Event Report: Dreamforce 2008 – Love is In the Clouds

(Photo: Main show floor for Dreamforce 2008 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) Over 9,000 attendees made it to the annual San Francisco pilgrimage to hear the high priest of SaaS kickoff the event.  This year’s theme focused on the future of Cloud Computing, a focus on […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 12, 2008

Vendor Event: DreamForce'08

Title: Vendor Conference: DreamForce\’08 Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Link out: Click here Description: Get Inspired We are at the tipping point of a revolution in SaaS computing- It’s transforming the way we live and work. How can you stay on the cutting edge? More importantly, how do you use SaaS to unshackle the […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 2, 2008

News Analysis: Oracle SaaS Platform Offering Adds Choice to Emerging PaaS Platform Wars

Emerging SaaS platform wars akin to on-premise middleware wars With consolidation in the middleware market fairly under way, adoption of SaaS platforms (i.e. PaaS) by solution partners represents the next land grab in the enterprise software space. Current key players include industry leaders and specialists such as, NetSuite, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Magic Software […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 23, 2008

Quarterly Financial Tracker: Dichotomy In Revenue Growth for 2008 Q2 CY Quarterly Revenues

As many main app vendors continue to lower guidance on earnings, this calendar year Q2 public company quarterly earnings analysis shows that larger vendors and specialty vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Lawson, and Deltek gain ground in license revenue growth while growth for the mid-market players now comes from maintenance and services. SaaS vendors all […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 31, 2008