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Oracle sets sights on IaaS market as it reports 49% cloud growth

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Oracle has reported its 2016 Q4 results stating growth over the period declined 1% to $10.6 billion, though its cloud business grew 49% to $859 million.

Wipro and Xactly partner to increase customer sales performance

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Wipro and Xactly have launched a new partnership to offer sales performance management solutions to customers as a SaaS model.

More than just a low sticker price: Three key factors for a successful SaaS deployment

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In its infancy, business benefits of the cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model were simple: save on expensive infrastructure, while remaining agile enough to scale up or down depending on demand. Yet as cloud-based tools become ubiquitous, both inside and outside of a workplace, measuring success extended beyond simple infrastructure savings.

Microsoft grows in SaaS market but Salesforce still leads the way

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New findings from Synergy Research Group highlight Microsoft is growing healthily in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market segment, but Salesforce is still market leader.

Microsoft moves Dynamics AX into the cloud

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Microsoft says the latest incarnation of Dynamics AX will mark its transformation from a packaged application to a cloud service.

How data classification and security issues are affecting international standards in public sector cloud

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Cloud technology is rapidly becoming the new normal, replacing traditional IT solutions. The revenues of top cloud service providers are doubling each year, at the start of a predicted period of sustained growth in cloud services.

EverString raises $65 million for predictive marketing push

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Predictive marketing SaaS company EverString has raised $65 million in venture funding for market expansion.

Software and platforms as a service driving our growth says Oracle

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Oracle’s latest quarterly results show the increasing strategic of importance of revenue from cloud software and platforms as a service, according to the vendor.

Accenture, Oracle form business unit to accelerate cloud uptake

Accenture and Oracle are forming a business unit to accelerate cloud  uptake

Oracle and Accenture are teaming up to create a joint business unit that will help mutual customers move more quickly onto (mostly Oracle) cloud platforms.

Cloud security vendor Adallom secures $30m from HP, Rembrandt Venture Partners

Adallom secured $30m in new funding this week from HP Ventures among others

Cloud security service provider Adallom announced this week it has secured $30m in a series C funding round led by Rembrandt Venture Partners, with participation from Hewlett Packard’s new investment arm HP Ventures, which the company said it would put towards research and development.

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