Fujitsu, Oracle form cloud alliance

JapanNetworks Asia — Fujitsu Limited and Oracle Corporation are forming a new strategic alliance to deliver cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world. In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/fujitsu-oracle-form-cloud-alliance.1468200635

IHS: IBM leads global SaaS cloud service market

APACTelecom Asia — IBM currently leads the SaaS cloud service market, while Amazon leads the global cloud infrastructure market (IaaS, CaaS, PaaS) in 2015, according to a new report by research firm IHS. According to the report, Salesforce ranked the second in the SaaS cloud service market with 8% of market share, while Microsoft and Oracle had 6% and 3%. SAP had just 2% share in the global SaaS cloud service market.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/ihs-ibm-leads-global-saas-cloud-service-market

Oracle unveils service to simplify cloud adoption in India

IndiaTimes of India — MBAI: In a bid to cater to the needs of organizations that seek independence and security while transitioning to the cloud to reap its potential benefits, global software major Oracle on Wednesday launched a service in India to bring its public cloud in customers’ data centres.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Oracle-unveils-service-to-simplify-cloud-adoption-in-India/articleshow/51715339.cms?

Oracle Korea to launch more database cloud services

KoreaKorea Times — Oracle Korea said Wednesday that it will increase its footprint in the nation’s database cloud market by launching more cloud services this year. The local subsidiary of the U.S.-based enterprise solutions giant said it will expand its presence as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider in the local market.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/common/vpage-pt.asp?categorycode=133&newsidx=197259

Oracle Korea to launch more database cloud services

KoreaKorea Times — Oracle Korea said Wednesday that it will increase its footprint in the nation’s database cloud market by launching more cloud services this year. The local subsidiary of the U.S.-based enterprise solutions giant said it will expand its presence as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider in the local market.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2016/02/133_197259.html

Oracle To Open Data Center In United Arab Emirates Amid Cloud Growth

UAEForbes — ABU DHABI: With its cloud business growing in the Middle East, Oracle plans to establish a state-of-the-art data center in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd unveiled the plans January 26 as the latest evidence of Oracle’s commitment to the region.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2016/01/26/oracle-to-open-data-center-in-united-arab-emirates-amid-cloud-growth/#5bde71a342a0

Oracle aiming to build cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi

UAEThe National — Oracle plans to develop a cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi and hire 250 new salespeople as it taps rising demand for information storage. The company’s co-chief executive, Mark Hurd, speaking at a press conference in the capital yesterday, declined to comment on when the new data centre would become operational, but said that it would “probably” be up and running before the end of the year.

http://www.thenational.ae/business/technology/oracle-aiming-to-build-cloud-data-centre-in-abu-dhabi

Infosys Finacle teams with Oracle to offer Finacle on Oracle Cloud

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, has launched Finacle as a managed service on Oracle Cloud. This offering will enable banks globally to leverage Finacle’s industry-leading solution suite, along with other enterprise-class applications hosted on premise or in an external environment, to gain agility and cost efficiencies. With this offering, Finacle becomes one of the first comprehensive banking platforms to be available as a managed service on Oracle Compute Cloud.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Infosys-Finacle-teams-with-Oracle-to-offer-Finacle-on-Oracle-Cloud/articleshow/49894154.cms

Oracle, Tencent Reach Agreement To Advance Cloud Services In China

China.gifForbes — Beijing: Oracle has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Tencent Cloud, China’s largest and most-used internet service portal, with an objective of offering cloud services in China. The agreement, which signals the growing similarity between business and consumer technology services, was announced November 12 by Loic Le Guisquet, Oracle’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific, at Oracle CloudWorld in Beijing.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2015/11/13/oracle-tencent-reach-agreement-to-advance-cloud-services-in-china/

‘Digital India’ Initiative Gets Big Boost From Oracle

IndiaForbes — India’s commitment to cloud computing will vault its economy past those of older, less committed, less forward-looking countries, says Loïc Le Guisquet, Oracle president for EMEA and Asia. Appearing on CNBC India, Le Guisquet reinforced Oracle’s support for the country’s recent “Digital India” initiative. “We are absolutely committed, very engaged at many levels in the government and in the states to support that ambitious program,” he said.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2015/11/08/digital-india-initiative-gets-big-boost-from-oracle/

Oracle ready expand its base in India : CEO Mark Hurd

IndiaHindustan Times — Responding to an IANS question on the second day of the Oracle’s OpenWorld 2015 conference on October 26, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said that he is committed to expanding Oracle’s reach in the burgeoning cloud and software market in India. An overall positive mood under a business-friendly government in India has reassured software major and leading cloud services provider Oracle to expand its base in the country via its diverse portfolio of integrated cloud platforms and new-age Java.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/business/oracle-ready-expand-its-base-in-india-ceo-mark-hurd/story-sUmfAPME38ohIttdrd9PJN.html

NEC to build Australia’s new apprenticeships system

AustraliaThe Education department will begin to wind back its underperforming apprenticeships management system in expectation of having a new NEC-built platform in operation by July next year. NEC today said the platform will be based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Oracle process automation tools, after it won an open tender from the department last October. The four year deal is worth $10.8 million.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/nec-to-build-australias-new-apprenticeships-system-410709

Can Oracle’s Expansion Plans in China Overcome Nationalistic Tendencies and Heavy Competition?

