In-Memory Big Data Processing Firm GridGain Raises $10MJuly 30, 2013
Increasingly, the way to topple the barriers to real-time Big Data computing is to throw lots of RAM at the problem. GridGain makes software that makes it possible.
More Marketing Management: Decision Software's MarketWide 4.0July 29, 2013
Marketing software maker Decision Software tackles campaign management and reporting with cloud-enabled Big Data processing and a fresh new face.
IBM Targets Social, Mobile Consumers with Digital Experience PushJuly 26, 2013
Big Blue brings together its analytics, mobile and social offerings to help organizations boost their customer engagement efforts and connect with their workforces.
Converge Enterprise Preps MobileCRM EditionJuly 25, 2013
After floating its cloud-based CRM platform, software maker Converge Enterprise sets its sights on mobile devices.
Tableau Launches Cloud BI ProductJuly 19, 2013
Business intelligence software maker Tableau takes its technology to the cloud.
Cloud-Based Healthcare Analytics Firm ArborMetrix Raises $7MJuly 18, 2013
ArborMetrix leverages the cloud to help hospitals and other healthcare organizations improve the quality of care and keep costs in check.
SAP Consolidates Analytics Apps into BusinessObjects MobileJuly 17, 2013
Company's new mobile all-in-one business analytics app wrangles SAP's data discovery and reporting capabilities under a single user experience.
TrustRadius Wants to be Yelp for Enterprise SoftwareJuly 16, 2013
Startup bets IT buyers will flock to its crowdsourced recommendation and ratings site before sinking big bucks on business software.
BloomReach Mobile Brings Big Data to Mobile MarketingJuly 15, 2013
New mobile-first product melds Big Data analytics, machine learning and social discovery to help marketers engage with smartphone-wielding consumers.
Citrix Switches on Podio Video ChatJuly 12, 2013
Add virtual face-to-face meetings and voice chat to Citrix's cloud-based collaboration service's feature set.
Actian Launches ParAccel Big Data AnalyticsJuly 11, 2013
A few months after getting acquired, ParAccel's massively parallel processing technology is used to anchor Actian's analytics platform.
Microsoft Previews Power BI for Office 365July 9, 2013
A new Office 365 add-on leverages Microsoft's innovations in databases and cloud computing to bring insight-gathering business intelligence features to Office users.
Marketing Clouds: Salesforce, Oracle, IBM Battle It OutJuly 8, 2013
A look at how the market is shaping up for some major players in the newly competitive cloud marketing software scene.
Enterprise Software Leads IT Spending Growth: GartnerJuly 3, 2013
The industry's appetite for business software, particularly CRM, is helping to push IT spending rates higher.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Coming this FallJuly 2, 2013
Redmond is taking customer relationship management (CRM) personally with enhanced mobile apps, social collaboration and marketing automation support.
Adobe Acquires Neolane to Bolster its Marketing CloudJune 28, 2013
The $600 million deal will bring Neolane's cross-channel campaign management tech to Adobe's cloud-based marketing software and services portfolio.
Base CRM Steps Up to the EnterpriseJune 27, 2013
Customer relationship management (CRM) software specialist rolls out an enterprise-grade version of its mobile-friendly platform.
Salesforce and Oracle Link CloudsJune 26, 2013
Business software rivals ink a nine-year deal that will bring their clouds closer together.
Microsoft Moves ERP to the CloudJune 20, 2013
It took a while, but Microsoft ERP solutions are now available in the cloud.
IBM Aims SmartCloud Analytics at the C-SuiteJune 19, 2013
From the CMO to the CFO, Big Blue rolls out cloud app collections with business executives in mind.
Zurmo 2.0: Open Source CRM for Gen X and YJune 18, 2013
The CRM software maker targets an evolving workforce with new user options and email marketing features.
KnowledgeAdvisors Takes on HR with Talent Analytics SuiteJune 17, 2013
Firm targets human resources professionals with its cloud-based, Big Data-driven analytics platform.
RelateIQ Raises $20M for Relationship Intelligence PlatformJune 14, 2013
Big Data startup RelateIQ bags $29M for its mobile-friendly take on relationship management.
HP Autonomy Launches Marketing CloudJune 13, 2013
With Autonomy’s tech in tow, HP enters the increasingly competitive marketing cloud services market.
Marketo Revs Customer Engagement EngineJune 12, 2013
Timing, automation and easy-to-digest insights are everything for Marketo, a maker of cloud-based email marketing automation software.
ThinkVine Updates Marketing Mix Optimization PlatformJune 10, 2013
ThinkVine advances its marketing software with new forecasting, collaboration and sharing features.
