According to reports, the two tech giants entered into acquisition talks sometime in early spring, but apparently failed to reach a deal.
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With the implementation of Salesforce's updated Community Cloud, eWay has improved its customer service levels by cutting customer service response time from 65 minutes to 16 minutes.
Microsoft is bringing Outlook.com closer to Outlook/Office 365 with a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes that will be rolling out over the coming months.
Flow may not be the only new 'mobile first' lightweight productivity app Microsoft is building. There may be new, lightweight document collaboration and project management apps in the works, too.
The company also launches features to analyze, build and target communities via its Community Cloud.
Christchurch-based Jade is winning port customers for its Master Terminal software and piloting a new wealth management application.
Wall Street was looking for first quarter earnings of 14 cents a share on revenue of $1.5 billion.
Salesforce is expected to report a strong first quarter, but merger and acquisition rumors will serve as a backdrop.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out monthly updates for its Intune device-management service. Here's what's in the batch for May.
For event management business Cattleyard Collective, success hinges on its ability to mobilise staff quickly and effectively on behalf of clients. The transition from traditional IT infrastructure to a robust cloud-centric setup was essential in keeping staff responsive and agile.
Here they go again. Microsoft once again seems to think its lawyers are more important for its ultimate business success than, you know, customers. This one's a fire-breather from our own David Gewirtz.
Microsoft is considering a bid for Salesforce — San Francisco's largest tech company
While tech shares jostled a bit before the closing bell (see: continued rumors about a Microsoft bid for Salesforce.com), a few smaller players published first quarter financial results on Tuesday.
Even if Oracle has no interest in buying Salesforce.com, the database titan still plans to beat the CRM giant on its home turf.
"We never comment on these kinds of things," the co-chief executive responded. "We've never had a deal leak."
Salesforce has a gawdy market cap so the field of potential acquirers is limited. Nevertheless, a handful of tech giants led by Oracle could pull off a deal.
Enterprise startup Icertis recently raised a $6 million funding round from Greycroft Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners India. Here's what it means for the company.
The R930 is aimed at the traditional enterprise running workloads such as enterprise and customer relationship management applications from the likes of Oracle and SAP.
Salesforce is taking parts of its technology stack to focus on human resources. The plan: Engage employees like customers and be the front end to HR systems of record. Will there be clashes ahead?
"It's always hard for me to talk about Oracle because Larry Ellison is a good friend of mine," said Benioff.
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