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September 24, 2012  11:49 AM

Dreamforce reignites the CMO vs. CIO debate

Posted by: Barney Beal
Benioff, Cloud computing, Dreamforce, evaluating CRM software, Oracle, SaaS, SaaS software, Salesforce, Salesforce.com

Last week, Salesforce.com released its plans for

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June 7, 2012  8:39 AM

M2M: A tactical take on managing ‘big data’? Oracle, SAP and Salesforce take note

Posted by: Barney Beal
Axeda, big data, M2M, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP

It took Isilon, EMC's big data storage division, three months of development and a price tag in the "high five figures" to integrate its own internal Salesforce.com customer service application with Axeda's machine-to-machine (M2M) application. But it's been worth it, according to Jason DePardo,...

May 21, 2012  4:28 PM

Is SAP leaving ERP behind?

Posted by: Barney Beal
Business Suite, Cloud, HANA, SAP, Sapphire

In-memory! Cloud! Mobile! There's no question what the dominant themes were at last week's Sapphire conference. They were writ large across the Orange County Convention Center and repeated...

May 16, 2012  8:09 AM

SAP’s cloud chief slams Business ByDesign approach, poses cloud alternative

Posted by: Barney Beal
Cloud, SaaS, SAP

SAP outlined its cloud plans Tuesday and there is perhaps no greater indication of the shift in strategy - and culture - than the attitudes of its newest...

April 12, 2012  2:52 PM

Can SAP keep its promises of database dominance?

Posted by: Barney Beal
HANA, in-memory, SAP

You can say this for SAP: It doesn't lack confidence. Its track record of living up to lofty promises, however, is a bit spotty. The company basically laid it all out on the table this week when it proclaimed its intention

December 5, 2011  7:24 PM

Is the business applications market coming down to Salesforce, Oracle and SAP?

Posted by: Barney Beal
buy vs. build, Oracle, SaaS software, Salesforce, SAP

Recent events suggest that Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com will soon be all that's left of the enterprise software vendors - at least when it comes to the cloud. An examination of recent announcements from the three demonstrates that the business applications giants are investing heavily in the...


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