SAP Readies CRM Onslaught with Hybris BuyJune 6, 2013
SAP to add multi-channel e-commerce solutions to its cloud-enabled, HANA-powered business software slate.
Salesforce Buys ExactTarget Marketing Cloud for $2.5BJune 4, 2013
Salesforce's Marketing Cloud gets a lift courtesy of a big, multi-billion dollar deal.
Canvas Raises Millions for Paper-Killing Business AppsJune 3, 2013
Startup Canvas rakes in funds to help businesses ditch paper forms and keep up with demand for on-the-go apps.
IBM Aims Big Data Analytics at HR FunctionMay 31, 2013
IBM rolls out new Smarter Workforce analytics services to help HR execs boost productivity and retain talent.
Salesforce Guns for Corporate Intranets with Company CommunitiesMay 30, 2013
With its new social- and mobile-enabled offering, Salesforce hopes businesses will say good-bye to their stale corporate internets.
Pronto Furthers BI for Everyone Mission with Xi 710May 28, 2013
Improved mobile support, Office integration and “hundreds of improvements” help put business intelligence into practically every worker’s hands with Pronto's latest software update.
Big Data App Startup WibiData Raises MillionsMay 24, 2013
Big Data application development company aims to usher in the next generation of big scale enterprise software.
Splunk, Hortonworks Team for Big Data BIMay 23, 2013
Splunk and Hortonworks seek to help businesses more readily put their Big Data stores to productive use. In addition, Hortonworks introduced Microsoft Windows Server support.
IBM Watson Brings Big Data Smarts to Customer ServiceMay 22, 2013
Watson is venturing beyond trivial pursuits. IBM's Big Data analytics powerhouse now powers a cloud-based customer service solution.
Alteryx Raises $12M to 'Humanize' Big DataMay 20, 2013
Hot on the heels of its Alteryx Strategic Analytics Platform 8.5 release, the Big Data analytics company raises additional funds to make Big Data more accessible to "ordinary" users.
Jive Delivers Social Inbox with StreamOnceMay 17, 2013
Jive's social collaboration platform gains a new unified inbox, thanks to a social startup's newly-acquired technology.
SAP Fiori: Consumerization of Enterprise Software Comes to ERPMay 15, 2013
iPads welcome. SAP's ERP slate gets new modern, user- and mobile-friendly apps to help keep workers productive.
Twitter Buys Big Data Analytics Startup Lucky SortMay 14, 2013
Another Big Data startup gets swept up by an industry bigwig. This time social media giant Twitter comes calling.
Oracle Intros In-Memory JD Edwards EnterpriseOne AppsMay 10, 2013
In pursuit of the real-time enterprise, Oracle gives JD Edwards project management and sales apps the in-memory treatment.
SAP Unveils HANA Enterprise CloudMay 8, 2013
Blistering in-memory app performance meets cloud delivery in SAP's latest offering for enterprises, HANA Enterprise Cloud.
SalesFUSION 8 Blurs CRM and Marketing AutomationMay 7, 2013
Business software firm extends popular CRM platforms by deeply integrating sales and marketing workflows and capabilities.
Citrix Adds IM, Video Chat to Podio Collaboration SuiteMay 3, 2013
Podio users will be able to initiate chats and hold video calls with their colleagues, as Citrix expands its collaboration platform.
Salesforce Communities Shakes up Customer ServiceMay 2, 2013
Salesforce is signaling the end of old-school customer forums with a social offering that pulls customer interactions directly into Chatter.
Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Help Skytree Land $18MMay 1, 2013
UPS and Sun's former CEO bet that a machine learning software company can open new, business-friendly frontiers in Big Data analytics.
CRM Jumps 12.5 Percent in 2012: GartnerApril 29, 2013
Salesforce helps customer relationship management (CRM) grow at a faster rate than the overall enterprise software market.
Social Analytics Startup VoloMetrix Banks $3.3MApril 26, 2013
Enterprise social networking has arrived. Now what? SaaS startup VoloMetrix offers managers insights into how interactions can help boost business.
Actian Snags ParAccel for Big Data Management, AnalyticsApril 25, 2013
Big Data specialist Actian aims for bigger markets by acquiring a high-profile Amazon partner.
Salesforce Launches Social.com Ad PlatformApril 23, 2013
Cloud CRM innovator tackles social media advertising on with the latest addition to its Marketing Cloud services slate.
Big Data Boosts Enterprise Software Market in 2012: IDCApril 22, 2013
Big Data shook up the enterprise software market last year and its impact is rippling across market segments, finds industry analyst IDC.
