SAP CEO Boasts ‘We’re Better than Everyone Else’

Bill McDermott made one thing very clear in SAP’s third-quarter earnings call this morning: SAP is better than everyone else. Better than Oracle. Better than Salesforce. Better than Workday. Even...
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6 Trends Dominate the Portal Space, Gartner Claims

In recent weeks we have spent a lot of time talking about data search and discovery. While there are many ways of finding content, access through portals is still one of the major pathways. This week,...
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Do You Have to be ‘Modern’ to be a Great Marketer?

Do things that are current. You’ll win if you do. A Forrester Research study commissioned by Oracle finds that organizations embracing a modern marketing strategy make more money, are seen as industry...
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Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.18

Oracle has released a new version of its virtualization platform VM Virtualbox. Version 4.3.18 is considered a maintenance release which can be installed on top of version 4.3. The update improves stability...
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Four Lessons from Junior Soccer: Can Everyone Actually Be a Winner?

I’m a parent, and have faced that common moment-of-truth debate: should every kid on the soccer team receive a trophy, simply for participating?  Should we keep score in Little League baseball? ...
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On Heels of SAP-IBM, ISO Debuts International Cloud Standards

Just a day after the SAP-IBM cloud partnership news broke, an international standard setting body issued two standards related to cloud computing. Perhaps CEOs Ginni Rometty of IBM and Bill McDermott...
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Upcoming Webcast with Hitachi Consulting and Bain & Company: Modern Sales in the Cloud

Don't miss this upcoming webcast featuring industry thought leader Bain & Company and Oracle Sales Cloud adopter Hitachi Consulting on October 30th at 2 pm EST. Hitachi Consulting, a Diamond partner...
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SAP, IBM Steal Salesforce’s Thunder

It wasn’t if, but when. Who would try to steal the thunder from Salesforce and its Dreamforce glory? It was SAP. And IBM. Together. The enterprise software giants joined forces today.  SAP...
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Discussion Point: Who’ll Win the Digital Marketing Arms Race?

Sitecore CEO Michael Seifert caught our attention last month when he claimed the "arms race" among 1,000-plus digital marketing vendors is hurting the industry. "Frankly, I think it’s...
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Will SAP HANA + Birst Blow Salesforce and Oracle Analytics Away?

Salesforce boss Mark Benioff better have a pretty remarkable rabbit in his hat next week when he makes a much anticipated announcement about how his company will deliver big data analytics in the cloud....
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