But if I knew how to manage my portfolio safer and smarter than most hedge fund managers, I could realistically grow my wealth.
Why MICROS Systems fit into Oracle’s acquisitions strategy
In June 2014, Oracle (ORCL) announced its acquisition of Micros Systems for ~$5.3 billion. Oracle noted in its statement that the addition of Micros will extend Oracle’s offerings.
Oracle Corp. (ORCL)—a leader in traditional enterprise software—is in a crucial position. Its upfront on-premise license revenues are being cannibalized by recurring cloud-based revenues.
Oracle has been known to acquire companies for their domain expertise. Through this acquisition, Oracle adds another useful cloud service business to its offerings and a well-defined digital media market niche.
Oracle (ORCL) runs its cloud products on its own database to leverage its leadership in the database software market. Oracle introduced its Database 12c version in 2013.
On September 18, 2014, after the market closes, Oracle (ORCL) will announce its 1Q15 results. Q1 is usually considered Oracle’s strongest quarter.
A study by Computer Weekly and Tech Target predicts that IT budgets in Europe will increase at an average rate of 3% in 2014. The increase is expected to be propelled by investments in cloud computing and data analytics segments.
Information technology is a knowledge-driven industry. So, to deepen domain expertise and expansion of companies’ presence, partnerships and deals are a common strategy.
Salesforce Ventures is the venture capital arm of Salesforce.com (CRM). It invests in the next generation of enterprise technology. By making these investments, it helps companies connect with their customers.
On September 9, 2014, Apple (AAPL) unveiled its “Watch,” the company’s first product in the wearable technology market. It has a rectangular look with an extremely customizable design.
Salesforce.com (CRM) announced a collaboration with Accenture (ACN. Both companies share an equal passion about wearable technology ruling the market in the future.
In the consumer electronics market category, wearable technologies have generated significant consumer interest. It’s estimated that the convergence of wearable connected devices, cloud services, and social networks will unlock real value for users by providing an increased context that digital services have been lacking to an extent.
The arrival and adoption of internet and mobile revolutionized the whole world. It seems now wearable technology coupled with smart connected devices is poised to change how enterprises interact with people product and processes.
A smart wearable device can be described as an app-enabled computing device that is worn on, or otherwise attached to the body, while being used. Wearable devices are always accessible at any time, with a constant interaction between the user and the device. The devices can either work independently or in conjunction with an external platform like a smartphone or media tablet.
Force.com is the company’s in-house developed PaaS. It’s a visual tool for creating and integrating applications on the Salesforce platform. Force.com’s focus is to help developers build employee-facing applications on top of data collected from the Salesforce.com ecosystem, including CRM and Sales Cloud.
Recently, Salesforce.com (CRM) has been quite aggressive in its acquisitions to build its applications portfolio. To further expand its presence in the cloud space, it acquired Heroku in 2010 for $212 million. Heroku is developed on open source technologies like Ruby, Node, PHP, and Python.
In 2010, Salesforce.com (CRM) entered the cloud 2 app market with Salesforce Chatter. Chatter is a cloud 2 app. A cloud 2 app is a social, mobile, and real-time app that’s used by all employees across their company for collaboration purposes.
Salesforce1 Community Cloud is Salesforce.com’s fourth cloud offering after Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Service Cloud. Salesforce1 Community Cloud enables its customers or partners and company personnel to interact with one another through features that make it comparable to a private LinkedIn.
With each passing day, millions of new products, apps, and devices are being connected to the Internet. Behind each of them, there’s a customer. So the importance of and need for customer engagement is like never before.
Salesforce1 Community Cloud enables customers to build and operate public websites and applications that are supported by its servers and bear resemblance to online communities. According to Salesforce.com (CRM), the community cloud is a $3.5 billion market.
On August 27, 2014,Salesforce.com (CRM) announced the launch of Salesforce1 Community Cloud. Salesforce1 Community Cloud enables companies to create trusted destinations for their customers, partners, and employees.