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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.

Oracle Acquires Vitrue, Adds Social Marketing & Engagement to Platform

Have you heard of social marketing and engagement platform Vitrue? Well it was just acquired by enterprise content management giant Oracle, with plans to add its capabilities to the Oracle Cloud.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Liferay, Apple, Amazon, Oracle and PaperThin (17-May-12)

If it's time for a change, we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our bi-weekly 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).

Ponemon Institute Study Looks at Mobile Risks

The Ponemon Institute has released the results of a global study into the risks presented by the use of mobile devices, which they define as including “laptops, USB drives, smartphones, and tablets.”

Gartner: Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce Dominate Customer Service Contact MQ

Earlier in the week, we took a look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Customer Service Contact Centers and found that business applications for the customer service and support (CSS) were obsolete in many cases. Today we will take a look at the companies that made it into the Leaders Quadrant.

Oracle WebCenter Sites Release Simplifies Online Customer Experience

Oracle Offers Targeted Web Experience Management With WebCenter Sites Release Yesterday, in the first part of our look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Customer Service Contact vendors, we saw many are struggling to understand Social CRM. Among the vendors that were pushing it forward was Oracle, with products like WebCenter, for which it has released the lastest version of WebCenter Sites.

Gartner: Customer Service Contact Vendors Struggling With Meaning of Social CRM

The release this week of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Service Contact Centers, which ties in with this month's theme at CMSWire of mobile CRM. In this report, though, Gartner finds a market that is conflicted and fragmented, developing slowly and where business applications for the customer service and support (CSS) function are largely obsolete.

TEAM, Integro, EntropySoft Build Email Management for Oracle WebCenter #C12LV

TEAM, Integro, EntropySoft Build Email Management for Oracle WebCenter Here’s another announcement form Collaborate 2012 that, while not earth-shattering, is still interesting -- and useful. Oracle and TEAM, a systems integration vendor and specialist in Oracle WebCenter, have announced that it has released an email manager for Oracle. With it, Oracle users will be able to manage their email through Oracle’s WebCenter Content Records.

GRC Roll-up: Oracle Upgrades JD Edwards ERP, Government Offered Compliant Cloud

This week is Oracle Collaborate 12 and, needless to say, there are a number of interesting news items form it, not least of which are general upgrades to JD Edwards, including its compliance offerings and reporting abilities. Q Software has also announced upgraded reporting for JD Edwards, while elsewhere Aruvio upgrades its GRC platform.

Oracle Upgrades User Productivity Kit; HP, Oracle and the Sun Deal

Oracle Upgrades User Productivity Kit; HP, Oracle and the Sun Deal You got nothing, if you don’t have content. No number of business applications are going to help you do you business if there’s nothing for them to work on. Oracle, which has a vested interested in companies using business applications, have upgraded its productivity kit to make content creation easier.

IBM's Analytics, Cloud Computing, Smarter Cites Perform, But Europe Drags in Q1

If you were to look at the business pages of any major newspaper in the past couple of days, you’d swear IT was in meltdown. The reactions to the Q1 figures for both IBM and Intel have pushed stock markets down. However, while the stockholders might not be getting what they want -- no tears shed here -- the IT areas that we know, love and like have all performed despite difficult times in Europe.

How Much Would You Pay For A Fan? #SMAS12

When any given business attempts to determine their social media strategy, they must first consider their goals. One would assume that they have already done their research and determined that investing in social is worthwhile -- but maybe that's a can of worms. Let's just assume it is.

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