As we all know, leading organizations need IT to be a business enabler, focused more on core business goals and less on maintaining infrastructure. Unfortunately, industry analysts continue to report that IT organizations spend more than 70% of their time making sure their applications are keeping pace. As a result, customers and prospects are exploring moving their legacy Oracle applications, databases, and technology to the cloud. The goals are simple: reduce costs, increase efficiencies and eliminate long- term contracts.
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Dustin Brines is the Alliance Manager for Amazon Web Services at Apps Associates. In his role, Dustin is responsible to support business development by coordinating with all facets of Apps Associates including delivery, sales, and marketing. Additional responsibilities include building “win-win” partner programs, maintaining preferred partner selection, and growing and nurturing senior relationships within Amazon Web Services.
San Francisco is known for their food, cable cars and of course the Golden Gate Bridge, but being less than an hour away from Silicon Valley, it’s also known for technology. If you’re attending this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, September is one of the best time to visit this city. The conference is located at the Moscone Convention Center and it is within walking distance to many wonderful restaurants.
Continue reading “Headed to Oracle OpenWorld (OOW)? Make the Most of Your 2019 OOW Experience.”
Tawana Dyer is the Oracle Alliance Director at Apps Associates. She developed her deep Oracle skills in senior sales, marketing, and operations executive positions over her career and is adept at navigating organizational change that comes with large scale implementations. Developing sales strategies and Partner/Channel development are her specialties.
If you missed our 10 Reasons why to move to the cloud webinar, no worries, I’m here to fill you in. As an Oracle Platinum partner we’ve implemented over 115 Oracle solutions and growing. One example I would like to share is when we worked with a client who had managed their own environment, but turned to us to help with implementing their Finance, SCM, HCM, EPM and Technical software. Their IT team didn’t have the bandwidth to manage all of the IT implementation so they turned to Apps Associates for their expertise to ensure they met deadlines and stayed on track. With Apps Associates on board an agile methodology was implemented to keep the project moving forward smoothly. Apps Associates engages with the customer resources to provide support, guidance, management and troubleshooting. Being open and realistic about strengths and weaknesses sets the framework for quick problem resolution and contributes to the success of these projects.
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Todd Ledet is Practice Manager, Oracle Cloud, at Apps Associates, LLC. He discovered, at a young age, he had a knack for accounting and (later on) implementing software which led him to the consulting profession. Todd has over 17 years’ experience with management, project management, and financial experience.
Apps Associates’ Oracle to the Cloud Data and Advice on the Best Way to Migrate
Recently, our very own Paul Vian, SVP of Sales and Marketing, and Bill Saltys, SVP of Alliances, sat down with Dan Woods of Early Adopter Research (EAR) to discuss the findings from our Oracle to the Cloud report, which surveyed 300+ IT decision makers (ITDMs). The conversation captured in the “Cloud Migration Made Easier” podcast focuses on educating Oracle users around how to manage and navigate their choices when moving legacy applications to the cloud.
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Carla Roddy is the Director of Marketing at Apps Associates. She is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing and the Information Technology Industry. In her role, Carla is responsible the marketing strategy for the organization including lead generation, public relations, events, marketing assets and partner marketing. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Carla held senior marketing positions at ESG, TriCore, and Hudson Global Resources.
2019 is the year cloud migration from Oracle applications will pick up speed. Our recent survey, Oracle to the Cloud: Top 5 Myths, Debunked, found that 59% of Oracle users are planning to migrate their legacy applications or databases to the cloud this year. The clear majority are actively in the process of either planning or migrating their applications to public, private or hybrid cloud – and 32% of respondents noted they should have made the move already.
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Bill Saltys is Senior Vice President, Alliances. Bill is responsible to drive the strategic direction of a cross-functional program across Apps Associates focused on customer value through alliances with industry leaders that will enable cloud adoption, transformation and managed services. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Bill held executive and senior management positions within the high technology sector in both entrepreneurial firms and Fortune 500 companies such as Texas Instruments and Digital Equipment Corporation in the areas of strategic planning & engineering.
This year, OAUG Collaborate ’19 was held
April 7th – 11th in a new venue of San Antonio, TX. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, the last
5 years Collaborate was held in Las Vegas. I think it was a great idea by
the OAUG committee to change the location to San Antonio because Vegas, despite
being “Vegas”, started to feel a little stale to me for this event. After attending
my last ~10 Collaborates, everything was starting to feel the same to me (attendees,
event locations, meeting locations). I found San Antonio to be a good walking
city, especially the Riverwalk (it’s full of restaurants, bars, and tours) so
getting around on foot was very easy and the local hotel accommodations were
also very close. Everything you needed
was no more than a 20-minute walk (or 10 minutes via scooter, if you dared).
Continue reading “A Fresh Scene at Collaborate19”
Peter Quintiliani (“PQ”) is the Director of Business Development at Apps Associates for the Northeast and Southeast US. He has over 15 years in IT Consulting and Oracle Applications Sales with deep experience in both Manufacturing and Life Sciences organizations. He excels at achieving customer success at both the technical/infrastructure and functional/application layers.