Marketing Automation Startup Brandcast Gets Benioff's Blessing (and Cash)April 17, 2013
Content management and marketing automation startup Brandcast gets off the ground with a little help from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
Mobile CRM App Market Set to Explode: GartnerApril 12, 2013
The number of mobile CRM apps is set to rise by 500 percent in a few short years, according to a new forecast from Gartner.
Enterprise NoSQL Firm MarkLogic Raises $25MApril 11, 2013
Software maker MarkLogic attracts VC funds to help big businesses cozy up to Big Data.
Oracle Debuts New In-Memory Business App SlateApril 10, 2013
Oracle feeds the enterprise's need for speed with new, in-memory versions of its popular business applications.
Oracle Revamps Endeca and Business Intelligence FoundationApril 9, 2013
Business software giant Oracle updates its business analytics software portfolio with new ways to access more data sources and expanded visualization options.
Jive and Bunchball Usher in Personalized GamificationApril 9, 2013
Jive's enhanced gamification module brings a touch of fun and games to the social enterprise.
SiSense Nabs $10M by Thinking Small for Big Data AnalyticsApril 3, 2013
The startup sidesteps Hadoop clusters and pricey in-memory systems to crunch Big Data with standard server hardware.
SAS Survey Reveals Big Data DisconnectApril 1, 2013
The vast majority of organizations are missing out on the business-boosting potential of Big Data, according to business software maker SAS.
iPad Sales Presentation Software Startup Showpad Raises $2MMarch 29, 2013
Belgian startup Showpad plans to establish a foothold in the U.S., by offering a cloud-based sales presentation app for the iPad.
Big Data Genomics Firm Bina Raises $6MMarch 29, 2013
With Big Data in its DNA, tech startup Bina Technologies hopes to revolutionize health care by enabling personalized medicine.
Platfora Launches In-Memory BI PlatformMarch 26, 2013
Analytics startup layers its technology on Hadoop to generate fast, user-friendly business visualizations.
IBM's Social Email PushMarch 22, 2013
IBM wants to turn workers' inboxes into social media hubs with Notes and Domino Social Edition 9.
MapR Hauls $30M for Enterprise Big DataMarch 21, 2013
Hadoop innovator MapR technologies targets production environments as it eyes an emerging, multi-billion dollar market for Big Data platforms and apps.
Microsoft Ramps up Yammer IntegrationMarch 20, 2013
When will Office 365 and SharePoint get some baked-in Yammer love? Soon, says Microsoft.
Salesforce Chatter Bridges Social and Mobile CRM DivideMarch 19, 2013
Chatter gets a big update that brings core Salesforce CRM functionality within easy reach of mobile users.
Information Builders Dives into Social Media AnalyticsMarch 18, 2013
Business intelligence software maker’s Big Data-powered analytics platform gains new social media insight gathering capabilities.
Cloud BI Firm HG Data Raises $2MMarch 15, 2013
Latest business intelligence startup to attract VC financing uses proprietary tech to unearth the supplier, buyer and partner relationships between organizations.
Gartner: Welcome to Year of Big DataMarch 13, 2013
The past few years were just a warm-up. According to Gartner, 2013 is Big Data's turn in the spotlight.
Adobe Marketing Cloud Makes Move to 'Mobile First'March 6, 2013
Adobe cranks out new features as marketers prioritize mobile marketing campaigns.
Cloud Analytics Startup Anaplan Hauls $30MMarch 5, 2013
Following a year of rapid growth, Anaplan is taking on the global marketplace with its in-memory, cloud-based analytics technology.
Information Builders Gives WebFOCUS the Big Data Analytics TreatmentFebruary 28, 2013
New enhancements bring a real-time, Big Data-fueled edge to Information Builders' WebFOCUS business intelligence offerings.
Salesforce Tops CRM Rankings: CapterraFebruary 26, 2013
While Salesforce takes the number one spot in the customer relationship management scene in terms of overall popularity, it relinquishes the crown in some notable categories.
Chartio Adds Salesforce to Visual Analytics MixFebruary 21, 2013
The analytics startup integrates Salesforce data to enable real-time business intelligence gathering for users of the leading cloud CRM platform.
Open Source Elasticsearch Firm Raises $24MFebruary 20, 2013
As more enterprises base their Big Data search platforms on Elasticsearch, the software maker rakes in additional funding to advance and support the growing ecosystem.
Social Video Ad Firm Virool Raises $6.6MFebruary 15, 2013
Social video advertising firm Virool rakes in funds to keep its momentum going.
Persado Raises $15M for Persuasive MarketingFebruary 13, 2013
Marketing software specialist attracts funds for a SaaS platform that optimizes marketing messages.