ChinaForbes — Leading database software vendor Oracle Corp. hopes to make inroads in China’s lucrative technology market despite nationalistic tendencies and heavy competition in the country. China passed the National Security Law last month, which calls for a “national security review” of the technology industry’s products, services, and foreign investments. The law creates additional obstacles for global technology giants like Oracle, which already face stiff competition from domestic Chinese companies.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2015/09/04/can-oracles-expansion-plans-in-china-overcome-nationalistic-tendencies-and-heavy-competition/

Oracle chief says US software giant’s China expansion on track despite Beijing protectionism, market slump

ChinaSCMP — Oracle, the world’s second-biggest software company, is betting on increased investment in manpower, research and development to fuel its growth in mainland China, despite Beijing’s drive to promote indigenous information technology suppliers. “It’s very important to get our technology China-ready, and make sure we have the ability to sell and support our products in the country. Those are our primary investments,” Oracle co-chief executive Mark Hurd told the South China Morning Post.

http://www.scmp.com/tech/enterprises/article/1852055/oracle-chief-says-us-software-giants-china-expansion-track-despite

Oracle to boost its sales force in Asia Pacific

APACThe Star — Mention Oracle Corporation and many will think of the company as providing database software. Today, Oracle has a much wider range of enterprise products and services ranging from hardware appliances (including Point of Sales terminals for hotels and restaurants), middle-tier and enterprise resource planning software to providing applications on the Cloud, as well as Cloud-based infrastructure.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2015/08/14/Oracle-hires-new-people/

Oracle plans data centre in India

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: Thomas Kurian was appointed the president of Oracle responsible for product development in January, making him the senior-most executive in the company after co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. Kurian, who reports to executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison, is seen as a strong contender for the corner office.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Oracle-plans-data-centre-in-India/articleshow/48105634.cms

Oracle expands workforce in Asia Pacific to support demand for cloud services

APACNetwork Asia — Oracle has hired more than 800 new salespeople in Asia Pacific as part of its commitment to become the world’s largest enterprise cloud company. This positive momentum occurs just three months after the company launched a campaign to increase its sales workforce by 1,000 in an effort to capitalize on the growth of cloud computing across APAC.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/oracle-expands-workforce-asia-pacific-support-demand-cloud-services.1436494660

Oracle hires over 800 salespeople in APAC

APACMIS Asia — As part of its commitment to become the world’s largest enterprise cloud company, Oracle has recently expanded its workforce by hiring more than 800 salespeople in Asia Pacific. This positive momentum occurs just three months after the company launched a campaign to increase its sales workforce by 1,000 in an effort to capitalise on the growth of cloud computing across APAC.

http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/cloud-computing/oracle-hires-over-800-salespeople-in-apac/

Oracle enhances cloud team with strong workforce expansion in Asia Pacific

APACgeekzone — has hired more than 800 new salespeople in Asia Pacific as part of its enterprise cloud strategy. This positive momentum occurs just three months after the company launched a campaign to increase its sales workforce by 1,000 in an effort to capitalize on the growth of cloud computing across APAC.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=18453

NAB completes Oracle customer master rollout, from AU

AustraliaThe National Australia Bank has completed its rollout of an Oracle-based customer master, allowing 4500 of its business bankers to see a customer’s entire relationship with the bank on one screen. NAB last November announced it would begin rolling out the NAB View master customer database in order to provide its bankers a single view of a customer’s interactions with the bank.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/404446,nab-completes-oracle-customer-master-rollout.aspx

Oracle Data Center to Launch in Japan for Local Cloud Users

JapanOracle will open a new data center in Japan this year, the company’s executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said while speaking at Oracle CloudWorld Tokyo earlier this month. It will be the 22nd Oracle data center worldwide. The data center will serve Oracle’s cloud-based applications, Platform-as-a-Service, and Infrastructure-as-a-service to the Japanese market. As cloud meets enterprise IT, the need for local data centers serving these enterprises is growing. Enterprises like the idea of the hosted model, but often can’t deal with the uncertainty of generic cloud regions outside of a country’s borders or not knowing where data resides.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/13/oracle-data-center-to-launch-in-japan-for-local-cloud-users/

Oracle Upbeat About Cloud Prospects in India

IndiaAccording to Oracle, the record uptick in adoption rates in India is led by the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, which includes its Sales, Service, Marketing, and Social clouds. The Oracle CX Cloud accounts for over half of the company’s customer base and is witnessing the highest customer adoption rate among Oracle’s cloud offerings. Oracle claims that the success of its cloud computing solutions in India is due to its comprehensive portfolio of “best-of-breed” SaaS applications.

