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In-Memory Big Data Processing Firm GridGain Raises $10M

July 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 4.0

July 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 Push

July 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 Edition

July 25, 2013

After floating its cloud-based CRM platform, software maker Converge Enterprise sets its sights on mobile devices.

Tableau Launches Cloud BI Product

July 19, 2013

Business intelligence software maker Tableau takes its technology to the cloud.

Cloud-Based Healthcare Analytics Firm ArborMetrix Raises $7M

July 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 Mobile

July 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 Software

July 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 Marketing

July 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 Chat

July 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 Analytics

July 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 365

July 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 Out

July 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: Gartner

July 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 Fall

July 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 Cloud

June 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 Enterprise

June 27, 2013

Customer relationship management (CRM) software specialist rolls out an enterprise-grade version of its mobile-friendly platform.

Salesforce and Oracle Link Clouds

June 26, 2013

Business software rivals ink a nine-year deal that will bring their clouds closer together.

Microsoft Moves ERP to the Cloud

June 20, 2013

It took a while, but Microsoft ERP solutions are now available in the cloud.

IBM Aims SmartCloud Analytics at the C-Suite

June 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 Y

June 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 Suite

June 17, 2013

Firm targets human resources professionals with its cloud-based, Big Data-driven analytics platform.

RelateIQ Raises $20M for Relationship Intelligence Platform

June 14, 2013

Big Data startup RelateIQ bags $29M for its mobile-friendly take on relationship management.

HP Autonomy Launches Marketing Cloud

June 13, 2013

With Autonomy’s tech in tow, HP enters the increasingly competitive marketing cloud services market.

Marketo Revs Customer Engagement Engine

June 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 Platform

June 10, 2013

ThinkVine advances its marketing software with new forecasting, collaboration and sharing features.

SAP Readies CRM Onslaught with Hybris Buy

June 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 $2.5B

June 4, 2013

Salesforce's Marketing Cloud gets a lift courtesy of a big, multi-billion dollar deal.

Canvas Raises Millions for Paper-Killing Business Apps

June 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 Function

May 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 Communities

May 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 710

May 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 Millions

May 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 BI

May 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 Service

May 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 Data

May 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 StreamOnce

May 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 ERP

May 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 Sort

May 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 Apps

May 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 Cloud

May 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 Automation

May 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 Suite

May 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 Service

May 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 $18M

May 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: Gartner

April 29, 2013

Salesforce helps customer relationship management (CRM) grow at a faster rate than the overall enterprise software market.

Social Analytics Startup VoloMetrix Banks $3.3M

April 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, Analytics

April 25, 2013

Big Data specialist Actian aims for bigger markets by acquiring a high-profile Amazon partner.

Salesforce Launches Social.com Ad Platform

April 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: IDC

April 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: Gartner

April 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 $25M

April 11, 2013

Software maker MarkLogic attracts VC funds to help big businesses cozy up to Big Data.

Oracle Debuts New In-Memory Business App Slate

April 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 Foundation

April 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 Gamification

April 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 Analytics

April 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 Disconnect

April 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 $2M

March 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 $6M

March 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 Platform

March 26, 2013

Analytics startup layers its technology on Hadoop to generate fast, user-friendly business visualizations.

IBM's Social Email Push

March 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 Data

March 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 Integration

March 20, 2013

When will Office 365 and SharePoint get some baked-in Yammer love? Soon, says Microsoft.

Salesforce Chatter Bridges Social and Mobile CRM Divide

March 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 Analytics

March 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 $2M

March 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 Data

March 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 $30M

March 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 Treatment

February 28, 2013

New enhancements bring a real-time, Big Data-fueled edge to Information Builders' WebFOCUS business intelligence offerings.

Salesforce Tops CRM Rankings: Capterra

February 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 Mix

February 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 $24M

February 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 $6.6M

February 15, 2013

Social video advertising firm Virool rakes in funds to keep its momentum going.

Persado Raises $15M for Persuasive Marketing

February 13, 2013

Marketing software specialist attracts funds for a SaaS platform that optimizes marketing messages.

Sailthru Raises $19M for Personalized Slant on Big Data

February 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: Survey

February 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 Marketing

February 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 $125M

February 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 Specialist

February 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 Businesses

February 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 2018

February 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 Data

January 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 Slate

January 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 2013

January 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: Survey

January 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-Channel

January 17, 2013

E-commerce or brick-and-mortar, Microsoft shows off Dynamics' omni-channel chops at NRF 2013.

IBM Retail Software Targets Omni-Channel Shoppers

January 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 Steam

January 15, 2013

Cloud analytics firm gains partners for its "consumerization of Big Data" platform.

Epicor Extends Retail CRM's Reach

January 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 Boost

January 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 EPM

January 10, 2013

Cloud business software specialist hopes to become the Salesforce of enterprise performance management.

HP Launches Big Data Certification Program

January 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, More

January 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 CRM

January 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 Apps

December 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 $871M

December 20, 2012

Business software giant Oracle absorbs yet another SaaS provider into its expanding cloud services portfolio.

Splunk Intros More Big Data SDKs

December 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 Connectors

December 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 DataRaker

December 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 2017

December 13, 2012

Affordable analytics solutions and growing cloud adoption are sparking increased federal government demand for Big Data solutions.

Birst Launches Predictive Sales Analytics

December 13, 2012

Analytics software specialist Birst brings predictive analytics to major SFA apps.

IDInteract Launches Demand Exchange Cloud

December 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 CRM

December 10, 2012

Canadian enterprise search firm rakes in funds as its CRM-friendly platform draws more customers.

