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

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

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

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

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

Tableau Launches Cloud BI Product

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

Cloud-Based Healthcare Analytics Firm ArborMetrix Raises $7M

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The industry's appetite for business software, particularly CRM, is helping to push IT spending rates higher.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Coming this Fall

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

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

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

Salesforce and Oracle Link Clouds

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

Microsoft Moves ERP to the Cloud

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

IBM Aims SmartCloud Analytics at the C-Suite

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

The CRM software maker targets an evolving workforce with new user options and email marketing features.

KnowledgeAdvisors Takes on HR with Talent Analytics Suite

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

RelateIQ Raises $20M for Relationship Intelligence Platform

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

HP Autonomy Launches Marketing Cloud

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

Marketo Revs Customer Engagement Engine

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

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

SAP Readies CRM Onslaught with Hybris Buy

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

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

Canvas Raises Millions for Paper-Killing Business Apps

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

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

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

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

Big Data application development company aims to usher in the next generation of big scale enterprise software.

Splunk, Hortonworks Team for Big Data BI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Analytics Startup VoloMetrix Banks $3.3M

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

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

Salesforce Launches Social.com Ad Platform

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

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)

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

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

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

Oracle Debuts New In-Memory Business App Slate

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

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

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

The startup sidesteps Hadoop clusters and pricey in-memory systems to crunch Big Data with standard server hardware.

SAS Survey Reveals Big Data Disconnect

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

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

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

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

IBM's Social Email Push

IBM wants to turn workers' inboxes into social media hubs with Notes and Domino Social Edition 9.

MapR Hauls $30M for Enterprise Big Data

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

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

Salesforce Chatter Bridges Social and Mobile CRM Divide

Chatter gets a big update that brings core Salesforce CRM functionality within easy reach of mobile users.

Information Builders Dives into Social Media Analytics

Business intelligence software maker’s Big Data-powered analytics platform gains new social media insight gathering capabilities.

Cloud BI Firm HG Data Raises $2M

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

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'

Adobe cranks out new features as marketers prioritize mobile marketing campaigns.

Cloud Analytics Startup Anaplan Hauls $30M

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

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

Salesforce Tops CRM Rankings: Capterra

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

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

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

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

Persado Raises $15M for Persuasive Marketing

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

Sailthru Raises $19M for Personalized Slant on Big Data

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

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

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

Search giant Google turns its attention to e-commerce and product marketing with its acquisition of Channel Intelligence.

IBM Buys Business Intelligence Automation Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Retail Software Targets Omni-Channel Shoppers

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

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

Epicor Extends Retail CRM's Reach

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

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

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

HP Launches Big Data Certification Program

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

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

Goldman Sachs leads an investment round in the small business CRM specialist Infusionsoft.

OpenERP 7.0 Sets Stage for One-Stop Integrated Business Apps

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

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

Splunk Intros More Big Data SDKs

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

Oracle announces new, high-performance server hardware and software offerings that play well with the popular Hadoop Big Data platform.

Oracle Snaps up DataRaker

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

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

Birst Launches Predictive Sales Analytics

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

IDInteract Launches Demand Exchange Cloud

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

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

Sage SalesLogix 8 Champions Sales Roles, Mobile Access

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

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

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

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

Zurmo CRM Gets In-App Email

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

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

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

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

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

SAP Unveils Windows 8 Mobile Apps

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

Selligy iPhone App Streamlines Sales Meetings

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

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

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

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

Microsoft, Hortonworks Debut Hadoop-powered HDInsight

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

Alpine Predictive Analytics Takes Aim at Hadoop

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

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

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

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

Alteryx Enlists Cloud for Consumerization of Big Data

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

SAP Debuts HANA-Powered Precision Retailing Cloud Service

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

HootSuite Reveals Social Enterprise Ambitions with Conversations

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

Tibco Spotfire 5.0 Casts Wider Big Data Analytics Net

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

Salesforce Launches Social Services at Dreamforce

Salesforce introduced a variety of new services, most with a strongly social slant, at its Dreamforce event.

Oracle Buys SelectMinds, Another Cloud HCM Company

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

App Employs Context for Big Data Analytics Efficiency

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

IBM updates its social business platform, leveraging Big Data processing to unearth social media-driven business opportunities.

Epicor Readies Cloud ERP for Midsized Businesses

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

Social network management software company HootSuite snaps up rival Seesmic to grow its enterprise user base.

Kred Sniffs out Social Influencers on Salesforce CRM

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

CallidusCloud Is Salesforce's Latest Force.com Partner

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

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

HCM Specialist Workday Files for $400M IPO

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

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

Quest Launches Toad Business Intelligence Tools

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

Tidemark brings its enterprise performance management technology to mobile workforces.

IBM Buys Social HCM Specialist Kenexa for $1.3B

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

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

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

Salesforce Embarks on Community-Building for Social Enterprises

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

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

To Socialize SharePoint, NewsGator Goes on the Lookout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salesforce Buying Social CRM Startup GoInstant

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

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

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

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

ERP software vendors take the lead as the enterprise app market is forecast to notch more revenues.

Report: Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1B

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

IDC: CRM Market Grows as Apps Get Social

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

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

Oracle makes social CRM waves of its own a day after the blockbuster Salesforce-Buddy Media deal.

Zurmo Open Source CRM Beta Adds Gamification

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

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

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

Salesforce Pumps up Chatter's Enterprise Collaboration Capabilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intuit parts with big bucks for a shot at the hot cloud and social CRM markets.

Gartner: CRM Emerges as a Big CIO Priority

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

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

Teradata targets SAS environments with pre-configured systems that feature massive RAM stores.

W2O Group Buys Ravel in Big Week for Big Data Startups

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

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

SAP Acquires Syclo for Mobile App Momentum

Syclo buy strengthens SAP's mobile apps strategy as it puts its ambitious enterprise software plans in motion.

CDC Releases Pivotal CRM for iPad

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

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

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

Dell Buys Clerity in Cloud Applications Push

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

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

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

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

IBM’s new offerings highlight Big Data’s profit-boosting potential.

Study: Cloudy Job Forecast Calls for Over a Half Million New IT Jobs

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

Salesforce.com Sends Rypple Across Social Enterprise

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

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

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

Market for Big Data Getting, Well, Big

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

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

Oracle ships in-memory analysis hardware for crunching Big Data, takes on SAP.

Survey: Less than a Third of IT Pros 'Get' Big Data

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

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

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

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