Software as a Service News
IBM Expands Cloud App Offerings To The Executive Suite
4:58 PM EST Tue. Jun. 18, 2013
New IBM Social Media Analytics is part of a broader line of cloud software targeting 'C-Level' executives and line-of-business managers.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
2:25 PM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
For the week ended June 14, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
11:16 AM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
For the week ending June 14, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Microsoft, At Last, Offers Its Office Apps For Apple's iPhone
10:42 AM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
The new Office Mobile for iPhone is available free to Office 365 subscribers, potentially providing a boost for the cloud application suite. But Microsoft isn't offering a version specifically for the iPad.
Red Hat Offers Complete Cloud Package, Commercial OpenStack Release
7:29 PM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
Competition with VMware heats up with a new Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure package and an upgrade for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
Red Hat CEO: We've Entered A New Era Of Collaborative Innovation
10:30 AM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
In his Red Hat Summit Keynote, Jim Whitehurst argued that IT managers who buy cloud infrastructure from vendors using "closed, proprietary" development processes risk vendor lock-in.
HP CEO Whitman: Expect More Partnerships Like Google Deal
12:23 AM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
HP CEO Meg Whitman says customers will see more breakthrough deals like HP's partnership to provide Google Apps For Business as part of HP SMB IT in a Box.
HP To Bundle Google Apps For Business: Bad For Microsoft, Good For Partners
7:28 PM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
While the new HP SMB IT in a Box bundle of HP PCs and printers with Google Apps For Business gives HP a new cloud offering and Google an army of SMB resellers, it also raises questions about the long-standing HP-Microsoft relationship.
Red Hat, Progress Software Enter The PaaS Software Competition
2:43 PM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
Progress Software launches its Pacific PaaS platform while Red Hat offers a commercial version of its OpenShift software.
Channel Chief Vows Increased Partner Focus As BMC Gets Set To Become Private
2:32 PM EST Mon. Jun. 10, 2013
BMC channel partners are hopeful the company will make good on its plans to move away from its emphasis on direct sales and become more channel-centric.
Salesforce.com Hires Former Oracle Exec Keith Block As President
9:55 AM EST Fri. Jun. 07, 2013
Block will oversee Salesforce.com's global sales, customer support and consulting services organizations.
Cloud App Developer Steelwedge Preps Formal Partner Program
11:24 AM EST Thu. Jun. 06, 2013
Steelwedge, a rising star in the sales and operations planning application space, is putting together the marketing and training components of the program for a fall launch.
The Need For Speed: IBM Picks Up Cloud Provider SoftLayer
11:42 AM EST Tue. Jun. 04, 2013
IBM channel partners see benefits ahead if IBM can adopt SoftLayer's nimble business and channel processes in the fast-moving cloud market.
Microsoft CIO Out, Reorg Toward Devices And Services In?
4:22 PM EST Mon. Jun. 03, 2013
CIO Tony Scott is the third senior executive to leave Microsoft recently, joining the retiring CFO Peter Klein and Steven Sinofsky, who left last November as chief of the Windows division.
10 Hot Tech Startups For May
12:00 PM EST Fri. May. 31, 2013
From network virtualization to big data analytics to unified communications hardware, there's no shortage of startups with innovative technologies this month.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
11:55 AM EST Fri. May. 31, 2013
For the week ending May 31, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
HP Anywhere Goes Mobile, With New Development Tools For Partners
12:40 PM EST Wed. May. 29, 2013
The company's new offerings provide better ways to link mobile applications with corporate cloud systems and monitor their performance.
SAP Revamps R&D: It All Hinges On HANA
3:25 PM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
As part of the reorganization SAP will say goodbye to top cloud executive Lars Daalgard, while getting set to execute on plans to use HANA as a platform for development of virtually all new and existing products.
Citrix Is 'Going Mobile,' Opens XenDesktop 7, XenMobile To Any Device
5:29 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
The new Citrix XenDesktop 7 and Citrix XenMobile, both of which were demonstrated this week at Citrix Synergy, are targeted at businesses looking to make external and internal apps and data available to their mobile users using any type of mobile device.
Adobe Acquisition Bolsters Mobile App Development Capabilities
12:43 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
Adobe is buying Thumb Labs, a New York-based mobile application design and development company.
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.
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