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CloudApps SuMo

SuMo (Success Through Motivation) delivers game mechanics to the Salesforce.com platform. SuMo motivates user action through concepts...

December 15, 2014 by CloudApps

Monitoring SaaS applications: The customer's responsbility

Software as a Service offerings -- such as SalesForce.com, Office356, Microsoft Dynamics and AthenaHealth -- hold out the promise of replacing enterprise applications and serving as platforms for future development. While the promise can be fulfilled, organizations have to take some responsibility too.

October 2, 2014 by

PaaS choices today

What are the platform-as-a-service options now available to developers and business people looking to build ready-to-run cloud applications? This 3-page article reviews the PaaS landscape in the wake of last week's Salesforce.com announcements.

December 15, 2010 by

Salesforce to buy Heroku for US$212m

Salesforce.com has said that it will acquire Heroku, a cloud platform for writing applications in the Ruby programming language, for US$212 million.

December 8, 2010

Salesforce.com: Worries emerge

Salesforce.com on Friday was downgraded from a buy to a sell by UBS analyst Heather Bellini because software as a service companies are likely to face the same headwinds as larger applications vendors.

October 2, 2008 by

Google and Salesforce.com: Why don't they merge?

The worst kept secret of the last week--Salesforce.com integrating Google Apps into its CRM applications and validating the search giant's Office killer is official--but in the grand scheme of things this partnership could be viewed as a precursor to future merger.

April 13, 2008 by

Salesforce.com apps for the iPhone

At Apple’s official launch of the iPhone software development kit, Chuck Dietrich, Salesforce.com vice president of mobile, demos new business software on the device. The tools let sales representatives manage applications such as analytics and business intelligence tools on the go. The Apple event took place at company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

March 6, 2008 by

Merger target suspect Citrix assembles virtualization products as Delivery Center

On an even more fascinating note, came consultant Sramana Mitra's pithy ruminations this week of how a Citrix and SAP merger would work. And the timing of that tidbit coincides nicely with rumors of a Oracle buy of Salesforce.com. I think both of these scenarios make a lot of sense, and demonstrate that strategic advantage in three years will be cast though a cloud. In other words, everyone who's anyone in applications needs a services fabric story. They will also need the ability to mine whatever relationship will emerge between enterprise applications delivery and advertising. I'd say even an IBM-Citrix matchup makes sense.

February 14, 2008 by

Oracle goes for the CRM jugular

Oracle tomorrow will unveil an innovative new set of CRM OnDemand applications designed to establish its enterprise 2.0, enterprise SaaS credentials as well as put the boot into Salesforce.com.

November 11, 2007 by

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