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Data Importing using IIF function for IBM Cognos Controller

IBM - DB2 and Informix Articles - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00
This document will explain how to use IIF functions with importing data into IBM Cognos Controller.
Categories: Database

The Cloud in 2017 and #IoT | @CloudExpo @Cisco #SaaS #PaaS #AI #SDN

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:00
Cloud usage continues to gain momentum across all industries. In a recent FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions report, IDC predicted that between 60 percent and 70 percent of all software, services and technology spending will be on the cloud by 2020. With this increase in cloud usage comes a corresponding need for employees with cloud skills. Supply has not kept pace with demand, however. The State of Cloud Readiness Study 2016 found that 53 percent of IT leaders are struggling to acquire the necessary skills to support cloud initiatives within their organizations, while almost half indicate staff training is not a priority.

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Categories: Media, RIA

Java vs. Python: Which One Is Best for You? | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Java #Python

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:30
Few questions in software development are more divisive or tribal than choice of programming language. Software developers often identify strongly with their tools of choice, freely mixing objective facts with subjective preference. The last decade, however, has seen an explosion both in the number of languages used in production and the number of languages an individual developer is likely to employ day to day. That means that language affiliations are sometimes spread more loosely and broadly across different codebases, frameworks, and platforms. Modern projects and modern developers are increasingly polyglot—able to draw on more languages and libraries than ever before. Informed choice still has a part to play.

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Categories: Java, Media

10 Vendors Jumping on the Kubernetes Bandwagon

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:17
The open-source Kubernetes project has grown significantly in recent years and now benefits from commercial support from multiple vendors.
Categories: Media

How IBM Plans to Serve the 'Making Better Decisions' Business Market

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:15
NEWS ANALYSIS: 'Cognitive to the Core' is an appropos unifying line for a massive company with 375,000 full-time employees scattered all over the world.
Categories: Media

What to Look For in Samsung Galaxy 8 Big-Screen Smartphone

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:05
Market rumors indicate Samsung is getting ready to introduce the Galaxy Note 8, the replacement for the previous large-screen smartphone model that was recalled because of overheating batteries.
Categories: Media

HTBase to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | @HTBase #AI #ML #SDN #SDDC

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly provision resources and deploy unique, mission-critical, self-designed solutions to add-onto or create any type of infrastructure as per the business requirement. HTBase is the first company to enable a true multi-cloud strategy, enabling organizations to automate movement of data and workloads between private and public clouds. This means that organizations can now move data and workloads between public clouds without any type of data transformation.

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Categories: Java, Media

How to Turn Your Microwave into a Camera | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Security

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:00
You can turn a microwave into a camera and I’ll teach you how in a minute, but before I do, let me share this news item. In a recent interview with a reporter from the Bergen Record, Kellyanne Conway was asked about surveillance. She responded: “There are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately. There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera. So we know that that is just a fact of modern life.”

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Categories: Java, Media

Whose Data Is It? | @CloudExpo #IoT #AI #ML #DL #M2M #BigData #Analytics

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:00
Many times, sports have been at the leading edge of data analytics. The book “Moneyball” was one of the first popular books to bring the basic concepts behind data analytics and data science to the general audience. Fantasy leagues, sabermetrics and even games like “Strat-O-Matic” baseball and basketball provided an introduction into basic statistical concepts. And it now seems that sports, in this case the National Basketball Association (NBA), are breaking new ground with another data analytics topic: who owns the data? The National Basketball Players Association recently banned NBA teams from using a player’s wearable data in contract negotiations or other transactions (see “NBA Bans Teams From Using Wearable Data In Contract Negotiations”).

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Categories: Media, RIA

Hyper-V: How to run Ubuntu (or any Linux) on Windows

NorthScale Blog - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:57

I recently needed to install a Linux distro (Ubuntu being my favorite) in Hyper-V on Windows 10. I needed to do this because some internal builds of Couchbase were temporarily broken on Windows, but I still needed to use the latest builds. I’d never used Hyper-V to do this before, but it wasn’t that difficult. And the best part is that it comes with Windows: I don’t have to install VirtualBox or VMWare or anything like that.

Download Ubuntu

There are lots of great Linux distros out there, and Couchbase Server can be run on a variety of them. However, Ubuntu Desktop is my go-to.

The first thing I did was to download an Ubuntu Desktop ISO. I know that Couchbase support for Ubuntu 16 is coming, but for now I want to stick to Ubuntu 14. So, I downloaded an ISO of 14.04.5 (aka Trusty Tahr).

