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Informatica Introduces New Capabilities for SMBs and Enterprises Using Salesforce

Booth #1711, Dreamforce, 2016, San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 04, 2016 -- Informatica® today announced new capabilities that help ensure Salesforce …

How Salesforce Snagged ‘Einstein’ for Its Foray Into Artificial Intelligence

Last week, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff touted a vision of the future in which everything and everyone will be connected and driven by machine …

Assessing Salesforce's platform and ecosystem

The ambitious tech company's cloud offerings have expanded in numerous dimensions over the last few years, from community and analytics to Internet …

How Salesforce got into the artificial intelligence business

Founded 17 years years ago, Salesforce is now the undisputed leader in customer relationship management (CRM). While its competitors have cumbersome …

Salesforce Brings E-Commerce Software Into the Fold and Smartens it Up

Three months after completing its $2.8 billion acquisition of Demandware, Salesforce is officially bringing that company’s e-commerce software …

Properly Leveraging Salesforce Connect Integration

Everything is about the customer experience. Delivering a smooth, enjoyable experience is critical when it comes to increasing conversion rates and …

Data Management

5 Ways To Measure The State Of Your Data

I recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. New climate, new house. I decided for the first time to plant a garden. What did I do? Went to the …

Customer Service

10 Rules For Efficient Form Design

Forms is the one of the most important <i>type of interaction</i> for users on the web and in the apps. They are used everywhere — for registration, …

UX Design

Five Quick Takeaways From Salesforce’s $750M Acquisition of Quip

These big deals are cutting into my sleep! Another day, another interesting deal in startup-land. This one wasn’t quite as big as the $35b Uber-Didi …

Venture Capital

Oracle's Latest Purchase Opens the Door for More Pricey Tech Deals

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The tech industry is headed for a potentially huge round of mergers and acquisitions.<p>These sorts of deals have …

Dropbox steps up to business users with AdminX, plans device management

As Dropbox — the cloud storage company with 500 million users — gets more profitable and inches towards an IPO, the company is slowly adding more features that cater to the lucrative business market.<p>Today, Dropbox — which already has some 200,000 companies using Dropbox Business — is taking the …

Why Perseverance Isn't Enough to Bring Your Invention to Market

Three ways to shift your thinking and take the actions needed to profit from your ideas<p>Pushing past naysayers and those who don't see your vision absolutely requires a thick skin and perseverance for any inventor. However, giving up too soon is not likely to be the biggest problem blocking your …

How Nestle Plans to Speed Up Its Marketing by Setting Up Shop In Salesforce’s New York Office

This week, Nestle opened a permanent new office in New York that's housed within Salesforce's space in lower Manhattan.<p>The marketer is opening a …

New filing details Microsoft’s secret LinkedIn talks: Salesforce bidding escalated offer by $5 billion

A new regulatory filing by LinkedIn gives a detailed account of its previously secret acquisition negotiations with Microsoft, revealing that …

Top Trends According to Today’s CIOs and IT Leaders [Infographic]

The tides are changing in the IT world as digital transformation impacts the way people communicate, work, and purchase. Today’s age of the …

The future of apps: How Salesforce is using low code development

A new App Cloud Mobile suite blends all of Salesforce's developer tools into one mobile application development platform.<p>While much of the focus on …

Salesforce adds features to help build communities and generate analytics

Customer-relationship management giant Salesforce today announced Lightning Customer Community, describing it as an extension of its Community Cloud …

Salesforce spikes to an all-time high as Wall Street buys into its growth story

Salesforce reached a closing price of $83.57 Wednesday, just a day after breaking its previous $82.14 record, which was set in December.<p>Salesforce shares have jumped nearly 55% since early February when the overall tech market was hit by fears of a broader industry slowdown.<p>The surge in …

Profit

Salesforce Inks Major Deal With Amazon Web Services

We knew Salesforce and Amazon Web Services were getting cozy, ever since Salesforce’s recent earnings call when its chief executive, Marc Benioff, …

Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge

Today’s retail economy is focused on acquisition and retention costs. Getting into people’s homes and turning them into long-term brand buyers is the goal, and appliance makers control an untapped resource — the Internet of Things (IoT) — that can effectively extend a brand or retailer’s supply …

Salesforce Customize Lightning Opportunity Kanban Card Layout

<b>Opportunity Board Is Now Opportunity Kanban</b><p>Opportunity Kanban visually summarizes all of the opportunities for an opportunity record type. It’s more …

Project Management

Salesforce buys machine learning startup PredictionIO

PredictionIO's technology will be rolled into SalesforceIQ, but could come in handle for the Internet of things cloud too.<p>Salesforce has acquired …

SAP buys 'all the pretty data' firm Roambi

Massive data processing deserves a spot of warpaintSAP has bought a data presentation specialist to paint its data feeds in a shade more like …

Salesforce

Salesforce Wants Reps to Work Smarter

Salespeople obsess about winning. Give them a quota to hit and they’ll start building a plan to bring it in. It might consist of a hit list, ideas …

Salesforce is facing competition from an unexpected place: Amazon

Salesforce could face competition from a surprising new place: Amazon.<p>According to new investment research from Jefferies, Salesforce partners picked Amazon as the 3rd biggest threat to Salesforce, trailing only Oracle and Microsoft.<p>Amazon doesn't sell any customer relationship management products …

Customers

Automate Your Sprinklers Intelligently With The Rachio Gen 2 Controller

The IoT market can seem a bit stale at times. As a consumer, it really is difficult to keep getting excited about my smartphone gaining the ability to control every physical switch on my toaster and vacuum. Those products are just unnecessary. Where these connected products do continue to shine, …

Smart Homes

Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- …

Online Life

Salesforce Gives Its State of The Union Address

Business leaders are repeating a familiar mantra these days about how companies must stay on top of the latest technology or risk falling behind.<p>The …