Infor acquires cloud-based CRM Saleslogix

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based cloud CRM Saleslogix has a new owner after New York-based Infor acquired the business unit from Denvor, Col.-based Swiftpage, the firms announced Thursday. The CRM software that was created in 1998

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How to choose the right cloud ERP

When it comes time to evaluate the plethora of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, making a decision can be intimidating for any company. With the advent of cloud-based delivery or software as a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

When migrating away from cloud is the right thing to do

Sometimes it can pay to buck the trend. That's what Evanston, Ill.-based Presbyterian Homes found when it decided to move away from a cloud services set up for its HR department and to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

‘New IT’ vs ‘Old IT’: Cloud computing’s technology disruption

The transition from "Old IT" to "New IT" is accelerating. And, the discussions about what this means to organizations can be passionate at times  ̶  particularly around cloud computing. We are increasingly hearing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

The untapped potential of the surveillance camera

Don’t call them security cameras. Closed-circuit television cameras suffer from typecasting: the grainy VHS footage, shoplifters caught on camera, suspects leaving the scene of a crime. Of course, I certainly won’t deny or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2014 Robert Moore

Cloud is a business strategy and a technology strategy: PayPal CTO

With over 143 million active customers and $125 billion in total payment volume, PayPal is one of the largest financial clouds in the world. With this level of success, PayPal is a company

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Salesforce Wear integrates CRM with Google Glass, Pebble smart watch

Cloud software vendor Salesforce.com Inc. has released a developer pack for wearable technology that includes six "starter apps" for devices such as Google Glass and the Pebble smart watch. Announced on Tuesday, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Jump to the cloud with IBM, literally

[Sponsored] The IT heroes of mid-size organizations may often feel like they're jumping through hoops as they work to find the best technology platform for their business to run on. IBM Corp. wants

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Amazon extols cloud virtues at Computex

TAIWAN -- The world descended yesterday on Computex once again so that companies both large and small could show off their products and services as they hope to grow their businesses. Shane Owenby the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Eric Floresca

Microsoft and Salesforce announce partnership, new mobile apps

Salesforce.com will be bringing its cloud-based CRM service to Windows Phone and more closely integrating it with Microsoft Corp.'s Office 365 service as the two software firms announced a partnership today. The partnership

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

World Vision personalizes web experience with Webtrends on Demand

Here's a riddle for you: given the choice between buying three guinea pigs for $35 and buying one goat for $100, when is the goat the most commonly selected option? When visitors to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

First look at IBM’s new mobile-friendly Concert and analytics apps

IBM Corp. announced yesterday it is bearing new fruits from several of its analytics software acquisitions over the years, offering mobile access to IBM Concert and a new data-crunching piece of software. From

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

NetSuite builds on cloud legacy with 3 key business development planks

SAN JOSE -- My first cloud computing conference, and the anticipation of the crowd is palpable as people from around the globe have gathered at SuiteWorld 2014. The Commonwealth is well represented –

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2014 Marylka Empey