What has to come is an open health platform and ecosystem, not something defined by only a single vendor or alliance, but by the universal connections that the largest buyers of health services will demand from their providers to reduce the frictional costs of providing benefits.
“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.
Four factors explain why cloud ERP is lifting off now - and why FinancialForce.com has had a $50m funding boost today
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.
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.
In today’s marketing environment audiences don’t magically appear. Rather, it is a ruthless competition for consumer attention across an unprecedented number of channels, devices, and locations.
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.
Most companies confine customer experience to the front office. Here's what happened when one manufacturer connected the back-office too
"There’s nothing that's better than having a CEO who believes that marketing is critical, and is going to support its leadership role," said Oracle President Mark Hurd. "If you get that, good things are going to happen."