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Forrester Wave: Oracle, Microsoft, SAP Among CRM Solution Leaders Q3

In the first part of this examination of Forrester’s Wave: CRM Suites for Large Organizations, Q3 2012 earlier this week we saw that organizations are struggling to define a CRM strategy for their organization. Even still, the CRM market is one with seven companies making it into the Leaders section.

PhoneGap 2.0 Improves iOS App Creation, Adds Windows Phone 7 Support

Adobe-owned open source mobile development platform PhoneGap has released version 2.0 and the system could be a good fit for those who need to produce native and Web based apps all in one place.

Forrester Wave: Enterprises Struggling to Define Customer Relationship Management Strategy

Despite investment in, and deployment of customer relationship management applications in close to 75% of large organizations, it seems that many enterprises are struggling to clarify, or even define, a distinct and lucid customer relationship strategy.

Oracle Extends Cloud Applications Portfolio with Skire Acquisition

Larry Ellison has been wandering around town again with his checkbook out. This time he has bought Skire, a provider of program and facilities management software. With this buy, Oracle adds further functionality to complement its already extensive range of applications in the cloud, as well, of course, as its on-premise applications.

Microsoft Launches Private Cloud Tools for Windows Server 2012

Microsoft is continuing its efforts to expand the breadth of its cloud offerings. Last month, the company enhanced Azure with several features, most notably, Linux support. Now Microsoft has its sights set on the private web. Microsoft has released a new set of tools that make it easier to create private cloud environment on Windows Server2012.

Oracle Adds Social Marketing With Involver Purchase, Plays Catch-up With Salesforce

Only a few weeks after it bought Virtue and Collective Intellect, Oracle has been busy in the social acquisition space again. This time it’s the turn of Involver and its cloud-based social marketing solution.

Oracle Combines ATG, Endeca Products into Oracle Commerce

oracle logo 71012.pngOracle is combining two of its products, Oracle ATG Commerce and Oracle Endeca, into a single solution called Oracle Commerce. The new Commerce is designed to centrally manage customer engagement strategies, provide personalized user experiences and offer scalability that can meet demands.

Oracle's New Retail Analytics Release Offers Better Customer Insights

Oracle logo 6412.png A last June release in the customer experience management space is from Oracle. While the value of customer experience management cannot be overestimated, without customer insights, it’s not very effective. To provide that, Oracle has just released Oracle Retail Customer Analytics.

Oracle Speaks Out on its Customer Experience Strategy

We knew Oracle was working on a customer experience management (CXM) strategy, the last few acquisitions were clear evidence of that. Now, the enterprise solutions giant is speaking out, announcing its plans.

Oracle Early Results Show Cloud Already Performing, While Top Executive Departs

One thing you can definitely say about Oracle earnings calls is that they are never boring. This week’s fourth quarter call was no different. Apart from the fact that it arrived three days early, it also showed net incomes rising by 7.5 percent, and it looks like one of their sales VPs is "leaving" the company.

Recession Relief: New Jobs at Facebook, Sapient, Amazon, Oracle and Adobe (7-June-12)

Start off Summer with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Oracle Launching Subscription-Based Cloud Platform

Oracle logo 6412.pngAnother subscription-based cloud platform is about to hit the skyline. Oracle launches its public cloud platform as a service, featuring subscription-based access to the company’s Fusion CRM, Fusion human capital management and the Oracle Social Network. 

Oracle: 'Project Fusion' Delivers Exadata; Secure, Comprehensive Cloud

When you run a company with a market value of US$ 137 billion and revenues of around US$ 37 billion annually, you probably don’t eat much humble pie. Certainly Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wasn’t eating any as he announced Oracle Cloud -- no longer Oracle Public Cloud -- yesterday after years of poking fun at cloud providers.

Oracle Purchases Collective Intellect, Continues Social Tool Buying Spree

Oracle logo 6412.pngOnly weeks after buying social media marketer Vitrue and a day after Salesforce agreed to purchase Buddy Media, Oracle has announced it is acquiring Collective Intellect, a real-time social analytics platform. The move further expands Oracle’s growing portfolio of cloud-based social services and signals the company is ready to compete head-on with Salesforce.

IBM Releases Commerce Cloud, SAP to Compete With Ariba US$ 4.5 Billion Buy

The weather finally turned hot this week in Europe, and it looks like it could fray tempers a bit as Oracle, SAP and IBM once again set upon a collision course -- this time over data management around e-commerce.

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