1. Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

    Businesses worldwide overestimate their agility and need to educate themselves on the benefits of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, according to the Oracle Cloud Agility study released today by Oracle. "This study shows there is something of a disconnect between the respondents' perception of the business in general and the actual reality of their IT infrastructure," says Robert Shimp, group vice president, Oracle. While a majority of businesses believe they are agile, many organizations cannot flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications, leaving them poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats.

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    1. This study shows there is something of a disconnect between the respondents' perception of the business in general and the actual reality of their IT infrastructure.
    2. The respondents were from a wide range of business and technical skills.
    3. PaaS offerings ... have the ability to deliver unprecedented levels of business agility.
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