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In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1-4, 2010) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem.
Social media remains the fastest-growing medium of communication, with Facebook and Twitter leading the charge at astonishing rates of growth. At over 500 million/100 million users, respectively, it is no longer plausible for businesses to ignore the influence of these powerful network...
Hundreds of varied companies, including EBay, rely on Expert Planet LLC to address business inquiries that vary from product support to marketing. They provide a high level of customer service, matching the right products and services with the right people. Based in New York, Expert Pl...
After spending a lot of time focusing on Client-Side Web 2.0 Performance Problems it is time to focus on specific Server-Side Performance Problems. Last week I worked with a client that runs a custom application on Microsoft CRM 4.0 and experienced performance problems in their test en...
Got The Tee Shirt Corporation, a Nassau, Bahamas based apparel start-up and global distributor of t-shirts announced today its "Been There Done That Got The Tee Shirt" apparel brand. The company will introduce its product line to the press on November 1, 2010, and will sell branded...
SugarCRM, a provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, announced unprecedented success of its Open+ Partner Program in the first half of 2010. The company added 50 new partners across the globe during the period, and existing partners have grown their busi...
Navatar Group is now providing free CRM for eight months, to help you prepare for the expected rebound in the worldwide financial markets. Navatar, a global salesforce.com partner and Value Added Reseller (VAR), on Wednesday announced this summer promotion for their Cloud Computing Sol...
Fortune got to Robert Moffat, the erstwhile IBM server and chip chief now contemplating jail time for being involved with the Galleon insider trading mob, after the book told him it was doing a piece on his affair with his co-defendant Danielle Chiesi. Moffat told Fortune that the se...
The International Sybase User Group, a trade association representing more than six thousand members in more than sixty countries around the globe, has announced the immediate availability of its latest course offering in conjunction with online training specialist eLearnIT LLC. The n...
Bluewolf on Tuesday announced that its customer HID Global, the trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, is better serving its OEM, distributor and integrator customers due its successful Salesforce CRM implementation. The complex deployment utilized Bluewolf's ...
Got a digital camera? Now you can earn money selling your pictures on the Internet! If you have a good eye and if you are a creative person, you can generate very nice monthly income by selling your pictures on stock photography web sites. In a month or two you will start collecting mo...
I've often wondered why people sometimes struggle with decisions as an individual or in groups. Group dynamics are very interesting to me and personal behavior that seems to be fueled by fear or embracing life/opportunity is equally intriguing. Regrettably, you will see in certain grou...
I know, we are all sick and tired of the health care debate. But, while reading Don Clark's article in the WSJ today titled Chip Pioneer, Genetech Vet Bring High-Tech Sensibility to Medicine, the answer to how improved quality and lower costs will be achieved becomes clearer; and the s...
The Dalai Lama visited the Today Show yesterday, his first visit to an American morning news show. It was surreal. After making his entrance in a black limo, he greeted Ann, shook hands with Meredith, Al and Matt, and settled, sandal-free-foot-tucked-under. Ann asked him if the wor...
It must have blown Microsoft off because the suit goes on to say that “defendant intends to continue its unlawful infringing activity” leaving Microsoft no other recourse but to seek an injunction along with compensatory damages, treble damages, pre-judgment interest, attorneys fees an...
Total Environment, one of Bangalore's luxury property developers, has just gone live on Salesforce.com's CRM (customer relationship management) solution. The company will pull the solution from Salesforce's data centre in Singapore through an internet line and pay Salesforce on a month...
More than 200 customers around the world in the financial services, retail, healthcare and manufacturing sectors have already benefitted from Fujitsu’s in-depth experience in integrating Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform with existing applications. The expanded partnershi...
In this Exclusive Q&A with the Founder, President & CEO of Virtual Ark, Marty Gauvin, the visionary serial entrepreneur speaks out on a variety of issues around Cloud computing including the all-important security aspects. "Security in the Cloud isn’t bad, it’s just different," Gauvin ...
Sage North America, which provides business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in Canada and the United States, will offer the Sage SalesLogix CRM Suite on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) infrastructure. The cloud-bas...
Industry analyst firm, Forrester, stated: "Implementing an eCommerce or multi-channel technology program will open up many opportunities to drive the business across your company's channels. Work to resolve the conflicts among these channels and functional areas to lay the foundation f...
