Pinal Patel

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When Salesforce was young: the early years

<b>Salesforce had $5.4M two years after launch, $22.4M after three years and $51M after four years</b><br>As our readers know, Vator has started a series called …

Benioff: Salesforce was made possible by Steve Jobs, meditation, and perseverance

The fastest growing enterprise company of all time has taken a different path to the top.<p>When Marc Benioff was launching Salesforce in the late …

Salesforce takes another shot at IoT

Everyone wants a piece of the Internet of Things, and why not? If predictions come to fruition, there are going to be billions and billions of devices and sensors broadcasting information at us by 2020, and someone has to make sense of it and point us to the data that matters. Salesforce wants to …

Salesforce Launches Facebook Analytics Tool For B2B Marketers

Facebook has more than 1 billion daily active users, and Salesforce is setting out to help B2B marketers better target and monetize that …

How to Extend Your Reach with Salesforce Social Channels

Within the context of organic marketing, social media is your primary engine for promoting new content. If part of your marketing plan involves …

Salesforce Basics for Nonprofits

You need to be able to ...<p>Salesforce platform flexibility lets you ...<p>Manage programs<p>Track virtually any type of program data in one place, whether …

Pinal Patel on LinkedIn: “A fantastic CLOUT company off-site…

A fantastic CLOUT company off-site this week and great to have the guy who hired me into Salesforce David Dempsey join us. The team were truly …

CLOUT Partners on LinkedIn: “With project management tools on…

CLOUT PartnersView public profile<p>Follow<p>Sign in to follow<p>480 Followers<p>CLOUT Partners480 followers6moEdited<p>With project management tools on …

Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations

Salesforce and IBM are joining forces again as they attempt to deepen their alliance. The partnership began last March when they agreed to sell each other’s artificial intelligence products, Watson and Einstein. Today’s announcement is all about data integration.<p>Salesforce will be adding the …

Deduping in Salesforce: The complete how-to

Every enterprise system has the risk of data quality problems, but customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation systems are …

Salesforce

Salesforce Now Focusing On International Markets

Nothing appears to be in the way of Salesforce.com’s (NYSE:CRM) growth. After another stellar quarter performance, it is fairly evident that …

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Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming, and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce’s AI research team took it upon itself to explore how machine learning might be able to open doors for those …

Databases

Salesforce CEO: We're doing great because everyone else in CRM sucks

Chalk up another big quarter for SaaS icon Salesforce.com, as the cloud CRM provider saw revenues jump by 26 per cent year-over-year.<p>CEO Marc Benioff …

Salesforce Will Make You 20% Richer in No Time

After the close on Tuesday, salesforce.com (CRM) reported fiscal second-quarter results that beat the consensus estimate and raised guidance. While …

Salesforce gives social media marketers a boost from Einstein

Within Einstein Vision for Social Studio, marketers will be able to quickly and efficiently find images for consumer insight, brand tracking, and …

Salesforce's partnership with Amazon is helping solve one of its biggest problems

Salesforce has struck a number of partnership deals with Amazon Web Services over the past year, suddenly becoming a close ally of Amazon's cloud arm.<p>…

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Salesforce updates Trailhead with tool for customized learning

The Salesforce online learning platform now lets users build and share their own customized curriculum.<p>Salesforce on Wednesday is updating Trailhead, …

Salesforce Reaches $10B Run Rate Milestone; Delivers Strong Beat-And-Raise In Q2

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the largest cloud applications vendor, posted strong Q2 earnings after the bell on August 22, delivering the "beat-and-raise" …

Investing

Can Salesforce Trailhead Diversify Silicon Valley?

Become a Salesforce expert for free while earning badges, playing games, and sharing your knowledge with friends using the new Trailmix feature.<p>PCMag …

Alexa, shut up: Raging against the new machines

Amy Ingram was trying to schedule a meeting earlier this month when she received a sharp response.<p>One of the meeting participants called her a "nag" for sending "PERSISTENT emails."<p>The exchange might raise eyebrows in any office, but this one was notable for a different reason. Amy Ingram is not …

Artificial Intelligence

Salesforce CEO bemoans 'horrors of the last week'

Marc Benioff kicked off Salesforce's second-quarter earnings call with an urgent plea: "This hatred must end now."<p>The company's CEO began what is usually a formulaic presentation to investors by commenting on violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia and the terror …

Rights & Freedoms

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Recruits Axed Microsoft Employees on Twitter

Marc Benioff, co-founder, CEO, and chairman of business software giant Salesforce is a very busy guy. And yet he seems to always find time to poke at …

The State of Customer Acquisition for SaaS Businesses [Infographic]

McKinsey research shows that any SaaS company that grows at 20% has over 90% chance of extinction in the next 5 years. In other words, failure to …

Marketing

Hiring for the future: how companies can get ahead of the skills challenge

65% of children starting elementary school today will ultimately end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist . That’s a mind-blowing statistic.<p>We are …

Human Resources

Indian businesses rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure to boost performance and innovation: Report

With a rising Cloud adoption in India, more than 50 percent of companies plan to run their business on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) over the …

Introducing Einstein ABM: Bringing AI to Connected Sales and Marketing

• Salesforce offers varying capabilities for effective ABM<br>• Sales Cloud and Pardot extends your existing software with complimentary solutions<br>• Einstein …

Marketing

Salesforce Can Now Help You Tell If Emails Are Nasty

Salesforce has upgraded Einstein, its AI platform, so that you can now tell if someone is being snarky in an email. Einstein Sentiment can classify …

Salesforce adds natural language support to its AI services for developers

Developers building on top of Salesforce’s platform have new AI services at their disposal. The company announced today that it is launching a trio of services focused on natural language understanding and object recognition as part of its Einstein portfolio.<p>Apps will be able to integrate an …

Cognitive Computing

Former Salesforce Execs Explain How They Rose To The Top On Their Own

Back in April we met Zac Otero, who worked his way up from the bottom to become a successful Salesforce administrator. Today, I’m talking to four individuals who used Salesforce as a springboard to the top, now leading their own companies as CEO. They share how their experiences working at …

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