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So You Want to Be a CEO?

Forty percent of CEOs today don’t stay with the same company for 18 months, and the average lifecycle for a CEO is about 18 quarters. Despite these statistics, I meet many people who want to be a CEO. But I don’t meet many who really understand what it takes to reach that goal.

Mark Hurd on Why Executives Must Understand Information Security

Mark Hurd regularly speaks to CEOs about data security and he notes that it’s become increasingly clear that today, executives are more aware than ever of vulnerabilities in their technology infrastructure. In fact, a recent report on security threats from Oracle and KPMG reveals that two-thirds of surveyed companies have experienced operational disruptions due to […]

Oracle Launches Accelerator Program in Austin

On June 22, Oracle announced that it is expanding the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program to Austin, Texas. The opening is an extension of Oracle’s growth in Austin, which was highlighted earlier this year at the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art 560,000 square-foot campus on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake.

Superior Support, Now in the Cloud

As companies move to the cloud, their need for support changes—but it doesn’t go away. The flexibility that is the cornerstone of software as a service (SaaS) has shifted how businesses think about leveraging their applications. Liberated from much of the patch-and-upgrade cycle of on-premises systems, companies can instead focus on generating real business value.

Oracle Becomes Title Sponsor of ITA Summer Circuit

Oracle expanded its partnership with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this month when it became the official title sponsor of the Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Powered by UTR. The Oracle ITA Summer Circuit will host 49 events over six consecutive weekends from late June through July, with the championships to be held at Texas Christian University […]