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By Michael Krigsman on November 18, 2009
My take on Salesforce.com’s new enterprise-level social networking platform, called Chatter, which was inspired by Twitter and Facebook.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on November 18, 2009
The next big shift: Intranets, portals, and software suites that are the integrating force of the social fabric for our organizations. This morning’s announcement here at Dreamforce today from Salesforce of Chatter, an enterprise-class realization of Facebook and Twitter, is further evidence of the industry’s push for social Web capabilities for business activities.
Early indications are [...]
Posted in Business | Tagged blogs, Business Models, Cloud Computing, collaboration, Community, Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise Web 2.0, Products, SaaS, social computing, Social Economy, Social Media, social networking, social software, Web 2.0, Web 2.0 Platforms, Web as Platform
By Ramana Rao on November 18, 2009
Just over two years ago, we set out to build the iCurrent we have today. We envisioned a news and information service that works for the same broad audience served by newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. It would be comprehensive and balanced, retaining much of what we so greatly appreciate in traditional media; [...]
By Brian Sommer on November 18, 2009
Dreamforce’s attendance really puts a strong data point on how attractive SaaS is becoming. Other vendors this week have provided additional data points that point to a troubling time ahead for laggard ERP vendors.
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Current Affairs, erp, Financial Software, Future of Application Software, HR, Implementing Technology, Selling & Marketing Software, Software development, Software Marketing, Software Vendors, The Application Software Buyer, The Applications Market, Think About IT
By Michael Krigsman on November 18, 2009
Sitting here in the audience at the annual Dreamforce conference of Salesforce.com, a couple of quick impressions come to mind.
By Zoli Erdos on November 18, 2009
Quarterly Financial Tracker: Q3 CY 2009 SaaS Vendors Face Some Headwinds, On-Premise Still In The Tank
By R "Ray" Wang on November 18, 2009
Purchasing in Q3 reflected both economic downturn and summer doldrums. While on-premise vendors continued massive double digit declines in year-over-year new license revenue, SaaS vendors faced some pressures in keeping up with tremendous growth. However, long term economic outlook still favor SaaS players and early indications on Q4 budget flush indicate that SaaS and Cloud [...]
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By James Governor on November 18, 2009
People keep asking me – what’s with the moustache? What’s with the caterpillar on your top lip? What’s with the bum fluff? Insert bad ‘tache gag here.
The answer, my friends, is pretty simple. I have joined the Movember movement, in support of prostate cancer awareness. How I plan to raise awareness when you could hardly [...]
By Sandy Kemsley on November 18, 2009
I’m a strong believer that technology can be a way up for those in financially disadvantaged circumstances: without some computer skills, kids can’t compete in school, and don’t meet the minimum requirements for many jobs. One way that I can help – and probably many of you reading this – is to donate to programs [...]
By Jason Busch on November 18, 2009
American Express continues to disappoint in the Spend Management sector of late, having taken the ball on their opponent’s 40 yard line numerous times with the result so far having been numerous interceptions and punts and nary a touchdown, not even …