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 late-December 2010, Salesforce announced that it was acquiring Heroku, a company that provides a Ruby application platform-as-a-service, for about $212 million in cash. The acquisition gave Salesforce a large developer community, as well as a platform that powers thousands of social and mobile cloud applications.
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.