Oracle Outlines Its Cloud Strategy
Kuala Lumpur (26 November 2013) – Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading ICT solutions provider, today announces the expansion of its Cloud Solutions portfolio in Malaysia during a media briefing session on Oracle Cloud Day held at Ritz Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Oracle’s Vice President of Application Development and Product Management for Asia Pacific including Japan, Doug Hughes shared the latest developments of Oracle Cloud. “Today, Oracle delivers the broadest selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to the market.—Supports all forms of public, private and hybrid cloud adoption.”
Hughes said, “Today, 80% of organizations’ IT spending are allocated to maintain their existing IT systems and the remaining balances are dedicated for adding new capabilities to improve business competitiveness.”
“In order to response to the rapid changing business demands in a faster manner, organizations look towards embracing Cloud. They are attracted to the Cloud because of its lower up-front costs compared to traditional IT-centric approaches to application deployment.”
The key factors that are driving Cloud adoptions in the market including the Internet of Things phenomenon, data explosion, rise of mobility, social business, and also businesses looking to upgrade their legacy IT systems to support the increasing business requirements.”
Increased Interests for Cloud Adoption in Malaysia
Nik Feizal Haidi Hanafi, Country Manager of Applications, Oracle Malaysia highlighted, “Malaysia’s Cloud adoption momentum is growing. We are seeing increased interests from our local customers towards Cloud solutions, particularly the telecommunication sector and other key industries.”
Astro Malaysia is currently one of the Oracle’s customers in Malaysia using Oracle Cloud to support one of its core business functions to boost operation efficiencies.
Nik further added, “Cloud solutions also appeal to Malaysian SMEs. They are seeing great benefits in adopting Cloud especially from a cost saving perspective. With Cloud, SMEs will be able to gain access to enterprise-level business functions’ applications without needing to invest up-front extensively.”
“The comprehensive nature of Oracle Cloud is a key selection consideration for customers. By having integrated cross-functional business applications including sales and marketing, finance management, and human capital management under one single platform, Oracle offers businesses a complete solution for end-to-end business executions and complete visibility on Cloud,” said Nik.
Lastly, Hughes added that, “Merely jumping on the cloud bandwagon doesn’t always produce the desired result. With social and business intelligent capabilities are embedded directly into Oracle cloud-based business processes, oracle offers companies modern social in business and mobile capabilities to build relationships with customers by studying and understand their needs.”
Today, Oracle worldwide has more than 10,000 customers and more than 25 million users that rely on Oracle Cloud every day.
During the briefing, Oracle also introduced its Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Oracle Cloud Applications and Integrated Services.