Sunday, May 29, 2022

Michael Hickins

SaaS Vendors Make Partners Pay The Freight

On-demand collaboration solutions vendor BlueTie came up with a new way to pay the bills. The company decided to stop charging customers for e-mail and calendar applications. It's...

SMBs, a Fencepost And Net Neutrality

Network neutrality has made a hash of traditional political alliances over the fundamental issue of whether the Internet should be regulated or whether tolls for faster lanes...

IBM Beats Microsoft to Meeting Space

NEW YORK -- IBM (Quote, Chart) is looking to recuperate in real-time collaboration what it has lost in asynchronous workplace tools. The Armonk, N.Y.-based software and services vendor today announced...

SaaS Versus SaaS

I attended a technology industry conference not too long ago and watched a group of executives from software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors patting each other on the back and taking pot...

Cognos Layoffs a Growing Pain For BI

Business intelligence (BI) applications vendor Cognos (Quote, Chart) announced that it is laying off 6 percent of its workforce. Cognos president and CEO Rob Ashe said the Ottawa-based company is...

SAP Pushes Compliance as Strategy

SAP (Quote, Chart) wants companies to think of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management in strategic terms. The leading vendor of enterprise software, based in Walldorf, Germany, introduced an integrated set...

Gazing Down The Glass Pipeline

Corporations are more willing to spend bucks on cross-enterprise collaboration than expected, according to a new study published by AMR Research. Spending growth on supply chain management (SCM) solutions will...

Thank SaaS For Flexible Financing

Competition from software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors has hit software vendors hard. Spending growth on new enterprise software licenses has slowed to just seven percent in 2006, versus 10 percent in...

Software Vendors Jumping on SaaS Wagon

Pioneering vendors of software-as-a-service (SaaS) have spent the better part of a decade defending their model against purveyors of traditional on-premise software. They have made their point, perhaps to their...

Will All of ISS Fit With IBM’s On-Demand Strategy?

On the face of it, IBM's (Quote, Chart)$1.3 billion acquisition of ISS (Quote, Chart)makes perfect sense. But deeper looks at ISS's product lines and IBM's customer base...

Vista Outlook Not as Cloudy?

Bill Gates is more Daddy Warbucks than Little Orphan Annie, but his new mantra might well be "The sun will come out tomorrow." The software-spending picture for the rest...

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