We are excited to be featured in the July/August 2015 edition of Oracle Magazine. Adam Kanzmeier, our director of customer intelligence and strategic consulting, had the opportunity to speak with Oracle Magazine about the Oracle Cloud Platform. Adam also participated in a customer panel to discuss our usage and experience with Oracle Cloud solutions for SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
A Better Sense of Direction
By David Baum
Customers count on Oracle Cloud Platform to simplify IT.
Surdell and Partners, a marketing and advertising agency that offers data analysis services to its clients, was originally part of a much larger ad agency. An onsite team at the firm, founded in 2005, previously used Java to build applications for clients and Oracle Database 10g to store client data. “We kept everything on premises, in our data center,” says Adam Kanzmeier, Surdell and Partners’ director of customer intelligence and strategic consulting.
The company that Surdell and Partners split from in 2005 had about 500 employees, and the new company started with about 30. “We suddenly had a lot more control over the things we wanted to do,” Kanzmeier recalls, “but we had to figure out how to do those things with a lot fewer resources.”
And that meant streamlining processes and costs.[Read More…]