Make sure Hyper-V is enabled

Check to make sure that you have Hyper-V enabled on Windows.

First, open Control Panel. Next, go to Programs. Then, click “Turn Windows features on or off”. Finally, locate Hyper-V and click the checkbox (if it isn’t already checked).

Enable Hyper-V feature in Windows

You may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS settings on your computer. The computer I’m using has it turned on by default. I wish I could give you instructions on how to do this, but it’s going to vary based on your BIOS.

Create a Hyper-V Virtual Switch

When connecting the virtual machine to a network, you’ll need to select a virtual switch. If you haven’t done this before, you’ll need to create one.

First, click “Virtual Switch Manager”, then select “External”. Click “Create Virtual Switch”. Finally, give the switch a name. (You also need to choose an external network; in my case I only have one). Hit “Apply”.

Create Hyper-V virtual switch

I wanted my machine to be connected to my home network, so I chose External. If you use External, it will connect to your network as a separate machine. After I create the machine (in the next section) it will appear on my router as it’s own machine:

Hyper-V machine attached to my network

Create a new Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Now you’re ready to create the virtual machine that will be running Ubuntu.

First, open the Hyper-V Manager from the Start menu. Then, click “New” and then “Virtual Machine”. This will start a wizard.

First, give your machine a name (like “UbuntuForCouchbase”). Optionally, you can choose where to store this machine, or use the default directory.

Next, you must choose Generation 1 or Generation 2. I used Generation 1, but Ubuntu 14+ should work on Generation 2 as well.

After that, specify how much memory to allocate to the machine. I have a lot of RAM on my desktop, so I gave it 8192mb.

Next, select the switch that was created in the previous section.

Then, setup the virtual hard disk to your liking. You can choose the location and size of the disk. I don’t need very much, so I went with 60gb.

Finally, you need to select an operating system. I’ll choose “Install an operating system from a bootable CD/DVD-ROM”, and then “Image file”, and find the Ubuntu ISO that I downloaded.

Click “Next”, view the summary, and click “Finish”.

Create Ubuntu Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

Start the machine and install Couchbase

Now that you’ve created a machine, you must start it. Right-click on the machine and select “Start” (or there’s a “Start” button in the actions menu to the right).

This starts the machine, but you can’t actually see the machine yet. You have to “Connect” to the machine to see what it’s doing. Right-click and select “Connect” (or again, there’s a “Connect” button in the actions menu to the right).

Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I won’t go through the installation process, since Ubuntu’s installation is pretty easy and self-explanatory (and well-documented).

At the end of the Ubuntu installation, installing Couchbase Server is also pretty easy and self-explanatory. Just go to the Couchbase downloads page and select the Ubuntu 14 version of Couchbase.

Download Couchbase for Ubuntu

Summary

I normally use the Windows version of Couchbase, but sometimes I need to use Ubuntu (or other Linux distros). Hyper-V on Windows is a convenient way for me to spin up virtual machines.

If you have any questions about Couchbase, please ask away in the Couchbase Forums or check out the Couchbase Developer Portal.

You can also contact me at Twitter @mgroves.

The post Hyper-V: How to run Ubuntu (or any Linux) on Windows appeared first on The Couchbase Blog.

Categories: Architecture, Database

LinkedIn Adds PointDrive to Sales Navigator for Better Content Sharing

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:43
Sales Navigator, LinkedIn’s “system of engagement” for salespeople, gets a significant upgrade with PointDrive’s presentation capabilities and tighter integration to CRM systems like Salesforce.com's.
Categories: Media

Google Ramping Up Changes to Ad Placements After Recent Furor

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:48
The changes will give advertisers more control over where their ads are placed on YouTube other Google sites.
Categories: Media

Adobe Consolidates Several Marketing Functions into 'Experience Cloud'

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
Company has combined a flotilla of cloud-based marketing functions into what it calls the Adobe Experience Cloud, debuting it March 21 at its Digital Marketing Summit.
Categories: Media

[video] @Ericsson's #IoT Ecosystems | @ThingsExpo @EricssonIT @EsmeSwartz

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new data-driven world, marketplaces reign supreme while interoperability, APIs and applications deliver unique customer value for new go-to-market models based on a cloud and IoT way of working. Analytics, IoT service mashups, fail fast business models and contextual data streams enable data to become the new currency for digital citizens and businesses and will determine business success or failure.

