Consumer Messaging Apps Make Their Mark on the Enterprise

By: Nicole Laskowski | August 25, 2014 (Featured on TechTarget SearchCIO)

CIOs should keep an eye on the consumer messaging apps market; enterprise search brings big data to the masses; and introducing the citizen developer: The Data Mill reports.

In today’s acquisition-happy economy, it’s worth noting how a $19 billion purchase price stacks up against technology history. “That’s more money than Google paid to acquire Motorola Mobility, and they sell handsets. That’s more money than Oracle paid for Sun, and they sell computers,” Larry Cannell, Gartner Inc. analyst, said at the recent Gartner Catalyst Conference