Software as a Service News
IBM To Offer Partners Free Access To Online Marketing Applications
6:06 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
IBM will announce at next week's SmarterCommerce Global Summit that it is providing partners with free one-year access to IBM Marketing Center.
Perficient Expands Salesforce.com Service Offerings With Clear Task Acquisition
2:16 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
The move helps solution provider Perficient grow its cloud computing services business.
SAP Ships Business Suite For HANA, Readies New Release Of Business One Apps
7:14 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Channel partners say the message form SAP is that they need to be onboard with the HANA in-memory database technology.
NetSuite: ERP 'Perfect Storm' Spells 'Huge Channel Opportunity'
6:32 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Customer demands, cloud computing and the technology refresh cycle are all helping to extend partner sales opportunities, according to a NetSuite channel executive.
The 25 Biggest Tech Companies On The Fortune 500
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Each year Fortune ranks the 500 largest U.S. corporations according to annual revenue. See how the leading companies in the IT industry made out this year.
SAP Exec To Partners: Huge Incremental Revenue Opportunities Ahead
9:24 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
In a keynote speech at Sapphire Now, SAP channel chief Eric Duffaut says partners that combine their vertical expertise with SAP's technologies will see big gains.
SAP's Sapphire To-Do List: Top Of Mind For Partners Will Be HANA, Cloud
11:01 AM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
Solution providers who'll be attending next week's Sapphire conference are looking for clues about SAP's plans for HANA and cloud software and just how they fit into those plans.
NetSuite Buy Boosts E-Commerce App Lineup
10:20 AM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
Seeing increased interest in advanced e-commerce applications, NetSuite channel partners applaud the company's acquisition of OrderMotion.
CA To Lay Off 1,200 Employees, Consolidate Development Operations
5:49 PM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
CA plans to consolidate its development operations to more quickly respond to industry trends such as the move to cloud computing and the demands of big data.
Dimension Data Joins Amazon, Rackspace With Three-Tiered Cloud Storage
10:55 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
A new option for dynamically moving cloud storage between three different tiers based on performance requirements makes Dimension Data the third cloud storage service provider to do so.
Adobe Halts Packaged Software Development, Tells Partners To Embrace The Cloud
1:53 PM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
Adobe will no longer develop its Creative Suite applications beyond the current CS 6 release, and will focus instead on its Creative Cloud applications.
Dell Buys Hybrid Cloud Management Provider
11:54 AM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
Dell adds Enstratius to its arsenal, in what could be a critical technology weapon in the battle to provide hybrid cloud management.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
1:45 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
For the week ending May 3, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
Xeround Plans Cloud Database Service Shutdown
12:20 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
While Xeround said it will "re-focus" its direction, its CEO declined to offer details about the company's future or the reasons behind its service discontinuation.
VMware Channel Chief Departs, Now Leading Partner Sales At Virtual Instruments
3:45 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
Doug Smith, VMware's highly regarded channel chief and former EMC executive, becomes the latest VMware executive to jump ship for greener pastures.
Citrix Overhauls Channel Program, Increases Sales Requirements For Top Partners
12:00 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
Citrix says its channel program changes are aimed at better compensating partners that specialize in selling cloud and networking products, as well as SaaS apps.
Eucalyptus 3.3 Brings Amazon Web Services Features To Private Clouds
4:16 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
Open source private cloud player Eucalyptus rolls out the first update since December to its platform, which supports Netflix as well as a range of Amazon Web Services technologies.
10 Hot Tech Startups For April
12:00 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
From predictive analytics to cloud and mobile application performance management to "big data" storage for SMBs, there's no shortage of startups with innovative technologies this month.
CA Sees Partner Opportunities In Hybrid Cloud Environments
11:20 AM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
At its CA World conference this week the company stepped up its efforts to help solution providers expand into managed services and hybrid IT environments.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
10:10 AM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
For the week ending April 26, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
NetSuite Reports 50-Percent Channel Sales Growth In Q1
7:15 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
CEO promises to 'surprise the market' with channel-related announcements at next month's SuiteWorld conference.
VMware Exec: Don't Confuse Our Public Cloud Trial With Production Service
7:28 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
A top VMware executive tries to clear the air over the differences between its public cloud trial service unveiled last August and the product-grade service that's slated for launch next month.
Revolution Analytics Sees Big Data Solutions Moving Into SMB Arena
6:10 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Company's new Revolution R Enterprise 6.2 edition offers new capabilities for handling huge volumes of data.
8 Signs That Amazon Is In Other Cloud Vendors' Heads
2:00 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Amazon Web Services has a multiyear head start on the competition, and everyone knows it. Some vendors are openly taking on Amazon, while others are pretending they're not. But really, they all are.
VMware Cuts Revenue Guidance After Q1 Profit Drops 9 Percent
9:02 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
VMware continues to sail through rough waters, but executives struck an optimistic tone about the upcoming Hybrid Cloud Service and NSX network virtualization releases.
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