Oracle Unveils Oracle Public Cloud
Oracle announced the Oracle Public Cloud, a broad set of best-in-class, integrated services that provide customers with subscription-based, self-service access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database, all completely managed, hosted and supported by Oracle. The Oracle Public Cloud includes Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Cloud Service, Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud Service, Oracle Social Network, Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service.
The Oracle Public Cloud runs on Oracle Engineered Systems, providing customers and partners with a high-performance, reliable, elastic, and secure infrastructure for their critical business applications.
The Oracle Public Cloud is the only public cloud that offers customers a complete range of business applications and technology solutions, avoiding the problems of data and business process fragmentation when customers use multiple siloed public clouds. The Oracle Public Cloud also provides customers with truly flexible deployment by enabling them to run the exact same business applications in the cloud and on-premise.
Customers can also take existing standard Java and Oracle Database applications and deploy them to the Oracle Public Cloud without rewriting them, allowing them to take advantage of their existing IT assets, skills and ecosystems.
The Oracle Public Cloud provides many common services, including resource management and isolation, security, data exchange and integration, virus scanning, white list management, and centralized self-service monitoring.
The Oracle Public Cloud offers self-service, subscription-based access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database as a service, including:
Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service: designed to be effective, efficient and easy to use, Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management (CRM) delivers integrated sales and marketing with sales performance management that enables companies to generate more quality sales opportunities, increase their win rate and gain faster time to value.
Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Service: built from the ground up to help customers do things their way, know their people better and work as a team, Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) rethinks the business of HR to provide value to every person in an organization – from HR professionals to employees and managers.
Oracle Social Network: an enterprise collaboration and social networking solution with a broad range of social tools designed to capture and share information amongst teams in the context of business processes and enterprise applications (such as CRM and HCM). Oracle Social Network enables natural conversations and jump-starts productivity with purposeful social networking without the noise of unrelated or random social conversations.
Oracle Database Cloud Service: enterprise database service based Oracle Database, providing access to database schemas, application development tools, data loading services, Web Services APIs, and a set of packaged business productivity applications.
Oracle Java Cloud Service: enterprise platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications based on Oracle WebLogic Server. Supports development and deployment from multiple Java IDEs, including Oracle JDeveloper, NetBeans and Eclipse.
All Oracle Public Cloud services have a unified self-service user interface for provisioning, monitoring and managing all services.
Oracle Unveils Oracle Social Network
Oracle Social Network is an enterprise collaboration and social networking tool for business that enables business users to find and collaborate with the right people within their enterprise and across enterprises - for example, with suppliers, partners and customers - using information from the human resources system and their own private social network.
Oracle Social Network enables business users to collaborate with each other using a broad range of collaboration tools, including personal profiles, groups, activity feeds, status updates, discussion forums, document sharing, co-browsing and editing, instant messaging, email, and web conferencing. Oracle Social Network is seamlessly integrated with Oracle Fusion Applications, business intelligence, and business processes allowing users to receive real-time information feeds from these systems and to collaborate and resolve business issues quickly and effectively, including updating applications and business processes from the Oracle Social Network.
Oracle Social Network is designed to allow mobile users to always stay connected and to participate in business conversations by providing native applications on a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, as well as a modern, easy-to-use browser interface, and Oracle Social Network is designed to meet corporate demands for security, privacy, and information protection by providing each enterprise and its users with a virtualized and private instance for collaboration with configurable retention and audit policies for traceability.
Oracle Social Network helps salespeople to identify potential prospects, build effective teams, prepare convincing sales presentations, resolve issues with customer service and contracts, collaborate with partners on joint opportunities, and build lasting relationships with customers, and Oracle Social Network helps marketing teams to design more creative marketing campaigns, target the right customers and partners, and collaborate with sales teams to generate the highest quality leads.
Oracle Social Network also helps human resources professionals and managers to collaborate on workforce planning and staffing, build effective compensation and benefits programs, set goals and objectives, and drive more effective talent management processes.
Oracle Social Network can be used by project managers and project teams to build effective project plans, collaborate on project tasks, resolve issues and change requests, and track and update project milestones.
Oracle Social Network provides personalized and configurable alerts that enable users to stay informed of actions but filter out superfluous chatter enabling them to pay attention to important information.