Sailthru Raises $19M for Personalized Slant on Big DataFebruary 11, 2013
Following a period of explosive growth, Sailthru attracts funds to put a personalized spin on Big Data.
CRM Is Most Wanted Mobile Enterprise App: SurveyFebruary 8, 2013
Executives want customer relationship management (CRM) apps in the palm of their hands, according to an enterprise mobility study from ISD and IDC.
DataXu Raises $27M for Big Data MarketingFebruary 7, 2013
Venture capitalists are showing the love for Big Data startups, especially those with solutions geared toward marketers. The latest to get funding is Boston-based DataXu.
Google Snaps Up Channel Intelligence for $125MFebruary 6, 2013
Search giant Google turns its attention to e-commerce and product marketing with its acquisition of Channel Intelligence.
IBM Buys Business Intelligence Automation SpecialistFebruary 5, 2013
IBM's analytics slate grows with the acquisition of a business intelligence process automation and application integration software specialist Star Analytics.
SAS Aims Visual Analytics at Midsized BusinessesFebruary 5, 2013
Now that the company's data exploration and visualization platform runs on departmental-level IT infrastructures, SAS puts Big Data insights within the reach of work groups.
Big Data Market to Reach $48.3B by 2018February 1, 2013
The Big Data market is only growing bigger, according to a forecast from Transparency Market Research. The firm predicts a CAGR of 40.5 percent from 2012 to 2018.
EMC Debuts Greenplum Unified Analytics Appliance for Big DataJanuary 31, 2013
EMC challenges Oracle and IBM with an appliance that runs both Greenplum's MPP database and Hadoop distro.
IBM Forges Cloud Connections for Revamped Social Enterprise SlateJanuary 28, 2013
Big Blue unveils Connections 4.5, IBM Notes and Domino Social Edition 9 and Employee Experience Suite powered by Kenexa.
Marketers to Boost Big Data Analytics Spending in 2013January 22, 2013
Businesses will increase Big Data spending this year in an effort to unearth customer insights, according to a new survey.
Big Data Insights Elude Marketers: SurveyJanuary 18, 2013
Despite its promise, a study from Neolane and Direct Marketers Association shows that Big Data insights elude most marketers.
Microsoft Dynamics for Retail Goes Omni-ChannelJanuary 17, 2013
E-commerce or brick-and-mortar, Microsoft shows off Dynamics' omni-channel chops at NRF 2013.
IBM Retail Software Targets Omni-Channel ShoppersJanuary 16, 2013
Consumer behavior is changing, finds an IBM study. In response, Big Blue is rolling out analytics-backed retail apps to help retailers snag savvy shoppers.
Alteryx Analytics Gallery Gathers SteamJanuary 15, 2013
Cloud analytics firm gains partners for its "consumerization of Big Data" platform.
Epicor Extends Retail CRM's ReachJanuary 14, 2013
CRM provider offers retailers a clearer view of their customers with channel- and geography-spanning multi-divisional support.
SAP Business Suite Gets a HANA In-Memory BoostJanuary 11, 2013
Real-time enterprises require real-time analytics, argues SAP, as the company pushes Business Suite apps powered by HANA.
Host Analytics Raises $17M for Cloud EPMJanuary 10, 2013
Cloud business software specialist hopes to become the Salesforce of enterprise performance management.
HP Launches Big Data Certification ProgramJanuary 9, 2013
Server maker sets its sights on the growing Big Data market by offering an official certification program that covers HP's Vertica Analytics Platform.
Zoho CRM Adds Smart Email, Location Awareness, MoreJanuary 8, 2013
Zoho launches a new Document Library module, enables smart email filters and adds location awareness for its mobile CRM app.
Infusionsoft Banks $54M for Small Biz CRMJanuary 7, 2013
Goldman Sachs leads an investment round in the small business CRM specialist Infusionsoft.
OpenERP 7.0 Sets Stage for One-Stop Integrated Business AppsDecember 28, 2012
For the latest release of its open source ERP platform, OpenERP focuses on integrated applications, first-time users and more social hooks.
Oracle Grabs Eloqua's Marketing Cloud for $871MDecember 20, 2012
Business software giant Oracle absorbs yet another SaaS provider into its expanding cloud services portfolio.
Splunk Intros More Big Data SDKsDecember 18, 2012
Big Data pioneer Splunk releases new software development kits to bring more developers into the fold and grow its ecosystem.
Oracle Debuts Big Data Appliance X3-2 and Updated Hadoop ConnectorsDecember 17, 2012
Oracle announces new, high-performance server hardware and software offerings that play well with the popular Hadoop Big Data platform.
