To hear Oracle President Mark Hurd tell it, the $37.1 billion hardware and software company is well ahead of competitors on
any number of fronts, from transitioning customers to SaaS and the cloud, to incorporating social technology into its products.
Exuding supreme confidence in Oracle’s emerging cloud services, hardware/software combos such as exabyte storage and its latest buyouts, Hurd said in a recent interview with IDG Enterprise
that the main thing keeping him awake at night is “customers making decisions and we’re not there. We’ve got to make sure
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To that end, Oracle has recently added 3,300 salespeople and armed them with an increasingly broad product portfolio designed
to give customers the choice of hosting and managing their own apps, handing most control over to Oracle or doing something
in between. Oracle is fortifying its salesforce by process and subject area, such as human capital management (HCM), but encourages
its salespeople to then address customer needs by representing SaaS, private cloud and on-premise versions of its apps.
Hurd, who joined Oracle from HP in 2010, argues that his company offers far more choice than
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