The first fiscal quarter for the business software giant Oracle is usually an uncertain one. Historically speaking, its fourth quarter is always the strongest as sales teams close deals they’ve been working on for months. 305 more words
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If there’s one thing that Zach Nelson, the CEO of the cloud business software firm NetSuite, likes to do, it’s make fun of SAP.
Borrowing a page from the book of Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO who backed the company’s founding and remains its largest shareholder, Nelson’s disparaging of the German software giant is a recurring feature of NetSuite earnings conference calls. 205 more words
There was a time when a designer might say “A camel is a horse designed by committee.” It was a disparaging metaphor to warn you of what would happen if you designed anything by a committee with no unifying vision. 705 more words
HubSpot, the IPO-bound company that makes marketing software that runs in the cloud, expanded into two new lines of business today.
For years it has focused mostly on the practice of helping midsize companies generate sales leads — that’s essentially what marketing is, after all. 262 more words
Hewlett-Packard took another step back into the mergers and acquisitions market, since its disastrous $11 billion acquisition of the software firm Autonomy, announcing today that it will buy cloud software startup Eucalyptus Systems. 360 more words