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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 19, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 19, 2016. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Accenture and Oracle announced that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will now be available through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, adding to the already-existing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities.

In his keynote on Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd showcased customer success stories and offered three new predictions for the future of cloud, which, he said, represents a generational shift in the IT market.

The Furniture Retail Operations Group's KISS system is a fully integrated point-of-sale solution for Windows built by experts in furniture operations to make companies more efficient in how they operate. In order to get the most out of this system, fix problems, and create new solutions and projects, the company uses Revelation Software's OpenInsight solution.

The DevOps approach to software development and IT operations is examined in a new study produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Dell Software. At its core, the study points out, DevOp is more than a development process or a set of tools, and reflects innovative thinking and collaboration, and holds the potential for better deployment outcomes.

Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison presented his annual opening keynote at OpenWorld 2016 on Sunday night. Amid announcements of new products and services, his remarks repeatedly returned to three key themes.

"In this coming year, you'll see us aggressively moving into infrastructure-as-a-service," Larry Ellison, Oracle's chief technology officer and executive chairman of the board, said to kick off the company's OpenWorld conference Sunday night at the Moscone Center. In the first of his two scheduled keynote addresses, Ellison went on to outline a number of strategic announcements that aim to strengthen the company's offerings, as well as to help it compete with Amazon.com, one of its top challengers.