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Categories: Media, RIA

Ten Attributes of #Serverless | @CloudExpo #FaaS #AI #Lambda #OpenWhisk

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
Serverless Computing or Functions as a Service (FaaS) is gaining momentum. Amazon is fueling the innovation by expanding Lambda to edge devices and content distribution network. IBM, Microsoft, and Google have their own FaaS offerings in the public cloud. There are over half-a-dozen open source serverless projects that are getting the attention of developers. This year, expect to see new platforms emerging in

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Categories: Java, Media

Oracle Cloud Platform Continues to Gain Momentum with Customers, Partners, and Developers

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Cloud Platform Continues to Gain Momentum with Customers, Partners, and Developers Developers at Global Enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs leverage Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS to develop and run modern Web, mobile, and cloud-native applications

Oracle Code, NEW YORK—Mar 21, 2017

Today at its premier developer event, Oracle announced that an increasing number of global enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs are choosing the Oracle Cloud Platform to speed innovation, simplify IT, reduce costs, and deliver stellar customer experiences. 7-Eleven, Altair, Astute Business Solutions, Bitnami, Calypso Technology, Ford Motor Company, GE Capital Business Process Management Services, HashiCorp, Infotech, SAS, Vertiv Corporation, and Zensar Technologies are just a few of the many organizations that are using Oracle Cloud’s PaaS and IaaS services to easily develop, test, and deploy high-performance applications in the cloud. Additionally, Oracle continues to expand its cloud portfolio, making it even more compelling for customers to move to the cloud.

The Oracle Cloud Platform provides customers, partners, and developers with everything they need to build, deploy, and extend applications and run business-critical workloads in a low-latency, highly available, secure cloud environment. For developers, the Oracle Cloud Platform provides the foundation they need to provide cutting-edge applications that leverage the latest technology innovations. Developers can use the platform to quickly create applications with microservices, APIs, containers, machine learning, mobile backends, and chatbots using modern DevOps processes. With pre-integrated big data and analytics, integration, management and monitoring, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, developers can easily connect these applications to other cloud or on-premises systems and devices to gain new levels of intelligence and customer success. In the past two years alone, Oracle has delivered more than 50 PaaS and IaaS services to market and introduced new deployment options such as Oracle Cloud at Customer, providing unparalleled opportunity for customers.

“Organizations across industries and geographies are increasingly taking advantage of the Oracle Cloud Platform to quickly develop and deploy business-critical applications,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “By delivering the most advanced cloud capabilities, Oracle is helping customers and partners out-innovate the competition, transform their businesses, and increase profitability.”

To participate in upcoming Oracle Code events in a city near you, visit: http://developer.oracle.com/code

Customers and Partners Benefit from Oracle Cloud Platform

“Altair has a unique combination of engineering applications and enterprise computing offerings for high performance computing in the cloud,” said Sam Mahalingam, chief technical officer, Altair. “Our solutions performed extremely well on Oracle Cloud Platform in terms of accuracy, consistency, and cost efficiency. We will continue building solutions for the Oracle Cloud Platform that can leverage the latest infrastructure technology along with Altair’s leading cloud solutions for HPC.”

“We continue to be impressed by the breadth and depth of the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Daniel Lopez, CEO, Bitnami. “Bitnami provides open source images to cover all the functionality a modern enterprise demands: from easy to use tools for developers to production-ready solutions, across Oracle Cloud’s IaaS services, virtualized and container-based platforms.”

“The shift to cloud has created a unique opportunity for us to bring technological innovation to the forefront of the financial industry,” said Pascal Xatart, CEO, Calypso Technology. “We are deploying these transformative solutions with Oracle, whose technology stack is an excellent combination of performance, security and agility that allows us to increase the value of our cloud services.”

“HashiCorp and Oracle share many common customers,” said David McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp. “Oracle Cloud’s growing support for HashiCorp Terraform will enable our customers to use a common approach to infrastructure provisioning for those workloads that they choose to run in Oracle Cloud. This will enable our joint customers to deliver better applications, faster on the infrastructure of their choice.”

“Our market is changing, and so must our industry-leading life science labeling solutions. So we decided to start delivering our ROBAR service via the cloud to make it easier for new customers to access our world class labeling solutions. For us, high availability, reliability and security are top priorities, especially in the highly regulated industry in which we operate,” said Ardi Batmanghelidj, president and CEO, Innovatum. “We considered several solutions, including Amazon, but chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service due to Oracle’s reputation as a leading technology provider. Oracle’s focus on security helped to tip the scales, along with the cost-effectiveness of its offerings.”

“Enterprises building modern apps rely on data services, and they want these data services on any infrastructure or cloud to support hybrid cloud and multi-cloud configurations,” said Edward Hsu, vice president of product marketing at Mesosphere. “Mesosphere DC/OS enables IT organizations to become hybrid cloud service providers, and we’re excited to have DC/OS on the Oracle IaaS to give businesses the broadest set of choices on where to run their modern applications.”

