Enterprise 2.0 gets a fillip: Microsoft-Yammer, Oracle-Vitrue, Salesforce-Buddy Media


So Microsoft has spent USD 1.2 billion to buy Yammer. Few days back Salesforce acquired Buddy Media for USD 0.689 billion and about a month back Oracle acquired Vitrue for about USD 0.3 billion. That makes the Microsoft acquisition of Yammer the 3rd social media startup acquisition in last one month and a total spending … Continue reading

Cloud Strategy


(This post is triggered by John Gannon asking me a question about “the implication of VMware acquisition of Spring Source?”) IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service PaaS: Platform as a Service SaaS: Software as a Service The proposition: The proposition: The proposition: I will give you a virtual machine in the cloud which you can provision … Continue reading