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News: August 2012

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

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.

Benioff Teases Dreamforce Releases as Salesforce Revenues Grow

Another strong quarter for the SaaS CRM vendor, as new social marketing and human capital management products slated to be announced next …

Swedish ERP Company Sets Its Sights on North American SMBs

Swedish ERP provider Jeeves Information Systems opens a new office to address what it says is a growing opportunity to sell its software to …

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 …

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 …

Freeborders Launches Program to Help Businesses Migrate SAP Environments to Cloud

Consulting company says solution eases migration issues for companies moving SAP apps to the public or private cloud.

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 …