A Dreamforce veteran’s guide to surviving the world’s largest single-vendor conference

The first time I attended Dreamforce in 2010, I was the only Canadian journalist in attendance. There were no press handlers herding me into presentation rooms, no familiar faces from my beat back

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Five-year shift made the cloud mainstream: Peter Coffee

Over the last five years, Peter Coffee, vice-president for strategic research at Salesforce.com, has noticed an important shift in the way CIOs perceive the cloud. As part of the leadership team at the global

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

SAP acquires Concur to boost its cloud presence

SAP America Inc., a subsidiary of German multinational company SAP SE, is going to acquire Concur Technologies Inc. in a deal worth $8.3 billion U.S., helping the software maker get into the corporate

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Candice So

Hangout with Expedia’s chief product officer John Kim

Whether you’ve used it to actually book a vacation or just daydream about a trip that you never actually took, you’ve probably played with Expedia’s travel search tool at some point. Well after

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Symantec to pull Norton products together into one cloud-based suite

Symantec Corp. is going to be revamping its Norton product line this week, replacing its line of security products with one cloud-based suite. On Wednesday, Symantec announced it was going to be pulling

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: June 9th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff