David Needle

Content Drives New Business Social Network GageIn

February 28, 2011

The GageIn service launching this week is designed to simplify the process of following companies, relevant news, social media updates and more from one central location.

Socialtext Brings Social Networking to Corporate Intranets

February 25, 2011

The latest release from the enterprise social networking company aims to make intranets more real-time and relevant to employee needs.

SAP Opens Up Business ByDesign Feature Pack

February 7, 2011

Enhancements to SAP's cloud-based Business ByDesign include better usability and a more open platform for customization.

Facebook Pioneer Launches Social Media Management Platform

February 3, 2011

Hearsay Social is the first offering of the stealth company headed by Clara Shih, who also created the first business app on Facebook.

New Box.net CMS Release Leverages Cloud, Partnerships

January 20, 2011

The new version of the cloud-based content management and collaboration system includes several new features designed to appeal to enterprise users and a new user interface.

Do Enterprises 'Get' Social Media?

January 19, 2011

The author of the new book "Enterprise Social Technology" argues that enterprises need to hop on the social networking bandwagon before it's too late.

SAP Reports Record Quarterly Sales

January 13, 2011

The enterprise software giant's big fourth quarter software sales beat expectations.

Oracle Goes After SAP with New Business Intelligence App

January 10, 2011

The latest addition to Oracle's business intelligence applications family is Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP.

Socialtext Unveils Yammer Migration Service

January 6, 2011

The enterprise social network provider claims the move is in response to IT complaints about the cost of managing the free version of the Yammer microblogging tool.

Bullish Forecast for Enterprise Social Media Software

December 20, 2010

Gartner expects enterprise social media software revenue to top $769 Million in 2011.

Oracle Tops Wall Street Earnings Estimates

December 16, 2010

Software sales lead the way in the computer giant's second quarter earnings release.

Enterprise 2.0: Social Media? Anyone Can Do It

November 9, 2010

Speakers at Enterprise 2.0 urge IT to get on the social media bandwagon.

Socialtext 4.5 Adds Salesforce.com Connector

November 8, 2010

The latest update to Socialtext is designed to make more relevant information easily discoverable with Socialtext Explore.

Oracle's Former President Charles Phillips Gets CEO Gig

October 25, 2010

ERP and CRM provider Infor taps Charles Phillips as CEO.

Socialcast Puts Social Media in Enterprise Context

October 19, 2010

The new Socialcast Reach integrates social conversations with enterprise applications so users don't have to switch to be social.

Endeca Combines Search and Business Intelligence in Hybrid Enterprise App

October 4, 2010

Endeca Latitude features a hybrid search-analytical database that can be used for a wide range of enterprise applications.

Oracle OpenWorld: Salesforce.com Bashing, CRM, BI and Fusion Apps

September 23, 2010

In his keynote address, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bashed Salesforce.com, SAP and IBM — and said the company is adding business intelligence to its applications.

Salesforce Talks Up Twitter-Like Chatter 2

September 21, 2010

The new version of Salesforce's real-time collaboration tool adds a number of features, including filters, analytics and more options for finding relevant content.

Oracle's Earnings Growth Powered by New Software Licenses

September 16, 2010

The database giant reports revenue from new software licenses was up 25 percent to $1.3 billion in the first quarter.

Appirio's CloudWorks Aims to Break SaaS Logjam

September 16, 2010

The cloud broker solution is designed to help enterprises better manage data and users across different SaaS applications.

Marketers Look to Improve Customer Support With Real-Time Chat

June 9, 2010

Demandbase Business Identification application combines with LivePerson for detailed information on website visitors, boosting CRM and sales efforts.

Google Eyes Enterprise Software Apps Marketplace

March 10, 2010

As Google continues to court the enterprise application market, it has rolled out an online hub for developers to promote and sell their applications, even if they weren't developed using the Google App Engine.

LinkedIn Targets iPhone, Other Mobile Devices

February 25, 2008

The social networking site for professionals is ready to make a big push into wireless.

TomorrowNow Execs Gone Today

November 19, 2007

SAP said it is considering selling the company that sparked a lawsuit by Oracle.

SAP In Acquisition Mode

May 15, 2007

Software giant announces purchase of MaXware and Wicom Communications.

CRM With Google Flair?

March 1, 2007

Beta of new Etelos CRM software integrates with Google's personalized homepage and business suite.

IBM Promos SAP on the Mainframe

August 8, 2006

Plans $40 million investment over next five years.

SAP Plays On-Demand Field

February 2, 2006

Enterprise software maker offers hybrid solution to enterprise customers.

SugarCRM Expands Open Source Package

August 16, 2005

The firm's suite now reaches a wider range of business environments.

Siebel Scores High CRM Marks

July 19, 2005

Forrester recognizes the company's performance despite a tough year in other areas.

CRM Software Now Has a Voice

April 18, 2001

PeopleSoft Inc. has teamed up with JustTalk to release JustPractical with PeopleSoft CRM Sales application for eBusiness. The new software gives mobile professionals the ability to manage their personal and enterprise data -- call management, to-do-list, memos, contact information and calendar management from anywhere, at anytime -- through the telephone.

Envive Measures Time It Takes To Buy Online

December 26, 2000

Total time to complete a transaction beginning with a site's home page and ending with a credit-card verification varied from 1 to 5 minutes.

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