Tags: SaaS

Is Oracle evolving?

Oracle is a company that CIO’s often have strong opinions about. Their sales representatives in the past were often seen as arrogant and their prices beyond reach. The impression was that if you weren’t spending seven figures or more then you were beneath their notice. People using their services said they were professional and got the job done…

Docusign SaaS hypergrowth veteran Daniel Springer as CEO

Docusign has appointed the Daniel Springer as CEO. This is the first full-time role for Springer since the sale of Responsys to Oracle for $1.6bn. Springer commented: “DocuSign has delivered tremendous value for hundreds of thousands of companies and millions of consumers around the world by providing them with a faster, easier and more secure set…

Mark Hurd: 8 predictions for IT by 2025

In his keynote speech at Oracle CloudWorld, Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle gave eight predictions about the world of IT. His list covered things he expects to happen in the IT industry by 2025. The predictions are what is driving the Oracle direction as it readies itself to meet the demand forecast by these predictions. Were these predictions bold,…

Oracle reveals new PaaS and IaaS options

Oracle announced enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform this week at Oracle CloudWorld in New York. It strengthens two of the four foundations for the Oracle cloud strategy. Thomas Kurian, President, product development at Oracle explained: “The four platforms are: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service)…

Anytime Collect adds NetSuite and Express edition

e2b teknologies has announced that it has integrated Anytime Collect into NetSuite cloud ERP. Anytime Collect is a well established accounts receivable management application. CEO and owner Bill Henslee of e2b teknologies commented: “NetSuite is one of the fastest growing cloud ERP solutions on the market, and Anytime Collect is one of the fastest growing…

Hey Xero, who is the best accountant for me?

Finding an accountant for a small business is traditionally done by geography rather than suitability. Xero have changed that with the launch of the new version Advisor Directory. They have also launched a chatbot, Hey Xero. The directory aims to help companies find the best accountant, bookkeeper or advisor for them. SMB owners can enter…

Business Leader interview with Mark Geene

Mark Geene is the founder and CEO of Cloud Elements. He has worked in enterprise software companies including IBM and Oracle. Cloud Elements is his third startup company. Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration platform that enables developers to publish, integrate, aggregate and manage all of their APIs through a unified platform.  ET: Who…

SME must adapt to digital economy

Security and managed services vendor Octree has warned SMEs that they need to take cyber security more seriously. This warning is contained in details of a speech from Tony Richardson, Managing Director, Octree. It is to be given on Friday 18th November to members of the UK200Group made up of chartered accountancy and law firms.…

Accenture to help push Oracle IaaS

Accenture and Oracle has extended agreement to help make good Larry Ellisons commitment to IaaS. On Sunday Larry Ellison claimed that Oracle would be aggressively pushing into the IaaS space. The intention being to topple AWS from its lofty perch. A second announcement from Accenture and Oracle seems to back that up. The two companies…

Is the sun rising at Oracle on cloud?

Oracle announced strong Q1 2017 results last night. Total revenues were up 2% to $8.6 billion. It was the growth in cloud revenues that delivered the biggest uplift. SaaS and PaaS revenues grew 82% in constant currency to $815 million (Non-Gaap). Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) growth was a more modest 10%. However, Larry Ellison,…