Gartner’s top 10 software vendors by revenue shows ‘sea change’ for 2013

Salesforce.com is the world's fastest growing software vendor that makes annual revenue over $3 billion with a growth rate of 33.3 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to Stamford, Ct.-based analyst firm

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

Marketing point solutions yielding to platforms : Constellation

It's no longer early days for social media marketing solutions as the market is beginning to trend towards platforms offered by large vendors that can aggregate many of the features seen offered by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Oracle buys BlueKai, builds out data for its marketing platform

Oracle Corp. is buying data management platform BlueKai Inc. for an undisclosed sum, though Dan Primack of Fortune reports the amount could be around $400 million. Announcing its plans for acquiring BlueKai today,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2014 Candice So

Yes Virginia, you can resell software licenses but only in Europe!

It's just after Christmas and with the holiday spirit in mind, I want to let that "software" Santa is alive and well but only in Europe! So what's this about? Many organizations have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

3 tech predictions for 2014

Midway through the second decade of this new millennium and  the world is starting to feel like the futuristic landscape that sci-fi writers used to fantasize about. The world's knowledge is at our

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oracle acquires Responsys for $1.5 billion

Oracle Corp. will be buying marketing software company Responsys Inc., for about $27 a share, which works out to be about $1.5 billion. The U.S.-based hardware and software giant made the announcement today,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2013 Candice So

Mark Organ’s guide to creating Tesla-style $1 billion market category

This is an edited transcript of an interview between ITBusiness.ca Editor Brian Jackson and Influtive CEO Mark Organ, taking place Nov. 18 in San Francisco at the Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference. ITBusiness.ca: What do

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oracle Corp. buys content marketing firm Compendium

Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle Corp. announced this morning it has completed the acquisition of cloud-based content marketing provider Compendium in a transaction for which the details have not been disclosed. The software as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oracle marketing cloud shows first fruits of Eloqua acquisition

Oracle Corp. has released a solution integrating Oracle Social Relationship Management with Oracle Eloqua, the fruits of its acquisition of Toronto-based Eloqua Corp. back in December 2012. On Sept. 23, Oracle debuted its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 Candice So

Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud alliance targets midmarket

A company that has been known for its ferocious pace of acquisitions, business software vendor Oracle Corp. has had a busy week with deals of another sort with three different cloud computing-focused partnerships

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

2013: The year Jeff Bezos gets a toupee

What surprises does 2013 hold for the tech industry? Will Research In Motion come back to prominence with the BlackBerry 10 platform? Will Apple release yet another iPhone to an enthusiastic worldwide reception?

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Shane Schick

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Oracle hits at SAP with $1.9B purchase of Canada-born Taleo

Oracle Corp.is buying cloud-based talent management and employee recruitment software vendor Taleo for roughly US$1.9 billion, the company announced Thursday. The move comes shortly after SAP's move to acquire SuccessFactors, a close competitor

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 2

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In Part 1, we introduced Host Analytics, an enterprise software vendor that delivers a suite of corporate performance management (CPM) tools through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. We discussed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2012 Francis Moran