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Author: Tim Jennings

Oracle accelerates database and cloud strategy

Oracle's September 2013 customer event was notable for a series of announcements designed to help the company's customers improve the speed and agility of their information systems.
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Oracle posts strong quarter built on software license and cloud subscription growth

Oracle announced its second quarter financial year 2013 results on December 18, 2012 which were toward the top end of its guidance range, and showed particularly good performance in new software license growth.
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Cloud leads the agenda at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 contained four major headline announcements: an update for the Oracle Exadata engineered system, the next version of Oracle Database, additions to Oracle Cloud, and further detail on Oracle’s social strategy.
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Cloud subscriptions will be key to further Oracle growth

Oracle announced its first-quarter financial year 2013 results on September 20, 2012, and while earnings per share were strong and on target, revenues were a little behind financial analysts’ estimates.
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Oracle closes a solid fiscal year 2012 with strong Q4 earnings

Oracle announced its fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2012 results on June 18, 2012 when it revealed a strong quarter's performance that closes out a solid if unspectacular year of growth.
Tim Jennings

Oracle Strategy Emphasizes Simplicity and Innovation

Oracle's recent Industry Analyst World event provided Ovum analysts with an update on the company's strategy across its major areas of business, and a preview of its priorities for fiscal year 2013.
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Oracle beats estimates with third-quarter earnings

Oracle announced its third-quarter 2012 results on March 20, 2012, and quite comfortably beat financial analysts' consensus estimates, which will have come as some relief to the company, following a disappointing performance in the previous quarter.
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Oracle Invests in human capital with Taleo

Oracle has announced its intention to acquire cloud-based human capital management (HCM) vendor Taleo for a projected value of approximately $1.9bn, net of Taleo’s cash and debt.
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IT budget curbs finally catch up with Oracle

Oracle announced its second quarter financial year 2012 results on December 20, 2011, missing financial analysts' consensus estimates by a relatively wide margin.
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Oracle OpenWorld unveils an increasingly powerful portfolio

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 included a number of major product releases, highlighting that Oracle continues to relentlessly develop and innovate across its broad portfolio of hardware, database, middleware, and applications.
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