Oracle Snaps up DataRakerDecember 14, 2012
Oracle buys a cloud-based, smart meter analytics specialist to add momentum to its Big Data push.
Feds to Spend $7.2B on Big Data by 2017December 13, 2012
Affordable analytics solutions and growing cloud adoption are sparking increased federal government demand for Big Data solutions.
Birst Launches Predictive Sales AnalyticsDecember 13, 2012
Analytics software specialist Birst brings predictive analytics to major SFA apps.
IDInteract Launches Demand Exchange CloudDecember 12, 2012
A new startup aims to one-up social CRM analytics vendors with a targeted, analytics-based cloud offering.
Coveo Raises $18M for Big Data-driven CRMDecember 10, 2012
Canadian enterprise search firm rakes in funds as its CRM-friendly platform draws more customers.
Sage SalesLogix 8 Champions Sales Roles, Mobile AccessDecember 6, 2012
Sage's updated CRM platform emphasizes role-based functionality and improves the mobile experience. Sage SalesLogix 8 Champions Sales Roles, Mobile Access
Big Data Analytics Startup ClearStory Raises $9MDecember 6, 2012
ClearStory, another startup that puts a user-friendly spin on Big Data analytics, rakes in VC funds.
IBM Completes Kenexa Buy, Preps Analytics-Driven HCMDecember 4, 2012
IBM sees a Big Data analytics opportunity as it closes the book on its human capital management acquisition of Kenexa.
SAS Points Big Data Guns at FraudstersDecember 4, 2012
Analytics provider SAS plans to fight financial crimes by boosting R&D and leveraging in-memory technology.
Zurmo CRM Gets In-App EmailNovember 30, 2012
The open source CRM platform adds built-in email and better bug reporting to its bag of tricks.
SAP Launches Predictive Analysis for Big DataNovember 28, 2012
SAP grows its HANA in-memory analytics ecosystem with compatible software that helps businesses make sense of Big Data and plan for the future.
Yellowfin Adds Social Sharing for Business Intelligence BoostNovember 27, 2012
Yellowfin's strategy for improving business intelligence adoption owes a debt to Google+ and gives new meaning to the term "one percenter."
SumAll Raises $6M for Small Biz Analytics on the CloudNovember 21, 2012
A cash infusion helps startup SumAll ramp up its SMB data analytics platform, with a good chunk going toward its charitable foundation.
Socialbakers Raises $6M to Accelerate Global ExpansionNovember 19, 2012
Social analytics startup looks to strengthen its global operations as the competition heats up.
SAP Unveils Windows 8 Mobile AppsNovember 13, 2012
What iPad? SAP shows its support for Microsoft’s tablet-friendly OS with six new business apps.
Selligy iPhone App Streamlines Sales MeetingsNovember 8, 2012
Salesforce integration, location awareness and social smarts combine to help iPhone-wielding sales pros manage their sales meetings from one app.
Microsoft Adds Moxie to Dynamics CRMNovember 5, 2012
Companies team to bring social features to Microsoft’s Dynamics, boosting the CRM platform's appeal for call centers and other customer service operations.
Microsoft Preps Dynamics CRM Update for DecemberNovember 1, 2012
New Dynamics CRM features to loosely coincide with Microsoft's sweeping Windows OS and Office 2013 revamps.
RedPrairie Snags JDA Software in $1.9B SCM DealNovember 1, 2012
RedPrairie, JDA Software merge to take on SAP and Oracle in the growing supply chain management market.
Microsoft, Hortonworks Debut Hadoop-powered HDInsightOctober 26, 2012
Hortonworks helps Microsoft's cloud and server ecosystem get hip to Hadoop.
Alpine Predictive Analytics Takes Aim at HadoopOctober 19, 2012
Company joins growing list of business analytics firms that support the popular open source Big Data platform.
SAP HANA One: In-Memory Analytics Meets SaaS on Amazon's CloudOctober 17, 2012
SAP banks on popularity of Amazon Web Services to turn businesses on to its HANA in-memory analytics platform.
HP Enters Business Analytics Services FrayOctober 15, 2012
Gunning for IBM, HP expands its enterprise services portfolio by targeting the exploding Big Data analytics market.
SAS High-Performance Analytic Server Gets Hadoop BoostOctober 10, 2012
SAS updates its analytics platform with HDFS support and enhanced text mining.
Alteryx Enlists Cloud for Consumerization of Big DataOctober 8, 2012
Alteryx takes cues from popular social media sites to bring Big Data to the masses.
SAP Debuts HANA-Powered Precision Retailing Cloud ServiceOctober 2, 2012
SAP enlists its real-time, in-memory analytics technology to help retailers boost sales.
