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Five Minute Briefing - Oracle
February 21, 2018

Published in conjunction with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), this bi-weekly publication contains news, market research, insight for the Oracle ecosystem, as well as IOUG news and information. Subscribers also receive IOUG ResearchWire, a bi-monthly reseach report for the Oracle community.

News Flashes

At CloudWorld in New York, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd provided an overview of the state of the IT market and offered four predictions for the enterprise technology changes that can be expected by 2020-2025.

At its Modern Finance Experience 2018 in New York, Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud. Part of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, the new offering will help customers manage important metadata structures related to their financial applications to avoid misalignment and lack of consistency, said Hari Sankar, group vice president, EPM product management, Oracle. 

Oracle says it plans to significantly expand its modern cloud infrastructure footprint with 12 new data center regions and to increase the breadth and depth of Oracle Cloud services available across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Think About It

Large enterprises are facing a debt crisis. Not financial debt, but "data debt." It's a form of technical debt, and it can hamstring an organization's capacity to tackle new challenges and stifle its ability to innovate. For most large enterprises, the root of this problem lies in years of treating the data generated by their operational systems as a form of exhaust rather than as a fuel to deliver great services, build better products, and create competitive advantage.

IOUG News and Information

There have been studies done by various researchers and companies on the causes of data loss. Generally, these lists include hardware failure, human error, software corruption, and computer viruses.

Will you write a book? Publishing is an excellent way to establish yourself as an authority and lift your career. IOUG Press is looking for authors with something to say on Oracle's new, Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service, as well as on other cloud topics such as running Oracle on AWS, Azure, and Google's cloud platform.

Last year, more than 400 executives and professionals participated in an Oracle DBTA multi user group survey to assess the delivery of IT performance excellence across a range of enterprises and how this is translating into business profitability and growth.

Take advantage of the many opportunities for peer interaction through panel discussions and provocative talks at this year's Data Summit conference. This unique event brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations.

COLLABORATE 18 is brand new and better than ever. Packed with hands on-sessions led by experts who have been in your shoes, COLLABORATE 18 is a must-attend event for Oracle technology users looking to learn new skills, find solutions and grow their professional careers.

IOUG offers webcasts on a range of topics including big data, security, cloud, and many more

Stay tuned for our Member Town Hall, taking place later this month. This session will include pertinent IOUG member information and a special presentation from Rich Niemiec and Willie Hardie. More information to come!

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