A timely reminder that there have been things going on other than the Ellison/Benioff reshaping of the cloud world order came with the news that Adobe's beefed up its marketing cloud credentials with the purchase of Neolane for a cool $600 million.
In the last of the big Oracle related announcements of the week, the company announces a strategic partnership with NetSuite. This is more of a win for NetSuite than Oracle in the short term but a bigger win for Oracle in its efforts to blanket the market. There are plenty of questions for customers to consider.
Last Friday, I had a lengthy and frank conversation with HCM consultant Jarret Pazahanick. I wanted to better understand what motivates Jarret's blog posts, and also dig into the customer lessons he has learned after 15 years as an HR consultant. And, yes, SAP versus Workday. Here's the highlights.
Thursday will see Marc Benioff and Larry Ellison standing together and talking in unison instead of standing apart and firing barbs at one another. Will they have answers to all the questions surrounding their new union?
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.