Why Some Firms Are Hesitant to Switch to Cloud for Key Parts of Their Businesses

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Why Some Firms Are Hesitant to Switch to Cloud for Key Parts of Their Businesses

Steven Norton and Clint Boulton, writing for the WSJ: While many larger companies have turned to cloud software to manage systems like human-resources management, they are slower to adopt the cloud for applications that handle inventory management, billing and other processes they rely on to run their businesses on a daily basis. For companies using

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Oracle’s Practical HCM Cloud Appeals to PeopleSoft Customer Base

Here’s Stuart Lauchlan, writing for businessCLOUD9: In the increasingly febrile battleground of Cloud HCM (Human Capital Management), Oracle’s racked up a couple of nice deals for its Fusion HCM from existing PeopleSoft users – the kind of wins it needs to stave off competition from Workday and SAP. First up, banking and financial services group

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Finally, Some Focus Comes to Oracle Fusion

Bill Kutik talks about Oracle’s perception problem with Fusion after their five years of secrecy, what the early adopters so far look like, and how customers are slowly looking at Fusion in earnest. But an interesting subplot is the Oracle v. Workday cage match that’s going on, one that will be ultimately considered a function

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Amazon Storing More Than 49B Objects in S3

Derrick Harris, writing for GigaOm: At Structure 2011 last month, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels told the crowd that S3 was storing 339 billion objects. At this same time last year, the service was only storing 262 billion objects. One might also draw a parallel to the ever-growing cloud revenues at Rackspace, the incredible amount of computing capacity AWS adds

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Flashpoints of 2009

Jeff Kaplan (@thinkstrategies on Twitter), writing for E-Commerce Times, has an excellent list of major SaaS/cloud evolution milestones we saw in 2009.  I have included the list in its entirety below.  Jeff’s full article is here. Wheeling and Dealing 1. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) surpasses US$1 billion in revenue. Hitting this financial milestone clearly shows that

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The Top 10 Trends for 2010 in Analytics, Business Intelligence and Performance Management

Nenshad Bardoliwalla with an excellent list, but #5 jumped out at me: SaaS / Cloud BI Tools will steal significant revenue from on-premise vendors but also fight for limited oxygen amongst themselves. From many accounts, this was the year that SaaS-based offerings hit the mainstream due to their numerous advantages over on-premise offerings, and this

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An Interactive Timeline of Manufacturing and ERP Software

Over at Manufacturing Software Advice I found an interesting (and fully interactive) timeline of manufacturing and ERP software.  For anyone in the business who wants to have a nicely-summarized origin of their trade – as well as how emerging technologies are changing the market’s plate tectonics – this timeline is an excellent primer.  Recommended. Like

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