Collaboration & Communications Software News
Amazon Testing Private Cloud Waters With Cloud Storage Hardware Appliance
3:35 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Fresh off its CIA private cloud win over IBM, Amazon is testing out a cloud storage hardware appliance that would let enterprises use the AWS cloud for backup and disaster recovery.
Meet The New Mozy: File Sync, Per-User Cloud Storage
12:00 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
New integration between file sync and data protection and an emphasis on allocating cloud storage on a per-user basis strengthens EMC's Mozy in the business IT market.
CEO Benioff Says Former Oracle Sales VP Doing 'Phenomenal' Job At Salesforce
4:39 PM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
Keith Block, the longtime Oracle sales exec who famously trashed Sun's hardware, has been doing a bang-up job at Salesforce, says Marc Benioff.
Salesforce's Benioff: More APIs Will Spark Mobile Development Frenzy
5:47 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
In his annual Dreamforce keynote, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks about how the company's new upgraded platform will help both developers and customers get more business done using mobile devices.
8 Startups That Stood Out At Amazon's AWS re:Invent Show
12:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
CRN walked the expo hall at Amazon's recent AWS re:Invent conference in search of innovative products and services that work with its public cloud. Here's what we found.
Salesforce Expands APIs, Rolls Out New Platform For Mobile Developers
5:02 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Salesforce.com has been courting mobile developers for a while, but now it's getting serious by casting its SaaS system as a platform for ISVs and developers.
Many Happy Returns: Why The Move To Bring Jobs Back To The U.S. Is A Boon To The Channel
9:00 AM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Manufacturing will never return to the halcyon days of the 1970s. But the so-called reshoring movement is gaining steam and for solution providers who base their business on being fast and nimble, that's a huge advantage.
VMware To Amazon: Welcome To The Virtual Desktop Market, Frenemy
8:15 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
With Amazon Web Services taking aim at the virtual desktop market, VMware and Citrix say they're happy to see the newcomer. But VMware is also going to be competing with AWS.
Amazon Unveils 'Kinesis' Big Data Service, Expands Tools For Cloud Developers
4:44 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
On day two of Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels brings out the heavy artillery with new tools and services for mobile and cloud developers.
Why Salesforce.com Isn't Just For CRM Anymore
3:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
Bluewolf, a leading Salesforce partner, surveyed customers about their use of the Salesforce cloud platform and made some surprising discoveries that highlight the opportunities for solution providers.
Amazon Web Services Chief Pokes Fun At IBM, Says CEO Bezos Bullish On AWS Cloud
8:21 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
IBM took to Las Vegas, where Amazon is holding its AWS Re:Invent conference, and plastered signage to try and steal Amazon's thunder and pitch IBM's cloud as enterprise-ready, but one AWS exec used Wednesday's keynote to dish the competitive rhetoric right back.
Pivotal Tries To Steal Amazon's Thunder With Commercial Cloud Foundry Launch
10:33 AM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
As Amazon holds its annual developer conference, Pivotal launches its commercial version of the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service for building cloud apps.
7 Things The Judge Didn't Like About IBM's CIA Cloud Legal Battle With Amazon
10:15 AM EST Tue. Nov. 12, 2013
As the dust settles from Amazon's eight-month legal battle with IBM over a prized CIA cloud contract, the judge in the case calls out IBM for the legal tactics it employed.
Report: Elop Would Bring Office To Apple, Google Devices If Named Microsoft CEO
8:12 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
If Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is named Microsoft's next CEO, he'd depart from tradition by green lighting Office on iPhones, iPads and Android devices, according to a report.
Microsoft Bundles Yammer With Office 365, Recruits Partners For Enterprise Social Sales Blitz
1:47 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
Microsoft, which paid $1.2 billion to acquire Yammer last June, launches partner program to get the channel involved in selling and evangelizing the social networking technology.
Partners See Widening Cisco-VMware Rift
7:25 PM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
Partners say the tension is building in the sales trenches between Cisco and VMware as the software-defined networking (SDN) war heats up.
IBM Takes Shots At Amazon Web Services In New Cloud Marketing Campaign
3:16 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
IBM lost its battle with Amazon over a $600 million cloud contract for the CIA, but it's keeping the pressure on AWS with a new cloud marketing campaign.
9 Things You Might Have Missed From Oracle's Annual Shareholder Meeting
2:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
Oracle executives fielded a wide range of questions during the company's annual meeting with shareholders. Here are some points that were made in the Q&A that warrant further attention.
Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Discounts To Keep Customers Away From Amazon
6:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 04, 2013
Microsoft officially takes wraps off new Windows Azure discounts for customers that sign three-year volume licensing agreements. Will that be enough to keep Amazon at bay?
Oracle Shareholders Think Larry Ellison, Other Execs Are Overpaid
7:11 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
Oracle shareholders re-elect all current board members but vote down a non-binding measure on executive pay packages for the second consecutive year.
Proxy Advisory Firm Urging Microsoft Shareholders Not To Re-Elect Board Director Thompson
8:37 PM EST Tue. Oct. 29, 2013
John Thompson, the longtime IBM and Symantec exec who's now running cloud startup Virtual Instruments, has a conflict of interest, according to a proxy advisory firm.
Oracle Luring SAP Business ByDesign Customers With Free Cloud ERP Offer
7:53 PM EST Mon. Oct. 28, 2013
Oracle steps up its ERP game by offering customers a free year of cloud ERP on a new 3-year contract, and the target is SAP Business ByDesign customers.
10 Illuminating Points From Microsoft's Q1 Earnings
4:30 PM EST Mon. Oct. 28, 2013
Microsoft just turned in quarterly results that investors loved. Can it keep up the momentum in the healthy parts of its business and carry that over to the ones that aren't doing as well?
Microsoft Surges In Q1 On Surface Tablet Sales, Enterprise Licensing Growth
8:29 PM EST Thu. Oct. 24, 2013
Microsoft silences critics with solid enterprise growth in the first quarter, but the biggest surprise is that Surface tablets, even the Windows RT model, are seeing an uptick in sales.
Pivotal Updates Hadoop, Launches Self-Service Big Data Product For Enterprises
6:44 PM EST Thu. Oct. 24, 2013
Pivotal, the EMC-VMware big data spin-off, has rolled out a pair of new tools aimed at helping enterprises access data and letting end users extract more business value from it.
CHANNEL SERVICES >>