Oracle to add 1000 employees in EMEA cloud push
Tue 18 Jul 2017
Oracle Corporation, in its continuing transformation to a ‘Cloud First’ provider, will add 1000 employees to expand cloud computing services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
The company has posted openings for mid-level (2-6 years experience) employees with experience in sales and marketing, finance, management, human resources and recruiting to staff sales departments throughout the EMEA region. The jobs are posted on the company website under the ‘Change Happens Here’ banner.
The company is hiring employees to sell cloud services to organizations that are growing quickly and hope to leverage the benefits of cloud technologies to become more competitive.
“Our cloud business is growing at incredible rates, so now is the right time to bring in a new generation of talent to our company,” said Tino Scholman, VP of Oracle Cloud in the EMEA region. “We are looking to hire relationship focused people who are self-motivated and smart, who thrive for business transformation for our customers and love delivering great results.”
The new job openings come just weeks after Oracle announced spectacular financial results, with cloud revenues up 58%, reaching $1.4 billion. Cloud plus on-premises software revenues increased by 5%, reaching $8.9 billion and driving the rise in the company’s total revenues, to $10.9 billion.
While Europe, the Middle East and Africa were responsible for 28% of total revenue at Oracle last year, sales declined as customers shifted to cloud-based technologies with other providers.
In accordance with Oracle’s ‘Cloud First’ strategy, and to win back some lost ground in the region, it appears that the company is launching a sales blitz in EMEA. The ‘Cloud First’ strategy marked a shift in Oracle’s focus, as the company attempted to move away from traditional offerings and position itself as a leader in cloud services. As evidenced by the most recent financial results, this strategy shift has paid off for the company.
Gartner estimates that the Middle East and North Africa will grow at a high rate of 22.2% CAGR over 2017.