The tight integration with your iPhone packs a powerful productivity punch, bringing the best of mobile to your desktop and notebook. It does, however, leave one question in mind. Who needs an iPad now?
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The deal will expand the $400 million integrator's reach on the east coast.
Despite being one of the leading purveyors of all things cloud, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff stressed offering employees a structured environment in the real world too.
Traditional CRM systems will be left behind if they do not incorporate social channels into their customer process. More and more firms are adopting social communications to fit in with customer needs.
Redmond is bringing Microsoft Dynamics AX to the Ariba commerce cloud integration table, joining other major CRM and ERP online and hybrid providers, such as Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle.
With the integration of Rypple, Salesforce.com starts playing in the HR game. Meanwhile, Salesforce gets into content management with Site.com.
Ordering a pizza in the box with the dots using an iPhone app might sound simple, but it required deep integration into Domino's e-store system, according to director of Speedwell eBusiness Solutions Brett Wiskar.
While the yet-to-be released next-generation iPhone will almost certainly be an industry-leading device, I decided that what I really needed was 4G speed, Google's proven cloud integration and extended battery life when it was time to upgrade.
Though it has yet to hit the U.S., Spotify continues to make waves in Europe, continuing today with the announcement that it will offer playlist synching with Apple's iPod and iPhone.
Salesforce.com and Facebook just became a powerful alliance in the marketing and advertising space.
Salesforce.com showed off the fruits of its Jigsaw acquisition with the integration of business data and customer relationship management tools. Will you pay for crowdsourced contact data?
Seesmic is an excellent Twitter application for your desktop and Android device that is now available for your iPhone/iPod touch. Multiple service integration is supported, including a cool Evernote functionality.
IBM needs to make sure the core value of integration, a mainstay of its WebSphere brands, does not slide up and out of the enterprises data center and then become controlled then by the likes of cloud leaders Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce.com. I guess we can think of Cast Iron as a way to bring WebSphere to cloud integrations.
The stolen iPhone saga, RIM, VMware and Salesforce and Google's Nexus One lead today's top headlines. Also: Intel's Classmate and top 20 iPad games.
Online storage and collaboration provider Box.net announces integration with Salesforce.com today, part of a plan to become the preferred home for users' data as they move between online applications.
Dell and Salesforce.com are selling a joint offering to businesses in the US, combining Salesforce CRM with Dell's integration services
Facebook is an extremely popular social networking site that continues to increase in popularity. I personally can hardly stand the web version of Facebook and prefer to use a more efficient mobile version on my smartphones. With the new official Facebook client for Android just being released I decided to create a post that discusses the official Facebook clients (there are 3rd party alternatives in some cases) running on the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Android, Sidekick, and BlackBerry platforms. While there is some slick Facebook integration on the Palm Pre and WebOS, there is not yet any official Facebook client. As you will see in the following comparison, there is one client that is clearly the leader with most all of the others at about the same level of functionality.
One of the primary functions I perform on my smartphones is listening to podcasts, which I actually listen to much more than music. Nokia has an excellent Nokia Podcasting application that lets you subscribe and download podcasts with and the iPhone has iTunes integration so syncing podcasts over is fairly simple. There are a couple of 3rd party apps for Android, but I was very pleased to see Google launch their own podcatcher called Listen. Listen lets you search, subscribe, download, and stream podcasts to your Android-based device.
Google is pretty well integrated into the iPhone, but one area where the Android OS has stood above this integration is with push Gmail. That has changed today with the launch of GPush (iTunes link), a Gmail push application for the iPhone available now for 99 cents. You can setup how you wish to be notified of your incoming Gmail, including through vibration, ringing or GPush icon display of unread messages. You will also receive a preview of incoming email with the sender's name and subject heading.
I was asked to consider what pieces of consumer technology had become so central to my life that I would never give them up. That is, you'd have to pry my cold, dead fingers off of them.
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