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Starbucks Chairman Says Cryptocurrency Will Be Big — Just Not Bitcoin

Schultz said that Starbucks is positioned to take advantage of cryptocurrency<p>Starbucks Corp. Chairman Howard Schultz said he believes digital …

Attracting and managing digital employees for growth

Despite the rise of technologies such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, for most organisations, business growth invariably …

The intelligent, adaptive supply chain – a new way to innovate at speed

Authored by Dee Houchen, ERP & SCM Evangelist at Oracle<p>Long-term loyalty and a predictable flow of orders are a thing of the past. In the …

Why digital transformation demands mastery over data

Authored by: Mark de Groot, Digital CX Evangelist, Oracle<p>Digital transformation is becoming a matter of do-or-die for businesses in every conceivable …

Procurement for Profit? It’s Simple

Author: Dee Houchen, Senior Director of ERP Solutions<p>How did buying something become so complex? Modern procurement involves everything from keeping …

Collaboration and connectivity for better supply chain visibility

<b>Author: Dee Houchen, Senior Director of ERP Solutions</b><p>The world is fast becoming a massive digital network. Companies typically operate within a …

Mobile comes of age: the rise of the intelligent chatbots

<b>Authored by Martin Cookson, EMEA Director of Mobility and Chatbots</b><p>Follow Martin on Twitter or drop him a line at martin.cookson@oracle.com<p><i>Mobile apps</i> …

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: Visa shopper trends revealed

Marketers know that Black Friday has traditionally been the preferred shopping day of the holiday season.<p>In fact, you may have even personally gotten …

How Lowes Foods leverages data to connect with consumers (Part 1)

<i>This week’s guest blog post is contributed by</i> <i>Blake Eisler,</i> <i>Client Solutions Director, Oracle Data Cloud.</i><p>With competitive pressure on the rise and …

How to win with online grocery shoppers

<i>This week’s guest blog post is contributed by Blake Eisler, Director, Client Solutions, Oracle Data Cloud.</i><p>In the age of the connected consumer, …

How To Avoid The Coming Data Management Crisis

While no one has an exact figure, one popular estimate puts the amount of data generated at 2.5 quintillion bytes, each and every day. Even excluding cat videos on Facebook, that’s an incomprehensible amount of data, with higher volumes inevitably ahead.<p>Data has been described as the oil of the …

The Next Big Thing for VARs

[IMGCAP(1)]Today’s value-added resellers know they must keep up with market trends associated with the software they sell so they can provide …

Germany’s National Railway Plans To Remove Human Drivers

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s historic national rail company, and it operates all kinds of systems, from trains to car-sharing to bike-sharing programs. …

Trains

Why Marketo May Be Motivated to Find a Buyer

Ask someone to name top contenders in marketing automation, and marketers will invariably point to three software giants—Adobe (adbe), Oracle (orcl), …

From Teacher to IT Exec, SAP's Fox-Martin Trod Unusual Path to Top

Growing up in working class Dublin, Adaire Fox-Martin defied expectations and attended Trinity College, Ireland’s most prestigious university, before becoming a school teacher in London.<p>Based in Singapore for the past 17 years, and president of SAP Asia-Pacific Japan since 2014, Fox-Martin, 51, …

Oracle Buys Construction Software Specialist

An often-acquisitive Oracle (orcl) is offering $663 million to buy Textura (txtr), a maker of cloud software for managing construction contracts and …

3 Reasons Why Your Accounting Department Needs a Cloud ERP Finance Software

Steady growth is what companies will always aim for; attaining higher sales figures to bring in more money allows a company to hire more people and accomplish their initiatives faster. But as more departments are being created and more employees are being brought in, productivity and margins can …

Oracle and Google Write a Tale of Two Clouds

In two cities 2,800 miles apart, two very different vendors pitched two divergent takes on cloud computing. But both companies—Oracle and Google—had …

Can A Private Cloud Help Keep Buenos Aires Safe?

The Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires—called the world’s widest avenue—connects the waterfront and downtown of the Argentinian capitol to the surrounding residential communities. But even with 18 lanes (and a Metrobus corridor) running in two directions, the Avenida isn’t immune to traffic and …

Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3

Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives …

SaaS

Samsung Brings Back Expandable Memory, Water Resistance To Galaxy Line With The S7 And S7 Edge

Samsung showed off the new S7 and S7 edge at its Galaxy Unpacked event today at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. They’re retro.<p>The new Galaxy phones are a tad thicker than the Galaxy S6 line, but that’s because they rock huge batteries. Samsung also went back to its roots and made the S7 line water resistant …

Gear & Gadgets

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Craft beer in Ireland: 10 pubs and microbreweries to explore

Guinness sales may be down but Ireland's craft beer scene is blossoming. We pick some of the best brewpubs for sampling the new ales<p>Oscar Wilde called work "the curse of the drinking classes". But in his native Ireland these days, it seems their main chore is finding a drinking establishment that's …

Cheers! Craft beer is big business in San Francisco

If, for any reason, you’re carousing around town Wednesday evening, you might want to stop by the City Beer Store on Folsom Street. There’s a “brewery tasting party” going on with at least 15 craft beers on tap for the sampling.<p>You’ll also become better acquainted with one of San Francisco’s …

San Francisco

Can Salesforce.com Grow Into a $10 Billion Company?

Shares of cloud software company Salesforce.com got a bit of a jolt today, as an analyst made the case that the company could continue growing like …

Customer Service

Scared of Sales? 4 Strategies to Overcome Your Fear

“What me? Scared of sales, are you kidding? Sales is what brings in the money, and my business needs money. Why would I be scared of sales when …

Selling

Rise of the prosumer analyst: How mobile is driving a new brand of business analysis

Today, it seems natural for, say, an iOS (s AAPL) developer to follow Apple’s company affairs — changes to the executive team, the number of …