Cloud services.
Oracle acquires NetSuite for $9.3 billion price tag
Oracle is spending $9.3 billion to acquire 'complementary' cloud provider NetSuite, with the transaction expected to close as early as this year.
AU Red Cross Blood Service chooses new CX cloud platform
In addition to offering a personalised approach for blood donors, it is hoped that the system will lead to more blood being collected as demand grows.
Oracle appoints Brian Donn as head of CX Cloud Applications Business
Brian Donn will head Oracle's CX Cloud Applications Business across the Asia Pacific region to drive revenue growth and CX market share.
Fujitsu and Oracle form strategic alliance
"This will be a gateway for customers to achieve standardization, modernization, and globalization."
First quarter 2016 - worldwide converged systems generate billions
Worldwide Converged Systems revenue has increased 11.0% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016, surpassing $2.5 Billion in Value.
Oracle to launch new digital sales hubs in Asia Pacific
Oracle has announced plans to digitise its sales programmes by building specialised hubs in the Asia Pacific region.
Digital marketing & DaaS lead the way for Oracle's Data Cloud
Oracle’s general manager of its Data Cloud, Omar Tawakol, explained how he's helping data-as-a-service users find a new world of data quality.
'Significant' opportunity for vendors in PaaS
"The number of PaaS influencers are set to increase while PaaS robustness will drive down the number of platforms, intensifying vendor competition."
Competition heats up between PaaS vendors IBM, Microsoft and Oracle
Over the next few years, Platform-as-a-Service providers will significantly improve solutions available, which will lead to widespread adoption.
Carrier cloud providers reassessing public cloud strategies
“Operators are onboarding enterprise platforms from vendors like SAP,, Oracle and Microsoft and offering the applications in an as-a-service."
Big players losing as they fail to capitalise on booming PaaS market
IBM and Oracle are losing out as they fail to capitalise on the booming PaaS market and concede share to specialists, open source and cloud providers.
ASG nets $10 million Oracle analytics deal for ABS
ASG Group has signed a $10 million deal to provide the Australian Bureau of Statistics with an Oracle enterprise analytics solution.
Oracle: Don't forget about HR when it comes to digital transformation
Oracle has added new Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud solutions to its portfolio with the intention of further driving HR transformation.
Oracle NZ back in black - despite declining revenue
Oracle New Zealand has bounced back into net profit, despite the company recording a drop in revenue for financial 2015.
Analytics services big opportunity for vendors
"IBM, SAP, Microsoft and Oracle continue to lead the market, while the consulting and system integration vendor landscape remains fragmented."
Citirix, HP and IBM lead the pack in storage visualisation market
The storage virtualisation market is highly competitive, but some vendors are standing out from the crowd. Technavio has identified the top six.
Server and storage revenues on the rise
"A select group of vendors including IBM and Oracle will sustain proprietary revenue streams by aligning their platforms with modern use cases."
Oracle expands cloud business with new acquisition
Oracle is acquiring cloud software company Ravello Systems in a deal designed to help speed customers' transition to the cloud.
Oracle stakes claim on local storage market; seeks new partners
Oracle has appointed a new storage channel business development manager and is looking for new partners as it eyes up the local storage market.
New CEO heralds more aggressive stance for UXC Red Rock
The appointment of Philip Milne as UXC Red Rock CEO will see the company competing 'more aggressively' in the Oracle market.
Oracle unveils new partner cloud program
"Our rapid growth and extensive SaaS, PaaS and IaaS cloud portfolio presents an unparalleled opportunity for partners and customers alike."