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News: March 2012

Industry and product news on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for March 2012

Host Analytics Intros Business Intelligence Tool for Finance Pros

March 30, 2012

Provider of cloud-based corporate performance management software says the tool provides self-service reporting and dashboarding …

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 …

Knowledge Workers Find Sales Analytics Lacking

March 28, 2012

A new survey finds just 19 percent of knowledge workers are happy with the analytics capabilities of their sales force automation software.

Meeting Challenge of Monitoring Big Data in the Cloud

March 27, 2012

You've got Big Data apps, and you need to monitor them from end to end. What do you do? Startup Boundary uses a less device-centric model …

Web Chat, Speech Analytics Hottest Contact Center Technologies for 2012

March 27, 2012

Web chat and speech analytics will be the two fastest-growing contact center technologies this year, according to Contact Babel research.

Oracle Database Certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Oracle 6

March 23, 2012

Over a year after Oracle released its own flagship Linux release, its namesake database is finally certified to run on it.

SAS Introduces Visual Analytics for Big Data

March 23, 2012

In a demonstration of its new data exploration and visualization solution, SAS took pains to differentiate what it calls high-performance …

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, …

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 …

Oracle Earnings Grow; Ellison Blasts SAP

March 21, 2012

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says moving applications to the cloud isn't an all-or-nothing proposition for Oracle. He also says the competition, …

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.

Axeda Integrates M2M Data with SAP CRM, ERP

March 19, 2012

Axeda Corporation's alliance with SAP Gold Certified Partner GlobalSoft Solutions enables SAP customers to utilize machine-to-machine data …

Pentaho Targets OEMs with Embedded Analytics

March 16, 2012

Is business intelligence analytics a standalone technology? Sure, but it's also a great fit with other enterprise software too.

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.

Zendesk Analytics Tool Helps Companies Understand 'Silent' Customers

March 15, 2012

The provider of help desk software says its new analytics feature gives companies direct visibility into how customers use self-service …

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.

SAP Performance Management, Meet HANA

March 13, 2012

SAP says its BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application will be the first enterprise performance management app to support its …

Infor Connects ERP with Salesforce.com CRM

March 12, 2012

The Inforce Everywhere application, built on Salesforce's Force.com platform, keeps core CRM data in sync with data from ERP, offering what …