News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in September 2012
Wrike Takes Google Docs Cue: Collaborative Editing
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Social software for organizing work and projects gets real-time collaborative editing.
Oracle 12c Database: Open World's Centerpiece
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Oracle's venerable database will gain virtualization; new Exadata appliance and tighter integration between cloud and on-premises data also expected.
First ODCA Solutions Provider Summit in the Books
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
This week, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) hosted its first Solutions Provider Summit to help foster proof of concept testing of ODCA usage models.
Big Data or Big Analytics?
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
I've heard at least a couple of speakers suggest that "Big Data" is badly named.
Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
NetSuite CEO: What's Next For ERP In Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Watch video of our full interview with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson on his 'complicated' relationship with Oracle, and much more.
Sales Contest Builder: Old Challenge, New Gamification
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Gamification app from ePrize lives on the Salesforce.com platform, addresses a classic challenge for sales managers.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
Next Valley View: NetSuite And More
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Tune in Sept. 26 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with NetSuite's CEO, a banking IT innovator, and some ambitious startups.
Salesforce.com's Next Steps To Become The Next Oracle
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Salesforce.com is still tiny compared to giants like IBM, Oracle, and SAP, but there's plenty of room for fast growth in new markets. Here's what it needs to do next.
Cutting Through the Hype on PaaS
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
A recent Gartner report identified PaaS as one of the most hyped cloud terms.
Why Bechtel Chose Chatter (Not To Boost Sales)
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Largest construction and engineering company in the U.S. is an example of an enterprise choosing Chatter on its own merits, rather than as an adjunct to sales productivity.
Salesforce.com's Benioff Preaches To New Flock: CMOs
Commentary  |  9/21/2012  | 
Marc Benioff wants marketing to be Salesforce's next $1 billion business. To get there, he's jumping right into the growing tension between IT and marketing execs.
Salesforce.com Seeks Foothold Throughout The Enterprise
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Identity, mobile, and social networking capabilities are key to Salesforce's plan to move beyond sales and marketing, deep into enterprise operations.
Coca-Cola On Chatter: Beyond The Secret Formula
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Coca-Cola wants Saleforce.com's Chatter to be a force for innovation, if the company can get past its 'secret formula culture.'
Why Software-As-A-Service Could Be A Dead End
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
If enterprise apps all become SaaS, your software investment will have a very precise lifespan and return.
Salesforce.com Goes To Work.com
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Salesforce.com and Facebook co-developed new Work.com app for goal-setting, employee feedback, and performance reviews.
Salesforce.com Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
At Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com's marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.
Zuora: $82 Million Bet On 2 Big Ideas
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Zuora is the latest startup whose success hinges on customers' willingness to turn their business over to a cloud vendor.
Oracle To Buy SelectMinds For Social Recruiting
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Oracle's planned acquisition complements earlier purchase of Taleo and stokes competition with IBM, Salesforce.com, and SAP in talent management.
Tech Startups Reinvent Basic Business Models
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Mobile, social, and local have been the hottest trends in tech. But TechCrunch Disrupt panel shows that the action today is in enterprise tech.
Box Launches Accelerator Service To Boost Upload Speeds
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Box global data transfer network cuts transmission lags for file sharing and collaboration.
Epicor Buys ERP Rival, Broadens Cloud Offering
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Epicor acquires Solarsoft Business Systems, introduces scaled-up, multi-tenant ERP service aimed at midmarket companies.
SAP Co-CEO Explains Cloud Plan, 'Wacky' Hana
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
SAP's Jim Hagemann-Snabe takes on tough questions and rebuts Larry Ellison's barbs at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
Free Social Recruiting App Winning Over Larger Companies
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
SmartRecruiters emphasizes collaborative hiring over automation.
Zendesk Unveils iPad-inspired Agent Desktop
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Customers ask: 'Why don't you make the rest of your stuff this easy?'
The Lowly Rack Rises to New Heights in Cloud Data Centers
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Nobody thought much about racks.
SAP, Adaptive Planning, GoodData Step Up Cloud Competition
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Three performance management and business intelligence announcements show a maturing market for cloud-based reporting, planning, and analysis.
How One SMB Rewrote IT, Starring Cloud
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
The Great Books Foundation, a literacy nonprofit, reshaped IT while simultaneously managing the sea change from print to e-books.
Answers To 9 Questions About Public Cloud Migration
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Be sure you have good answers for the business case, security, availability, and more.
Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Amazon's Kindle Fire has gone HD in the hope of outshining the Nexus 7 and Apple's anticipated 7" iPad.
Citrix Augments iPhone, iPad Collaboration Apps
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Dropbox alternative ShareFile gets updated iPhone app, while the Podio cloud social productivity app launches on the iPad.
IBM Marketing Center: Swiss Army Knife For E-Commerce
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
IBM's new cloud-based suite eyes cross-functional teams that don't want or can't buy multiple specialized systems for each aspect of digital marketing.
Pabst Brews Up Alternatives To BI Software
Commentary  |  9/4/2012  | 
Beer maker hopes to avoid data warehousing and business intelligence suites and instead rely on a mix of ERP-based reporting and cloud-based performance management.


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