“Qubole Data Service (QDS) is a turnkey, Big Data-as-a-service platform that accelerates data insight across companies leveraging open source technologies like Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc. We believe Big Data belongs in the cloud, and we’re excited to support QDS on the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole. “Most of the world’s enterprise data touches the Oracle ecosystem, and we believe running on the Oracle Cloud Platform provides an ideal solution for turning data into valuable business insights at a compelling price/performance value.”

“SUSE, as an enterprise-focused ‘open’ open source company, has been collaborating with Oracle on many joint technology innovations and for many years,” said Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE. “Today we’re very pleased and excited to announce that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server image is available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This opens the door to future cloud activities in the Oracle Cloud ecosystem around IaaS, PaaS, and enterprise cloud native DevOps, areas in which SUSE is rapidly expanding our solutions.”

“As as public cloud implementer for many years, and as early adopters of Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS, in the last quarter we have seen significant adoption of Oracle Cloud across our large managed services customer base in the UK and Ireland. We have projects on-going on Oracle IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in multiple industries including public sector, utilities and the financial services,” said Ken MacMahon, Head of Oracle Cloud Services at Version 1. “A real sweet-spot for its adoption for us has been customers who wish to leverage public cloud for deployment of key application workloads that are built on Oracle technology. This leverages both our Oracle and public cloud expertise to give customers the optimum benefits and power of the Oracle IaaS and PaaS."

Technology Innovations and Industry Accolades

Continuing its rich history of delivering game-changing cloud services, Oracle recently announced new enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform, making it even more compelling for customers to move their business-critical applications to the cloud. Most recently, Oracle became the first to offer Oracle Database Cloud on bare metal compute, and new virtual machine (VM) compute, load balancing, and storage capabilities, all on the same low latency, high performance modern IaaS platform. Oracle Cloud Platform now delivers differentiated database performance at every scale, and deeply integrated IaaS capabilities, for customers of any size to easily develop, test, and deploy their business-critical applications in the cloud.

Additionally, Oracle was recently recognized as a one of the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2017 in CRN Magazine’s Cloud 100 report.

Try Oracle Cloud for Free

Customers interested in trying Oracle Cloud can sign up for $300 in free credits at: https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data. The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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Oracle Delivers Industry-Leading Retail Merchandising Solutions via Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Delivers Industry-Leading Retail Merchandising Solutions via Oracle Cloud Offering Deployment Choice to Retailers Worldwide via Oracle’s Integrated Cloud

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 21, 2017

Oracle today announced that its industry leading Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions are now available as a service via the Oracle Cloud.  The introduction of Oracle Retail Merchandising cloud services reflects Oracle’s ongoing investment in helping retailers drive strategic growth in a fast-paced global retail market by enhancing mobility, simplifying the user experience, inspiring customer engagement and creating a flexible, scalable business environment. 

“Oracle Retail Merchandising accelerates the critical day-to-day operations that impact service levels, inventory margins and key business metrics for retailers worldwide.  Combined with the support, performance and security of Oracle Cloud, we are providing retailers of all sizes with the most flexible and powerful merchandising solution available today,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.

Getting to the Work that Matters, Faster

The Oracle Retail Merchandising cloud services are a suite of software-as-a-service solutions that provides retailers with the breakthrough capabilities introduced earlier this year in Oracle Retail Release 16, including role-based dashboards that surface relevant buying, inventory, and financial information to the user and then leverage retail science and data analytics to accelerate critical decision making and take action. By using Oracle’s modern exception-based retailing methodology, and the over 500 additional metrics introduced with Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Release 16, to identify situations that require attention, the solution vastly reduces the amount of time merchandising professionals spend on nonproductive tasks and frees more time to focus on strategic business goals.

The complete suite of Oracle Retail Merchandising services available in the Oracle Cloud includes Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service (end to end merchandising operations including sales auditing), Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Allocation Cloud Service, and Oracle Retail Invoice Matching Cloud Service.

Delivering Game-Changing Capabilities

As an example, Oracle Retail 16 features such as style-level invoice matching and best-source allocations are powerful tools enabling merchants to better protect margins and improve service levels. To better serve mobile teams in a fast-paced retail environment, the Oracle Retail solutions allow managers to view and approve transactions on their preferred mobile device and create more granular segments to generate customer centric store clusters.  These capabilities reflect Oracle’s ongoing commitment to listen to its retail community and to continue to deliver the power of new solutions.

