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Mark Hurd on hiring workers out of college

We have gone back to the college campus and you will see that we are going to hire 3000 college kids this year. Why do you do that? Because I think the probability of this working is better than the last strategy.

Mark Hurd on multi-generational workforces

Think of that, almost 2 generations of workers at the same time. Actually three generations of workers all at the same time. Imagine the implication on motivation, inspiration, and double things like the tools that they have to have. Think about training. This is going to get very very complicated.

Mark Hurd on growth of consumer IT

Consumer IT, 10 years ago was a couple hundred billion dollars. It is now 1 trillion. It used to be that that a consumers IT spend was a printer in the home, a PC in the home, and a modem. Now it is iPhones, iPads, and applications galore. Companies have spent basically the same amount […]

Mark Hurd: social and data changes everything

Know everything that happens is transparent. The only good news is that it is transparent for everybody. So inside that problem is an opportunity, but social and the data that is now available changes everything.

Mark Hurd discussing market forces driving disruption at Oracle HCM World

So if you think I am in a company and nothing is going to happen, we are great, think again. And I am here to tell you that the cycle times are going to increase. Look at what is happening. This is not really technology issues, these are secular issues all around and I will […]

Mark Hurd on CNBC: “We are Focused on Growing”

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd appeared with CNBC’s Jim Cramer to talk about the cloud and competition in an interview Cramer called “feisty.”

Mark Hurd on LinkedIn: “How Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Business”

By Mark Hurd

Cloud computing is triggering a stunning shift in how businesses operate. Modern SaaS applications for marketing, HR, and ERP are allowing companies to accelerate operations and engage more intimately with their customers thanks to heretofore unseen heroes in their ranks.

In the course of just a few years, this new generation of social/mobile SaaS […]

Outlook for Cloud is Bright

There’s no question that companies are aggressively moving to the cloud to gain the business agility they need to survive, to gain market share, and to become disruptors instead of the disrupted.

Customers I’ve met on recent trips to London, Paris and Sao Paolo aren’t surprised when they hear estimates pegging the public cloud market […]

Mark Hurd’s Open Letter to the Next Generation of Business Leaders

By Mark Hurd

The Fortune 500 has long been viewed as a benchmark for corporate size, success, and stability. But if you look at the Fortune 500 from the year 2000—just 14 years ago—you’ll find that more than half of the companies on that year’s list are gone.

Think about that: in spite of their proud histories, […]

Mark Hurd on LinkedIn: “How the Cloud Helps Eight World-Class Companies Simplify, Transform, and Innovate”

By Mark Hurd

The world is changing dramatically, and modern technologies—social, mobile, cloud, and Big Data—are revolutionizing how we live, how we learn, how we work, and how we experience the world around us.

While that’s not exactly breaking news, I want to emphasize it here because many executives aren’t grasping how rapidly these changes are happening […]