IT Brief Australia logo
Technology news for Australia's largest enterprises
Story image

Exclusive: Is cloud migration at the centre of digital transformation?

FYI, this story is more than a year old

Recently IT Brief had the opportunity to discuss the road to digital transformation with Oracle ERP/EPM GM John Leonard.

Tell me a bit more about digital transformation, especially why so many businesses are undergoing it?

Simply put, digital transformation is the transformation of a business in order to leverage the advantages and opportunities of constant advancing digital technologies. In today’s hyperconnected society, this is something which many organisations look to undergo due to the need to remain relevant in the competitive landscape.

What are some of the major factors driving digital transformation in Australia? 

Competitive edge and efficiency are the main driving forces behind digital transformation, as Australian businesses are facing competition on a global scale. There is such a wealth of data available to businesses, which can help them gain actionable insights and feed into their strategy, that adopting the latest technologies such as cloud computing and machine learning have never been more important when gathering, storing and exploring this data.

What exactly is Oracle SOAR? 

Oracle SOAR is the world's first automated enterprise cloud application upgrade solution. It's a combination of automated migration tools with professional services designed to help customers migrate applications to the cloud.

Oracle SOAR consists of a discovery assessment, process analyser, automated data and configuration migration utilities and rapid integration tools. There's also a dedicated Oracle concierge service to ensure migration aligns with best practices. Online training is also provided in the form of Oracle University, and a customer success manager is appointed for a year post-migration to ensure a smooth uptake of new technologies.

The entire upgrade can be monitored by an intuitive mobile application which outlines what needs to be done each day. 

Why do you believe cloud migration is important?

By migrating to the cloud, businesses can put off menial and repetitive tasks and focus on innovation, customer engagement, and business efficiency. For example, machine learning can be used to automate frequent actions and coding. By working from the cloud, businesses will find that productivity and collaboration are naturally promoted, and all in a secure environment that is scalable with business needs.

What really sets this offering apart from competitors? 

Oracle SOAR is the world's first automated solution dedicated to cloud migration. Oracle SOAR's autonomous capabilities set it apart from other migration tools - it's also one of the most comprehensive solutions with the inclusion of consulting and educational services. Autonomous services include:

  • Data integration; automated ingestion, defining data flows, data prep, and data lake creation
  • Application development; leverage machine learning to automate frequent actions and coding
  • Automated data prep and discovery
  Can you tell me a bit more about some real-world impacts of this launch? 

The launch of Oracle SOAR has enabled businesses all over the world to migrate to the cloud efficiently and smoothly. Examples of businesses that have utilised Oracle SOAR in their migration include Serba Mulia Auto, Safexpress, Back Ky Logistics. 

Serba Mulia Auto is an automobile dealer based in Indonesia which opted to place its ERP, CRM, and HCM applications in the cloud to make later upgrades to AI easier. As part of the project, the company integrated the back-ends of its various business functions; providing exactly the sort of joined-up architecture that AI apps need to thrive.

Safexpress is one of India’s leading logistics businesses, which adopted the Oracle ERP Cloud to accelerate decision making and to better serve its customers. Thanks to Oracle’s leading cloud capabilities, Safexpress has been able to remove a wide range of administrative burdens, increase visibility, and drive real-time availability for customers. For instance, Safexpress’ IT team is planning to integrate weather forecasting into its systems to increase visibility into the supply chain and improve fleet management

And finally, Bac Ky Logistics is a fast-growing logistics company headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam. The company has partnered with Oracle for its Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and the Internet of Things (IOT) Fleet Management cloud solutions. These applications will enable Bac Ky Logistics to automate the scheduling of transportation and delivery management to enhance transparency and speed of service for customers.

Can you tell me a bit more about LINX Cargo Care and their transition to the cloud?

LINX Cargo Care Group is a diversified logistics infrastructure and solution provider in ANZ. The company turned to Oracle Cloud in order to gain a competitive edge by offering an efficient and seamless customer experience. 

It was able to avoid up to US$8 million in upgrade costs over 5 years by migrating from PeopleSoft to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud. Not only was logistics and supply chain operations optimised as a result, but disruptions were minimised throughout the upgrade process. 

