Top Ten Companies Harnessing "The Wisdom Of The Clouds"
Netsuite is a business software suite including e-commerce, CRM, accounting and ERP tools.
One of the industry's most successful online business software providers, NetSuite has a tendency to make competitive moves that are both entertaining and potentially profitable for customers. NetSuite recently promised 50% discounts to Sage Software customers who switch to NetSuite, and made a similar offer to Salesforce.com and SAP customers last year. It will even integrate with rivals' technology, for example by connecting its ERP suite to Salesforce's CRM tools (see Salesforce #10 on this list ), a move designed to lure Salesforce customers by enabling new business processes.
The Rackspace Cloud,
also known as "Mosso," consists of three major services: Cloud sites, a
platform for building Web sites; Cloud Files, a storage service; and
Cloud Servers, an Amazon EC2-like service that provides access to
virtualized server instances.
Rackspace has a long history of offering hosted data center services and is a trusted name in the enterprise. With Mosso, Rackspace is taking aim at the platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service markets, the two key areas for customers looking to build Web-hosted applications.
a set of CRM tools including salesforce automation, analytics,
marketing and social networking tools. A second major offering is
Force.com, a platform for building Web applications and hosting them on
the Salesforce infrastructure.
Salesforce.com helped pioneer the software-as-a-service market, which has now been lumped into the umbrella term "cloud computing." With Force.com, Salesforce is moving beyond SaaS into the platform-as-a-service market, which could revolutionize the way businesses build and deliver applications to end users and customers.
For those that are still having a hard time getting your head into the clouds and around cloud computing in general, this video provides the basics of cloud computing.
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