Tag: Oracle Cloud Applications

What can you learn from the investment game plans of top IT leaders? Quest recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey business leaders who are highly satisfied with the return on investment (ROI) in hybrid cloud investments. Here are three winning moves: Invest in new technologies Empower business units to take more responsibility for their core…

With all the marketing messages broadcast by cloud services vendors, many people accept the premise that cloud technology can increase business flexibility and lower costs. Nevertheless, CIOs I have spoken with have varying experiences in the degree of benefits they experience. Quest recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey business leaders who are highly satisfied with…

With the rapid adoption of hybrid clouds via Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), the business technology skill sets needed by organizations are changing. According to recent research that Quest commissioned with Forrester Consulting, leaders highly satisfied with the return on investment (ROI) in hybrid…

In Quest’s previous Business Technology blog post, I shared insights from recent research that we commissioned with Forrester Consulting. In sum, leaders most satisfied with the return on cloud investments (ROI) are moving quickly to hybrid clouds. Most hybrid cloud ROI leaders have already moved their core on-premises applications to public cloud infrastructure. What’s next for ROI…

In Quest’s previous Business Technology blog post, I shared a few initial thoughts gleaned from recent research that we commissioned with Forrester Consulting. In sum, leaders most satisfied with the return on cloud investments (ROI) are moving quickly to hybrid clouds. ROI Leaders Already Run a Majority of Core Business Applications In Hybrid Clouds On-premises…

As IT executives and staff work to enable better collaboration between employees and customers while supporting faster delivery of new business capabilities, they face the challenge of asking IT teams to adopt new technologies and vendors – while IT budgets are largely flat. Meanwhile, skills and organizational structures need to change with the demand for…

Quest International Users Group recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study and is now releasing the insights to its members on how companies can best prepare for some of today’s toughest business technology challenges.  Quest International is a 55,000-member, international user community for Oracle products including PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Cloud Applications. Users…

We have heard customers and Oracle leaders talk over the past year about the need to align information technology with modern business processes. Concurrently, we have heard – and experienced – the user expectation and productivity benefits of making enterprise application user experiences more like consumer technology user experiences. Enterprises over the last decade through…

Paraphrasing Jack Welch, creating an IT strategy is in its essence very straightforward. You pick a general direction and then implement vigorously. And so it is with creating a cloud adoption strategy. Business and IT leaders set – or are given – continually evolving business directions and priorities. To increase revenues and decrease costs, leaders…

“Always start with architecture.” So said a CIO I worked for at a life sciences company as we consolidated and replaced numerous legacy business applications and information silos. It was the late 1990s. That was the peak of the “business process reengineering” (BPR) movement championed by Harvard professor Michael Hammer and James Champy in their…