Oracle and Salesforce are new BFF. Armchair quarterbacks will be disappointed at the detente between the two companies but there is a serious intent behind the announcement of a deal which see Salesforce.com implement Oracle Fusion HCM and Financials along with strengthening its ties on the database front. This post looks at the implications for the applications landscape.
Does the Oracle and Microsoft alliance represent a significant change or a clarification of the existing market? My take is it is more of the latter than the former.
RSS advocates like myself insist that relying on social channels for enterprise content is mediocre at best. But how much enterprise news do you need, and how quickly do you need it? And is there a way to get it without wading through reams of over-marketed crud?
Ed Iacobucci, co-founder of Citrix Systems and pioneer of thin client computing, passed away today. This 1998 interview, republished online for the first time, reminds us of the clarity of his vision for what we now know as cloud computing.
Oracle's earnings miss should not surprise. The company is transitioning to the cloud. More important, it is transitioning its entire business. Comparisons with SAP are inevitable but we must wait to see how the market shakes out.