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Salesforce and Google Apps

The announcement of Salesforce for Google Apps has again raised questions about why Google hasn’t been successful in getting major corporations to widely deploy its Web-based productivity applications, particularly the Google Apps Premier Edition.

Traditional CRM vendor fights back


Traditional CRM vendor fights back by integrating SharePoint, Outlook.  Microsoft may be engaged in a price war with Salesforce.com, but traditional server-based CRM vendors have hardly rolled over and cried uncle.  Today, CDC Software announced...
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Executives talk about the problems in Enterprise SaaS


There were 2 very interesting SaaS discussions organized during the Always On Summit at Stanford. One session was titled ‘Will the Next Salesforce.com Please Stand Up?’ and the other was titled ‘Will SaaS Disappear in the...
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What PaaS Should Learn from the August 2003 Blackouts


We’re in an interesting transition within the software space. Specifically, we’re all in agreement that SaaS is changing the industry in a very positive way. More importantly, however, is the recent evolution of platform as a service (PaaS), which...
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Now that’s a Big PaaS Market


Prominent industry observers such as Dion Hinchcliffe, Phil Wainewright, and McKinsey have been busy lately discussing the rapidly evolving “platform as a service” offerings from companies such as salesforce.com, Amazon, and Google. One frequently...
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Cross Salesforce.com and Amazon S3?


You get Appirio Cloud Storage for Salesforce.com, a new SaaS offering from Appirio that taps Amazon S3 to extend the storage capabilities of Salesforce.com. (We toyed with calling it SalAmaForce3 but didn't really see that...
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SaaS Vision is About More Than Just "the Suite"


The integration among SaaS solutions described in Phil’s initial blog could be built by an integrator for a specific customer, or provided as an “integration as a service” offering to the market, by Appirio or another third party. We take a...
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