Oracle scales up cloud salesforce in APAC

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Oracle has hired more than 800 new salespeople in Asia Pacific as part of its commitment to become the world's largest enterprise cloud company.

This move occurs just three months after the company launched a campaign to increase its sales workforce by 1,000 in an effort to capitalize 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 in the fourth quarter, its latest results show. The company boasted that this is 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 range of backgrounds, from established IT companies to newly founded start-ups, and from line of business positions in a wide variety of industry sectors such as finance, manufacturing, telecom and utilities, Le Guisquet said.

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