At this point, nearly every tech expert agrees: cloud is the future. However, though modern businesses are increasingly adopting cloud solutions, we’re not officially in the future yet; most companies are still primarily running on-premises systems. However, since the cloud isn’t an “all or nothing” strategy, savvy companies have quickly started to move many of their applications and workloads to the cloud.  (Here’s how to do that the right way.) 


In my last article, I clarified a few easy steps you can take to optimize performance for your aging Oracle software systems. Following these steps helps you achieve an even greater ROI by keeping your systems relevant for years to come. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I highly recommend it. 


Perhaps, over the years, your Oracle software has slowed down. Processing time in your systems may not be quite so zippy and some of your old workarounds — the ones that once seemed so great — may now seem cumbersome and irritating. 

You shouldn’t have to deal with slow systems ever. After all, the business world certainly won’t slow down to accommodate your company if you happen to fall behind! However, you may not want to switch systems because migrating to a new ERP or other business software product can often be a time-consuming process in itself. 

In my last article in this series, I cleared up a few misconceptions about Oracle applications in the cloud versus on-premises, and I recommend a read through of that article if you haven’t yet seen it. In this follow-up piece, I’ll discuss a reasonable approach CIOs can use to plan their move to the cloud, including a few important questions and caveats to watch for


If you’re a CIO currently trying to decide if Oracle Cloud ERP is right for you or trying to determine when and how to get to the Oracle Cloud, this short blog series will help you find the answers you’re looking for. In it, we’ll discuss facts and myths CIOs need to know about Oracle Cloud applications, as well as a reasonable approach you can use to plan your cloud strategy with clarity. 

Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Centroid at any time to get personalized answers


In our last article, I discussed some of the steps that business leaders can take to build their unique roadmap to the cloud, following the methodologies of experienced Oracle consulting firms. In today’s article, you’ll learn more steps that Oracle consulting firms use to migrate your business to the cloud. 

Ready? Let’s dive in. Or, rather, let’s dive “up,” since we’re talking about the cloud. 


Many years ago, I read a great white paper all about migrating businesses to the cloud. I appreciated the writer’s clear explanation of the processes and procedures that help ensure successful cloud migrations, but what stuck with me was the reasoning behind building a clear, actionable cloud roadmap. As I remember, it said that though many businesses have already dabbled in the cloud, no business ever dabbled its way to success.


Failure to secure your data can cost millions, but only if your data is breached or hacked. One of the best ways to protect that data and limit your risk is to improve your password practices.

There are a few ways to increase your password security companywide. The first method, long considered a best practice, has recently been proven inefficient and ineffective. I’m talking about that old-fashioned practice of creating inflexible password policies that require employees to use complex passwords that they change every few months. 


You can’t run a business without employees but wow! – those employees sometimes make it hard to run a business properly! In fact, experts suggest that nearly 65% of data breaches are caused by employee error or negligence. Hackers know that too, which is why phishing and spear phishing attacks are so popular.