Google Apps administrators can now point Google's Web analytics tools at their systems and gain detailed insight into how users are working with Google Docs and Google Sites, according to a company blog post Monday.
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On-demand business software vendor Salesforce is expected on Monday to announce Force.com Sites, an offering that lets customers create and run Web sites on Salesforce's cloud infrastructure.
Google is beefing up its enterprise strategy with Labs for Google Apps, features that Google Apps administrators can download and plug into their domains, quickly extending the collaboration suite's core capabilities.
SAP's venture capital arm has sunk an undisclosed sum of money into <a href="http://blog.linkedin.com">LinkedIn</a>, the business-oriented social-networking site.
Spending on SaaS (software as a service) enterprise applications will top US$6.4 billion this year, a 27 percent jump over 2007, and will catapult to US$14.8 billion by 2012, according to the research firm Gartner.
The ongoing global economic crisis may spark a pricing war in the SaaS (software as a service) arena, according to a major vendor in the space.
On-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite announced a new product push Tuesday, stemming from its June acquisition of OpenAir, maker of software for project-oriented organizations.
Novell has agreed to buy Managed Objects, a maker of BSM (business service management) software. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed.
Seemingly unfazed by the ongoing meltdown in global financial markets, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Friday his company will likely emerge unscathed, and in fact may "come out of this downturn stronger than we ever have before."
A new Forrester Research study that polled more than 200 SAP customers found widespread discontent over the vendor's recent decision to shift customers to a pricier Enterprise Support offering, and also provides tips on how customers can mitigate the increased cost.
Turmoil in the world's stock markets over the past several weeks and resulting concern among customers caused "a very sudden and unexpected drop in business activity" at the end of SAP's third fiscal quarter, the company said Monday.
Oracle may not deliver the first suite of its long-awaited Fusion Applications until 2010, according to Steve Miranda, senior vice president of Fusion application development.
Chuck Rozwat, Oracle's head of product development, largely deflected questions about hotly anticipated technologies such as Fusion Applications during a Q&A session with reporters at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, but did reveal more details of the vendor's plans around cloud computing.
While offering no major bombshells, Oracle announced a series of updates across its product lines on Monday, including the first patch update to its flagship 11g database.
Oracle is aiming to get the first version of Fusion Applications into the hands of early adopters in 2009, and the initial version of the software will deliver a significant chunk of functionality, an Oracle executive said during a panel session Sunday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.