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 Orlando.
The current generation of Oracle financial, HR, and other applications that are used broadly across industries is built on the same code base, making it easier for those applications to interoperate, Hurd said. Oracle is “working to do the same” for applications that address specific retail, hospitality, health sciences, and other industry needs, he said.
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