Related stories
Top stories
Story image
AGVs
Bridgestone Australia uses Dematic's AGVs to optimise warehouse operations
Bridgestone Australia has deployed Dematic's Automated Guided Vehicle solution across its new Melbourne warehouse in Truganina.
Story image
Adobe
Marketplacer and Adobe accelerate partnership for enhanced commerce solutions
Marketplacer has accelerated its partnership with Adobe in order to further enhance the global commerce marketplace.
Story image
Capital
Rubber Monkey gears up for Aussie market with latest capital raise
Rubber Monkey is seeking to raise up to NZ$2.5 million of new capital through online investment platform, Snowball Effect.
Story image
ABI Research
NaaS market expected to reach $150B by 2030 - research
"The market is immature and fragmented, but telco market revenue will exceed US$75 billion by 2030 if they act now and transform to align with requirements."
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Dynatrace extends automatic release validation capabilities
Dynatrace has extended its platform release validation capabilities to improve user experience at every stage of the software development lifecycle.
Story image
SOTI
Australian consumers loyal to retailers who deliver speed and visibility
SOTI finds extensive order visibility and speed are the most important factors for turning one-off customers into loyal, long-term buyers.
Story image
Apple
Jamf introduces new content filtering solution for education providers
Jamf has announced the launch of Jamf Safe Internet, a new offering that looks to deliver a safe online experience to students while offering better management options for admins.
Story image
Malware
Colt launches new SASE Gateway solution with Versa
Colt Technology Services’ customers now have access to an integrated full SASE solution that brings together SD WAN and SSE features.
Story image
Supply chain
Supply chains continue to be disrupted, enterprises embrace circular economy
“Businesses urgently need to find a solution that can help them to manage this disruption, and transition to a circular economy."
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Accenture shares the benefits of supply chain visibility
It's clear that gaining better visibility into the supply chain will help organisations avoid excess costs, inefficiencies, and complexity to ultimately improve their bottom line.
Story image
Compliance
SentinelOne integrates with Torq to empower security teams
"With Torq, security teams can extend the power of SentinelOne to systems across the organisation to benefit from a proactive security posture.”
Story image
Accounting
Four factors to consider when choosing the right job accounting solution
Progressive job-based businesses can achieve success by strengthening their ability to quantify every cost attributable to the delivery of an outcome for a customer.
Story image
Payroll
How New South Wales state departments achieved cloud migration success
State departments in New South Wales are heading to the cloud to achieve better workflow solutions, and one company is paving the way for their success.
Story image
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
LogRhythm updates SIEM Platform with latest innovations
LogRhythm has announced the launch of version 7.9 of the LogRhythm SIEM Platform and updates to LogRhythm NDR and LogRhythm UEBA.
Story image
Training
Barracuda customises training to fit ACSC Essential Eight
Barracuda has announced that its Security Awareness Training now provides a customised training curriculum in line with the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight.
Story image
Cybersecurity
Palo Alto Networks' cloud security platform receives IRAP assessment
"We provide help protect all forms of compute, cloud native services and access to data within public and private sectors."
Story image
Solutions
Progress launches latest version of network visibility solution
In Flowmon 12 network solution, Progress has expanded its support for public cloud provider flow log monitoring and launched new features.
Supply chain
Discover the 4 critical priorities for wholesale distribution businesses in FY23. Are you worried about how supply chain issues may affect your business in 2023?
Link image
Story image
Recruitment
Thales on recruitment hunt for next disruptive innovations
"Recruiting new talent is part of Thales's belief in the power of innovation and technological progress to build a safer, greener and more inclusive world."
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Eight top DevSecOps trends to support IT innovation in 2022
The use of DevSecOps practices is growing, as it is increasingly seen as the best way to produce high-quality and secure code. So what are the current trends?
Story image
IDTechEx
The next stage for 5G in thermal materials - IDTechEx
IDTechEx says higher frequency deployments, such as mmWave devices and very different station types such as small cells, present their own technological evolution and, with it, thermal challenges. 
PwC
PwC's Consulting Business and PwC's Indigenous Consulting are proud to play an important role in helping Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience build IMAGI-NATION, a free online university for marginalised communities around the world.
