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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 that it is taking on the cloud vendors by one-upping Microsoft and tightly integrating with Microsoftís back office apps including SharePoint.

Sales & Marketing People - tell us about your CRM!


I’m writing to ask you about the CRM tools that you use, so that we can make an informed decision and share some knowledge with the community. As I’m also doing some due diligence for Adaptive Path, I can also share some of what...
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Now thatís a Big PaaS Market


Prominent industry observers such as Dion Hinchcliffe, Phil Wainewright, and McKinsey have been busy lately discussing the rapidly evolving ďplatform as a serviceĒ 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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May the Force.com Be with You


There has been no lack of stories about Force.com , the new platform-as-a-service offering that Salesforce.com announced in 2007 and has been building on ever since. One analyst last week even went so far as to call Force.com a direct challenge...
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Where in the World is Appirio?


While I would like to claim that the reason this blog hasnít been updated since September is because the entire company has been out of the office solving world hunger, that isnít exactly true....
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Microsoft Files Patent for Pay-As-You-Go Computing


Microsoft has unwrapped a present for thrifty business users -- a patent application for pay-as-you-go computing that could present new dimensions for software as a service. The application applies to both PC hardware and software that could be...
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