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NetSuite and Dun & Bradstreet Form Strategic Alliance

NetSuite Cloud with Accurate, Relevant Commercial Data to Help Speed Decision Making, Planning NetSuite Inc., one of the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced an agreement with Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) to provide NetSuite customers direct access from within its cloud-based business management suite to relevant B2B data drawn from the world’s largest commercial database. Having easy access to a ... Read More »

Baidu Invests in Keru Cloud

Baidu has invested $11 million in restaurant management SaaS startup Keru Cloud. The startup aims to become an all-in-one solution for restaurants and other businesses that are going digital. It currently has about 3,000 restaurants as clients, and plans to increase that figure to 20,000 by the end of this year. Baidu told Tech in Asia that Keru Cloud “fits ... Read More »

Microsoft Is Said to Evaluate Possible Bid for Salesforce

Microsoft Corp. is evaluating a bid for Salesforce.com Inc., after the cloud software provider was approached by another would-be buyer according to industry sources. Salesforce, which has a market value of almost $50 billion, is working with two investment banks to determine a response to approaches.  The San Francisco-based company’s options could include rebuffing any buyer, or working out a sale, people ... Read More »

Accenture Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) to ‘Move Mountains of Ore’ at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto, a global diversified mining company, will move to a ground breaking information systems and technology (IS&T) delivery model, partnering with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to shape and deliver the transformation.  The new model will migrate core enterprise IS&T systems to an “As-a-Service” solution based in the cloud. It also incorporates consumption based pricing to ensure costs are fully flexible ... Read More »

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities

IBM announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a leading provider of scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s development of next generation cognitive computing applications.  The acquisition also significantly expands the Watson ecosystem, welcoming 40,000 developers that have innovated on the AlchemyAPI platform to the IBM Watson developer community. Financial terms of the deal were ... Read More »

Salesforce Adds Capabilities to its Marketing Cloud with Predictive Decisions

Salesforce has added capabilities to its Marketing Cloud with the release of Predictive Decisions, which will give marketers greater power to make use of data to organize their campaigns. Predictive Decisions includes three key improvements. The Collect Beacon feature allows companies to insert a line of java script into their Web sites or mobile applications to observe and track consumer ... Read More »

Baidu Reorganizes into Three Major Business Groups

Mobile Service Business – Emerging Business Group – Search Business Group Robin Li, founder of Baidu.com, announced via an internal email that the company will integrate its existing business groups and business units into three major business groups. Baidu has confirmed the news and indicated that the three major business groups will be a mobile service business group, emerging business ... Read More »

Penton Acquires iNET Interactive

Penton announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.  Industry sources expect these segments to experience annual growth of 25-30% in the years ahead.  “A core element of our strategy is creating scaled positions in advantaged sectors.  This acquisition doubles ... Read More »

FICO Introduces New FICO Analytic Cloud Partner Network

FICO invites early adopter partners and developers to join the new program to create, market and sell their wares in the FICO Analytic Cloud and marketplace FICO introduces the FICO® Analytic Cloud Partner Network.  The new program will provide independent developers and data providers with everything they need to create, market and sell analytic development tools, decision management technology, analytics-powered ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes WelinkData as a Full Member

WelinkData has built China’s largest supply chain data network because we has the world’s leading supply chain collaboration and B2B software. Through the efficient data collection, data exchange, data processing and data analysis, to help tens of thousands of enterprise realize the demand driven supply chain. The customers include a large number of CPG, high-tech electronic appliances, retail, automotive, telecommunications, ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

Salesforce.com announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device. Companies can now quickly deploy sales, service and marketing analytics, or build custom mobile analytics apps, using any data source—empowering everyone ... Read More »

Acxiom and Hearst Magazines Inks New Deal – Expands Relationship to Bring Marketing Services to the Cloud

Increased Efficiencies and Long-term Competitive Advantages among Key Benefits Acxiom® announced an expanded relationship with long-time client Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest magazine media companies. Under the terms of this new agreement, Acxiom will be responsible for bringing Hearst Magazines’ marketing services platform to the cloud. Acxiom will lead the migration of Hearst’s database hardware and software to Amazon ... Read More »

Demandbase Introduces Sales Accelerator on Salesforce AppExchange

Demandbase receives investment from Salesforce Ventures, salesforce.com’s corporate investment group Demandbase announced the launch of a new application on the Salesforce AppExchange, Demandbase Sales Accelerator. Built expressly for B2B sales and marketing teams, Sales Accelerator automatically pushes critical account insights harvested from advertising and web site traffic into the Salesforce1 Platform. By converging these disparate data sets, Sales Accelerator helps bridge ... Read More »

Demandbase Expands Operations

Demandbase, Inc. announced the expansion of its East Coast headquarters in New York City, a new European cloud infrastructure and the addition of two senior level executives.  The two new senior executives: Frank Matticola, Vice President of Media Sales, and Tat Ng, Senior Vice President of Engineering, join a workforce that has grown by more than 50% in 2014. These ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet and Oracle Partner to Bring B2B Data to Oracle’s Cloud Solutions

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), and Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced they have partnered to extend Oracle’s Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings by integrating Dun & Bradstreet’s commercial business, social and professional contact data into Oracle’s cloud applications.  The strategic relationship is an extension of both companies’ shared goal to enable their customers to make smarter, more informed decisions across the enterprise. “Today’s customers are seeking solutions that ... Read More »