• The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market

    The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market

    Due to increasing frustration with the cost and complexities of traditional on-premises financial management systems, CFOs have been looking for cloud-based alternatives.However, NetSuite found more large-scale enterprises interested in the advantages of its cloud-based ERP solutions.
  • Salesforce Reels BeyondCore Into Its Cloud

    Salesforce Reels BeyondCore Into Its Cloud

    The acquisition will boost the Analytics Cloud's artificial intelligence efforts, according to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.One possibility is that "Salesforce sees a need for multiple kinds of business intelligence to support its multiple hardware platforms, uses, etc.
  • Russian Gang Suspected of Hacking Oracle's POS System

    Russian Gang Suspected of Hacking Oracle's POS System

    Hackers compromised at least 700 computers on the MICROS POS system, used by hundreds of thousands of hotels, restaurants and retail outlets worldwide to process credit card transactions, Krebs on Security reported earlier this month.More than 330,000 cash registers worldwide use MICROS, which ranks as one the world's three largest POS systems.
  • Business Agility and the Platform

    Business Agility and the Platform

    A common perception of business agility is that it revolves around quickness, especially quickness in the service of accelerating a deal or transaction.That's a good starting point, but agility actually goes deeper -- especially now that so many structural changes, like cloud computing and subscriptions, have turned up the dial on everyday business.
  • Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

    Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

    Just two months after announcing the integration of its CRM and ERP platform under the Microsoft Dynamics 365 umbrella, Microsoft this week announced a six-year agreement to deploy the service to HP Inc.Under the agreement, HP will deploy the Microsoft Dynamics platform -- including Azure, Office 365 and other solutions -- to tens of thousands of its employees.
  • Oracle's Earnings Call

    Oracle's Earnings Call

    Co-CEO Safra Catz said during the earnings call that the quarter's US$816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year and up 80 percent from her guidance to analysts.CTO Larry Ellison said that the growth was primarily from new business and not from converting a large portion of Oracle's customer base to cloud solutions.
  • Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies

    Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies

    Some of those IT shops are planning for hybrid cloud implementations, Johnson said.These additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform offer customers both multi-tenant and single tenant environments and include Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, Oracle Container Cloud Service, and enhancements to other cloud services, according to Oracle.
  • Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies

    Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies

    Some of those IT shops are planning for hybrid cloud implementations, Johnson said.These additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform offer customers both multi-tenant and single tenant environments and include Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, Oracle Container Cloud Service, and enhancements to other cloud services, according to Oracle.
  • Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

    Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

    Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve.After a really good earnings call last week -- in which it was evident the company has turned a significant corner to become a bona fide cloud company -- Ellison was in his element.
  • Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

    Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

    The combination of Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Palerra's solution will "deliver comprehensive protection for users, applications and APIs, data, and infrastructure to secure customer adoption of cloud," Barker noted.The purchase likely is linked to a new cloud service Oracle reportedly is building.
  • ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf

    ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf

    CIO Patrick Benson said that as the organization grew, the number of systems it was trying to deal with proliferated.We need to modernize the way we were doing business," he noted in an OpenWorld Q&A session.
  • Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud

    Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud

    He's ready to build out private cloud as an alternative, but he thinks some of his legacy applications shouldn't run on it -- these apps really belong in a resilient public cloud infrastructure.In an interview with InformationWeek at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Frias said his first step will be to build a private cloud infrastructure that looks like Oracle Cloud.
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud Hits the Streets

    Salesforce Commerce Cloud Hits the Streets

    It's built on technology from Demandware; Salesforce completed its acquisition of the company this summer.Brands and retailers can unify engagements over any channel or device by leveraging Salesforce's sales, service, marketing, communities, analytics, IoT and platform solutions.
  • Microsoft Adds Muscle to Dynamics 365

    Microsoft Adds Muscle to Dynamics 365

    Many of the new capabilities will be available in both editions when Dynamics 365 rolls out on Nov.The Dynamics 365 for customer insights app analyzes data from Microsoft and other widely used CRM, ERP, Web, social and IoT sources, and applies intelligence to the data to provide a 360-degree customer view with automatic suggestions to improve engagement.
  • Should Salesforce Buy NetSuite?

    Should Salesforce Buy NetSuite?

    The recently released spreadsheet hacked from Salesforce board member Colin Powell's email names multiple companies that Salesforce was at least considering acquiring.For example, there are lots of ERP companies, like Financial Force, already on the Salesforce AppExchange.
  • Service in the IoT Era

    Service in the IoT Era

    Oracle recently announced a new connection between its Service and IoT clouds.Importantly, the older you are, the more discretionary income you're likely to have as well, and that inspires vendors to exert themselves in service.
  • 2016: The Year in Review

    2016: The Year in Review

    This year marked the point when most vendors were most of the way to the cloud.Some still might be selling and supporting conventional on-premises systems, but they're at least leading with the cloud and its many benefits.