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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Accenture has seen the emergence of a phenomenon that's significantly hastening enterprise IT buying and implementation cycles - and changing the nature of channel partnerships as a result

"This trend - one Accenture characterizes as 'compressed transformation' - is driving systems integrators to lean on technology partners like Oracle to deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of customers amid rapid disruption, Accenture CEO Julie Sweet told Oracle CEO Safra Catz.

Making that point at a CEO Summit held during Accenture's Oracle Cloud Week, Sweet said their companies' long history of collaboration and close alignment has engendered the ability to adapt to sudden and unexpected market realities. And the shared commitment to constant innovation that Oracle and Accenture have exhibited for decades has given customers confidence the partners can jointly solve unprecedented business challenges brought on by the current crisis..."

Oracle Utilities tops the Leaderboard in two new Guidehouse Insights reports

"Oracle continues to lead the market in helping global utilities manage the full spectrum of their operations, from engaging customers to fortifying and helping decarbonize the grid. In recognition of these efforts, Guidehouse Insights, the premier market intelligence and advisory firm covering the global energy transformation, named Oracle Utilities as the leader in its Home Energy Management and Smart Meter Analytics reports. In both pieces, Oracle Utilities led in execution and strategy, highlighting the innovation and results global utilities running on Oracle Cloud are receiving..."

We have all changed the way we work, shop, eat and live this past year. As the world reopens, the next few months will be critical in evaluating which of these habits will stick

"To help guide marketers through these dramatic changes, we studied consumer shopping behaviors across generations one year into the pandemic.

Our New Consumer study analyzed Oracle CPG Purchase data, representing over 75 million U.S. households and $762 billion in annual consumer spending from February through December 2020, to learn more about how consumer purchase and consumptions habits have changed in the past year..."

Oracle Hospitality Integration Platform REST API specifications now freely accessible under the UPL license model to help customers innovate and grow in an evolving marketplace

"The pandemic underscored the need for hospitality providers to have flexible systems that can be adapted quickly to exceed changing guest expectations. Making it easier for partners to adapt and innovate, Oracle has made the REST API specifications in the Oracle Hospitality Integration Platform (OHIP) freely accessible through GitHub under the Universal Permissive License (UPL) model...

By opening the REST API specifications for Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud, the entire hospitality industry can directly benefit from years of development efforts..."

One of the biggest pain points of cloud adoption is the cost and effort of migration

"To ease the process, today's launch of new Oracle Cloud Lift Services gives Oracle customers expanded access to technical tools and cloud engineering resources to quickly migrate workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Oracle now offers these resources - at no additional cost - to all existing and new Oracle Cloud customers worldwide..."

'Our customers want a seamless path to the cloud with the right guidance, solution architecture, and hands-on help we can provide,' said Vinay Kumar, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 'Oracle Cloud Lift Services is just one of several changes we are implementing to accelerate customer success on Oracle Cloud.'

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