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Oracle Executive Warns: Move to the Cloud or Die

Moving to cloud computingEnterprises that ignore the massive change shift that the cloud can bring to every aspect of the way they work face a shaky future, one so uncertain that they may not survive. So says Ashish Mohindroo, vice president of Oracle Cloud. Mohindroo issued this warning at the Boston stop of the Oracle Cloud Day roadshow this November.

Joel Shore covered the talk for SearchCloudApplications. In his article about it, he had this to say about Mohindroo’s message: “Cloud computing technology is creating business opportunities so radically new and different that they can be built only if we junk much of what we know, how we operate and even how we think -- everywhere in the enterprise, not just within IT. In other words, transform or die.”

Mohindroo warned that “No industry is immune” to the changes being wrought by the cloud. He believes, in the words of Shore, that “IT is currently in the midst of a once-every-20-years tectonic shift,” by moving to the cloud. The last major change was in the 1990s, when client/server computing gave way to the Internet.

Accelerating the shift to the cloud, Mohindroo says, are other technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous software, the internet of things and great improvements in human-interface design. Without the cloud, these services operate separately from one another, he said, and so enterprises can’t take advantage of them. Their competitors will, though, putting them in danger.

We agree with Mohindroo. And we’d like to add another important driver as well: The emerging dominance of mobile, and the need for companies to move quickly and build mobile apps. It’s difficult for companies to do everything that needs to be done for mobile app development and deployment, and the cloud can make it immeasurably easier. To help them, we’ve build the Alpha Cloud. As Richard Rabins, Alpha Software CEO and co-chairman, notes in his blog post, The Compelling Case for Deploying to Alpha Cloud, “Even the greatest applications depend on getting the servers set up and maintained properly with scaling, load balancing, failover, and redundancy to achieve appropriate performance levels under real-world usage situations.”

Alpha Cloud is built on Amazon Web Services, and does all the work of installing and maintaining server software needed to run your Alpha Anywhere applications, letting you to focus on building business applications. Servers are managed for you, making it easy for you to create testing and demo environments, and easily deploy multiple applications to multiple versions of Alpha Anywhere. That means less cost, less work and more scalability, allowing you to focus on building applications rather than managing infrastructure. For details, watch our Alpha Cloud launch webinar and check out our limited time introductory offer to get onto the Alpha Cloud.




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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.