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Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1 Community Cloud

Salesforce.com launched the Salesforce1 Community Cloud, defining the next battleground for customer engagement. For the first time, companies can now create trusted destinations for customers, partners and employees that are not only personalized and mobile like LinkedIn, but connected to their business processes. Salesforce.com’s ecosystem has also embraced the Community Cloud. With 4,000 consultants dedicated to the digital experience, Deloitte ... Read More »

Infogroup’s Salesgenie Unveils Sales and Marketing Solution for SMEs

Salesgenie, the cloud-based sales and marketing solution from Infogroup announced a substantial expansion of its platform to include lead management, dialer and email marketing capabilities.   Infogroup claims that it is the first fully integrated sales and marketing tool for small businesses on the market.  Salesgenie customers, which range from small mom-and-pop operations to FORTUNE 100™ corporations, can leverage a single solution ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1 Sales Reach

The solution gives sales teams access to powerful marketing tools on the go. Salesforce.com’s Sales Reach, a new solution for the Salesforce1 Sales Cloud app, aims to help sales teams overcome those challenges by not only streamlining the process of following up with leads, but also enabling salespeople to launch their own mini-marketing campaigns without having to reach out to—or wait ... Read More »

Alibaba Launches Alifun Home Entertainment Cloud Service for Families

Alibaba Group launched a family entertainment cloud plan called Alifun.  The Alifun service will enable family members to play online games, watch television programs and online videos as well as shop online at home via a cloud network that can work across any terminal device such as TV sets, mobile devices and set-top boxes.  Alibaba did not specify when the ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Announces Strategic Partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Invests for Growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom and Salesforce.com Now Strategic Partners in DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).  Salesforce.com has selected Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer unit T-Systems as the provider for the previously announced data centre in Germany, which will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources. This new data centre, salesforce.com’s first in Germany, is expected to support the company’s cloud computing services across ... Read More »

Philips and Salesforce.com in Cloud-based Healthcare Information Technology Alliance

In a move to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare industry, Royal Philips and salesforce.com announced a strategic alliance to deliver an open, cloud-based healthcare platform, leveraging Philips’ leading positions in medical technology, clinical applications and clinical informatics and salesforce.com’s leadership in enterprise cloud computing, innovation and customer engagement. Patient relationship management will be at the center of the envisioned ... Read More »

FICO Introduces FICO® Analytic Modeler

New FICO Software Gives Business Users at All Levels the Ability to Create Their Own Predictive Models in the FICO Analytic Cloud FICO introduced FICO® Analytic Modeler, model development and decision strategy software that enables a range of business users – from non-technical to highly skilled – to rapidly gain real and reliable value from their data in the FICO®Analytic Cloud. The ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics to Acquire WebEquity Solutions

Moody’s Analytics announced that it has agreed to acquire WebEquity Solutions, LLC. (“WebEquity”), a leading provider of cloud-based loan origination solutions for financial institutions.   The acquisition strengthens Moody’s Analytics’ position as a leader in loan origination software and bolsters its suite of award-winning risk management products for banks, insurance companies and corporations. WebEquity’s hosted platform is used by more than ... Read More »

Google Acquires Cloud Monitoring Service Stackdriver

Google has acquired Stackdriver which offers a service for developers to monitor apps and services on the cloud.  Stackdriver will be integrated in Google’s cloud platform team.  The teams will be working to integrate Stackdriver’s functionality so that Google Cloud Platform customers can take advantage of the monitoring capabilities, which allow customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, ... Read More »

FirstRain Releases Significant Upgrade to Mobile Apps for Personal Business Analytics

Innovative Native Applications Give B2B Sales Teams a Personal, Actionable, X-ray View of their Customer’s Business FirstRain, a leader in Personal Business Analytics™, announced the release of its third generation of mobile apps, designed to increase the revenue productivity of enterprise sales teams.  Updated versions for iPhone, iPad and Android and a new Windows Phone 8 App empower users to see ... Read More »

Demandbase Debuts B2B Marketing Cloud

Campaign tracking monitors ROI for individual accounts across the funnel. Demandbase introduced the B2B Marketing Cloud, a subscription-based platform that the company claims is the first to tie acquisition costs for target accounts to revenue.  The cloud’s centerpiece, Performance Manager, is a dashboard that allows marketing executives to view campaign performance for individual accounts across the sales funnel. “We have ... Read More »

SHIFT and Acxiom Partner to Maximize Marketing ROI by Combining Custom Audience Data and Media Buying Solutions

SHIFT, a leading marketing software company for social advertisers, announces the integration of Acxiom’s AOS into SHIFT’s Open Marketing Cloud, which provides tools for planning, optimizing and analyzing social advertising campaigns for global brands, including 10 of the top 20 largest advertisers in the world.  The integration brings data and media buying together, enabling marketers to drive more targeted campaigns ... Read More »

IBM Acquires Silverpop

At its annual Smarter Commerce Global Summit event, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Silverpop, a privately held software company based in Atlanta, Ga.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Silverpop empowers marketers with cloud-based capabilities that deliver personalized customer engagements that scale for any sized business.  Silverpop’s automated platform reduces the complexity of omnichannel marketing and makes it ... Read More »

FICO Adds Big Data Analytics for Hadoop to FICO Analytic Cloud

FICO (NYSE:FICO) has acquired Big Data analytics technology from Karmasphere, Inc.  The acquisition includes Karmasphere’s Big Data analytics software for query construction and collaboration using Hadoop data stores, together with related intellectual property. As part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, this technology will power insights from Hadoop Big Data for analysts, data scientists and business users. “Our goal is to ... Read More »

D&B Ramps Up Data and Analytics by Acquiring Fliptop’s Social Data Matching Business Unit

Acquisition expands D&B data and analytics to include social data delivered through the cloud D&B (NYSE: DNB) has acquired the social data matching business unit of Fliptop, a leader in software solutions that aggregates public web and social data.  The acquisition combines social data with D&B’s proprietary data and analytics to deliver results for a growing and global customer base. ... Read More »

Alibaba Makes Investment in Wasu

Alibaba Group reached an agreement with Zhejiang-based Wasu Group to further tap into the cultural and new media sector,  according to a statement made by Alibaba on  Weibo.  The two companies will cooperate in the development of original content, online gaming and music, as well as the cloud computing sector, Alibaba said. Wasu Media Holding Co, Wasu’s listed arm on ... Read More »