Category: Cloud Computing

UKFast invests £2.3 million in data centre upgrade

UK Fast is to invest £2.3 million in its Manchester data centre estate. The money continues the company’s investment in the North West of England. This is a timely announcement as the UK government continues to push its agenda for a Northern Powerhouse to rival London. The announcement comes a week after UK Fast announced…

Bluewolf shrinkwrap Salesforce for the SMB market

Bluewolf has announced a new program, Bluewolf Go. It helps customers complete a Salesforce implementation within 30 days at a fixed price. There are four options in the program. One is aimed at companies with little or no knowledge of Salesforce. This takes approximately 60 days and costs €40,000. The solution is only available for Sales…

SACEM and IBM look to improve music royalties

IBM and Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Editors of Music) have announced a 10 year project to develop URights. It is to be used to track and capture the value of online music for both creators and publishers. Last year Sacem tracked almost 982.5 billion download and streaming transactions. This is double the 2015…

Sur La Table moves to Oracle Xstore

Oracle has announced that Sur La Table has deployed Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service and selected Oracle Commerce. The announcement comes on the eve of NRF 2017 in New York. Replacing Legacy solutions at Sur La Table Oracle were at pains to point out that the Oracle Retail Xstore replaced a legacy solution. However that legacy…

Unit4 boosted by Jeremy Roche CPO role

Unit4 has announced that Jeremy Roche, former CEO of FinancialForce will rejoin the senior management team as Chief Product Officer. He takes over from Ivo Totev who is stepping down from the role after a two month handover. Roche served as COO at Unit4, for the first three years he was CEO at FinancialForce. He…

Ramco breaks into US logistics market displacing SAP

Indian ERP firm Ramco has announced that it has won a major deal in the US logistics market with G&D Integrated. This follows its success in the North American aerospace market. G&D integrated, a logistics firm with more than 20 warehouse locations based in Morton has selected a comprehensive Logistics ERP suite from Ramco. They…

Atlassian buys Trello for $425 million

Enterprise collaboration and development tools vendor Atlassian has acquired Trello for $425 million. As well as adding Trello’s highly successful collaboration software to its product portfolio, Atlassian gains 19 million new users and a much simpler user interface than it currently provides with its own Jira product. This is more than just a software  acquisition.…

Tod Nielsen is the new CEO at FinancialForce

FinancialForce has announced Tod Nielsen has been appointed the new CEO of FinancialForce. The company, which was set up by UNIT4 with an investment from Salesforce ventures, was previously led by its co-founder Jeremy Roche. The appointment is effective today, 6th January. Although Jeremy Roche is stepping down he will continue to act in an advisory…

Can Gumtree see better with Oracle

Oracle revealed that Gumtree is using Oracle Marketing Cloud software to increase engagement with its platform. Gumtree has a stated aim to be the #1 digital brand in the UK. Gumtree announced its aim in January 2016 when they launched their new brand. So has Gumtree grown? In January an article in Marketing Week revealed that the…

Freedom loses freedom to GCI

GCI has announced the acquisition of Freedom Communications. It is adding the unified communications specialist to a list of five acquisitions over the last twelve months. That list includes the cloud company Outsourcery who it bought only 6 months ago. Acquiring in order to grow the business in the managed services space is not unique. Both Daisy and…