Feb
11
2020
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Infosys is acquiring Simplus for $250M to grow its Salesforce consulting arm

Infosys is a huge consulting organization based in India, which works with clients as they implement complex software integrations. Today, the company announced it was buying Simplus, a Salesforce integration consultant, for $250 million.

The company, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, launched in 2014 and has raised almost $50 million, according to Crunchbase data. It brings a wide range of Salesforce consulting, training and integration services along with general Salesforce expertise, which Infosys hopes to put to work.

The acquisition follows the purchase of Fluido, another Salesforce consulting shop, in 2018. The moves suggest that Infosys wants to build deeper expertise around Salesforce and make that a key piece of its consulting operations moving forward.

Brent Leary, a CRM industry veteran, who is owner at CRM Essentials, says that Simplus is well-positioned in the Salesforce ecosystem to capture lucrative cloud integration services, and it should help expand Infosys’s Salesforce consulting arm. “By acquiring Simplus, it allows Infosys to grab more market share, while extending Salesforce capabilities to offer existing clients,” Leary told TechCrunch.

Ravi Kumar, president at Infosys, sees it in similar terms. “Simplus will be a valuable addition to the Infosys family. Complementing our industry knowledge and existing Salesforce footprint with their strong presence in key markets, deep Salesforce consulting and advisory expertise will help accelerate the transformation journey of incumbent companies,” Kumar said in a statement.

Holger Mueller, an analyst at Constellation Research, says Simplus should especially help in the area of Quote-to-Cash, that period after the sale when quotes are shared, contracts are signed and cash is collected on the sale. “It creates the opportunity for Infosys to break out of the vendor services silos and connect its Salesforce services with its ERP services (SAP, Oracle),” he said.

The deal is expected to close in Infosys’s fiscal 2020 fourth quarter. Per usual, it is subject to standard regulatory approval.

Jun
20
2019
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Percona Cloud Cover – For a Successful Migration to the Cloud

Percona Cloud Cover

Percona Cloud CoverWe are pleased to announce the launch of Percona Cloud Cover (PCC), our new customized migration solution for companies moving databases from on-premises to DBaaS and other cloud-based solutions.

We are in the middle of a seismic shift from traditional on-premises data architecture to cloud-based technology. As users become increasingly sophisticated, companies must embrace technologies that offer greater automation, flexibility, and responsiveness.

Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from on-premises data centers. Most will be migrating to the cloud and taking advantage of options such as DBaaS, which offers several major benefits:

  • Future-proofing
  • Cost savings
  • Flexibility
  • Staying ahead of the market
  • Ease of current and future operations

Leveraging years of experience, Percona’s dedicated team can advise you on the most practical and pain-free way to move your database with minimal risk and downtime.

As part of the PCC migration process, our consultants analyze your existing database architecture and make comprehensive recommendations. We provide a tailored migration plan and practical support and expertise throughout the process and beyond. We can also help identify an appropriate cloud provider, who meets your specific database requirements.

Please visit our website and download our new solution flyer to find out more.

Percona has extensive experience advising companies on the best way to con?gure, manage and run their databases. Contact us to discuss how you can stay at the forefront of technology innovation and bene?t from the ef?ciencies and opportunities the cloud brings.

To learn about how Percona can help, please contact us at 1-888-316-9775 or 0-800-051-8984 in Europe or sales@percona.com.

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Dec
12
2017
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Box launches new consulting unit to help customers struggling with digital transformation

 Box announced a new consulting organization today called Box Transform. It is designed to help companies understand that transformation requires a new way of working and thinking as an organization, beyond simply adopting new technologies like Box. Box CEO Aaron Levie says that as his company has grown, they see their mission as more than selling software. It’s about helping change… Read More

Nov
22
2017
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AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features

 Ahead of Amazon’s big AWS division Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers. And it’s releasing new features within Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s deep learning-based image recognition platform. Read More

Oct
20
2016
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India’s Wipro buys cloud consultancy and work marketplace Appirio for $500M

clouds Some more consolidation afoot in the cloud services industry, specifically around integration services. Wipro, a IT services company originally founded in India, announced that it has acquired Appirio — a consultancy focused on cloud services and cloud integration — for $500 million.
The deal confirms earlier reports of the acquisition, where the rumored price was $400… Read More

Mar
24
2016
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Want to be a superhero? Join the Database Performance Team!

database performance team

database performance team

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to fight danger, win battles and save the day! Who doesn’t? Do you want to be a superhero? Percona can show you how!

We don’t have any radioactive spiders or billionaire gadgets, but we do have our own team of superheroes dedicated to protecting your database performance: The Database Performance Team!

The Database Performance Team is comprised of our services experts, who work tirelessly every day to guarantee the performance of your database. Percona’s database services are some of our most valuable customer resources – besides the software itself. Whether it’s support, consulting, technical account managers, or remote DBAs, our support team is made up of superheroes that make sure your database is running at peak performance.

We want you to join us in the fight against poor performance. Join our Database Performance Team crew as part of the Database Street Team!

We’ll be introducing the members of our super group in the coming weeks. As we introduce the Database Performance Team (the “characters” below), we want you! We’ll be offering “missions” for you to complete: challenges, puzzles, or actions that get you prizes for success!

Your first mission: guess the identities of our secret team before we reveal them!

Mystery Character 1

Mystery Character 2

Mystery Character 3

Mystery Character 4

Mystery
Character 5

Mystery-1 Mystery-2 Mystery-3 Mystery-4 Mystery-5
Hint: Hint: Hint: Hint: Hint:
Funny, friendly, quick-witted, supporting, fast and courteous – but still able to get the job done with amazing competence. Computer-like smarts, instant recall, a counselor, able to understand a problem and the solution quickly. Technical, with clairvoyant foresight, with the knowledge and statistics to account for all issues, manages problems before they happen. Remotely all-seeing, a director, good at multi-tasking, adapts-on-the-fly, cool in a crisis. Insanely strong, can’t be stopped, hard to knock down, the product of rigorous testing, unlimited endurance.
Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I?

Follow @Percona on Twitter and use the hashtag #DatabasePerformanceTeam to cast your guess on who any mystery character is. Correctly guess any of their names or roles, and the lucky winner gets their choice of our mystery T-shirt in either men’s or women’s style.

Stay tuned, as we reveal the identities of the Database Performance Team over the coming weeks! Respond with your guess in the comments below.

Join the ranks of the Database Street Team! Fun games, cool prizes – more info is coming soon!

Some facts:*

Gartner has estimated the average cost of downtime at $5,000 per minute!

Join The Database Performance Team today!

 

 

*Source: Global Cloud-based Database Market 2014-2018

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