IBM, which hears a call for business-focused collaboration, is fitting out its LotusLive cloud services with products and services from UPS, Skype, salesforce.com and Silanis, giving users access to shipping, Internet calling CRM and eSigning. It says it’ll be the first cloud service...
Wikis. Blogs. Podcasts. Social networking sites. File sharing. User-generated content. These are just some of the hallmarks of the much-talked-about (but little understood) "Web 2.0." As with any concept that gets a lot of buzz and attention, Web 2.0 is a catchphrase that marketers,...
Social networking expert NSDesign has launched a bespoke business social networking platform for the International Business Technology and Innovation Exchange (IBTIX) - www.ibtix.com. The £25,000 contract is one of the largest NSDesign has secured to date and is another significant ad...
In 2009, many CRM projects were deferred or cancelled due to the difficult and uncertain economy, but this trend is being reversed in 2010. While at the same time, the willingness to take on risk is low, there is little room for failure in organizations that are already stressed. Forre...
Today at CeBit in Hannover, Germany SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users.
Last October I introduced EuroCloud as a pan-European business network with the goal of promoting European use of cloud computing. In the intervening three months, the organization has grown to include representation from 16 countries with four additional ones in the pipeline! Accordi...
Salesforce.com has started privately beta testing its newfangled Chatter widgetry, the socially tuned real-time enterprise widgetry that’s supposed to accelerate the end of pricey and complex legacy apps like SharePoint and Lotus Notes. Although 67,000 customers reportedly volunteere...
Mark Twain was credited with saying, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." People figured out long ago that a letter with fewer words, though more powerful, was more difficult to write. It seems technologists only now are beginning to learn that l...
Would you board a commercial airline if you knew, 1) the plane was lacking a navigational system, 2) you would be flying to the busiest airport in the world without the aid of an air traffic controller or radar, and 3) the pilots would not have any radio contact to direct their take of...
In the ten years since Real Simple Syndication (RSS) has been invented, it has been one of the most significant technologies that Rodney Dangerfield would say “got no respect.” Providing the connective glue behind most social media, linking various Web sites for automatical...
Panorama Consulting Group, an independent ERP consulting firm, today released a new ERP report focused on ERP software usage within the aerospace and airline industry. This portion of Panorama’s 2009 ERP Report outlines the use of ERP software at companies within the aerospace and airl...
I want to take a quick break from 26 Short Topics to share a bit of history you might not know about. This has nothing to do with technology, security or our awesome BIG-IP solutions but felt compelled to honor both my grandparents and service men/women everywhere today.
There’s a deathwatch being kept at the bedside of the skeletal remains of Verari Systems. Unable to meet payroll, the blade-cum-storage and container boutique has fired almost all of its reportedly ~225-strong staff including co-founder and CTO David Driggers – 125 of them can curr...
I am at a bit of a disadvantage here because (oh, the horror) I don't have an iPhone and I am not all that conversant in Stratacache's software. But, that stated, I am nonetheless thinking that developing an iPhone app for its ActiVia software is a pretty clever move Yes, if you have ...
“The first thing I want to be clear about is that we don’t view ourselves as a solution for companies to reduce costs,” he told me in a recent interview at CCT’s headquarters in the Clark Special Economic Zone, a couple hours north of Manila in the state of Pampanga. “The most importan...
The European Commission has come to terms with Rambus, which has pledged to put a cap on the royalties it charges for its DRAM patents in exchange for the regulator dropping its monopoly abuse investigation without a fine. Rambus currently charges 3.5%. From now on royalties on earlier...
The recent launch of Google's real-time search engine is set to have a positive impact on the social media marketing industry and improve the results of campaigns according to Reality Digital, the leading provider of social networking software for brands and businesses. Google real-tim...
The Difference between a Piece of Coal and Diamond is how Long it Has Been under Pressure. The best way to move the Mountain of Fear, Defeat and Despair is one stone at a time. What follows are 21 Daily Creeds for a More Successful and Fulfilling Career and Life.
Gartner is buying ~$40 million-a-year AMR Research Inc for close to $64 million in cash. AMD specializes in CRM, ERP and SCM software and should add to gartner’s events’ schedule. The deal should close by the end of the month.