cloud computing , cloud integration , Informatica , MDM , Oracle , PaaS , SaaS , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com , SAP
Tags: Brent Leary, cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, Denis Pombriant, Dreamforce, Informatica, Marc Benioff, Master Data Management, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, SAP AG, SAP integratin
Have you recovered from Dreamforce 2012? Next week I’ll be at Oracle Open World talking about cloud integration and to be honest, I’d much rather write about the Marc Benioff show than register for Larry’s World at this point. (Although, I do wonder if we’ll see the 2nd tweet from Mr. Ellison and what his position will be on all things cloud this year. Remember the @Benioff boot out last time around? Some classic tweets.
I guess like a lot of people you could say I’m stuck in the PDC (Post Dreamforce Cloud) at this point. I’ve been spending time in the Dreamforce Chatter org reviewing sessions, watching YouTube videos and reading a plethora of blogger opinion about the conference (see links below). Sound familiar?
To bring back some of the #DF12 energy, today I hosted a webinar focused on some of the Dreamforce data management highlights. The presentation congratulated the 2012 Informatica Cloudy Award winners and featured live demonstrations of two of the hottest topics at the Informatica booth:
You can download the slides and watch the recording here:
Big Data , cloud computing , data integration , IaaS , Informatica , Oracle , PaaS , SaaS , Salesforce.com
Tags: big data, Cloud integration, cloudcomputing, Enterprise architect, hybrid IT, Informatica, Informatica Cloud, SaaS Integration, Salesforce.com, software as a service
Over at ITBusinessEdge, Loraine Lawson published a discussion we had recently, which was primarily focused on the Informatica Cloud Winter 2012 release. The conversation ended up getting into the topic of “hybrid IT.” I was asked if companies are really pursuing Private Clouds and had this to say:
“If you’re Salesforce.com, you say that private cloud is like a unicorn, it doesn’t really exist and it’s everyone liking the benefits of cloud computing but feeling like there’s too much risk in terms of security and data privacy and those sorts of things. At Oracle Open World, I had several enterprise architects come up to me and say there’s two things I want to talk about: cloud computing and Big Data. And I said, so you’re an enterprise architect and you’re trying to figure out a blueprint for your company? Absolutely.
When it comes to cloud, one guy went so far as to say, “We will not do any public cloud in our company. It’s going to be 100 percent private.” And then you ask him are there any SaaS applications in your business? “Oh, yeah, they’re all over the place.” Well, good luck, right? Good luck shutting all that down and going 100 percent private, it’s just not going to happen. That’s why I think it is going to be a mix. It is going to be hybrid, whether it’s public-private, whether it’s cloud and on-premise. Hybrid is the new black.”
Accurate? Way off? I’m interested in the discussion.
cloud computing , CRM , Oracle , PaaS , SaaS
Tags: cloud computing, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle Corporation, Oracle Public Cloud, Salesforce.com, Steve Jobs, Twitter
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Yesterday I recommended that Larry Ellison read Marc Benioff’s book. It seems that he did. #Nextslide.
Here’s a summary of the Oracle Public Cloud and the Oracle Social Network – clearly ZDNET is not impressed!
And here’s how @benioff replied on Twitter. #Nextslide.
RIP Steve Jobs. A true legend. A great loss.
cloud computing , CRM , data quality , Informatica , Oracle , Salesforce.com
Tags: Andrew Mason, Clara Shih, Cognos, CRM, Customer relationship management, destinationCRM, IBM, Informatica, Innoveer, Jeff Weiner, Larry Ellison, marketing, Marketo, Sales force management system, salesforce CRM, Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, Xactly
Interested in the evolving CRM market? Planning on attending Dreamforce this month?
If you answered yes to either question, you’re going to want to take the time to read the 10th Annual CRM Market Leader award summary over on destinationCRM.
Here’s a summary of this year’s winners by category:
- Enterprise CRM Suite: Salesforce.com
- Midmarket CRM Suite: Salesforce.com
- Small Business CRM Suite: Salesforce.com
- Sales Force Automation: Salesforce.com
- Incentive Management: Xactly
- Marketing Solutions: Marketo
- Business Intelligence: IBM (Cognos)
- Data Quality: Informatica
- Open Source CRM: Sugar CRM
- Consultancies: Innoveer
The magazine also announced their CRM Influential Leaders. They are:
- Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com chairman and CEO – A Ubiquitous Presence
- Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO – The Deal Maker
- Esteban Kolsky, Thinkjar Founder and Principal – An Analyst’s Analyst
- Andrew Mason, Groupon Founder and CEO – A Group Leader
- Clara Shih, Hearsay Social Founder and CEO – The Social Butterfly
- Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn President and CEO – A Public Statement
Congratulations to this year’s winners! They are both impressive lists. See you at Dreamforce!
AppExchange , cloud computing , CRM , Oracle , SaaS , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: Cloud integration, ERP integration, Informatica Cloud, Oracle integration, Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce integration
Check out this video of Informatica Cloud updating Chatter with order status information from an on-premise Oracle ERP application.
Interesting, albeit not surprising, poll results about which CRM application is the most popular: Oracle OpenWorld CRM Smackdown!
It’s Salesforce.com by a long shot, but are Oracle, Microsoft and SAP gaining? The post goes on to ask: “Does Oracle need to own Salesforce to own on-demand CRM?”
The answer digs into market share, functionality, analyst opinion, and differentiation. Definitely worth the read.
Paul Greenberg published a great review of Oracle OpenWorld today (sessions = good; keynotes = really bad). He includes some of the main Ellison vs. Benioff sideshow highlights and provides some good details on Oracle’s CRM roadmap. CRM Market Analyst Lauren Carlson takes it step further with a summary of each vendor’s capabilities in her post: Oracle OpenWorld CRM Smackdown. She also includes an interesting survey, which is still open for input. She poses the questions:
1) Who do you view as the leader in CRM?
2) Will Oracle acquire Salesforce.com?
3) Who’s more full of it?
- It’s a tie.
You can take the survey here. The results will be interesting.