Oracle Business Brief: Make Compliance Work For You

The way operation IT is perceived and managed is changing. No longer just a productivity-orientated support tool, it is becoming a strategic asset that, when aligned with organisational objectives, delivers a measurable return on investment (ROI). At the same time, a raft of new regulations have been introduced to control financial reporting, privacy, security, records’

Oracle Case Study: Advanced Consulting Enterprises

The Guardianship Program of Dade County is a non-profit private agency that provides care services for indigent adults in Miami-Dade County in South Florida. Unfortunately, in these tough economic times, business is booming. The agency has a staff of about 40 people serving more than 1,000 individuals. Guardianship Program must be involved in all decisions

Oracle Business Brief: Controlling Costs With Flexible Processes

All SMBs recognise the reality of their market better than anyone else: there are always competitors with deeper pockets, customers demanding more for less, and suppliers giving preferential terms to larger organisations. However SMB’s size does give them one competitive advantage: business agility. SMBs can respond to more quickly to changing market and economic conditions,

Oracle Business Brief: Keeping Hold of Customers

Creating revenue with existing customers is always much cheaper than winning new business – which is crucial in tough economic conditions. When competition for business is even more intense than usual, in-depth customer knowledge and low-cost service improvements are sources of real competitive advantage. That’s why it’s vital to have an IT infrastructure that enables

Why BI is Ripe NOW for Businesses of Any Size

In this white paper, Oracle argues why no company is too small to start thinking about Business Intelligence (BI). The paper explores the rationale behind BI and EPM solutions for midsized organisations and sets out some practical, step-by-step advice for IT managers thinking of going down this route.

Oracle Escalates Mid-Market Competition

Oracle has announced a number of initiatives that highlight its mid-market ambitions, its application integration strategy and – most of all – its growing passion for partners. Although just one of Oracle’s newly announced initiatives – an expanded alliance with IBM – focuses solely on the mid- market, all of them address Oracle’s ambitions in