UK-headquartered cloud collaboration platform Huddle is targeting enterprise customers with an unlimited user edition and a generous uptime guarantee.
Software as Services
In the best-informed blog on software-as-a-service and on-demand business applications, Phil Wainewright cuts through the vendor spin, analyzes the trends to watch and adds his thought-provoking insig
Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant. He founded pioneering website ASPnews.com, and later Loosely Coupled, which covered enterprise adoption of web services and SOA. As CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, he has developed an evaluation framework to help ISVs and enterprises select cloud platforms, and advises US and European vendors on messaging, positioning and go-to-market. His newest role as an industry advocate is vice-president of EuroCloud.
Enterprises are adopting two types of cloud. One is less risky but inherently flawed. The other offers greater rewards but very few so far have succeeded with it.
Kudos to InfoWorld for researching and breaking its story about the sudden-death vulnerability built into every Oracle database. This is a classic piece of technology journalism, researched over a two-month period during which the editorial team "conducted our own tests, verified information with sources we believe to be reliable, and consulted extensively with Oracle itself.
Cloud became mainstream in 2011. Looking back, it's extraordinary to see how far we've come in the year.
Even on Christmas Day, consumers today can download gifts and purchases, served by a silent army of electronic servers and switches.
The UK wielding its veto in Europe reminds me of the attitude many IT folk have towards cloud. The good news is that providers are starting to recognise and accommodate enterprise concerns.
US-based cloud integrator Appirio has announced it is buying long-established European pureplay Salesforce.com integrator Saaspoint to lead its charge into Europe.
SAP is counting on Successfactors CEO Lars Dalgaard to put its cloud strategy on an upward curve. Based on previous history, the odds are against him succeeding.
Enthusiastic adoption of cloud services leaves IT with a governance headache. Okta is one of a new breed of vendors aiming to help get on top of the problem.
UK hosting provider Memset believes there's still all to play for in the cloud market. Can smaller players raise their game enough to challenge the leaders?
Marketing automation should move beyond the prospect funnel and help manage engagement throughout the customer lifecycle, says Marketo's CEO
Tomorrow's software leaders won't offer old-school ERP and CRM. The enterprise software stack is pivoting to reset around activities that barely existed a decade ago.
Every enterprise today is a cloud provider. Unfortunately, most of them don't realize and they're making a hash of it.
Big brand companies today have to invest in infrastructure that enables them to deal with customer contacts across multiple touch points. Has Oracle bought RightNow to fulfil that need?
You have to look beyond the technology and see the bigger picture of business transformation enabled by the automated connectivity of the cloud. Enterprise is going frictionless.