Archive: Partner Zone

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cat-icon From contest to context: now that cloud has won

“Cloud?” is no longer a question: rather, “cloud!” has become the new context, in which every institution of society and commerce is asking how it must re-invent its mission. Vertical focus takes the spotlight as global connection becomes the norm.

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cat-icon Much ado about Big Data

On my way home from two events this week, I realized I heard the term Big Data bandied about quite liberally. That got me thinking about last year when I opened up a Big Data conference in the valley by saying 'There is no such thing as Big Data.' I think I got the conference organizers more than a bit worried - until I explained to the audience what I meant.

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cat-icon Bill McDermott's technology taxonomy

Bill McDermott, co-CEO SAP lays bare the penchant for buzzword bingo in the technology market, parsing this into what he sees as reality in the field. We can all learn from this.

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cat-icon “The cloud” is the place for the customer cyberspace

The economics of the first cloud era were so compelling that it was easy to celebrate the cost savings and call the job done. But the job has barely begun. Difficult as it may be, try to forget everything you’ve ever known about how data is stored and how application programs have been constructed and used.

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cat-icon Oracle's HCM World showcases thought leadership, cloud upgrades

Oracle offered a powerful endorsement of HCM for businesses intent on accelerating growth amid the transformational ascendance of mobile technology and millennial workers, with a rare dual appearance of its top executives at its HCM World conference in Las Vegas.

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cat-icon Demystifying the value of big data

It's up to the business technology industry to go beyond buzzwords and show customers how big data can help achieve specific business goals

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cat-icon Clearing the clouds around the cloud

The bottom line in considering how to integrate the cloud into your business is this: the cloud is not an either or proposition. Don’t be forced to choose. Demand your cloud, your way. And get it.

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cat-icon Will Database as a Service (DBaaS) be the next big thing?

DBaaS, arguably the next big thing in IT, is gaining converts because it enables businesses to deploy new databases quickly, securely, and cheaply. DBaaS lets you shift your organization from administering complex collections of silos to one powered by an agile and flexible database cloud.