Welcome!

AJAX & REA Authors: Sebastian Kruk, RealWire News Distribution, Harald Zeitlhofer

News Feed Item

Customer Strategy Platforms, New App Versions, Company Partnerships, and Infringement Settlement Claims - Analyst Notes on Salesforce, Splunk, BroadSoft, Open Text, and Benefitfocus

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM),

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), Open Text Corp. (NASDAQ: OTEX), and Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

--

Salesforce.com Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, Salesforce.com (Salesforce) announced its new industries strategy called Salesforce1 customer platform to address the challenges of each sector the Company's Business Unit is managing, which is expected to accelerate the Company's growth and transform the way companies across key industries connect with their customers. According to Salesforce, the platform will focus on delivering innovative solutions for six industries namely Financial/Insurance, Health Care/Life Sciences, Retail/Consumer Products, Communications/Media, Public Sector, and Automotive/Manufacturing. The platform's core service is to engage each customer towards the industry, which might lead to increased traffic. In return, companies can rapidly implement new solutions and get the information disseminated quickly. Keith Block, President and Vice Chairman, Salesforce, said, "As we look to grow to $10 billion and beyond, our new industries strategy is a huge opportunity for salesforce.com to expand our footprint within existing customers and reach new enterprise customers. Companies across all industries are turning to salesforce.com to help them transform their business models and connect with their customers in new ways." The full analyst notes on Salesforce.com will be available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04072014/URI/report.pdf

--

Splunk Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Splunk Inc. (Splunk) announced the new version of Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange. The latest version 3.0 Splunk App, combined with Splunk Enterprise, provides real-time visibility into the health of the Microsoft Exchange environment including message delivery components and the supporting IT infrastructure. According to the Company, the features include packaged correlation and operation dashboards, dashboard builder, messaging tracking, client behaviour monitoring and capacity planning, and end-to-end visibility. Leena Joshi, Senior Director, Infrastructure Operations Marketing, Splunk, said, "The new version of the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange includes pre-built correlations between Microsoft Exchange data and data from supporting infrastructure, specifically Windows OS and Microsoft Active Directory. This delivers the most accurate picture of email service health, performance, and security and user experience across the messaging infrastructure." Version 3.0 of the Splunk App will be available on April 15, 2014. The full analyst notes on Splunk Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04072014/SPLK/report.pdf

--

BroadSoft, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, BroadSoft, Inc. (BroadSoft) announced that it has partnered with Telecom Italia to provide the communication service of its Nuvola It Comunicazione Integrata service, an integrated voice, data, and applications offer. In return, Telecom Italia will leverage the Company's BroadWorks and BroadCloud platforms, enabling enterprises to access communication channels across a variety of mobile devices with their branded version of BroadSoft's BroadTouch Business Communicator. According to the Company, these strategic move empowers Italian business and can increase employee productivity, simplify deployment and management of UC services, as well as reduce communications cost. The full analyst notes on BroadSoft, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04072014/BSFT/report.pdf

--

Open Text Corp. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Open Text Corp. (Open Text) issued a press release seeking infringement damages from Box, Inc., (Box) exceeding $268 million in the patent infringement lawsuit, as well as interest, damages for wilful infringement, and attorney fees. According to the Company, it filed a patent infringement suit on June 5, 2013 that Box infringed 200 claims across 12 patents in 3 different patent families. The complaint seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions as to Box products, as well as past and future damages. On March 26, 2014, Box demanded from the Company to provide the amount of its claimed damages. Box offered no defense to infringement of the Company's patents. A case management conference is scheduled to occur on April 10, 2014. The full analyst notes on Open Text Corp. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04072014/OTEX/report.pdf

