Cisco to push WebEx to the channel

Honolulu, Hawaii -- Last year's acquisition of WebEx Communications will be Cisco Systems' (NASDAQ: CSCO) lynch-pin in the billion dollar software-as-a-service (SaaS) market.According to Keith Goodwin, Cisco's worldwide channel chief, Webex will give

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

Salesforce.com or SAP, which has the better SaaS?

Hasso Plattner of SAP (NYSE: SAP) and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) squared off in a debate recently over which company has the best platform to run a company's business.The event, at

Published on: April 6th, 2008 James Niccolai

SaaS vendor NetSuite launches e-commerce editions

NetSuite (NYSE: N) furthered its verticalization strategy recently with the release of two new editions of its on-demand ERP platform specifically geared towards e-commerce vendors.The San Mateo, Calif.-based SaaS developer of ERP and

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Jeff Jedras

SAP Canada launches new push in the SME space

When you think of SAP (NYSE: SAP) you probably think of big business ERP software, but Mark Aboud says the vendor's success in the large enterprise space has overshadowed its leadership in the

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

NetSuite launches suite for ISV developers

With a newly launched suite of application development tools, on-demand ERP vendor NetSuite (NYSE: N) is hoping more ISVs, VARs and software developers will build industry-specific vertical applications on top of the Netsuite

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Converting the SaaS skeptics

Not that long ago, it seemed all we heard about was software as a service. SaaS this, SaaS that. Everyone and their dog were coming up with an on-demand business strategy. And disties

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Adding a SaaS business means a new economic model for the channel

While lots of channel partners are looking to jump onboard the software as a service (SaaS) bandwagon, if they're going to be successful one analyst says a restructuring of their relationships with clients

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft Office Live Workspaces misses the mark

After an excruciatingly drawn-out development process, Microsoft's Office Live Workspaces -- the company's attempt to marry Microsoft Office to the emerging Web services “cloud” -- is finally upon us. And true to form,

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

Blink Logic no longer a Cognos partner

While Blink Logic knows it is no longer a Cognos technology partner, the Mill Valley, Calif.-based collaborative on-demand business intelligence (BI) solution provider is unclear as to exactly why that is. Cognos spokesperson

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Daptiv taps Cognos for business intelligence functionality

Won over by its Web-based architecture, Seattle-based Daptiv Inc. has selected Cognos technology as the business intelligence (BI) framework for its new project management platform. Formerly known as eProject, Daptiv's flagship product is

Published on: November 20th, 2007 Jeff Jedras

Symantec gets into SAAS market

The company cautioned that this is just an initial SAAS beta offering and will only include online backup service for disaster recovery. This is a non-paid beta and pricing will be announced later

Published on: May 8th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Carol and company

Carol Terentiak wants to tell partners about all the changes happening to Microsoft's channel program, but doesn't want to steal anyone's thunder at July's Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver. So we'll have to

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Paolo Del Nibletto