How do Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms compare on reliability, scalability and cost?

An enterprise application like enterprise resources planning (ERP) or enterprise asset management (EAM) is comprised of multiple technologies layers, but during a software selection process it is the database layer that can be the subject of some [...]

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Consolidating databases onto a private cloud is a new model for the delivery of database services. Private clouds consolidate servers, storage, operating systems, databases, and mixed workloads onto a shared hardware and software infrastructure. Deploying databases on a consolidated private cloud enables IT departments to improve quality of service levels and reduce [...]

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This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to assess the capabilities of vendors to support midrange to complex process improvement scenarios using business process management software. Business process platforms provide development and runtime environments to improve and automate a wide range of processes and support advanced use cases around orchestration, process [...]

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In 1997, businesses were excited about the Internet’s potential, but worried about security, privacy, etc. In 2011, Cloud computing has emerged as the next transformational technology wave.

To put this information into even sharper focus, the paper includes three case studies of companies that achieved significant return on investment, innovation, and scalability [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to announce a media partnership with VentureBeat on its CloudBeat 2011 conference in Redwood City, CA on Nov 30th – Dec 1st, 2011.

The event will be different from existing cloud conferences. Using a customer-centric approach (rather than vendor-centric), the event will hone in on 12 case studies, [...]

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Most marketers did not enter their profession to analyze data and build process. They want to develop strong brands, build creative campaigns and deliver compelling content. The new requirement for marketing analytics and automation is no longer a ‘nice to have’. Measurement is not simply about revenue justification; it is the means [...]

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It is a well known fact that there are hundreds of horror stories out there of things that have gone wrong with ERP systems implementations and like all bad news it is often exaggerated so as to guarantee a dramatic effect on the recipient audience.

The bad news is you cannot turn round and say [...]

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GetApp.com, the fastest growing independent online marketplace for cloud-based business applications, announced today that it is has secured $1.1 million in funding from Nauta Capital (Nauta). Nauta has invested in GetApp.com from its recently launched $150M Nauta III fund.

This funding will allow GetApp.com to further establish its online channel [...]

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Oracle Open World is scheduled to host another much awaited event, the CRM Pavilion. Back by popular demand; this event will have participants from carefully selected group of partners from ISVs (independent software vendors) and Sis (system integration). The group will be chosen according to the relevance they have contributed to Oracle’s [...]

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Many it executives can sympathize with the issues that Obopay, inc. faces every day. The company provides a service that enables customers to send and receive money quickly using mobile phones. Its core application must interconnect with a complex network of partner systems as well as the many flavors of mobiles phone on the market. And it [...]

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Salesforce.com has acquired help desk service provider Assistly for approximately $50 million, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff praised Assistly’s service for its “instant sign up and zero-touch onboarding,” and predicted that its offering would be used by “millions of companies around the world.”

Salesforce.com plans to [...]

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CloudTimes is reporting live from Techcruch Disrupt. Follow our Twitter feed or watch TC’s live channel here.

We’ll add more videos and news during the show below. Stay tuned.

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Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com’s CEO discussed its new recent development platforms in the last Dreamforce 11 Conference. Here he emphasized on the model of social enterprise as a counterpart for the “platform as a service” battle in the cloud. He gave the participants an overview of the company’s new products, Force.com, Heroku and [...]

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Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com kicked off Dreamforce 2011 this week, the largest cloud computing event of the year with over 45,000 in attendance and 35,000 joining online. Benioff took the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to the pulsing sound of Metallica drawing an image of the future of [...]

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Salesforce.com and Concur are set to unveil an integration partnership this week at Dreamforce 2011 where Concur’s travel and expense management solution will be tied into Salesforce’s CRM. The integration lets Salesforce users manage travel and expenses, book trips and track and manage itineraries through the Salesforce user interface.

This integration will [...]

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With the entrance of cloud computing platform in the IT industry, SaaS software becomes to common model.

Epec Engineered Technologies in 2006 faced a common IT challenge that directed them to acquire the New Bedford business firm that is a manufacturer of mass-based battery packs, printed circuit boards, and other IT electronic [...]

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