Oracle unveils expanded cloud services portfolio
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 3, 2012, 10:04 a.m.
Oracle Corporation is expanding its cloud services portfolio with seven new products as it continues to demonstrate significant customer and partner momentum.
The new products are in addition to Oracle’s comprehensive range of platform, application and social services which are all available on subscription basis.
“Cloud is a strategic business at Oracle and is growing aggressively. Customers and partners are extremely supportive of our cloud strategy, which is evident from the mission critical workloads they are running on Oracle Cloud today,” said Oracle senior Vice President of Development Abhay Parasnis.
The seven new services include planning and budgeting, financial reporting, data and insight, social sites, developer, storage and messaging.
“The breadth of opportunities available with Oracle Cloud already exceeds anything else available in the industry, and with the introduction of these new services, Oracle continues to innovate, shape the market and define the future of cloud-based services,” added Mr. Parasnis.
To help partners speed time to market with new cloud-based services for their customers, Oracle also unveiled a comprehensive new set of enablement resources and Oracle Cloud partner programs.
Oracle Cloud adoption continues to grow aggressively with more than 10,000 customers and more than 25 million users worldwide already relying on the services each day.
The pricing model is simple, predictable and based on a monthly subscription model. Customers can choose to sign up for month-to-month subscriptions or longer term contracts.
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
SureSwipe launches SureSwipe Move - an MPOS solution for SMEs on the goSureSwipe, a leading Payment Services Provider (PSP), has launched the SureSwipe Move Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) solution in South Africa. Read More
Riverbed advances partnership with MicrosoftRiverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, has announced that it is one of the first partners to join the new Microsoft Azure Certified program. Read More
Survey proves paperless SA office a distant dreamDespite modern technology resulting in many businesses now working with electronic documents, 90% of local businesses are still storing original paper documents, according to the 2014 Metrofile Information and Records Management Trends Index. Read More
Create an app-ready network and connect with trillion dollar industryThe size, scope and wealth of opportunity that characterises IoT continue to attract the attention of businesses, especially industry leaders, says Kemp Technologies. Read More
Samsung to unveil curved TV in GhanaSamsung Electronics West Africa is set to improve the viewing experience of Ghanaians with the unveiling of the new 2014 Ultra High Definition (UHD) LED TV that includes the world’s first Curved UHD TV into the Ghanaian market. Read More
CA Technologies redefines SaaS based IT Service ManagementCA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies has unveiled CA Cloud Service Management, a mobile-ready, SaaS-based IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that delivers simplicity and speed across the enterprise. Read More
Huawei joins 5G Infrastructure Association BoardHuawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced today that it has been elected to join the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in Europe at the General Assembly in Bologna. Read More
Cisco continues to reimagine collaborationCisco is continuing to reimagine the way we connect with those inside and outside of our organisations by delivering three new personal collaboration tools designed to help get highly collaborative work done without technology hassles getting in the way. Read More
Brocade builds momentum in EMEA with Partner Education ProgrammeNetworking specialist Brocade has reported significant growth in its accreditation partner base across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the first half of its financial year. Read More
FEATURED STORYWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern
Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture
In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.