Closing out the month of July with a bang, Oracle published a video featuring Oracle's President of Product Development, Thomas Kurian, outlining the company's FY18 product strategy.

The video goes through their complete suite of solutions aimed at helping Oracle customers modernize their processes, including focus in the areas of:

Vendita's Syed Ali Visits IBM Smyrna, GA OfficeAs a Technology Sales Consultant at Vendita, part of my job is making connections with both our customers and valuable business partners, like IBM. Because of that responsibility, I get to do some neat traveling!

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the IBM Smyrna office in Georgia. It was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed being there to meet with many new and familiar IBM Technical, Sales and Presales acquaintances. The visit was initiated with a invitation from my friend and IBMer, Francisco Madera - so a big 'Thank you!' goes out to you, my friend!

Tampa Florida Sunset Cruise Sponsored by VenditaAs part of our efforts to the support the Tampa, Florida community where we are opening another office, Vendita is sponsoring a local event – the 4th annual Sunset Sounds cruise.

Not Everyone's Future Is Cloudy: Solutions for Oracle On-Premises ApplicationsDespite the existing strong demand for Oracle’s on-premises applications, Oracle - like just about everyone else right now - has shifted focus toward cloud offerings and away from these products.

So customers interested in all on-premises or hybrid IT environments find themselves having to turn to the channel for help in designing, procuring, and owning the non-fluffy, airborne Oracle solutions.

Oracle Database and IBM POWER: Better TogetherWhen reading the title of this blog post, doesn’t it seem like it make sense that Oracle software would run better on the company’s own hardware, like in their Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) or Oracle Exadata machines?

While it’s true that, as with almost everything, there are compelling advantages to both the ODA and Oracle Exadata, what many may not realize is that other hardware platforms – like IBM Power Systems™ -- can match, and actually even outperform the Oracle software/hardware combination.