By Phil Wainewright on November 28, 2012
It’s rumored that a Web entrepreneur only has to walk down the street in downtown San Francisco to attract VC funding these days. That’s probably an exaggeration, but even so, you can’t help but admire the grit of Gliffy’s co-founders, Chris Kohlhardt and Clint Dickson (pictured in their new office, below). They’ve chosen to bootstrap […]
By Phil Wainewright on November 21, 2012
I have always disliked the term ‘software-as-a-service’ because to my mind it misses the point. No one (except for a few code-crazed developers) actually wants software, either as a product or as a service. It’s a means to an end. What people actually want are answers, results and outcomes. Therefore, what they want delivered from […]
By Phil Wainewright on November 16, 2012
I was delighted earlier this week to discover Facebook is starting to charge brands to send messages to their followers. Perhaps this will spell an end to all those ridiculous competitions that encourage you to ‘like’ a product’s Face…
By Phil Wainewright on November 12, 2012
Enterprise cloud applications vendor Workday, fresh from its recent IPO, held its annual convention this week. With many of its 350 customers and 200 prospects in Las Vegas for the event, it gave a good feel for the profile of the typ…
By Phil Wainewright on October 29, 2012
Early in its history, Oracle started out as a fast-growing database start-up, becoming a case study in Geoffrey Moore’s classic Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s textbook, Crossing the Chasm. It was only later that it added an enterprise application stack and assorted platform components to eventually become the ungainly behemoth we know today. Is Salesforce.com following a similar […]
By Phil Wainewright on October 17, 2012
Here are my thoughts on the outlook for cloud in the next few years. Growth, disruption and regulation all loom large.
By Phil Wainewright on September 20, 2012
Frequent customization of Salesforce can threaten the business agility of the platform. Appirio’s new tool helps you assess the damage.
By Phil Wainewright on September 19, 2012
Rather than centering collaboration around documents, Salesforce.com’s new file syncing add-on to Chatter centers file sharing around signals
By Phil Wainewright on September 18, 2012
Instead of speeding content to users, Box Accelerator is a ‘reverse-CDN’, speeding user content back to Box.
By Phil Wainewright on September 14, 2012
UK-based software success stories have been a rare commodity and one of the most successful until its $10 billion acquisition by HP has been Autonomy. Now London-based enterprise cloud collaboration provider Huddle is aiming to follow in its footsteps. Here are some pointers to how that could work. The cloud collaboration and content management space in which […]