IT departments are struggling to adapt to new economic realities and a rapidly changing technology environment that includes fundamental shifts in mobile, social, and cloud computing technologies.

The lingering effects of the downturn marked by flat-to-negative IT budgets are forcing IT departments to reassess and more accurately measure the real [...]

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During his speech this morning at Cloudforce in San Francisco, Salesforce.com CEO and chairman Marc Benioff stated that the social revolution has created a social divide.

“The reason why the social revolution is different is because it’s bleeding into our society,” Benioff said, noting how sites like Twitter and [...]

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Last year, billions where spent on deals between the enterprise and emerging companies.  Visa invested in Square, Jive partnered with SalesCrunch, Salesforce acquired Rypple and the list goes on and on.  Partnerships, investments, and acquisitions seem rampant when you read the tech blogs, however, startups will tell you it’s not exactly reality. Finding [...]

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Hardware companies are on a downhill slope while server enterprises are on a steady uphill trek and startups continue to thrive in the IT industry. The question is, who among these cloud companies are on its way to the top. Obviously, and based on the current enterprise trend those with the best [...]

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by Barry Murphy, Co-founder, eDJ Group

Few topics are as hyped right now as The Cloud and social media.  Both promise great benefits to companies; The Cloud can drastically reduce the costs of storing information and implementing software applications while social media enables more efficient collaboration and lets companies increase marketing and [...]

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Salesforce.com announced recently that the former US Federal Government author and CIO of the Cloud-First policy, Vivek Kundra has joined the company as Executive Vice President to leverage their cloud social enterprise. Kundra is a popular figure in the IT technology and has been coined as an enterprise innovator.

Kundra’s track record [...]

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Cloud computing continues to thrive as the demand for competitive IT skills will also grow. IT professionals have to adapt to the evolution changes as they are expected to elevate their skills and standard of practice in a wide genre of technology updates.

System Administrators and IT managers need not worry that [...]

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“The cloud” has revolutionized from being a substance-free buzzword, into a buzzword that brings significance to businesses. Companies such as Google, Amazon and Salesforce led the way for this transformation during the past years. Cloud services at home, in the workplace and in enterprises has increased significantly. With this, mobile platforms are [...]

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For a decade now, Marc Benioff had to deal with the comments that his company Salesforce.com had been fired with. Recently, however, Salesforce received a sincere flattery from its rivals when most of these companies started to acquire more firms to set up their own cloud platform, which is a pioneer strategy [...]

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SAP AG finally purchased SuccessFactors Inc.; a Web-based software company that will serve as the vehicle for SAP to be at par with its rival’s Salesforce and Oracle in the cloud market.

SAP had been suffering in the business for five years now as it tried to create cloud applications to get [...]

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With almost all service providers using the public beta of a cost-tracking service, Cloudability has entered into the scene to provide users the access they need to view their own billing and usage history. Cloudability will make use of APIs to provide the access to information from cloud providers such as Salesforce.com, [...]

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In the past Larry Ellison of Oracle Corporation was very vocal about his dislike with cloud computing. He was then very confident that they will continue to flourish in business by selling huge business updates, software systems and maintenance services to clients. In fact, in 2008 at a famous investor conference he [...]

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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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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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Marc Benioff once again reignited its long time hostility and war of words with Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. He lashed out his sour remarks in front of a huge number of 15,000 customers and stakeholders at the big Dreamforce affair a few weeks ago. He started by commenting that Oracle’s Exadata is [...]

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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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