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
In June 2016, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd had the opportunity to meet with several chief financial officers, as well as NBA legend Bill Walton, at a CNBC event hosted by Jim Cramer. Together the leaders discussed opportunities and challenges for today’s businesses, providing an opportunity
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
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
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.
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
By Mark Hurd Information Technology today touches every facet of business in ways that traditional enterprise technology never did. As a result, chief executives are demanding a lot more from IT than they’ve been getting. CEOs need IT to help lead the way to transformational
Businesses that fail to focus on customer experience will hear a giant sucking sound from their vanishing profitability. Because in today’s dynamic global marketplace, consumers now hold the power in the buyer-seller equation, and sellers need to revamp their strategy for this new world order.