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IDC has long expected more vendor consolidation in the robotic process automation (RPA) market, and with the largest and well-capitalized vendors out of reach, smaller vendors like Softomotive have been the most obvious targets for vendors ...
This week, Oracle announced that it has been selected by Zoom Video Communications to help it scale its growth that, at this writing, includes a jump from 10 million to 300 million daily Zoom Meetings participants in just a few months. Oracle ...
On April 10, 2020, in a rare show of united front against a novel common adversary, Google and Apple announced a joint partnership with the intent of providing an anonymous contact tracing capability for COVID-19 infections. The unique proposal ...
COVID-19 and the social distancing economy present unique challenges at every level of our personal and professional lives. When buyers stop buying, the challenges are especially daunting for marketers. The OCED estimates that consumer spending ...
On February 25, Salesforce announced FY 4Q20 and end-of-year earnings. Earnings were very strong, with total revenue of $4.85 billion for the quarter, a 34% year-over-year increase from FY 4Q19. Salesforce's 2020 fiscal year revenue was ...
Orange's strategy, as presented in London, remains anchored on a high-quality network; but it also heavily emphasizes the development of non-telecom lines of business, such as content, smart home, and financial services. Orange still mostly ...
On December 3, Salesforce announced FY 3Q20 earnings. Earnings this quarter were strong, with total revenue of $4.5 billion for the quarter, a 34% year-over-year increase from FY 3Q19. "We're now on track to double our revenue in five years," ...
In the first quarter of the company's 2020 fiscal year, Cisco announced revenue growth, increased its gross margin, and made additional share repurchases. However, the company's guidance for a revenue decline in the second quarter due to ...
Seismic has acquired Percolate for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition provides San Diego–based Seismic with stronger marketing software assets that Percolate describes as "the leading content marketing platform for the enterprise." Combining ...
Cisco continued its recent earnings streak of solid revenue growth in the company's fourth fiscal quarter, with revenue increasing 6% year over year (y/y) to $13.43 billion and GAAP income of $2.2 billion. But weakness in the company's Chinese ...
To recap, Zoom's cloud-based platform delivers videoconferencing and audioconferencing, chat messaging, webinars, and now telephony with Zoom Phone across mobile, desktop, and room systems. With popular Zoom Video, companies can leverage ...
Publicis Groupe has completed the $3.95 billion purchase of technology and marketing data provider Epsilon, first announced in April 2019. The move will significantly strengthen Publicis in technology and data, more specifically in onboarding, ...
In early June, Cisco welcomed almost 30,000 customers and partners to San Diego for its annual Cisco Live U.S. conference, where the company announced a series of enhancements to its network management products. These included a vision for ...
VMware revenue for 1Q20 was $2.27 billion, an increase of 13% year over year (y/y). SaaS comprised greater than 12% of total revenues, with 35% growth y/y. License revenue for the first quarter was $869 million, an increase of 12% y/y. Some ...
Cisco once again impressed investors with strong quarterly earnings for the third quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. Revenue growth has been consistently positive for six quarters as the company continues to execute on key initiatives, including ...
Zoho introduced its new cloud-based Commerce solution and enhancements to its marketing automation capabilities to significantly strengthen its position as an end to end customer experience platform for SMB. In addition to new products, ...
IBM continues to divest applications as it pivots to cloud infrastructure services. Business applications sold as standalone offerings (especially that don't leverage large IBM cloud deals) are obvious candidates – especially given the enormous ...
In the last 12 months, each of New Zealand's three largest telcos, Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees has announced a new CEO. These new CEOs will lead the industry to deliver 5G, fibre unbundling and new digital services.
On March 4, 2019, Salesforce announced its FY 4Q19 and end-of-year earnings. Earnings were solid, with total revenue of $3.60 billion for the quarter, a 26% year-over-year increase from FY 4Q18. Salesforce's 2019 fiscal year revenue was ...
After spending a few days with the Cisco Collaboration leadership team led by Amy Chang, it is clear that the team is focused on the pillars of collaboration that leverage the Cisco security and with new features that help people work better ...
IBM PartnerWorld, which took place in San Francisco on February 11 prior to the vendor's broader Think conference, provided the opportunity for partners to hear the latest program and strategy developments from key IBM partner executives ...
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) held its annual analyst conference named Connex19 from February 3 to 5, where it outlined its achievements from the previous year and laid out the company's future road map. The company has a multifaceted ...