• 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.
  • Trump, Tech Bigwigs to Meet Wednesday

    Trump, Tech Bigwigs to Meet Wednesday

    Some of high-tech's heaviest hitters will be in New York City Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald J.A number of high-profile tech players reportedly have not been invited or can't make the meeting.
  • Salesforce Releases Texting Customer Service Chatbot

    Salesforce Releases Texting Customer Service Chatbot

    Salesforce on Tuesday released LiveMessage, a chatbot that lets enterprises users engage customers through messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, SMS or MMS directly within its Service Cloud.Businesses can add messaging capabilities to their existing toll-free customer service phone numbers and be up and running on Facebook Messenger and SMS, or both, within a day, Salesforce said.
  • New CEO to Guide FinancialForce's Ambitious Growth Plans

    New CEO to Guide FinancialForce's Ambitious Growth Plans

    Cloud-based ERP firm FinancialForce on Friday named a new CEO, Tod Nielsen, who previously served as executive vice president of platform at Salesforce.The company has "reached the critical $100 million revenue run rate marks, and we want to aggressively grow to reach the next stage," said FinancialForce spokesperson Sandy Lo.
  • Oracle's Cloud Strategy: A Fine Balance

    Oracle's Cloud Strategy: A Fine Balance

    It was much like a similar call 90 days previous, and together the calls drove home the conclusion that Oracle is turning into a cloud company.Actually, it's hard to be sure what the size of Oracle's base is for several reasons.
  • Clarabridge Delivers Retail Banking Package

    Clarabridge Delivers Retail Banking Package

    The company's text analytics tools use proprietary natural language processing technology and patented algorithms.The company solution includes the following: Millennials prefer asking for help through social media rather than call centers, Clarabridge found.
  • Oracle's Important Little Acquisition

    Oracle's Important Little Acquisition

    The value of the deal wasn't publicized -- but given the parameters, the dollars will get lost in the rounding of Oracle's overall revenue and profit numbers.The reason is simple: Oracle has an installed base of well over 400,000 companies, big and small.