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Oracle to recruit 1,400 cloud sales staff

With two new sales centres planned in Amsterdam and Cairo, Oracle is set to recruit no less than 1,400 cloud sales personnel

The new hires will work in the new Dutch or Egyptian sales centres, or in one of four existing facilities in Dubai, Dublin, Malaga and Prague.

Cloud giant Oracle is embarking upon an initiative which will see it create additional sales centres and open new offices Europe-wide following a multi-million pound investment in cloud computing services. The cloud is one of the most important trends shaping business and industry today and the company looks set to capitalise upon its growing momentum.

Oracle already has no less than 600 cloud applications in addition to its on-site hardware and software offerings. It now aims to simplify a process which is currently perceived as difficult; namely the transition from costly, locally installed and maintained applications to market-leading SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions.

Oracle’s cloud revenues continued to grow in the second half of 2015, evidenced by its first quarter results which were announced on September 16th. The company indicated that PaaS and SaaS service customers had increased in number by 2,100 and 1,500 respectively in the preceding 6 months.

Staff will no doubt be attracted from other operators as they continue to forge career paths in this fast-growing space. Oracle has admitted that it may try to attract key staff from other cloud technology providers.

Oracle’s President, Loic Le Guisquet said that the firm is looking for “switched on” hires who are expected to grow the business by connecting with customers and helping them to design and manage an effective transition to the cloud, thereby rendering their businesses “future proof.”

Le Guisquet, referencing the software giants’ initiative, believes that these are “exciting times” and that anyone serious about a career in technology should consider Oracle.

Oracle’s target markets will have a significant effect upon the identification of the 1400 recruits and the firm is believed to be looking for sales professionals with at least two to three years’ experience.

The “socially savvy” hires will be needed to support the projected demand for SaaS and PaaS services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They will support customers moving into the cloud and help to promote the adoption of the off-premises technologies provided by Oracle.

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