News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in February 2013
Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
Marc Benioff Gets Back On Track
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO focuses more on the customer and less on social. Here's why that should resonate with CIOs.
Salesforce.com's New Message: It's The Customer, Stupid
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
What's behind Salesforce.com's new 'customer company' spin? For starters, the previous social-centric message was not translating into sales.
Oracle: Eloqua Will Stay Friendly With Salesforce.com
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Oracle's roadmap for recently acquired Eloqua marketing suite shows continued support for Salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM applications.
U.K. Government Cloud Ambitions Bigger Than Achievements, Critics Say
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
A year after it launched an easy to use, SMB-vendor friendly buying site, critics question what they see as very patchy U.K. government CloudStore success.
Classroom Presentation Tool For Professors, By Professors
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
NetClick simplifies the creation of interactive presentations and lets students give feedback from a smartphone, tablet or laptop rather than a clicker.
Amazon Launches Redshift Data Warehousing As A Service
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Amazon promises 10 times the performance at one-tenth the cost of on-premises data warehouses. Can it deliver?
Texas Lassos Office 365
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
State reaches agreement to adopt Microsoft's cloud-based applications after forcing additional security and privacy steps.
Oracle Slams Forrester 'Fusion Dilemma' Report
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Oracle says analyst firm's note on contention between legacy applications and Fusion is 'speculative,' 'misrepresentative' and based on a dated, skewed survey.
CRM Lands In Jail: Meet Illinois Offender-360
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Illinois Department of Corrections moves criminal records from aging mainframe environment to Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud-based system.
MicroStrategy Doubles Down On Mobile, Data Visualization
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor focuses on mobile, cloud, social and visual analysis amid a tight battle with SAP, Oracle, QlikTech and Tableau.
Oracle Legacy Apps Holding Fusion Back, Says Forrester
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Oracle customers are standing pat with E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel and other legacy apps, shortchanging the chances of success for Oracle Fusion Applications.
Hybrid Cloud Management Is Within Reach
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New generation of IT management products is easier to deploy and less costly to operate than conventional systems.
Lean IT: Think Big About Agility
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
Cloud, DevOps, Agile and Lean Startup methodologies all aim to make companies more adaptive. But alone, no one of them can deliver on that promise.
SAP Plugs Profit Hole With Support Price Hike
Commentary  |  2/6/2013  | 
SAP increases Standard Support maintenance contracts by 5.5% to 19% of the software's original cost each year. That could reopen old support price-hike wounds.
5 Steps To Superior Customer Experience
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
Oracle survey uncovers gaps between those who are and aren't delivering great customer interactions.


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