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Oracle to build digital sales hubs in APAC

Adrian M. Reodique | June 23, 2016
Oracle will hire 1,000 cloud professionals to drive mid-market growth.

Cloud applications and platform services provider Oracle plans to build five digital sales hubs throughout the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and hire 1,000 cloud professionals to drive mid-market growth.

In a press statement, Oracle said it aims to help more mid-sized organisations across the region transit to the cloud through its new digital sales units. Last year, Oracle has hired 1,000 cloud professionals in APAC.

"The demand for cloud is rising fast. As a result, Oracle's cloud business in Asia Pacific has been on an upswing," said François Lançon, Senior Vice President of Oracle in APAC. "Our new, one-of-a-kind sales unit will focus solely on supporting cloud development in Asia Pacific's mid-market economy, which includes a thriving start-up community."

The new hires will form the Oracle Digital team. They will undergo training and be provided access to resources like "Smart Walls" which allows the team to deliver remote real-time demos, "Social Listening Hubs" which will provide the team with advanced tools and customer trends in real-time, and one-click contracts. These tools and infrastructure will be installed into digital sales hubs in Australia, China, India, Korea and Singapore.

In Singapore, the company intends to hire 230 professionals.

"Hiring a team of nearly 230 salespeople to cater to mid-sized companies in Southeast Asia demonstrates our intent of helping them digitally transform to compete in today's economy. With Singapore serving as a Digital Selling Hub for the region, we are confident of providing much more personalised services to companies using the cloud," said Neeraj Shaabi, Regional Managing Director of Oracle for ASEAN and Sage. 


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