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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Radian6 bolstered Salesforce in a very important area: social media monitoring and analysis. Radian technology monitors conversations across social media platforms, blogs, and forums. "With Radian6, Salesforce.com is gaining the technology and market leader in social media monitoring," said Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at the time.
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.