HootSuite Reveals Social Enterprise Ambitions with ConversationsSeptember 26, 2012
HootSuite takes aim at workplace collaboration with new social media-inspired features.
Tibco Spotfire 5.0 Casts Wider Big Data Analytics NetSeptember 25, 2012
Tibco's big engine overhaul brings improved capacity and support for more data sources.
Salesforce Launches Social Services at DreamforceSeptember 20, 2012
Salesforce introduced a variety of new services, most with a strongly social slant, at its Dreamforce event.
Oracle Buys SelectMinds, Another Cloud HCM CompanySeptember 18, 2012
Oracle makes another HCM buy to bulk up its social enterprise cloud services portfolio.
App Employs Context for Big Data Analytics EfficiencySeptember 18, 2012
OpTier aims to make short work out of Big Data analytics by looking at information in context.
IBM Connections: Big Data Analytics Meets Social EnterpriseSeptember 13, 2012
IBM updates its social business platform, leveraging Big Data processing to unearth social media-driven business opportunities.
Epicor Readies Cloud ERP for Midsized BusinessesSeptember 10, 2012
Epicor's small business ERP cloud services suite grows up and sets its sights on larger customers.
HootSuite Buys Seesmic to Woo Enterprise Social Media UsersSeptember 7, 2012
Social network management software company HootSuite snaps up rival Seesmic to grow its enterprise user base.
Kred Sniffs out Social Influencers on Salesforce CRMSeptember 6, 2012
Kred for CRM integrates with Salesforce to help boost sales and prioritize customer support.
CallidusCloud Is Salesforce's Latest Force.com PartnerSeptember 4, 2012
Force.com integration brings CallidusCloud's lead generation and marketing management to Salesforce's application development platform.
Sales Performance Management Steps Out of CRM's ShadowSeptember 4, 2012
The industry is waking up to sales performance management (SPM) software that can supercharge sales teams.
HCM Specialist Workday Files for $400M IPOAugust 31, 2012
Cloud HCM provider Workday takes the first steps in going public in the midst of a sizzling enterprise human resources software market.
Cloud Security Alliance Sets Sights on Big Data SecurityAugust 31, 2012
The Cloud Security Alliance thinks there’s no better time than now to tackle Big Data security.
Quest Launches Toad Business Intelligence ToolsAugust 29, 2012
Quest looks beyond database developer tools and tackles business intelligence (BI) implementations with its new offering.
Tidemark Aims at Mobile Users with Cloud EPM AppsAugust 28, 2012
Tidemark brings its enterprise performance management technology to mobile workforces.
IBM Buys Social HCM Specialist Kenexa for $1.3BAugust 27, 2012
IBM bolsters its social enterprise services slate by acquiring human capital management (HCM) software maker Kenexa.
Big Data Startup Sqrrl Raises $2M, Focuses on Security ChallengesAugust 20, 2012
Startup with National Security Agency roots raises funds for its Accumulo-based Big Data platform and packs its bags for a move to Boston from Washington DC.
Zoho Campaigns Brings Email Marketing to Cloud CRMAugust 15, 2012
Zoho integrates an email and social campaign module into its cloud-based CRM suite.
Salesforce Embarks on Community-Building for Social EnterprisesAugust 14, 2012
By presenting "social" as a set of business behaviors -- not just features -- Salesforce.com hopes to supercharge customer service and sales.
Tableau Adds MapR Support for Hadoop-Powered AnalyticsAugust 10, 2012
Business intelligence specialist Tableau expands its data source support by embracing MapR's Hadoop distribution.
To Socialize SharePoint, NewsGator Goes on the LookoutAugust 9, 2012
New features in Newsgator's Social Sites 3.0 aim to bring relevance, personalization to SharePoint social sharing as Yammer integration looms.
Yammer Adds Sentiment to Social with KanjoyaAugust 3, 2012
Yammer's partnership with Kanjoya means organizations can gauge employees' emotions on their enterprise social networks.
Salesforce's Do.com Gets Social for Contact and Sales ManagementAugust 2, 2012
New features in Salesforce's Do.com harness social media and advanced task management options to supercharge collaboration and help sales organizations close deals.
Oracle's CRM On Demand Rolls on with Release 20July 31, 2012
Oracle revamps CRM On Demand with a focus on industries, despite the arrival of the company’s Fusion CRM platform.
HANA, Cloud Uptake Drive Record Q2 Revenues for SAPJuly 24, 2012
The HANA in-memory analytics platform and SAP's SuccessFactors buy help the software giant book record revenues.
