Content tagged with SaaS
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?
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
Google App Engine Developers Get Help From Ferris
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Cloud Sherpas releases Python framework, named for the work-avoiding Ferris Bueller, to make App Engine programming easier.
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.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
Rackspace Cuts Network Bandwidth, Storage Prices
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Rackspace aligns its cloud storage prices closer to Amazon Web Services and Google, while claiming no "hidden" charges.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
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 Unlikely To Spin Off AWS Cloud Unit
Commentary  |  2/15/2013  | 
Oppenheimer analyst says it's "inevitable" Amazon Web Services will untether from its parent company, but Amazon disagrees.
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.
Amazon Drops Prices On Multiple Zone Database Service
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Amazon wants more of its relational database customers to upgrade to two "availability zones," which ensures automated failover in case of outages.
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.
SavvisDirect Launches Private Cloud For Enterprise Developers
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
SavvisDirect AppGrid lets companies test and develop in a private cloud, avoiding the security and control issues that come with working in a public cloud.
Size Doesn't Matter In IaaS Game, ElasticHosts Says
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Small infrastructure-as-a-service provider cobbles together a global system of leased spaces to compete with Amazon, Rackspace and other major cloud services.
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.
Cloud Implementation Costs, Complexity Surprise Companies
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
Business and IT leaders find integrating cloud with existing IT infrastructure is harder than they expected, says KPMG global survey.
U.S. And U.K. Show Cloud Adoption Divide
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
More Brits than Yanks understand cloud concepts, but more cloud projects are getting done in the U.S.
Infosys Partners With Device Company In Healthcare Push
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
Infosys provides cloud-based portal to help NovaSom better manage sleep apnea diagnostics.
IBM Fights Rivals With Aggressive Power Server Prices
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
IBM entry-level Power 7+ servers now start at $6,000. Netezza analytics platform successor challenges EMC, Oracle and Teradata.
New Relic Garners $80 Million To Expand APM
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Application performance monitoring startup gets new infusion of cash to move into mobile, European markets.
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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