Robust Workforce Expansion in Asia Pacific Enhances Oracle’s Cloud Business
Growing customer demand for cloud across the region drives the hire
of more than 800 New Salespeople
Oracle announced on 2 July 2015 the hire of more than 800 new salespeople in Asia Pacific as part of its commitment to become the world’s largest enterprise cloud company. This occured just three months after the company launched a campaign to increase its sales workforce by 1,000 in an effort to capitalise on the growth of cloud computing across APAC.
Oracle sold $426 million in new Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) business this quarter, more than any cloud services company has ever sold in a single quarter.
Oracle’s fiscal fourth-quarter results announced on June 17th showed that the company overachieved in cloud, with cloud revenue already above a $2.3 billion annual run rate. Oracle sold $426 million in new Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) business this quarter, more than any cloud services company has ever sold in a single quarter.
“We are seeing significant momentum in our cloud business in Asia Pacific as more companies embrace cloud computing,” noted Loic Le Guisquet, President, EMEA & APAC. “Cloud is transforming businesses, and Oracle understands that this fundamental change requires not only the best technologies, but also the best people. Our recruiting initiatives have already been tremendously successful and we are excited to expand our sales force to help guide more companies through their cloud transformations.”
The new cloud salespeople come from a wide array of backgrounds, from established IT companies to newly founded start-up as well as different line of business positions (such as finance, manufacturing, telecoms and utilities). This ensures a range of valuable experience as well the ability to connect and understand the same language as customers in those industries.