Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-08-07

  • Salesforce.com Dips Its Toe in Electronic Medical Records
    Another reason this deal is worth a mention: The big federal stimulus bill passed earlier this year includes some $30 billion in incentives for doctors and hospitals to buy and use electronic medical records. The funds are likely to drive lots of growth, particularly given that most docs still use paper records.
  • IBM union: Layoffs could hit 16,000 by year’s end
    There’s always a little bit of stealth to IBM’s workforce reductions. Layoffs are usually scattered across the country and in numbers small enough to avoid triggering state and federal mass layoff notification laws. And so it was this week, as IBM cut employees from its Global Business Services unit.
  • Top 25 Most Popular SaaS Companies
    [SAP BbD is #2 “most popular”-DBM] Our most popular list is decided by the number of votes a company receives and the amount of times their profile page has been viewed each month. This ensures that every month we provide an up to date list of the leading hosting companies.
  • Hacking NetFlix : Netflix Shares Internal Presentation on Company Culture
    Netflix posted a 128 page internal presentation on the company culture: Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture. This deck is an interesting look at how Netflix hires, fires, motivates and manages employees. The slides are short, and reading the entire presentation doesn’t take long.
  • SAP Customers Pledge Support, but Want More
    “We believe we should get that level of support without paying for MaxAttention,” she said.
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