http://www.trefis.com/stock/orcl/articles/288975/oracle-upbeat-about-cloud-prospects-in-india/2015-04-09

Oracle steps up marketing of cloud services in Asia-Pacific

APACIn order to meet growing demand, US IT firm Oracle recently announced a plan to recruit 1,000 sales representatives in the Asia-Pacific region, including over 250 in China, according to the website of the Beijing-based Economic Observer. The plan has come on the heels of the launch of the company’s China growth plan three years ago, calling for branches to be set up in virtually every province, autonomous region and municipality.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150405000009&cid=1204

TCS, Accenture, Oracle in fray to acquire 90% stake in IT services provider Elitecore Technologies

IndiaMUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture and Oracle are in race to acquire around 90% stake in IT services provider Elitecore Technologies from global private equity fund Carlyle. The fund that invested Rs 50 crore in the company eight years ago is expected to make more than nine time returns with the company now being valued at Rs 500 crore, three people with knowledge of the deal said. In 2007, through its Carlyle Asia Growth Capital Partners, the fund had invested$10.3 million for a 33% stake in the company. It then invested $3 million to hike its stake in the company.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/tcs-accenture-oracle-in-fray-to-acquire-90-stake-in-it-services-provider-elitecore-technologies/articleshow/46800505.cms

TCS, Infosys, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra in race to buy US-based IT firm: Sources

IndiaWhile the Indian IT firms are getting aggressive in buying smaller ticket size companies in the US, sources with direct knowledge share that one such candidate, Sierra-Cedar with HQ in Georgia, US is close to launching a sale process soon. Valuation expectation for a complete sale of Sierra-Cedar is pegged at around $350 million, a source said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/TCS-Infosys-HCL-Tech-Tech-Mahindra-in-race-to-buy-US-based-IT-firm-Sources/articleshow/46747210.cms

Oracle to hire 1,000 in Asia-Pacific, 300 in India

APACBENGALURU: Global datebase software product major Oracle has announced that it would hire about 1,000 people across Asia-Pacific (APAC) to expand and strengthen its sales force in the region.  “About 300 of the specialized sales force will be hired in India for cloud and the expansion will help us to drive growth and support demand for our cloud solutions across the region,” the US-based multinational said in a statement here.  Cloud computing is a network of remote servers or computers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data in place of a local server or a personal computer.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/jobs/Oracle-to-hire-1000-in-Asia-Pacific-300-in-India/articleshow/46716592.cms

Government’s open source push worries software cos like Microsoft, IBM and Oracle, from India

IndiaNEW DELHI: As the government looks to adopt open source software development for its applications, proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, IBM and Oracle are worried, and are looking at alternative ways of doing business, say experts.  “All the big players are already worried. They have made a lot of money in the traditional proprietary software model, but in the next 2-3 years, as people come out of the lock-in period of (their contracts), you will see the demise of a lot of these proprietary models,” said Professor Rahul De.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/governments-open-source-push-worries-software-cos-like-microsoft-ibm-and-oracle/articleshow/46452697.cms

India a significant cloud market for Oracle: Shawn Price

IndiaShawn Price, the top cloud guy at Oracle is in India to meet high ticket existing and potential customers for Oracle’s cloud solutions. India, Price believes, is a significant market and has a great potential for cloud computing solutions. Prior to joining Oracle as Senior Vice President, Cloud and Product Business Groups, Price, who is considered as some of the most influential guys on cloud across the world, was heading rival company SAP’s cloud business.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/india-a-significant-cloud-market-for-oracle-shawn-price/articleshow/46172586.cms

Oracle India to ramp up cloud team; to hire 200 people in sales

IndiaNEW DELHI: Aiming to ramp up its cloud services business in India, software solutions major Oracle today said it will hire 200 people to strengthen its cloud services sales team.  “Oracle India is ramping up its cloud business with the addition of a dedicated sales force that will sell Oracle Cloud solutions,” the company said in a statement. Indian organisations are undergoing a major shift in the way they implement IT and cloud is being strongly considered as an alternate form of enterprise computing, it added.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/oracle-india-to-ramp-up-cloud-team-to-hire-200-people-in-sales/articleshow/46067121.cms

Samsung, Oracle to tie up over cloud services

KoreaSamsung Electronics agreed to team up with Oracle for mobile cloud services, a move aimed at expanding the Korean tech giant’s client profile and help it lead in the race for new ecosystems in the mobile industry. “Samsung Electronics’ mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun discussed issues over mobile cloud computing services with Oracle’s co-CEO Mark Hurd on Jan. 22 in Seoul. The meeting place wasn’t Samsung Electronics’ Seocho office, southern Seoul,” said an official directly involved with the matter.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/01/133_172418.html