Oracle strives to make IT a little easier

Company will run best-practice sessions and executive roundtables

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Oracle strives to make IT a little easier Abdulkhalek: Oracle engineered systems reduce ongoing IT costs
By Staff Writer Published  September 27, 2012

Oracle’s theme for GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is ‘Engineered for Innovation’, mirroring the theme of Oracle Openworld, held in San Francisco just weeks before the show. Visitors to GITEX can look forward to ‘how to’ and best practice sessions, in addition to executive roundtables targeted at their job role and level of expertise.

“Key areas of interest within the dedicated Oracle section of the show, OracleWorld @ Gitex 2012, will be Big Data; cloud and Oracle pre-engineered systems,” says Fadi Abdulkhalek, vice president, cluster leader, Gulf states. “In addition, all the new product announcements made at September’s Oracle Openworld will be shared with regional customers.”

Since its takeover of Sun Microsystems, Oracle has developed a range of systems that tightly integrate hardware and software. These solutions include server and storage platforms, running databases, ERP systems and middleware.

According to Oracle, the key benefit of these systems is simpler IT. “By eliminating complex integration, the cost of running IT is reduced and customers can spend more of their budget on innovation,” Abdulkhalek says.

The company continues to invest in education in the region. In the UAE, Oracle currently has around 3830 students enrolled in advanced and enterprise Oracle Academy curricula at 13 universities. In Saudi Arabia, almost 21,250 students are enrolled at 21 institutions.

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