Posts Tagged ‘Oracle’
EMC’s chief vows to grow channel business and insists rival vendors do not threaten the storage giant.
Last year, Salesforce’s worldwide CRM software annual revenue grew 26 percent to $2.5 billion, overtaking SAP’s CRM sales figure of $2.3 billion, which only grew by 0.1 percent over the same period. The pair’s market share for 2012 stood at 14 and 12.9 percent, respectively.
Mark Hurd, Oracle’s co-president, says he wants to make Oracle easier for customers to do business with and, ultimately, become a net-promoter of Oracle products and services. For Oracle partners, there a potential boom and bust in this vision.
Cloud backup firm Carbonite is maintaining its competitive edge in its core SMB market with the launch of its database backup product touted as an add-on to its existing solutions. The move is likely one of many differentiating measures for the Boston-based firm as cloud backup markets heat up
Oracle is betting on high-performance servers integrated with database software as it seeks to reverse the slide in hardware sales and take market share away from rivals IBM and HP.
Oracle’s longtime channel leader is heading to Microsoft to become president of North America sales and marketing, opening more questions about where Microsoft is going next.
Hardware business continues to tank as cloud and new subscription sales disappoint.
Michael Dell’s plans to quietly take his namesake company private have hit another snafu after being dealt a blow by private equity firm Blackstone Group.
French IT giant Bull Information Systems launched a formal channel program with the help of VMware to bring its high-performance, virtualized Bullion servers to the U.S. market. The new program is part of a gradual global expansion for the server line that competes with IBM, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard.
Sage Group officials last week insisted the global software maker remains committed to its CRM business despite announcing the sale of a number of its CRM products.