As the world’s leading provider of integrated business software and hardware solutions, Oracle provides IT leaders around the world the tools they need to solve business problems. Oracle itself has more than 110,000 employees and an IT infrastructure to match, with over 60,000 servers supporting the day-to-day operations that go into running an enterprise of that size.
Furthermore, Oracle’s business strategy calls for growth by acquisition, regularly adding new users and computing infrastructures to Oracle IT’s sphere of responsibility. As a technology company, Oracle’s user base tend to be very demanding and often fierce critics of any perceived weakness in quality of service, security, and up-to-dateness of software, hardware, and network infrastructure. Any way one looks at it, technology refreshes, capacity management, software license optimization, new company IT integration, pose ongoing challenges to the Oracle IT operation.