The Salesforce.com story demonstrates that the cloud and SaaS solutions can add up to interesting business opportunities for traditional systems integrators. At the “Salesforce Customer Company Tour 2013 – London“ yesterday, 2 May 2013, the presence of a number of large SIs such as Accenture, Capgemini, CSC and Deloitte proved this. During the event I had the chance to quickly [...]
A few days ago, we had the pleasure to spend the morning with Gilles Grapinet and Charles Dehelly, Senior Executive Vice Presidents leading Atos alongside Thierry Breton.
Software AG announced yesterday it has acquired native PaaS vendor LongJump for an undisclosed sum. LongJump is one of the ‘oldest’ PaaS vendors, being on the market since 2003. The company has only 19 employees, yet it boasts a significant list of enterprise clients such as Cisco, AT&T, Nielsen, Deloitte or US Data Corp. LongJump’s cloud application development platform can [...]
EMC and VMware have yesterday launched officially Pivotal, their spin-off dedicated to Enterprise PaaS and Cloud-based Data Management. It is supposed to take a radical new approach to application middleware services, inspired from Cloud giants such as Amazon Web Services and Google. However, Pivotal is no start-up and from its creation, it was designed to take on the emerging PaaS [...]
Salesforce today announced ‘Salesforce Platform Mobile Services’, its response to the market opportunity around mobile application development. Salesforce Platform Mobile Services should smooth the development of mobile enterprise app creation and comes with support for analytics, secure access control (single-sign on based on Salesforce Identity) and other libraries of tools. As part of the ‘Mobile Services’ offering, Salesforce is rolling [...]
This morning I was surprised and at the same time exited when I learnt that Matthieu Hug, one of the most vibrant cloud evangelists in France, has sold his innovative company, Run My Process (RMP) to Fujitsu. I was however wondering what Fujitsu, a global technology provider but primarily an IT services company in Europe, was doing buying a small [...]
Salesforce.com held a “Marketing Cloud” analyst event in London last week, where we discussed its product roadmap and ambitions to become a leader in Social Marketing. Salesforce boasts that over half the Fortune 100 already use its new Marketing Cloud, including brands like Nestlé, Ford and Unilever. Many clients have come via two key acquisitions of the past 24 months: [...]
This is the latest in a series of blogs in which PAC looks at key end user accounts and analyses the dynamics likely to drive future SITS investment. Overview: The pharmaceutical group GSK is pushing ahead with a major restructuring programme in 2013 in response to some lackluster results last year. The UK’s biggest drug maker plans a £1.5bn overhaul [...]
A Universal Cloud Client consists of computer hardware and/or computer software which relies on cloud computing for application and cloud services delivery through web browsers and independently of the client device.
PAC lance le premier Cloud Index sur le marché français. Ce projet ambitieux permettra d’évaluer le taux de maturité des entreprises (représentatives de tous les secteurs) sur le Cloud tous les semestres. Pour l’élaboration de cet Index, PAC a mis en place une méthodologie permettant de quantifier le niveau de maturité en utilisant des critères d’évaluation tels que le niveau [...]