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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in October 2008
Force.com Sites, to be announced at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference Monday, is an aggressive effort to move beyond its roots in on-demand sales force automation software.
Everyone is worried about the economy. But surprisingly, the economy isn't the subject of the top three questions people are asking online at an "answer center" run by Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Visitors are most interested in whether Obama is a Christian and a patriot, and they want to know his position on women's issues.
The number of technology vendors involved in Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference next week is impressive. Salesforce is nowhere the size of Oracle or Microsoft, but it undoubtedly has a strong "partner ecosystem," as the vendors like to say. Michael Dell will be there, plus Google and Facebook execs, and many small software companies hawking their wares. So what's behind the rally behind Salesforce.com?
Informatica's Web-based service, to be announced at the Dreamforce conference next week, will let companies synchronize data between Salesforce CRM and onsite applications.
The electronic firm's partnership with Aravo's Web-based software service is the latest example of how even the largest of companies are getting comfortable with SaaS.
SAP will boost sales with new software packages to help businesses weather the tough economy, McDermott said, while predicting Oracle's "Frankenstein operation" will scare off software buyers.
The products are part of a three-year, $10 billion investment by IBM to build out a broad data management product portfolio.
The program is an expansion of IBM's Virtual Computing Lab, a 2-year-old, on-demand computing platform powered by donated IBM BladeCenter servers and software.
The hosted computing services company acquires Slicehost and Jungle Disk to compete head-on with Amazon Web Services.
The government estimates that fraud, including below-market wages and filings by fake businesses, is present in 13,000 of the yearly H-1B petitions filed.
The company explains how it uses Amazon's EC2 cloud product to help insurance companies detect fraud.
I've talked to many business technology managers who are intrigued by the idea of software as a service. But their top question is almost always the same: What's the best way to integrate SaaS with your other business applications? We tackle this issue in an in-depth story published this week, "SaaS Integration: Real-World Problems, And How CIOs Are Solving Them."
Considering technology's colossal impact on our world in recent years, you'd think presidential candidates might talk a bit more about it. Lo and behold, information technology did get a mention in last night's presidential debate.
IT outsourcing providers develop faster using visualization software, says GM CTO Fred Killeen.
Citibank's $505 million sale to Tata was a year in the making, while other U.S. banks may face difficulties unloading India outsourcing operations.
The next version of SQL Server, due out in 2010, will underpin Microsoft's first data warehouse appliance.
The latest version offers further integration with IBM technologies and a focus on employee self-service.