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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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Business Insider – OpenWorld 2016

Business Insider’s Julie Bort wrote an article about this year’s OpenWorld. It was a full day and there were a lot of opportunities to share some behind the scenes views from OpenWorld. Read the full story here.