Fusion Weekly Issue #13 – 19th April 2013

Issue #13 – 19th April 2013

Welcome back from the holidays!

News and Latest Developments

Oracle is Number 1 Worldwide 

Gartner has published their market share numbers for 2012 based on total database software revenues. Oracle’s database is not only number 1, but holds a massive lead over the database in 2nd place.

Oracle in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant for Talent

Oracle’s Talent Cloud has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant for Gartner’s 2013 “Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites.” The Talent Cloud is the combination of Fusion and Taleo modules.

Why 10,000 Customers and 25 Million Users Can’t Be Wrong

Oracle now has 10,000 customers and 25 million users in the cloud. For a company that allegedly “doesn’t get” the cloud, that’s a decent set of numbers.

Functional

Fusion Financials and The Watchlist

Ronald van Herpen from Profource talks about the Watchlist functionality and shows how it can monitor work areas that you’re interested in within Fusion Financials.

Fuse and Mobilytics at OBUG Connect 2013 

Jeffrey Pease and Ultan O’Broin demoed both the Fuse UI for Fusion and the Mobilytics iPad App at the Oracle Benelux User Group Connect 13 conference. The UIs of both apps look great on a big screen!

Technical

How HR can use CRM as a model for using Big Data

Companies are increasingly using Big Data techniques to analyse external data within CRM systems, but why can’t our HR systems use similar techniques to listen to and learn from our employee data?

Building your Architecture in the Cloud

Alex Antonatos has a post on how we should deploy in the cloud. He covers redundancy and designing for failure, and calls out integration as the largest issue to adoption.

Different User Experiences and when they’re appropriate

Misha Vaughan from the ‘Voice of Experience’ blog discusses the different user interfaces available and the differing sets of circumstances in which they should be used.

Reading

Mark Hurd talks Fusion Applications, customer satisfaction and HANA

Oracle’s co-President Mark Hurd was in typically bullish mood when interviewed at Collaborate, batting away questions on Apps Unlimited, aggressive salespeople and SAP’s HANA database.

Business Apps (like Salesforce) Failing to Achieve Full Value

Industry expert Hollis Tibbetts shares his analysis of a report into Sales Force Automation deployments. He concludes that 90% of Salesforce.com users aren’t achieving what they need from their investment. As is often the case with SaaS deployments, integration is cited as the biggest issue.

and finally…

How might your choice of browser affect your job prospects? 

It used to be your email address that defined your suitability (gmail or custom domain = good, AOL = bad). Times have changed and it’s now your browser that is an indicator of how long you’ll stay at your job, and your performance while in the role.
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