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With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

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Enterprise applications have long been a means for companies to gain competitive advantage. The process would go something like this: The better the information and process flows, the more efficient the business, which in turn lowered the cost of doing business, which then created a competitive advantage. Demand for this...
With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

Here's How Larry Ellison Invented Cloud Computing (ORCL, N, CRM)

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Most of the time, Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff is credited with inventing the new cloud model for delivering software via the Web. But Larry Ellison, who once famously denounced the term "cloud computing," is now standing up to take credit for the concept, if not the currently fashionable term.  NetSuite CEO...
Here's How Larry Ellison Invented Cloud Computing (ORCL, N, CRM)

Meet Yahoo's New $18 Million, Kite-Surfing CFO (YHOO)

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We're still getting to know Ken Goldman, Marissa Mayer's choice for Yahoo CFO. As CFO of Siebel, Goldman established reputation for being rational cost-cutter. Then he went to Fortinet, where "investors [had] a relatively high regard for him," according to analyst Erik Suppiger.  Yesterday, we learned that she'll be paying him...
Meet Yahoo's New $18 Million, Kite-Surfing CFO (YHOO)

The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

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This weekend finds NYC in between Internet Week (which I largely missed because of my London trip) and Disrupt NYC (which I will be at on and off this coming week). So the development of NYC as a startup hub is very much on my mind. And so I thought...
The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

How The New Base CRM Mobile Apps Expose Market Leader Weaknesses

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Ubiquity and intelligence are the two maxims of the post-PC world that Base places most importance in its mobile CRM service. It makes sense. I have talked to several companies that see an opportunity in disrupting traditional CRM tools built for the desktop and the web. Salesforce.com for instance, came...
How The New Base CRM Mobile Apps Expose Market Leader Weaknesses

SAP May Have Wasted $3.4 billion On SuccessFactors Unless It Changes Its Crazy Sales Culture (SAP)

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SAP bought its way into cloud computing with its $3.4 billion purchase of SuccessFactors last year. But SAP will still have a hard time making itself into a great cloud company, says a former SuccessFactors exec. That's because running a cloud business is completely opposite to running a traditional enterprise...
SAP May Have Wasted $3.4 billion On SuccessFactors Unless It Changes Its Crazy Sales Culture (SAP)

Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers

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Through the hard-fought battle to represent the world’s top brands, social marketing platform Wildfire has stayed quiet. But today, it revealed to TechCrunch that it has 13,000 paying customers, more than any company in the space, and has grown from 7 to 300 employees since the start of 2010, making it...
Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers

The Future of Social Is Video: Interview With Socialcam CEO Michael Siebel

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Socialcam is being called the "Instagram for Video" app. With this phrase comes the idea that, like seemingly every startup nowadays, the goal is to build an awesome and thriving community, pump up the product to the level of ultimate coolness and then cash in by selling to a...
The Future of Social Is Video: Interview With Socialcam CEO Michael Siebel
Searching for the new Instagram

Virtualisation and packaged applications

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When is a silo not a silo? Lab  To the outsider, suggesting that such workloads as SAP, Siebel and so on should be candidates for virtualisation feels like a bit of an anathema.… Case Study: WhatsUp keeps Legoland turnstyles ringing...
Virtualisation and packaged applications

Socialcam Just Added Millions Of New Users, So It Tweaked Its App To Make Them Stick Around

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Socialcam, the “Instagram for video” iPhone app that spun out of user generated video sharing pioneer Justin.tv last year, has had a pretty crazy past week. A Hacker News post aimed at recruiting engineers for the company said that the app added four million new users over the past weekend...
Socialcam Just Added Millions Of New Users, So It Tweaked Its App To Make Them Stick Around

Salesforce May Go Shopping in Response to Oracle Deal

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It isn’t too much of a leap to suspect that there were other companies besides Oracle who gave some thought to acquiring Eloqua. The marketing software concern for which the software giant will pay $871 million might have also made a logical fit at Salesforce.com, though Salesforce might have had...
Salesforce May Go Shopping in Response to Oracle Deal

The 10 Most Outrageously Entertaining Things Larry Ellison Just Said (ORCL)

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Larry Ellison was absolutely Hilarius onstage at the AllThingsD's D10 conference yesterday. He talked about Steve Jobs, cloud computing, HP, Leo Apotheker and himself. Ellison has been the CEO of Oracle since 1977, so that makes him the longest running tech CEO in Silicon Valley history. That gives him the...
The 10 Most Outrageously Entertaining Things Larry Ellison Just Said (ORCL)
Cloud: Oracle Counters Salesforce, Backs Engine Yard Cloud

Microsoft exec: Dynamics CRM, AX aims to feast Oracle, SAP switchers

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Kirill Tatarinov, president of Microsoft’s business solutions division, said “switching from Siebel is becoming very popular in large enterprise.”...
Microsoft exec: Dynamics CRM, AX aims to feast Oracle, SAP switchers

Who's Right In The Oracle-Forrester Slugfest?

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Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison seldom shies away from a fight, so it's no surprise his company came out swinging over an unfavorable Forrester Research report. Forrester certainly struck a nerve when it released a survey on Wednesday that found a majority of customers using Oracle's e-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel...
Who's Right In The Oracle-Forrester Slugfest?
Why Oracle is not buying HP: It's still about the software to Larry
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