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Mark Hurd on Recode Decode with Kara Swisher

Mark Hurd discusses Oracle’s move to the cloud with Kara Swisher on Recode Decode.

Mark Hurd Predicts Demise Of Best-Of-Breed Technologies

If nothing else, cloud technology has simplified the IT landscape, reducing the pressure on businesses to manage hundreds of different applications for myriad different purposes. “I don’t think we’ll return to the complexity we created in the past,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd during a keynote presentation on March 21 at Oracle Industry Connect in […]

Mark Hurd: Oracle Poised To Overtake Salesforce.com In Cloud Revenue

Securing its position as the “fastest-growing cloud company at scale,” Oracle reported that its combined software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenues rose 73% in its fiscal third quarter, to $1.0 billion. Its total cloud revenues, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), increased 62%, to $1.2 billion.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd noted that the company’s SaaS and […]

Mark Hurd: Three Predictions for 2025 You Can Take to the Bank

By Mark Hurd

Innovation-starved companies stuck in today’s slow-growth economic environment can look forward to better days ahead, because tech spending is going to pivot quickly to unleash their full potential in ways that many executives don’t yet realize.

Before I get to how things will change, however, let me describe the current environment. Globally, economic growth […]

Mark Hurd: Cloud Pulls CFOs Into Business Model Revolution

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said Tuesday that the benefits of cloud computing go well beyond cost savings, allowing companies to pay for innovation they can ill afford to ignore given slow-to-no global economic growth. “This is becoming a CFO-CEO discussion as much as an IT discussion,” he said during the opening keynote of Oracle CloudWorld […]

Put I Before R in Millennial ROI

By Mark Hurd

Reach a certain age or managerial level and you hear this a lot: “Those millennials…” It’s usually followed by a predictable and exasperating litany of grousing about generational entitlement, a lack of corporate loyalty, an outsized need for encouragement or a confounding communication style.

If that’s as far as the conversation goes, you’re missing […]

Your Fancy New Car is About as Useful as Your Corporate Data Center

By Mark Hurd

Whenever I look down from my office window at my car sitting in the parking lot, I get this sinking feeling – as in sunk costs. It’s the same feeling you should have when you think about your corporate data center.

This is how I think about it: I use my car for about […]

What Innovators Can Learn from Bill Walton’s Thoughts on Basketball and the Grateful Dead

Spend any amount of time with Bill Walton (the greatest college basketball player in the history of the sport and an NBA legend) and it almost certainly will not go the way you thought it would.

That’s his genius. On the court or off, Walton embodies the kind of innovative spirit leaders at every level of […]

Mark Hurd on LinkedIn: Digital Disruption Can Make Business Leaders – Or Break Them

By Mark Hurd

The vast majority of companies and corporate leaders are unprepared for disruption, even at this late date. Nearly three-quarters of companies respond to digital disruption only after the second year of its occurrence, according to CapGemini research published last year. And only 14% of executives believe their companies are “ready to effectively redesign […]

Mark Hurd TEDx Talk on Securing Data

Mark Hurd, the chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, took the TEDx stage at Wake Forest University to share his thoughts on what is going on in the IT world and what each person can individually do to protect their data. Hurd estimated that one half of all data in the world was created in […]