What’s hot in CRM 2013: Strong interest in mobile for sales and service
Gartner published the report What’s Hot in CRM Applications in 2013, by Ed Thompson on June 20, 2013. The report covers areas of interest by...
Oracle and Salesforce partnership offers less than meets the eye
On June 25, 2013, Oracle and Salesforce.com sent out press releases about how they had agreed to a strategic partnership to integrate their Salesforce.com and Oracle clouds. The press release was followed up on June 27 with a press conference held by both CEOs. The announcement generated a considerable amount of press and blogosphere buzz, with the general tone being that it is game-changing.
However, nothing in the announcement...
SAP VP cloud solutions Sven Denecken: Hybrid is “picking up speed”
CloudTech caught up with Sven Denecken, VP cloud solutions at SAP at the SAP UK & Ireland Forum earlier this week, to discuss what the term ‘hybrid’ really means, the advantages of HANA Enterprise Cloud, and where SAP truly sees itself
One of the more interesting flashpoints from the opening morning of the SAP UK & Ireland Forum in Birmingham this week was at the end of Rob Enslin’s keynote.
Does cloud and big data threaten your job?
Does the Fear of the Cloud and Big Data Threaten Your Job?By Christine Heckart
What is the biggest threat to your job? Is it what you do?
Or what you don’t do?
I have a really long commute to and from work. And I when I say long, I mean an hour and a half or more long. Needless to say, I have a lot of time to listen to the news.
This week, I was listening to CNBC on satellite radio, and the show was about how fear motivates people much more than opportunity. The show used examples of big companies that...
More companies moving sensitive data to the cloud - but who's responsible?
More and more companies are transferring sensitive data to the cloud, according to the latest report from Thales e-Security and the Ponemon Institute on cloudy data encryption.
Over half (53%) of survey respondents said they were transferring such data, with a further 31% stating they were looking to push ahead in the next 12 months.
The report, one in a series of overall encryption trends, concludes that organisations, instead of not noticing the cloud security warnings, or even simply ignoring them, are...
IBM’s Big Data and Analytics portfolio needs more tailoring for life sciences
Why trade finance is moving to the cloud
The development of cloud technology is opening the door for companies in the trade finance sector to move away from the inherent constraints of paper-based processes.
In Asia, this is particularly compelling, as importers don’t need to invest heavily in hardware and software to use cloud-based trade finance solutions – in some cases enabling them to leapfrog more costly and complex ERP tools.
As such, many operators in these less mature markets are very open to working in the cloud and receptive...
Time for a change is always now
It is often said that Europeans are more conservative in their outlook with regard to change.
There are occasions when this is a useful cultural trait, like limiting the rampant commercialisation of fine heritage sites or taking care to uphold a traditional method for creating a really good cheese. But when it comes to technology resistance to change it only brings disaster.
Nowhere is this clearer than in relation to cloud computing. The “readiness for the cloud’ debate is so bound up in what we...
Bookkeeping in the Cloud
Online accounts technology is putting real-time financial controls and visibility within reach of small and microbusinesses, says Xero UK managing director Gary Turner
Just like web mail or consumer-oriented sites, online accounting software is fast, simple and user-oriented, especially when compared with traditional, desktop accounts software.
Whether a small business is just starting out or enjoying rapid growth, the easy-to-use, affordable technology brings a welcome opportunity to cut down on...