Last August 17, 2011 was a difficult day for the North American users of SkyDrive and Microsoft Office 365 because they experienced a 3-hour blackout on their cloud system. This was still followed by a series of interruptions during the week.

Microsoft has recently decided to talk about the circumstances that led [...]

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IBM announced today a new hybrid cloud solution that can help clients significantly reduce the time it takes them to connect manage and secure public and private clouds. Building on its acquisition of Cast Iron, IBM’s new solution helps organizations of all sizes gain greater visibility, control and automation into their assets [...]

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Salesforce.com is prepping for yet another big Dreamforce event this year with more than 40,000 registrations. The company announced today that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will kick off this year’s conference with a keynote address outlining the company’s vision for the social enterprise. It’s been 2 years since Salesforce [...]

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By George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit (www.jitterbit.com)

CRM applications such as Salesforce are critical to the success of any enterprise organization. Using Salesforce, organizations can quickly and easily store, aggregate, and retrieve customer data critical to the success of the business. With better organization, greater accessibility, and improved communication across [...]

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Salesforce.com announced today that it was positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant for Sales Force Automation. The Magic Quadrant depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace.

Gartner selects leaders as companies who have demonstrated a market-defining vision of how technology can help the top sales [...]

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Cloud computing remains to be the most important phase of the IT industry at the moment, but it also remains to create opposing effects of hope and dread in the business world. For those who are prepared and see its benefits, they see it as a means of revenue saving, but for [...]

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Salesforce’s acquisition of pioneering PaaS platform Heroku raises many new questions in the SaaS industry. Is the acquisition for the cloud platform technology or the large developer base? Will Salesforce now push harder to be the core platform of choice for enterprise developers in the cloud? Is this a new strategic direction [...]

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Ramco, who already has a SaaS ERP offering called Ramco onDemand ERP product, has added another feature to their onDemand portfolio: onDemand Analytics.  Ramco recently announced onDemand Analytics (RODE) which is a full featured Business Intelligence product suite, all in the cloud.  RODE would have a relatively independent [...]

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Unit4 announced today at the Grape Escape analyst event in Boston, the launch of a new solution to public and private sector organizations called “Shared Journey”.  This new cloud-based offering is available for both its Agresso Business World and Coda Financials enterprise software solutions.

Shared Journey comes after a [...]

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Salesforce.com is one of the most successful, business critical on-demand applications, which makes securely managing access to it of paramount importance.  Yet, unlike on-premise applications, Salesforce.com does not natively plug into traditional directories or identity and access management products, which introduces challenges for end-users, application administrators and IT.

This paper focuses on [...]

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I can’t help but take notice of the recent string of cloud failures we’ve been hearing about this year. Blogger went down for about 20 hours last month and Microsoft’s BPOS hosted bundle also reported a significant amount of downtime. Perhaps the most notable was when Amazon’s cloud was overloaded with Lady Gaga [...]

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Cloud as a powerful platform has interested everybody by now, moreover some of the organizations have jumped a lot farther and are now providing end to end solutions based on cloud platform itself. Look at the types of salesforce.com, who provide a complete CRM package, all over the cloud.

With such services [...]

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CloudTimes launched its Cloud App Store today in cooperation with GetApp. Cloud Apps is a marketplace for Business Applications buyers and providers. CloudTimes readers can find, compare and choose from a wide range of enterprise applications. All of these are efficiently organized and categorized for easy viewing, helping our [...]

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Both cloud and mobile computing create a major impact in businesses these days. Each of them appears as a major source of revenue for market vendors who wish to capitalize on products that are popular among users. But, the numbers game states that mobile computing gets all the money and only 1 [...]

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The new era of the cloud—together with the expected explo­sion in connected devices and the dynamic applications optimized for them—information can be continu­ously fed to cloud-enabled “big data” and analytic engines, opening up the promise that all of marketing could migrate to a true real-time Internet marketing model.

In an ever-increasing extent, [...]

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Salesforce.com is the recognized 800-pound gorilla in cloud CRM software. However, while they may own “CRM” on the stock exchange, they do not own the market. Salesforce’s tool is fairly intuitive with deep Sales Force Automation (SFA) functionality. It should definitely make your shortlist, but what other companies should you be looking [...]

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