Sage SalesLogix 8 Champions Sales Roles, Mobile Access

December 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 $9M

December 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 HCM

December 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 Fraudsters

December 4, 2012

Analytics provider SAS plans to fight financial crimes by boosting R&D and leveraging in-memory technology.

Zurmo CRM Gets In-App Email

November 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 Data

November 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 Boost

November 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 Cloud

November 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 Expansion

November 19, 2012

Social analytics startup looks to strengthen its global operations as the competition heats up.

SAP Unveils Windows 8 Mobile Apps

November 13, 2012

What iPad? SAP shows its support for Microsoft’s tablet-friendly OS with six new business apps.

Selligy iPhone App Streamlines Sales Meetings

November 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 CRM

November 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 December

November 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 Deal

November 1, 2012

RedPrairie, JDA Software merge to take on SAP and Oracle in the growing supply chain management market.

Microsoft, Hortonworks Debut Hadoop-powered HDInsight

October 26, 2012

Hortonworks helps Microsoft's cloud and server ecosystem get hip to Hadoop.

Alpine Predictive Analytics Takes Aim at Hadoop

October 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 Cloud

October 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 Fray

October 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 Boost

October 10, 2012

SAS updates its analytics platform with HDFS support and enhanced text mining.

Alteryx Enlists Cloud for Consumerization of Big Data

October 8, 2012

Alteryx takes cues from popular social media sites to bring Big Data to the masses.

SAP Debuts HANA-Powered Precision Retailing Cloud Service

October 2, 2012

SAP enlists its real-time, in-memory analytics technology to help retailers boost sales.

HootSuite Reveals Social Enterprise Ambitions with Conversations

September 26, 2012

HootSuite takes aim at workplace collaboration with new social media-inspired features.

Tibco Spotfire 5.0 Casts Wider Big Data Analytics Net

September 25, 2012

Tibco's big engine overhaul brings improved capacity and support for more data sources.

Salesforce Launches Social Services at Dreamforce

September 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 Company

September 18, 2012

Oracle makes another HCM buy to bulk up its social enterprise cloud services portfolio.

App Employs Context for Big Data Analytics Efficiency

September 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 Enterprise

September 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 Businesses

September 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 Users

September 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 CRM

September 6, 2012

Kred for CRM integrates with Salesforce to help boost sales and prioritize customer support.

CallidusCloud Is Salesforce's Latest Force.com Partner

September 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 Shadow

September 4, 2012

The industry is waking up to sales performance management (SPM) software that can supercharge sales teams.

HCM Specialist Workday Files for $400M IPO

August 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 Security

August 31, 2012

The Cloud Security Alliance thinks there’s no better time than now to tackle Big Data security.

Quest Launches Toad Business Intelligence Tools

August 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 Apps

August 28, 2012

Tidemark brings its enterprise performance management technology to mobile workforces.

IBM Buys Social HCM Specialist Kenexa for $1.3B

August 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 Challenges

August 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 CRM

August 15, 2012

Zoho integrates an email and social campaign module into its cloud-based CRM suite.

Salesforce Embarks on Community-Building for Social Enterprises

August 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 Analytics

August 10, 2012

Business intelligence specialist Tableau expands its data source support by embracing MapR's Hadoop distribution.

To Socialize SharePoint, NewsGator Goes on the Lookout

August 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 Kanjoya

August 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 Management

August 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 20

July 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 SAP

July 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 Spot

July 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 Acquisition

July 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 Million

July 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 Software

July 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 Opportunity

July 11, 2012

The analytics industry braces for a deluge of Big Data as electrical utilities roll out smart grids.

Salesforce Buying Social CRM Startup GoInstant

July 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 Yammer

June 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 Data

June 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 Management

June 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 2012

June 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 $1B

June 15, 2012

Microsoft prepares to spend big for a grab at the social enterprise market.

IDC: CRM Market Grows as Apps Get Social

June 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 Visualizations

June 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 Play

June 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 Gamification

May 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 Cloud

May 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 Buy

May 23, 2012

SAP buys Ariba to add needed breadth and scale its business cloud services slate.

Salesforce Pumps up Chatter's Enterprise Collaboration Capabilities

May 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 HANA

May 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 Data

May 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 Support

May 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 Intelligence

May 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 Streak

May 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 Brawn

May 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 Purchase

April 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 Priority

April 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 Support

April 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 Analytics

April 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 Startups

April 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 Analytics

April 13, 2012

Big Blue targets sales organizations as it snaps up another business intelligence and analytics specialist.

SAP Acquires Syclo for Mobile App Momentum

April 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 iPad

April 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 Buy

April 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 Plan

April 4, 2012

Big Data, Endeca-derived technology and predictive analytics anchor Oracle's plan to dominate the market.

Dell Buys Clerity in Cloud Applications Push

April 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 Intranets

March 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 Short

March 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 Azure

March 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 Business

March 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 Jobs

March 19, 2012

Mobile, social networks and Big Data to drive growth in cloud jobs and revenues.

Salesforce.com Sends Rypple Across Social Enterprise

March 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 Data

March 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 3.0

March 13, 2012

Symantec tackles the task of managing and protecting unstructured data by placing a premium on accountability.

Market for Big Data Getting, Well, Big

March 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 Support

March 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 Exalytics

February 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 Data

February 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 iPad

February 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 Billion

February 9, 2012

Taleo's platform is coming to Oracle Public Cloud as the HCM market sizzles.