Systems Channel News Roundup for the week of Nov. 9-13, 2009.
Oracle develops new online training modules for partners
The global partner program allows partners to gain certifications in their areas of expertise and win recognition by Oracle Corp. and Oracle customers as preferred solutions providers.
As part of the training, partners receive information on the PartnerNetwork program and specialization benefits; details on the Oracle Remarketer, Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers; portal navigation instructions; and a migration summary.
Gartner expects SaaS revenue to rise
Gartner Inc. predicts that Software as a Service worldwide revenue should reach $7.5 billion in 2009 -- a 17.7% increase from $6.4 billion in 2008.
Despite the state of the economy, the market is expected to continue to grow through 2013, and Software as a Service (SaaS) revenue should pass $14 billion for enterprise application markets.
SaaS revenues are expected to continue to be a large part of the content, communications and collaboration market and the customer relationship management (CRM) market. SaaS is estimated to have almost 24% of the total software revenue for the CRM market for 2009.
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