Oracle vs. Salesforce: Social Acquisition Face-off
Oracle and Salesforce.com have established a pattern of dueling acquisitions of social business companies. Here's how that battle is shaping up.
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Salesforce.com's acquisition of Buddy Media and, almost simultaneously, Oracle's acquisition of Vitrue showed the importance companies of all types are putting on social media--as well as the challenges they face in effectively implementing and managing a social media strategy on their own. Buddy Media helps brands manage their presence on social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.