Oracle Provides Retailers Steady Cadence of Innovation

By providing its renowned merchandising, analytics and insights solutions via Oracle Cloud, Oracle helps ensure that retailers benefit immediately from the steady investment in new features and functionality across the retail solutions, while taking full advantage of Oracle’s world-class cloud services platform, performance improvements, science, analytics and security. Oracle now offers more than 34 Oracle Retail cloud services including the Oracle Retail Advanced Science, Oracle Retail Insights, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services and many more.

“For Oracle Retail, customers are at the heart of everything we do. It is through customers that we prove the value of our solutions and the Merchandising Cloud Services, Analytics Cloud Services and Insights Cloud Services are no exception,” said Carlin. “We are excited to be partnering with one of the largest fashion retailers in the world as they set a strategic path to leverage cloud technology to enable their global operations.”

Oracle Cloud Delivers Reliability and Scale

Oracle Cloud is the industry's broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new and existing cloud environments, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

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Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts Becomes First Hotel Group to Globally Implement Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Amidst Accelerated Growth Phase

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts Becomes First Hotel Group to Globally Implement Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Amidst Accelerated Growth Phase There are now over 30 properties on four continents using the cloud-based property management software to drive Business Intelligence, guest recognition and Revenue Management.

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 21, 2017

Today Oracle announced the successful implementation of Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud property management software at over 30 Mӧvenpick hotels in 10 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud was selected to enable the brand to optimize synergies in distribution, marketing, guest recognition and operations. An initial implementation test was successfully completed in five properties in Jordan and Switzerland, and now nearly a third of the portfolio uses it. The hotel company plans to have all its properties using OPERA Cloud by 2018.

With continued growth over the last five years, Mӧvenpick needed a suite of technology that could further enhance its vision and plans for expansion. With 83 locations, multiple property management vendors and different configurations of software to manage, reducing the complexity of the Swiss hotel company’s IT investment was critical. Turning to a cloud-based property management solution has enabled its IT departments to focus on innovation instead of maintaining decentralized setups.

“As Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts is on track to operate 100 properties by 2020, we were particularly interested in the potential benefits of a cloud-based property management system. Considering the brand’s simultaneous growth in four different regions, mobility and scalability were priorities. We needed a cost-effective, low-upkeep system that is lightweight enough to provide the same responsiveness to island resorts in Asia, as it does to city hotels in Europe for example,” said Floor Bleeker, Chief Information Officer for Mövenpick Group.

“We also wanted a solution that could provide enhanced guest recognition. Our company’s vision is to ‘create Natural Enjoyment for our guests and partners around the world’. In OPERA Cloud, we found a system that ultimately benefits our guests—through recognition and improved operations,” he added.

With OPERA Cloud as a platform, Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts has been able to provide critical business intelligence insights to marketing and revenue management teams that drive decision making from the center and at property level. Analysis of guest needs and stay trends generate information that can help to enhance guest experience, encourage repeat visits and improve direct bookings. With a singular view of the customer, Mӧvenpick can ensure that global guests are recognized across all properties.

Implementation benefits experienced by Mӧvenpick include:

  • A lightweight system enabling accessibility from anywhere on any device
  • Standardized hotel operations and processes across an international footprint
  • The ability to implement business enhancing decisions via a singular cloud platform

“Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is the first hotel chain globally to embrace a complete transition to the cloud for its hotel operations platform,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager Oracle Hospitality. “OPERA Cloud was designed to support hoteliers like Mövenpick focus on elevating their signature guest experience while removing the complexity and cost of traditional IT investments. We look forward to Mövenpick’s continued global growth with OPERA Cloud.”

Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud services are a cloud-based, mobile-enabled platform for next generation hotel management. Based on Oracle’s OPERA, one of the leading enterprise solution suites for the hospitality industry, OPERA Cloud offers an intuitive user interface, comprehensive functionality for all areas of hotel management; secure data storage and hundreds of key partner interfaces to meet the needs of hotels of all types and sizes. By moving property management technology to the cloud, OPERA Cloud simplifies the IT infrastructure in properties, allowing hotel management and staff to focus on delivering exceptional experiences for their guests.

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Oracle Hospitality brings 35 years of experience in providing technology solutions to food and beverage operators. We provide hardware, software, and services that allow our customers to deliver exceptional guest experiences while maximizing profitability. Our solutions include integrated point-of-sale, loyalty, reporting and analytics, inventory and labor management, all delivered from the cloud to lower IT cost and maximize business agility. For more information about Oracle Hospitality, please visit www.Oracle.com/Hospitality.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world.

The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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