Software as a Service News
New Amazon Portal Lets ISVs Dive Deep Into Marketing Campaigns
2:58 PM EST Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Amazon launches portal where ISVs get to tap into heavy-duty marketing analytics to keep track of how customers are buying and selling their cloud apps.
Expert Says New Microsoft Volume Licensing Program Could Be 'Major Departure'
5:00 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
Microsoft is wrapping up all its many volume licensing programs into a single agreement covering all customers and products. Sounds like a great idea, but details at this point are scarce.
Microsoft To Partners: We're Not Really Asking You To Destroy Surface Accessories
6:36 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Microsoft addresses partners' confusion over a document that appeared to ask them to commit to destroying Surface hardware accessories to be eligible to sell Surface tablets.
Microsoft May Expand Surface Sales To More Partners, But Requirements Are Strict
3:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
According to an email to select partners viewed by CRN, Microsoft is considering opening up Surface sales to a wider range of solution providers -- but the requirements they are being asked to meet are stringent.
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.
2013 Best Companies: What Technologies Are Most Important To Solution Providers' Future?
4:00 PM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey unearthed some insights about what categories of technologies solution providers consider most important to the future of their businesses.
Report: Government Picks HP Over Verizon Terremark To Run Healthcare.gov Website
9:20 PM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
Fresh off fourth quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations, HP has reportedly been awarded a web hosting contract for the troubled Healthcare.gov website.
8 Tech Turkeys For 2013
4:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Companies have made some bird-brained decisions throughout the year. From embarrassing mishaps to baffling blunders, here's a look at some of the biggest turkeys in tech.
Emtec Launches Wave6 Consulting, Services Practice For Salesforce CRM Customers
4:38 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Wave6's new consulting and services practice is growing with Salesforce.com and the company's SaaS CRM application platform as a new mobile application -- Salesforce1.
Dimension Data Expands Cloud Ecosystem With SaaS Solution Suite
6:20 PM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
Dimension Data announced the addition of a software-as-a-service solution suite to its cloud business to help partners adapt to a global cloud world.
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.
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.
SugarCRM Launches New Software Edition, Reports 80 Percent Sales Growth
3:51 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
Focus of Sugar UX release is on user productivity and information integration.
IBM Takes Its Cloud Marketing Campaign Behind Enemy Lines
7:39 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
IBM is so over this whole Amazon Web Services thing, and this week it boldly took its cloud marketing campaign behind enemy lines.
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.
M&A Madness: 20 Companies Looking To Make A Channel Buy
5:15 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
The list of high-profile buyers attending this year's Global IT M&A Forum has more than doubled to 60 vs. last year. Here are 20 companies looking to acquire or invest in the midmarket IT solution provider market.
CHANNEL SERVICES >>