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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in May 2008
Salesforce.com reported net income of $9.56 million on revenues of $247.6 million in the first quarter and said it signed 2,600 companies and organizations as new customers.
Oracle joins Microsoft, Google, and others building new centers to support growing online operations.
Large companies move beyond the early-adopter stage, signing licenses for tens of thousands of employees.
The deal, for 200,000 users, marks a tipping point for interest in and use of on-demand software among large companies.
There's been a good amount of buzz in recent months about whether Salesforce.com is prepping itself for a marriage of some sort. What about Salesforce.com and Workday? The two could make one heck of a SaaS powerhouse.
It envisions selling "component" services to its big ERP customers beginning next year.
Google has slashed the cost of its security service by 40% and added an optional protection feature for public Wi-Fi users in its continued efforts to lure businesses to Google Apps.
When Harley-Davidson CIO Jim Haney drove a Harley onstage during Leo Apotheker's keynote address at Sapphire on Tuesday, there were more than a few gasps from the audience. This is the type of stunt typical of a California tech company, not the stoic German we know as SAP. But I saw it as just one example of SAP trying to reinvent itself, including the upcoming change in CEO leadership.
The technologies will let business users work with developers to quickly create changes to business processes, SAP said at Sapphire 2008.
SAP will offer by early next year on-demand "components" that integrate with a customer's existing ERP suite, Kagermann says.
The pre-configured appliances will include SAP's ERP suite for midsize businesses, a database, and the SUSE Linux OS.
It's Sunday night in Orlando, and I'm getting ready to attend Sapphire 2008, SAP's annual user conference. Tomorrow I meet with co-CEO Henning Kagermann, and am curious to hear more about this cross-pollination idea he mentioned last week between the company's new SaaS offering and its traditional licensed software.
Due this summer is an SAP CRM app that's been "merged" with BlackBerry e-mail, address book, and calendar applications.
Lots of companies say they're green. Now they can prove it with this new brand of performance management software.