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 PDF Key takeaways: Oracle Corporation is fully committed to the cloud, and is generating strong growth and an increasing percentage of total revenues from the cloud Oracle PLM Cloud is evolving rapidly to fully enable the enterprise product record, demonstrating Oracle’s growing support for a “digital thread” The Applications Unlimited philosophy informs their product development strategy and plans, and provides flexibility for customers to move to the cloud when they are ready Oracle is extending their portfolio to support both the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics, key elements of Industry 4.0 and digitalization CIMdata attended the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 in San Jose, California on February 13-15, 2017. The Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience is a business meeting focused on market influencers and decision makers with presentations by Oracle, customers, and selected partners. Over 3,000 people attended from around the world. Oracle’s investments and acquisitions clearly signal their commitment to the cloud. Their
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 PDF The morning of February 7, 2017 brought news that Carl Bass was resigning from Autodesk effective February 8. This seemingly sudden announcement is the culmination of years of transition at Autodesk, marked by an accelerated pace over the past few months. Mr. Bass acknowledged as much in a blog post, where he commented that he has been in discussions with the board related to this change “for the past couple of years.” Mr. Bass is only the third CEO in Autodesk’s history, having taken the helm from Carol Bartz in 2006, who succeeded Autodesk founder John Walker in 1992. Mr. Bass is notable for leading the company through major transformations of both its product offerings and business models. Pivoting Autodesk Toward the Future When Mr. Bass took control of the company, Autodesk had a relatively limited product portfolio compared to its offerings in 2017. Under his leadership, the company acquired dozens of businesses
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