Oracle developed a program to push Oracle Cloud for startups specifically.
We review the logic of this program.
Oracle came up with the idea to increase cloud sales by marketing to startups. This story illustrates both the disorganization within Oracle and a misunderstanding on the part of Oracle regarding Oracle Cloud's capabilities.
Mark Hurd displays weak arguments in his articles.
Let us see what his article on a defensive mindset; IT says about his concern for accuracy.
Mark Hurd of Oracle wrote the article How to Ditch the Defensive Mindset in Business Technology on April 18, 2019. This article showed features of being written by someone with very average intelligence. We...
What percentage of Oracle database customers are on which version of their database?
We cover the implications of these percentages for Oracle customers.
Oracle has been introducing increasingly sophisticated versions of its flagship database products in the past few years. Garnering little attention in the technology press, unfortunately, is the resistance of many large enterprises to migrate to those...
Oracle has long-term competition from SAP and Microsoft.
Find out why AWS is the biggest threat of all to Oracle.
Oracle is obsessed with AWS. Over the past couple of years, Oracle’s marketing machine has been completely fixated on Amazon’s cloud business. I knew something was up when Larry used most of his hour-long keynote at Open World...
Understanding a what is a forecasting method is critical to understanding statistical forecasting.
We cover how to differentiate a forecasting method from a model.
The question of what is a forecasting method is a relatively common question around forecasting. For this article, we will limit our topic of statistical forecasts.
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How to get the right data for causal economic forecasting?
One of the missed opportunities in forecasting I have discussed in the past is using macroeconomic trends to adjust forecasts. This type of adjustment would be performed at the top-level of the hierarchy, and in fact, could be done for all...
The jargon-heavy core statistical forecasting parameters known as “Alpha, Beta, and Gamma” could just as easily be called by the more descriptive names of “Base Factor, Trend Factor, and Seasonality Factor.”
Video Introduction: Translating Alpha, Beta & Gamma
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The jargon-heavy core statistical forecasting parameters known as “Alpha,...
Upgrades for cloud ERP applications are not very straightforward.
Not all vendors are equal in the Cloud.
*Disclaimer. This article makes statements that apply to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Oracle Cloud ERP. It does not generalize to NetSuite (an acquired cloud ERP by Oracle) or SAP’s acquired cloud applications....
Maintaining master data in APO is a headache for APO customers.
This article lays out the problems and how to account for these issues.
Maintaining Authorization Activities and Roles is a high maintenance activity. The Authorization Objects and values have no documentation from SAP. Making Authorization Maintenance guesswork, wasting valuable consulting time. Roles in APO continue to be grossly...