Flexibility Key to Finding CRM Sweet SpotJuly 23, 2012
Need CRM guidance? Get expert advice on navigating the CRM software landscape and learn from a look at how one law firm found its sweet spot with SugarCRM.
Microsoft Closes Yammer AcquisitionJuly 20, 2012
Yammer officially becomes a Microsoft property less than a month after the two companies announced the acquisition.
Big Data-Fueled Social Startup 33Across Raises $13 MillionJuly 20, 2012
Deal making in the social marketing realm shows no sign of slowing down as one East Coast startup attracts millions in VC funds to grow its Big Data technology platform.
Alteryx Embarks on User-Friendly Analytics SoftwareJuly 16, 2012
In response to the Big Data skills shortage, Alteryx sets out to "humanize" business intelligence with a new software update.
Oracle: Smart Grids the Next Big Data OpportunityJuly 11, 2012
The analytics industry braces for a deluge of Big Data as electrical utilities roll out smart grids.
Salesforce Buying Social CRM Startup GoInstantJuly 10, 2012
Salesforce is paying $70 million for online customer engagement startup GoInstant, the latest of several social software acquisitions that will help Salesforce beef up its social CRM capabilities.
Spotlight on SharePoint as Microsoft Snaps up YammerJune 26, 2012
Microsoft spends a hefty $1.2 billion to drive collaboration across its cloud services and beef up SharePoint's social standing.
MemSQL Rides In-Memory Rocket, SQL Legacy for Big DataJune 25, 2012
Startup tackles Big Data with a database that exploits SQL skill sets and adds an in-memory performance boost.
IBM Puts Focus on Predictive Analytics with Analytical Decision ManagementJune 25, 2012
Decisions, decisions… IBM hopes to lend speed and clarity to decision making with its new Analytical Decision Management software, which utilizes predictive analytics.
ERP to Top Enterprise App Spending in 2012June 22, 2012
ERP software vendors take the lead as the enterprise app market is forecast to notch more revenues.
Report: Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1BJune 15, 2012
Microsoft prepares to spend big for a grab at the social enterprise market.
IDC: CRM Market Grows as Apps Get SocialJune 14, 2012
What's not to 'Like'? Providers of CRM apps look to social CRM to help maintain healthy growth.
Actuate, Pervasive Team for Big Data VisualizationsJune 11, 2012
Actuate continues its quest to become the de facto business intelligence visualization platform for Hadoop by partnering with Pervasive Software.
Oracle Buys Collective Intellect in Cloudy Social CRM PlayJune 5, 2012
Oracle makes social CRM waves of its own a day after the blockbuster Salesforce-Buddy Media deal.
Zurmo Open Source CRM Beta Adds GamificationMay 31, 2012
Level up! Zurmo includes a points system and virtual bling in its CRM application to incentivize sales organizations.
Oracle Snaps up Vitrue's Social Marketing CloudMay 23, 2012
Tweet long and prosper. With its latest acquisition, Oracle bets on cloud-based, Facebook-friendly marketing services as social CRM picks up steam.
SAP Bolsters Cloud Business with $4.3B Ariba BuyMay 23, 2012
SAP buys Ariba to add needed breadth and scale its business cloud services slate.
Salesforce Pumps up Chatter's Enterprise Collaboration CapabilitiesMay 22, 2012
Salesforce.com wants to help social enterprises get chatty and show-offish by rolling out instant messaging features in June, followed by screensharing capabilities in the third quarter.
Opera Solutions Brings Predictive Analytics to SAP HANAMay 15, 2012
Can third parties thrive in the HANA universe? One company is betting that it has not only the technology, but also the brains to back it up.
Survey: 70 Percent of Organizations Have Big Plans for Big DataMay 14, 2012
Big Data is on nearly every IT and business professional's mind, a new survey from Informatica shows. But challenges loom...
Customer Service Gets More Social with Zoho SupportMay 11, 2012
New Facebook and Twitter integration highlights the increasing impact of social media on customer service software, a key characteristic of social CRM.
Actuate, Cloudera Team for Big Data Business IntelligenceMay 7, 2012
The companies expect the alliance to ease enterprise Big Data analytics integration projects and strengthen the ties between their respective open source developer communities.
IBM Gathers Tealeaf in Analytics Buying StreakMay 3, 2012
Tealeaf is taken off the market as the industry turns its attention to online consumer behavior and digital marketing analytics.
Jive Updates Platform with Seamless Sharing, Big Data BrawnMay 2, 2012
Jive unleashes improved apps integration, the power of Big Data analytics and a reworked UI for seamless social business collaboration.
Intuit Gains Expanded CRM Presence with $420 Million Demandforce PurchaseApril 30, 2012
Intuit parts with big bucks for a shot at the hot cloud and social CRM markets.
