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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In early 2012, Oracle bought Taleo for $1.9 million. Taleo is a human services management company that overlaps somewhat with Salesforce's Rypple (although a closer comparison would be with SuccessFactors, which got bought by SAP). Taleo gives Oracle tools that help companies manage human resources, recruit employees and set compensation.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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