Salesforce.com Helps Launch SaaS Company
FinancialForce.com, a startup providing financial and accounting software as a service, is getting a minority investment and on-campus office space from Salesforce.com.
Carrier Ethernet Market Booming
The market is being fueled by global service carriers struggling to meet the exploding demand for bandwidth while driving down prices.
AT&T Gives iPhone MMS Support
The carrier took its time rolling out the iPhone's multimedia messaging service capabilities in order to ensure its network could handle the traffic.
SkyTerra To Be Acquired
Harbinger Capital Partners will take the hybrid satellite-terrestrial mobile phone company private.
Gmail Outage Resolved
Google's Gmail service is up and running again after a brief outage affecting a limited number of users.
NetSuite Offers ERP iPhone App
The app, which provides access to NetSuite's on-demand enterprise-resourcing planning and CRM suite, is another example of business SaaS going mobile.
Another Take On Freemium -- From LogMeIn
In today's feature story, online businesses talk about the plusses and minuses of offering free online services -- and then transitioning them to paid services. Coincidentally, I had a conversation on the very same topic this week with Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn. For Simon, there are no minuses, only plusses.
Global CIO: Where Do Oracle's Profits Come From?
Oracle's quarterly numbers show all of its profits came from "software license updates and product support"--aka 22% maintenance fees--and only 20% of its revenue came from actual software sales.
Samsung Wants To Be Big Player In Business IT
ChannelWeb reports that the Korean consumer electronics powerhouse is planning new PCs and laptops along with a move into commerical IT services. The company could be an important new option for SMBs, and the competition could help keep prices down.