Gartner: CRM Emerges as a Big CIO PriorityApril 30, 2012
Need more proof that the CRM software market is sizzling? Gartner says that CRM skyrocketed 10 slots in its list of CIO technology priorities.
IBM Seeks Big Data Domination with Vivisimo Buy, Cloudera SupportApril 26, 2012
IBM feeds its relentless hunger for all things Big Data with an acquisition and newly-announced Cloudera support.
Teradata Debuts In-Memory System for SAS AnalyticsApril 23, 2012
Teradata targets SAS environments with pre-configured systems that feature massive RAM stores.
W2O Group Buys Ravel in Big Week for Big Data StartupsApril 20, 2012
W2O group takes Austin-based Big Data startup Ravel off the market as Splunk's IPO lights up Wall Street.
IBM Acquires Varicent for Sales Data AnalyticsApril 13, 2012
Big Blue targets sales organizations as it snaps up another business intelligence and analytics specialist.
SAP Acquires Syclo for Mobile App MomentumApril 11, 2012
Syclo buy strengthens SAP's mobile apps strategy as it puts its ambitious enterprise software plans in motion.
CDC Releases Pivotal CRM for iPadApril 9, 2012
CDC Software joins the iPad CRM app club with new software for Apple's white-hot tablet.
Dell to Make Old Apps New Again, and Cloudier Too, with Make Technologies BuyApril 6, 2012
Dell is acquiring Make Technologies to help its customers modernize aging business apps and find new homes for them in the cloud.
Oracle Outlines Business Analytics Battle PlanApril 4, 2012
Big Data, Endeca-derived technology and predictive analytics anchor Oracle's plan to dominate the market.
Dell Buys Clerity in Cloud Applications PushApril 3, 2012
Big Iron weighing your business applications down? By acquiring Clerity, Dell wants to help businesses transition their enterprise apps to the cloud.
Jive Brings Social, Gamification to Corporate IntranetsMarch 28, 2012
Game on! Jive brings social hooks to corporate intranets and teams with Bunchball to engage employees with a little productivity-enhancing fun and games.
Adobe: Online Marketers Selling Social Traffic ShortMarch 23, 2012
Shifting to a first-click attribution measurement model could raise the value of social media outreach efforts by up to 94 percent, according to an Adobe study.
Microsoft Dynamics ERP Heading to AzureMarch 21, 2012
Microsoft's roadmap offers a path to the cloud and updates aplenty. SMBs are the first intended audience for Dynamics NAV 2013 and Dynamics GP 2013 on Windows Azure.
IBM Launches Big Data Analytics for BusinessMarch 20, 2012
IBM’s new offerings highlight Big Data’s profit-boosting potential.
Study: Cloudy Job Forecast Calls for Over a Half Million New IT JobsMarch 19, 2012
Mobile, social networks and Big Data to drive growth in cloud jobs and revenues.
Salesforce.com Sends Rypple Across Social EnterpriseMarch 15, 2012
Achievement unlocked! Salesforce.com rolls out new socially-driven features powered by its recent human capital management HCM buy.
IBM's Watson Takes to Cloud for Big DataMarch 13, 2012
A year after schooling former Jeopardy! champs, Watson gears up for crunching Big Data on the cloud.
Symantec Fights Big Data Sprawl With Data Insight 3.0March 13, 2012
Symantec tackles the task of managing and protecting unstructured data by placing a premium on accountability.
Market for Big Data Getting, Well, BigMarch 12, 2012
IDC predicts the market for Big Data solutions will hit $16.9 billion by 2015. Big Data market growth is outpacing general IT market growth, but staffing challenges loom.
Hortonworks, Microsoft Team for Hadoop-Excel SupportMarch 1, 2012
Yahoo spin-off joins with Microsoft for tools that could potentially grow Hadoop's popularity by millions of users.
Oracle Enters In-memory Analytics Fray with ExalyticsFebruary 29, 2012
Oracle ships in-memory analysis hardware for crunching Big Data, takes on SAP.
Survey: Less than a Third of IT Pros 'Get' Big DataFebruary 27, 2012
A study conducted by LogLogic finds that most IT professionals don't know what Big Data means, let alone possess the ability to come to grips with it.
OnLive Brings Cloud-based Office, Flash Browsing to iPadFebruary 23, 2012
Cloud gaming company explores new territory with an iPad app that offers a virtual Windows 7 desktop, Microsoft Office and mobile Flash.
Oracle Acquires Taleo for $1.9 BillionFebruary 9, 2012
Taleo's platform is coming to Oracle Public Cloud as the HCM market sizzles.