Salesforce by the numbers is arguably the poster boy for software as a service. The cloud-based customer relationship management offering is the first that comes to mind when SaaS is mentioned, and with good reason: It

Published on: March 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle developing marketing software suite from acquisitions

Oracle Corp. is merging marketing software for companies it has recently purchased to develop a unified marketing suite targeted against offerings of and other rivals. Marketing has evolved into a very lucrative

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

ShoreTel integrates with Salesforce

ShoreTel has integrated two of its unified communications platforms with Salesforce CRM so users of the cloud customer relationship management service can better leverage its sales, support and marketing functions. The applications –

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle now gunning for Amazon, Salesforce

Database management systems company Oracle Corp. is no longer interested in competing against rivals IBM Corp. and SAP AG; it’s now after the cloud giants such as Amazon and Larry Ellison, CEO

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Quirky Tech Tales from 2013

Information technology, by its nature, attracts a crowd that’s by turns creative, analytical and strictly process-oriented. And that quirkiness seems to find its way into the industry news headlines themselves, whether its Google’s

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Dave Webb

More secure version of Salesforce available through HP deal

SAN FRANCISCO -- Large enterprises that want to run the cloud service on dedicated infrastructure now have the ability to do it on Hewlett-Packard Co. hardware. The two companies formed a partnership at

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson hikes price of app security review

Starting September 1, customers will be paying a higher price for an initial security review of their paid apps for AppExchange.The company said it is jacking up the price of the security

Published on: August 9th, 2013 nestor e. arellano

Salesforce CEO gushes over Oracle, Ellison quieter

They couldn’t have been closer pals. CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, who have tossed verbal grenades at each other in the past, had the nicest things to say

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Salesforce to buy ExactTarget for $2.5 billion this week said its has offered about $2.5 billion to bring marketing platform ExactTarget under the umbrella of its cloud products. But as Forbes writer Lisa Arthur writes, there are conflicting options

Published on: June 7th, 2013 Howard Solomon