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October 09, 2012 11:03 AMGamification is moving from the consumer Web into the enterprise as employers seek to influence employee behavior. Startups such as Badgeville are ready to play.
March 01, 2012 09:00 AMOne of the dirty little secrets of software as a service (SaaS) is how long it takes to get the service. A request for access to a SaaS application travels from the client device, across the corporate WAN, across the public Internet to the SaaS provider's data center where the app is hosted--and back--so a lot of time is spent making the connection, not to mention the hundreds or thousands of round trips made in just one session in which the app is being used. Application delivery platform provider Akamai Technologies has partnered with WAN optimization provider Riverbed Technology to include their technologies in each other's products to improve the performance of SaaS applications.
February 09, 2012 09:00 AMOne of the great promises of the mobile device explosion is increased productivity. But productivity is in the eye of the beholder, and many mobile users still haven't caught on to the notion that you can sign documents digitally, with a legally binding signature, from a mobile device. Whether the goal is paperwork reduction or expedience, DocuSign combines the power of digital ink and a slick, cloud-enabled document-handling framework to put an end to the likes of scanning and faxing. And now, those of us with Android devices can use DocuSign, too.
February 01, 2012 05:57 AMOracle plans to integrate RightNow's customer experience software into its existing software portfolio to improve customer satisfaction and to turn consumers into advocates for a company's brand. In an hour-long webcast on Tuesday, Oracle executives explained how RightNow tools used by approximately 2,000 companies on their websites, in contact centers and through social media will supplement existing Oracle platforms for marketing, e-commerce, business intelligence, supply chain
January 04, 2012 09:30 AMPlain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps or run a more automated internal cloud.
September 22, 2011 09:36 AMSalesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced it has acquired Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud.
Salesforce.com Completes Acquisition of Jigsaw, Making Strategic Entry Into the $3 Billion Cloud-Based Business Data Services Market
May 11, 2010 09:12 AMSalesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Jigsaw, the privately held leader in crowd-sourced data services based in San Mateo, Calif. In acquiring Jigsaw, salesforce.com makes its strategic entry into the $3 billion cloud-based, business contact data services market.
April 08, 2010 01:46 PMSoftware as a Service (SaaS) has many benefits for enterprises, including lower capital costs vs. deploying enterprise software, faster feature upgrades, and fewer operational burdens. But SaaS is not free of problems or risks, as a panel of SaaS-savvy CIOs can testify. Integration of on-premises software and SaaS applications, integration with partners, responsibility for security, managing multiple SaaS vendors and evolving SaaS standards are just some of the challenges raised by CIOs speaking at SaaScon 2010, a two-day conference held this week in Santa Clara, California.
January 22, 2010 04:00 PMAs it rapidly readies itself to count everyone in the country, the U.S. Census Bureau has tentatively begun tapping cloud computing to reduce the cost and accelerate delivery of its services to its employees and the public. Though census planning is a 10-year effort, the actual census takes place over only a few months. The Census Bureau is in the early stages of hiring and fingerprinting some 1.4 million temporary workers, establishing 500 temporary census offices, and leveraging 170,000 partners -- from Home Depot to small churches -- that will become local voices of census evangelism.
January 05, 2010 12:35 PMThe cloud is an emerging platform that can ease the strain on application development, analysts at Forrester Research conclude in a report published Monday, "The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010." Analysts Mike Gualtieri, John Rymer and Jeffrey Hammond conclude that Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud, EC2, and other public clouds, such as Salesforce.com's Force.com, AT&T Synaptic Compute cloud, Rackspace Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, are offering mature operational environments that can be used to speed the development and launch of cloud applications.
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