The STRATEGIC NEWS SERVICE®
N E W S L E T T E R
16 Years Providing Weekly Foresight
The most accurate predictive letter in computing and telecommunications,
read by industry leaders worldwide.
|SNS Subscriber Edition ||Volume 15, Issue 24 ||Week of June 18, 2012 |
A Centerpiece Conversation with Mark Hurd:
"The New Frontier: Simplify IT"
[For best viewing, open the .pdf attachment.]
We are proud to announce the new FiRe Films Team, whose goals include establishing a network that will enable documentary filmmakers to build audiences, raise funds, and distribute their works. We hope that this community will grow and deliver ever-increasing value to filmmakers and the films identified each year as "FiRe Films" by the Strategic News Service and FiRe. Learn more about:
FiRe 2012's selected Feature Film, Chasing Ice: http://chasingice.com/
– and FiRe's first Adopted Film in production: Midway, now easy to support via Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/midwayfilm/join-the-midway-film-project
Save the Date!
For the 4th SNS 2012 Conference Call:
"The Technology Revolution in Education"
See "Upcoming SNS Events" below for details on all SNS programs and registrations.
If you'd like to be more involved in SNS events as one of our select partners or sponsors, please contact Sharon at: email@example.com or 435-649-3645.
Publisher's Note: Mark Hurd and I have had a longstanding friendship, beginning with his time as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Before we met, I was already working with NCR and Teradata, his home country at the time, because I saw what Teradata could bring, in the world of high-performance computing, to the industry. All of these principles have come forward into what is now called "Cloud Computing," and those who have been following Oracle since FiRe X have seen both its continued announcements in the Cloud world and its recent earnings bump.
If there is any doubt that the top two competitors in the world are co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison and President Mark Hurd, I think the time for that doubt to end is likely now. As we see energy on the startup side moving back from the Consumer world to the Enterprise, we will also see Oracle moving to consolidate what I first called its positioning as a platform, into what is undeniable, on a global basis.
Oracle has now essentially achieved what participants at the 2010 FiReGlobal : West Coast first saw coming in a Centerpiece Conversation with Mark Hurd: the company truly provides a platform for Enterprise, in every stage of growth, to honor security mandates (Private Cloud) to cost mandates (Public Cloud), including transparency between them.
In this FiRe X interview with Mark Hurd, you will see Oracle in mid-stride, as it moves from the FiReGlobal discussion on "What is a Cloud?" to complete espousal of cloud computing, while bringing its own enterprise-informed solutions which continue to allow both vertical integration benefits on Oracle's side and security/cost decision-making on the customer side.
You will also notice that I have coined the term "super integration" as a result of this interview, as Mark works to create new cost structures and data integrations from top to bottom. I think you'll find this conversation to be a key asset in understanding where the Enterprise is headed, and I thank Mark and his team for joining us at FiRe X. – mra.