Link image
Project management
Discover the 4 crucial factors for choosing the right job-costing solution. Is your team struggling to cost jobs and keep projects running on budget?
Link image
Story image
Infrastructure
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Paessler
Sebastian Krüger joins us today to discuss how unified infrastructure monitoring enables MSPs to seamlessly deliver services to their clients.
Story image
Metaverse
How the metaverse will change the future of the supply chain
The metaverse is set to significantly change the way we live and work, so what problems can it solve in supply chain management?
Story image
CSG
To win at 5G, telcos must tame their quoting chaos
The catalogs of CSP (communication service providers) market offerings are set to explode as new digital services emerge, powered by B2B2X business models.
Story image
Amazon
What brands can expect from Amazon Prime Day in Australia
Amazon Prime Day is the annual two-day shopping event, kicking off this year from July 12-13 and is the global online shopping platform's biggest sales event. 
Productivity
Discover the 5 ways your ERP may be letting you down. Is your current system outdated, difficult to manage, and costing you a fortune?
Link image
Story image
Multi Cloud
Cloud is a tool, not a destination
For many years, “cloud” has been thought of as a destination which has led to a misguided strategy that sees an enterprise trying to shift all its applications to a single cloud provider – regardless of the specific needs and nuances of each individual workload.
Story image
SaaS
Ping Identity appoints Deloitte Australia as a partner
Ping Identity has appointed Deloitte Australia as a Consulting Technology Partner, uniting its offerings with the company's consulting services.
Story image
Ransomware
Examining the future of ransomware threats with Vectra’s CTO
As customers' valuable data move to the cloud, so will ransomware. What is the current landscape and what do we need to know?
Story image
Wiise
Four things wholesale distributors need to consider for FY2023
In a post-pandemic world, there are many things for a distribution business to juggle. ERP solutions company Wiise narrows down what companies should focus on.
Story image
Cybersecurity
Tech and data’s role in the changing face of compliance
Accenture's study found that 93% of respondents agree or strongly agree new technologies such as AI and cloud make compliance easier.
Story image
Data Protection
Five signs your business is ready to move to the cloud
Many organisations are thinking about moving to the cloud. But what are the signs you are ready, and what are the reasons to move?
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Vectra AI named as AWS security competency partner
Threat detection and response company Vectra AI has announced that it has become an Amazon Web Services Security Competency Partner.
PwC
WSLHD and PwC’s Consulting Business came together to solve through the challenges of COVID-19. A model of care was developed to the NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation guidelines with new technology platforms and an entirely new workforce.
Link image
Digital Transformation
Discover the 5 signs your business is ready for a cloud-based ERP. Is your business being left behind as more of your competitors switch to the cloud?
Link image
Story image
API
Industry-first comprehensive risk-based API security enhances protection
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have become a crucial part of operating web and mobile application businesses and are causing significant economic growth in the digital sector.
Story image
Airwallex
How Airwallex helps businesses achieve globalisation success
As markets continue to shift, businesses need to be able to provide the same quality of service for customers regardless of where they are located around the world.
Story image
Cybersecurity
Without trust, your security team is dead in the water
The rise of cyberattacks has increased the need for sound security that works across any type of business, but with any change, buy-in is essential. Airwallex explains why.
Story image
Samsung
Monitors are an excellent incentive for getting employees back
The pandemic has taught us that hybrid working is a lot easier than we would’ve thought, so how can the office be made to feel as comfortable as home? The answer could be staring you in the face right now.
Story image
Document Management
NZ's FileInvite raises $10M in latest investment round
FileInvite has raised $10 million in Series A investment to fast-forward the extinction of email for requesting and collecting documents online.
Story image
Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Five ways your ERP is letting you down and why it's time for a change
Wiise explains while moving to a new system may seem daunting, the truth is that legacy systems could be holding your business back.
Story image
Storage
EXCLUSIVE: Finding the best data center for your business needs with datacenterHawk
Companies using cloud are consistently looking for the best storage solutions to suit their enterprise needs and often have to go through rather complex processes in order to find the right fit.