Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing market consolidation appears to be heating up with the second important acquisition announcement of the day coming from SuccessFactors who plans to buy CubeTree, a “social business platform” which permits greater communication and collaboration across organizations.
This is also SuccessFactors’ second acquisition, following its purchase of Inform in February.
Integrating social networking software into enterprise environments has been a hot topic since the idea of Web 2.0 first emerged. It has gained even greater urgency as Facebook and Twitter have become mainstream communications tools among business professionals on an ad hoc basis and corporations in a more concerted fashion.
But, the utopia that everyone is seeking is an integrated approach to social networking which embeds its capabilities into broader enterprise applications in a ‘seamless’ fashion that eliminates the integration issues, alleviates compliance concerns and encourages end-users to take fuller … Read More »