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Tesla Shows How Traditional Business Metrics Are Outdated

Elon Musk is having a moment. Tesla just delivered its first Model 3, the affordable model that he envisioned in his “secret” strategy some 11 years ago. He wanted to build a sports car, then build a more affordable car with zero emissions. He’s basically already there. The Model 3 has mostly rave …

Amazon Cloud Gets More Business-Friendly

One of the truisms about the growing cloud computing battle is that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest competitor, by far, but that Microsoft …

New apps show off Apple TV's bigger potential

The new Apple TV has been on the market for about six weeks, and we're starting to get an idea as to some of the types of apps developers are …

How Business Planning and Reporting Can Kill Innovation

<b>Unless you are a fortune teller, long term business planning is a fantasy.</b><p><b>Why don’t we call plans what they really are: guesses.</b><p><b>Start referring to</b> …

Is Messaging Going to Kill E-mail?

If your in-box is currently reporting unread messages in the hundreds or thousands, you might have a hard time believing the news: e-mail is on the …

With 1M paying organizations, Google Drive gets beefed up security

Google says its paying user-base of Drive has crossed one million organizations, which gets new privacy and security features that enterprises will …

Why Slack could be the future of conferences

How a social app broke out at Portland's XOXO Festival<p>We go to conferences to meet people, whether for business or personal reasons, and yet often I meet far fewer than I hope to. Inside a crowded convention space, things can turn cliquish in a hurry. Come lunch time, I’m right back to being the …

Proposal-Worthy Destinations: The World’s Most Romantic Spots

Big moments deserve big backdrops—and ideally, a little bit of privacy, too. We chose some of our favorite knee-dropping destinations from around the …

Farm-to-table

Salesforce.com’s ascent to $10B signals major economic shift ahead

Salesforce.com is going to become the first pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company to achieve a recurring revenue run rate of $10 billion dollars. And when that happens, it won’t just be a success for the SaaS model but for the entire economy. Subscriptions are the future.<p>The global economy is …

Clover Health, A Data-Driven Health Insurance Startup, Raises $100M

Clover Health, an insurance startup based out of San Francisco, is hoping that with its data-driven approach it can rebuild healthcare for senior citizens from the ground up.<p>It wants that by tracking all the inputs of a person’s medical history from insurance claims and determining who the …

How Amazon Shows the Need for a Tech Industry Workforce Revolution

Business is not about being cutthroat anymore; it's time for the tech industry to re-evaluate the perks being offered to workers.<p>Yes, you've heard about it: Amazon, "the most valuable retailer in the country," has been accused of unfair (and unhappy) working conditions.<p>A recent New York Times …

Salesforce IoT Cloud Success Rests On Informatica Partnership

Salesforce has set up its Internet of Things cloud, but it's counting on Informatica to help customers move data into it.<p>Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways …

Business Technology

Microsoft bulks up Salesforce with Cortana voice search and Power BI dashboards

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella today unveiled a new integration of the company’s Cortana Analytics Suite into Salesforce, bringing natural-language voice search, predictive analytics, and dashboards.<p>Microsoft has developed the integration in partnership with independent startup Alpine …

Satya Nadella

Salesforce And Microsoft Continue To Broaden Partnership

Salesforce.com and Microsoft announced today that the companies would be building upon previous integrations and further strengthening their partnership. They made the announcement this afternoon in San Francisco at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s customer extravaganza.<p>The two companies introduced a broad …

ZenPayroll Is Now Gusto, Adds Benefits To Take On Zenefits

Payroll startup ZenPayroll changed its name to Gusto today and is moving beyond payroll, into benefits such as health insurance and workers’ compensation.<p>Sound familiar? We’ve heard that cloud HR benefits company Zenefits plans to roll out a payroll service similar to the startup formerly known as …

Startups

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had a clever answer for why people thought he might sell out

So when he was confronted with a question about previous reports of selling his $50 billion company, Benioff made sure to take advantage of it and turn it into another PR opportunity.<p>The question came from Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC's "Mad Money," who asked Benioff on his show Wednesday, "Why did …

Marc Benioff

Google's answer to Microsoft Office just got a huge vote of confidence from tech consulting giant Accenture

The terms of the deal were not disclosed but we expect this was a good exit for Cloud Sherpas, which had more than 1,100 employees and had raised more than $63 million in venture investment.<p>Cloud Sherpas helps companies move from traditional software to cloud-only alternatives, and it made its name …

Microsoft Office

Salesforce ran out of hotel rooms, so it rented this cruise ship for its big annual conference — and it looks amazing

Salesforce's big annual conference, Dreamforce, has grown so big over the past decade that this year it even ran out of hotel rooms to accommodate all the visitors in downtown San Francisco. Salesforce estimates it'll have more than 160,000 registered attendees this year for its four-day event.<p>To …

Clever Gmail Extension Now Lets You Track Attachment Openings

Imagine you’re a job seeker, sending tons of resumes by email, and getting no answer. You’d probably better off knowing, at least, if your CV has been read or not. Or, as a PR person who’s sending the latest press release, you’d like to track what the recipients did with it.<p>These are just some of …

For Salesforce.com Secret Sauce, See Infographic

In looking to grow at a rapid clip in the coming months, take a page out of Salesforce.com's book (or, for that matter, Mintigo's) and get deeper insights on your customers.<p>This week, more than 130,000 people will travel to San Francisco for the salesman's ultimate training conference: <i>Dreamforce</i>. …

Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of …

Insurance Apps Change the Way you Manage your Policy

Mobile technology and apps have already changed the world so much in the past decade. Now, they’re changing the way we access our insurance. With …

Marketing Automation Is NOT the Silver Bullet for B2B Marketing

Earlier this year, Ascend2 asked B2B marketers how successful they considered their use of marketing automation. Only 25% said they were very …

Marketing

Snagit Chrome Extension: Share the Google Drive Folder - Teacher Tech

Update<p>The Snagit Chrome extension is no longer available. However, you can save screenshots and screen recordings to Google Drive using the full …

Why face-to-face networking will never go out of style

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Apple's hot streak leaves opponents out in cold

Another year, another new iPhone that will sell like hotcakes. But why is Apple so dominant?<p>As I sat listening to Apple chiefs show off new iPhones …

Salesforce Launches App Cloud, Integrated Mobile Development Platform

Salesforce, which will have a flurry of announcements in the coming days with its annual Dreamforce user conference coming up next week, gave us a teaser ahead of the show, launching the Salesforce App Cloud today.<p>The App cloud is an offshoot of the company’s Salesforce 1 platform, designed …

Apple cuts prices & upgrades iCloud storage plans, eliminates 500GB option

As a part of sweeping changes to its product lineup, Apple has also restructed the prices and tiers for iCloud storage upgrades, making the service …