--

Benefitfocus, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, Benefitfocus, Inc. (Benefitfocus) announced that it DRT Holdings, Inc. implemented the Company's HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE, a cloud-based portal that integrates all of DRT Holdings' benefit options in one place to support benefits administration, employee communications and compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The portal's built-in data exchange capabilities provides accuracy and consistency across various systems by automating the transmission of employee enrollment data with DRT Holdings' payroll and benefit providers, providing employers convenient access to reports on plan participation, open enrollment status and other information. Julie Smith, Human Resources Administration at DRT Holdings, said, "The technology capabilities combined with the superior support we receive from Benefitfocus more than exceeded our expectations. Our first open enrollment using HR InTouch Marketplace was successful and we are pleased to have this software available as we face new challenges as a growing company and with the introduction of the ACA." The full analyst notes on Benefitfocus, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04072014/BNFT/report.pdf

--


About Analysts Review
We provide our members with a simple and reliable way to leverage our economy of scale. Most investors do not have time to track all publicly traded companies, much less perform an in-depth review and analysis of the complexities contained in each situation. That's where Analysts Review comes in. We provide a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters. Situation alerts, moving events, and upcoming opportunities.

--

=============

EDITOR NOTES: 

  • This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.
  • Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Nidhi Vatsal, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.
  • This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.
  • If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at pubco [at] AnalystsReview.com.
  • For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at compliance [at] AnalystsReview.com.
  • Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to research [at] AnalystsReview.com for consideration.

COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE 

Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Analysts Review. An outsourced research services provider represented by Nidhi Vatsal, CFA, has only reviewed the information provided by Analysts Review in this article or report according to the Procedures outlined by Analysts Review. Analysts Review is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.

NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE 

Analysts Review makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.

NO WARRANTY OR LIABILITY ASSUMED 

Analysts Review is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Analysts Review whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Analysts Review expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Analysts Review does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.


AnalystsReview.com

SOURCE Analysts Review

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Cloud Expo Latest Stories
The 16th International Cloud Expo announces that its Call for Papers is now open. 16th International Cloud Expo, to be held June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
14th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured three content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, and DevOps led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the IT ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore’s Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, to discuss how infrastructure teams should be aware of the capitalization and depreciation model of these expenses to fully understand when and where automation is critical.
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 10...
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to hard drive or USB boot-up. Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products.
As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise) cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. NuoDB is involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO at NuoDB, Inc., will discuss the experiences from building, deploying and using enterprise services and suggest some ways to approach moving enterprise applications into a cloud model.
Until recently, many organizations required specialized departments to perform mapping and geospatial analysis, and they used Esri on-premise solutions for that work. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dave Peters, author of the Esri Press book Building a GIS, System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, will discuss how Esri has successfully included the cloud as a fully integrated SaaS expansion of the ArcGIS mapping platform. Organizations that have incorporated Esri cloud-based applications and content within their business models are reaping huge benefits by directly leveraging cloud-based mapping and analysis capabilities within their existing enterprise investments. The ArcGIS mapping platform includes cloud-based content management and information resources to more widely, efficiently, and affordably deliver real-time actionable information and analysis capabilities to your organization.
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will discuss bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover.
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, will discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline.
The cloud is everywhere and growing, and with it SaaS has become an accepted means for software delivery. SaaS is more than just a technology, it is a thriving business model estimated to be worth around $53 billion dollars by 2015, according to IDC. The question is – how do you build and scale a profitable SaaS business model? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jason Cumberland, Vice President, SaaS Solutions at Dimension Data, will give the audience an understanding of common mistakes businesses make when transitioning to SaaS; how to avoid them; and how to build a profitable and scalable SaaS business.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia, the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between personal and professional social, mobile and cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dramatically improve productivity, reduce collaboration costs, and increase the overall enterprise value by bringing collaboration and infrastructure solutions to the cloud.
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, will explore the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations.
Enterprises require the performance, agility and on-demand access of the public cloud, and the management, security and compatibility of the private cloud. The solution? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist(global role) for VMware, will explore how to unlock the power of the hybrid cloud and the steps to get there. He'll discuss the challenges that conventional approaches to both public and private cloud computing, and outline the tough decisions that must be made to accelerate the journey to the hybrid cloud. As part of the transition, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model will enable enterprise IT to build services beyond their data center while owning what gets moved, when to move it, and for how long. IT can then move forward on what matters most to the organization that it supports – availability, agility and efficiency.