In a little-noticed deal, on-demand expense management vendor Concur Technologies is to acquire Outtask, an on-demand corporate travel management provider.
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 insights.
Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant.
AppExchange could open up a much broader marketplace for Salesforce.com, potentially becoming a far bigger 'killer app' than its CRM product.
Microsoft founder Paul Allen has put his personal collection of DEC museum pieces online at a new website, giving a modern spin to the notion of timesharing.
There are plenty of industry analysts out there who will rent-a-quote about SaaS and on-demand, but only a handful really understand what it's all about. Here's an introduction to them.
Only when you move to a truly loosely coupled services architecture do you get to reuse software without the temptation of changing the code. But there are still obstacles.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is hitting all the right notes as its AppExchange platform gathers the momentum it needs to become the 800lb gorilla of on-demand.
Successful vendors in the on-demand era will be the ones that build thriving partner ecosystems. How does NetSuite's NetFlex strategy, announced last week, stack up?
A Wall St investment bank has launched a new index to track what software analyst Jason Maynard is calling the software industry's 'tectonic shift' to the on-demand model.
Veteran software industry commentator Amy Wohl has been keeping a blog about SaaS and although she's now stopped, the archive is a mine of useful insights.
Does it have a hyphen or doesn't it? Google, wikipedia and my hazy recollections of what I learnt about English usage at university all agree on the answer.